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


on tap

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RATINGS: 239   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bun3W (9) - - OCT 24, 2012
Very good ale.. I would say a winter drink. Full of flavour. Abit darker than I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (7224) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2017
Cask pint at Slainís Castle, Aberdeen. Ruby colour, creamy off-white to beige head. Malty aroma and flavour with notes of toffee and caramel, some nutty notes too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tinaccio (165) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 26, 2017
Cask at The Northumberland Arms, Bloomsbury, London (UK). Ruby colour. Tiny head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is medium sweet, toffee. Moderate bitter. No trace of bubbles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Sept 2009 - Very Dark Brown/Ruby in colour. Malty; roast malts, caramel. Mildly fruity. Sweetish roast malty fruity leading to some bitterness from the roast malts. Drinkable but rather bland. (2009-09)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mishnok (239) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2016
From cask. Ruby red with little head. Good rounded bitter with a bit of fruity sweetness and spice. Some breads malts. Easy drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickReallyBrew (95) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2016
This is a very tasty bitter. Has a very nice spicey character to it. Not too heavy. Not too hoppy. This is one you could drink all night

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (6204) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2016
Gravity rather than handpump which is never great. A tad on the thin side. The rounded malty, fruity sweetness is there but seems somewhat muted.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (595) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at The Golden Grove, Chertsey. 17/07/16. Hadnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 23, 2016
on cask @the crafty chandler Aroma of toast and caramel. red brown color. Very pleasant bready taste with a floral citrusy hop tone. Also some dry fruit sweetness A pleasant easy drinking bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DoctorHU (468) - UKRAINE - MAY 26, 2016
500 ml can. Deep nutty color with a creamy off white head. Lovely lacing. Taste is malty bitter with a light spice and hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 7, 2016
Bit more clear mahogany than ruby but ruby notes are there and they are visible depending on light. Light brown frothy head, medium dense, bit rocky, sticks to sides and gives some lacing well. Ok looks. Aroma is earthy and semisweet with brown bread, raisins, mild aroma. Ok but not really that inviting. Medium body, sweetish with bit syrupy nature, overripe dark fruits, bit thin almost watery feel, low carbonation makes it more evident, medium long malty finish, overripe apple in finish also. Decent but bit simple and not those tasty flavors that work even when not in a nuanced beer which is the case here.

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