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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pierats (1) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Very pleased to find this cask beer on tap at the British Beer Company in Chelmsford Mass


3.3
massingasetta (781) - München, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2017
What's a nice bitter like you doing in a pub like this? Truly I am getting into bitters when I drink this beer and like the refreshing taste. I was expecting a monster with bitter complexity. Yet the Hobgoblin combines both bitterness and drinkability.

3.2
nephirem (622) - CROATIA - NOV 4, 2017
On tap @Medina Škrinja, Varaždin. Deep ruby pour, one finger off-white head. Soapy, medium retention. Thick lacing on the glass. Nose subtly herbal, heavily malty, lots of caramel notes. Medium body, medium carbonation. Texture is a bit on the watery side. Quite sweet taste, not cloying, tho. Nicely balanced. Aroma heavy on the malt, lots of caramel and toffee, bready notes, brown sugar. Herbal aftertaste. A bit sticky. Mild hop bitterness towards the finish. Overall, well executed bitter. A bit on the sweet side but still quite nice.

3.8
p0urmeac0ld0ne (208) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 23, 2017
dark, rich and warming. seems a lot thicker than the bottled counterpart, but where it lacks in ABV it makes up for in smoothness and subtler flavour.

3.7
dave360 (20) - - AUG 5, 2017
Nice looking beer smells ok taste nice defiantly one for me I shall keep buying this beer as it's s good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
HopsDoctor83 (54) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Dark rich colour with creamy head. Full bodied ruby bitter, strong tasting leaves you with a warm feeling inside. Bonus is served in branded long glass

2.6
Biroholik (1545) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Cask @ Yates, Luton
Kolor ciemnomiedziany, przejrzysty. Piana kremowa, gęsta i zawiesista. Doskonale krążkuje na szkle i długo się utrzymuje na powierzchni. W aromacie klasyka stylu: karmel, ciemny chleb, lekkie toffi. W smaku do bólu słodowe z karmelem, biszkoptami i chlebem. Goryczka dość długa, nieprzyjemny posmak w ustach. Umiarkowana tekstura. Słabe, bardzo słabe, jeden z najgorszych Bitterów jakie piłem z pompy :/

3.2
darioklc (830) - 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.

3.4
Sigmund (7917) - 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.

2.3
Tinaccio (500) - 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.

3
john44 (3400) - 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)


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