Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 241   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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BrewBoxer (2636) - 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!

worldbeertaste (1805) - 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.

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.

tkrjukoff (4335) - 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.

wheresthepath (2334) - 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

Jonb5 (550) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
Pint, one little finger head. Mahogany colour. Strong smell of roasted coffee and malts. Tasted woody with some coffee. Smooth enough. Decent pint but not one to seek out again.

beerme31 (685) - 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.

Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
On cask at Bennets. Pours a dark ruby colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and yeast. Similar flavours with a mildly oily mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation and light CO2 prickle. OK but a bit boring.

rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2017 At Red Lion. Very smooth beer much like the bottle version but a little disappointing on cask. Some what watery. Serving: Cask

ken1 (2003) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
Tap in London. A nice hobby beer, with a good colour, and good head. Nice rounded beer.

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