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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MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Cask @ Oxford Beer Festival, UK Backlog 23 Oct 2004
At 5%. Decent but not more. A bit harsh. Tried it many times through the years, but its not my cup of...pint.

wiedrzensky (923) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2015
On tap at "na 7.schode", Zilina. Ruby red with medium white head. Spicy, intensive aroma of caramel malts. First sip is mild, light bitterness slowly apears after few seconds, light, fruity sweet in the end. Dry, light body, flat carbonation. Decent.

edsspoon (894) - 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.

BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
This beer has a really interesting aroma. It smells much like an ale but there is something different which I can’t out my finger on. It had a malty flavor and finishes clean.

beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Wow, I’m so amazed and happy that I get to rate this as a cask brew as well as a bottle... because the beer was overpoweringly better when fresh and from a tap, rather than shook up and imported and aged in clear glass bottles. Delicious, licorice notes? Herbs work well, whatever they are. Deep ruby-black color. Very impressive pint. Had this at the Hobgoblin in Canterbury, England. Apparently almost all the High St. pubs there serve patron beers from the pub’s patron brewer. A bit strange. This pub was old style, rustic shoddy tables, etc., but with a bit of a hipster leather-jacket crowd. Nice as well.

SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Draught at Kittys Helsinki. Pours amber red. Notes OF roasted, caramel, toffee. Pretty simple beer with too watery body. Not that enjoyable, needs more taste.

BeardedAvenger (789) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at The Golden Grove, Chertsey. 17/07/16. Hadn’t had this in years, but was always a favourite when I like a pint but had not really got in to beer. Little aroma. Ruby brown, as to be expected. May have been the barmaid but, as per the Gold, only a whisp of head. Fruity and sweet. Slight hint of bitterness. Pretty light in body and no carbonation. Not a challenging beer, however this at least makes it easy drink.

elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Draught at Goat Hill Tavern, Costa Mesa CA. Brown with a smallish head, faint malty aroma. Although a drinkable, mostly malt brew, not really much going on for this other than being rare to find on draught in So Cal.

darioklc (782) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAY 15, 2017
4.5% alk. Točena piva probana u Samoboru. Iako nije posebno jaka ima pun okus, fino se osjeća njezina gustoća. Jako dobra piva. Lijep primjerak tipične engleske pive.

jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Whole in the Wall, York: very dark copper with a small white cask head. roasted malt aroma with hops that smell a bit off. As I tasted it I couldn’t help but think there was something wrong with the beer. It just had an off taste to it. Maybe just not an enjoyable pint. Roasted malts with a bad aftertaste and little bit of hops were the flavor. More weird malt taste towards the finish. Not enjoyable.

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