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


on tap

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhammaren (1747) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
Pours dark amber brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel, malts and fruits. Some dirt. Flavor is a bit bitter. Smooth flavor is caramel, herbs, malts and fruits. Drinkable, easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5071) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2012
Cask by handpump at Pot Still, Glasgow (10 Mar 12) - clear russet brown, foamy off-white head with a roast nut malt aroma, caramel, oily feel, fairly easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1640) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FishHead (10) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Yo bro yo go yo have a show a wychwood show down in the deep dark woods drink wychwood hobgoblin with the goblins and the fairies of this strange strange World this is a fangastic beer to drink at a full moon especially if ur a vampire or a fishead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tzontzozzy (18) - ROMANIA - FEB 12, 2012
Itís exactly the kind of beer youíd expect a goblin to drink. Kinda muddy and bitter. It lives up to its name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pint on cask at heathrow. Really dark brown color. Lots of foam lace left on the side of the glass. Smells of fruits and toffee. Slight bready carmel flavor. Quite nice. Bye england!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
I am very happy to get a chance to review Hobgoblin on cask since I love it in bottle form. Delicious. Deep ruby-black color with thin white head. Caramel fruity malt nose. Medium body and flat. Almost like juice. Peach, nuts, sweet malt, and fruit and a hoppy bitter finish. Great!! One of the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
Nice malty roast aroma. Slight hoppy. Nice amber colour redbrown head. Medium sweetbitter taste. Smoith.finish nise drinkable ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4324) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2206) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
[Cask at the Hobgoblin, High Wycombe] Iíve always liked this beer, and Iím quite surprised that I havenít 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 theyíre 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

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