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


on tap

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1334) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2005
Strong malty aroma, very pleasant. Deep ruby colour, bitter and malty a nice beer but nothing amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9004) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3859) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
A - Roasted fruitiness with citrus A - Dark amber with thin, but lasting head T - Sweet with nice controlled bitter P - Full to medium and smooth O - Nice and flavorful

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ Pitcher & Piano. Pours dark amber brown with a nice creamy tanned head leaving some lacing. Aorma is toasted, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is very similar, not too heavily bittered, smooth and drinkable. Finishes sweet and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1332) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
First came across this strong ale in the Boswell Hotel in March 1993.Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby red in colour with a striking white creamy head. Good fruity aroma with creamy mouthfeel. Pale malt complexes giving a rich malty Dundee cake flavour with syrupy overipe dates, raisins, sultanas and slight milky chocolate notes. Dry nutty almonds in the well balanced aftertaste leading to a dry vinous but sweet finish. Complex with an incredible depth of flavour, very easy to drink more than one! Pity about the change in ABV now!

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