overall
43
80
style
Brewed by Wychwood (Marstonís)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (421) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
I found this to be a delicious English bitter ale, made all the more enjoyable in the setting of a somewhat authentic British style pub here in South Carolina. On draft, this poured a ruby reddish-brown copper appearance with good lacing and some white head. Aroma of English hops and caramel malt, rich aroma intensity. Tasty and smooth, featuring an almost chocolately caramel maltiness, with an earthy bitterness that finishes cleanly. Some warm spice notes here and there. Medium-full bodied, comfortably filling, overall a very pleasant experience. I will definitely try this again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (3228) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
Pint from cask at Matt & Phredís in Manchester. Nutty brown. Persistent off-white head and lacing. Soft aroma of medium dak malt,syrup and dark berries. Similar, but more pronounced taste. More bitterness and hops in aftertaste, buy still balanced with.sweet malt. Very quaffable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1263) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Poured from bottle (500ml). Aroma of burnt toffee and raisin. Red mahogany, large bubbles in tan head. Roasted malt, cocoa, dried fruit, veggies and banana in flavor. Just a bit watery feel. Slight coffee-ish bitterness noticed about halfway through. Improves as it warms. Quite a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (671) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark amber full tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is medium sweet. Full body, soft carbonation, light bitter in the finish. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Overall quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2203) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
[Cask at the Hobgoblin, High Wycombe] Iíve always liked this beer, and Iím quite surprised that I havenít actually rated the cask version before. Nowadays it seems to be delivered through a huge, lager-style tap that somewhat surprisingly is still actually a cask handpump. Think this might be a marketing faux pas - it may alienate their traditional market, whilst the mass market theyíre clearly targetting will stick to their known big brands. However, nice to see one of the big regional brewers doing something to try to keep up with the times. Now, to the beer itself - it pours a chestnut colour with a moderate creamy head. Fruit and toffee great you initially, before an oaky flavour develops at the back of your mouth with odd hints of sawdust. Rich, smooth and comforting, this beer is still a fine one despite the strength reductions. c7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Edtorrey (26) - Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2012
Malty and bitter with light aroma hop. Bitter finish but not unpleasant. Medium to dry mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6486) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2012
On tap in Kent. Creamy light brown ale with a nice malt nose. Surprisingly refreshing. Herbs in aroma. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1971) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoggymackem (4) - Seaham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
A lovely fruity nutty ruby ale, i am always looking for this wherever i go. Also stocked my fridge with the bottled version

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12009) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Pours clear brown with a light tan head. Aroma of toffee, biscuity malt and light fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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