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


on tap

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RATINGS: 240   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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maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Cask conditioned - no sparkler. Aroma is of fruity blackberries, the colour is a deep reddy brown, no head. The beer is a bit thin in the mouth for its strength, but has a good sweet berry fruit aftertaste.Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.4 and 3.0. Average becomes 3.4

downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Hobgoblin, Bristol. Chestnut coloured with a decent off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Red fruit and sweet malt aroma. More fruit in the flavour before a decent bitter finish. Ok.

DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
The White Lion, Tamuff. Chestnut with a tight beige collar. Sulphur, caramel, slightly sourish stone fruit, a faint dusting of choc. Mellow, mild-like, dunkelish stillness. Alright, but a bit drab. Could use a richer or roastier depth of flavours.

The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Cask at JDW Putney. Clear dark orange amber, still, decent foamy off-white head, sparse lacing. Aroma is caramelly malt. Body is medium, slightly foamy, smooth. Taste is toffee, lightly ashy, slight citrus, some chemical, a little drying. Decent.

Cunningham (7850) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
Appearance: Deep nutty color with a creamy off white head. Lovely lacing.
Aroma: Toffee and some fruity notes.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, nutty, mild spices and a bit fruity.
Overall impression: Nice and easy drinkable.
Personal stats: Handpull at The Old English Pub in Copenhagen, Denmark

Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Doggetts Coat and Badge, Southwark 2 Nov 12. Nicholson Festivaløl. Mørk amber. OK tett skum som varer lenge. Topp utseende! God karamellaroma. Smaken søt karamell. Litt tørr frukt i ettersmaken.

Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2017
Cask pint at Slain’s Castle, Aberdeen. Ruby colour, creamy off-white to beige head. Malty aroma and flavour with notes of toffee and caramel, some nutty notes too.

BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in The Boat, Jackfield on 24 Aug 2013. Another one of those beers you’re sure you’ve rated, but it was bottled. Anyway I’ve set the records right by having this once again in cask form. Looks moody, dark amber, ruby brown in colour, with an inch high off-white, cream coloured head, which stayed throughout the pint, although it was a lot thinner by the end. Sweet and malty, with a hint of dark berries. A little sweet, but to my taste buds, about right. Malty aftertaste which stays until the next mouthful. Fairly thick, it hangs around for a time.

tiong (7188) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
Originally rated on 22.7.2010. Cask @ The Bridge, London Heathrow Terminal 3. Easy to drink and sessionable, but slightly dull ESB with a touch of caramel and nutty notes.

mjs (7156) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
(Cask at Queens Hotel pub on 2008-07-03) Dark amber. Clear. Small white head. Malts and yeast in nose. Medium palate. Malts, yeast and bitterness in taste.

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