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

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (563) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark amber full tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is medium sweet. Full body, soft carbonation, light bitter in the finish. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Overall quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
[Cask at the Hobgoblin, High Wycombe] I’ve always liked this beer, and I’m quite surprised that I haven’t actually rated the cask version before. Nowadays it seems to be delivered through a huge, lager-style tap that somewhat surprisingly is still actually a cask handpump. Think this might be a marketing faux pas - it may alienate their traditional market, whilst the mass market they’re clearly targetting will stick to their known big brands. However, nice to see one of the big regional brewers doing something to try to keep up with the times. Now, to the beer itself - it pours a chestnut colour with a moderate creamy head. Fruit and toffee great you initially, before an oaky flavour develops at the back of your mouth with odd hints of sawdust. Rich, smooth and comforting, this beer is still a fine one despite the strength reductions. c7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Edtorrey (26) - Maryland, 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 (5681) - 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 (1661) - 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 (6968) - 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 (1489) - 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 (10892) - 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.


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