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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Was 5% - changed to 4.5% early 2008
Traditionally Crafted Legendary Ruby Beer.
Hobgoblin is strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.
The ruby red coloured Hobgoblin is full-bodied and has a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity character.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Edtorrey (26) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2012
Malty and bitter with light aroma hop. Bitter finish but not unpleasant. Medium to dry mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2012
On tap in Kent. Creamy light brown ale with a nice malt nose. Surprisingly refreshing. Herbs in aroma. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoggymackem (4) - Seaham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
A lovely fruity nutty ruby ale, i am always looking for this wherever i go. Also stocked my fridge with the bottled version

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5746) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Pours clear brown with a light tan head. Aroma of toffee, biscuity malt and light fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2005
Strong malty aroma, very pleasant. Deep ruby colour, bitter and malty a nice beer but nothing amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
Cask (Bun Shop, Cambridge) Brown, thin head. Toffee maltiness on the nose. Rich brown hoppiness, apple, woody and walnutty. Also some raisininess too. Sturdy malt base too - good strong bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muldul (5) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011 does not count
Not always my favourite option, but it is a great beer to fall back on when selection is limited. Quite a strong after taste, great to drink with a red meat meal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
squigs46 (55) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2011
had this in an amazing ceramic hobgoblin mug (my favorite in my collection) and it is a very good beer. hits the style on the head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Cask. My second rate of a beer in both cask and bottle form. This was tried whilst on holiday in the Isle of Man wth my lovely wife Glenys in July 2011. For some reason it is fairly easy to obtain on the island.Not a lot of body and lacks complexity.Taste what it is- a bitter for mass cosumption. Boring and bland.


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