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


on tap

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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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jjsint (3604) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Cask @ Bankers Draft, Bedford. Clear, mid- to dark brown with a reddish tinge, lovely thin off-white head. Malty caramel aroma with hints of hazelnuts, cola, redcurrant. Some astringency. Taste is initially sweet, with sulphury bitter notes in the finish. Bitter and almost slightly salty aftertaste. Good overall but unbalanced. I should stress that this rating is for a pint served im very good condition, a luxury many drinkers not be afforded with a national brand product such as this.

stouby (4859) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Draught at the Green Lion Inn. Clear redbrown with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy. Flavor light sweet and bitter. Medium body

Sjohnh (1032) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at the Shakespeare, Coventry. I prefer this from a bottle, maybe needed to be warmer. Reddish, little aroma, taste OK with plums and caramel but not enough of it.

Andyk123 (4) - - APR 27, 2014 does not count
Rich flavour with an almost smokey smell, a hint of chocolate after taste, and slightly bitter taste. Very nice.

edsspoon (905) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Ruby red with a thin off white head. Good retention and good lacing. Aroma is caramel, sweet malts, chocolate and hops and floral notes. Taste is slightly fruity, with caramel and chocolate. Medium bitterness at the end with some toastiness and grassy hops. Slightly sweet. No carb, medium body. I found the bottled somewhat watery but probably nicer.

hohops (1157) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Appearance - very dark, ruby, beige head leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma- malty, a bit of fruit. Taste- smooth, medium bodied, malts, slight roast, dark fruit hints. Not as complex as the bottled version.

admiralwaffles (1) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Had on cask in Philadelphia at cellar temp. Almost no aroma, but a great caramel and estery taste. If you see this beer on cask, get it.

Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 4, 2014
Une valeur sûre dans un pub anglais quand on ne sait pas quoi prendre. A goûter au moins une fois :)

jj0076 (36) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
A pretty safe bet, always in draft in one of my local pubs and I'd be sad too see it go.

allmyvinyl (11178) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Cask at the Brown Hare, Penwortham. Pours ruby brown, thick off-white head. Aromas of toffee and red fruits. Dark sugar sweet taste. Clean finish. Nice.

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