Wychwood Hobgoblin

Josh was deciding between the Hobgoblin English Ale and the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. The server said the Rogue was sweeter, and so Josh decided to get the Hobgoblin.

Hobgoblin English Ale*

I wrote: "The Hobgoblin is not as aromatic as Josh's other beer. It tastes good, but not as good as Josh's first beer. It's less bubbly and a little more bitter. Supposedly the Rogue would have been sweeter. In any case, both are brown ales, a category which Yard House descibes as being 'Malted - Roasted - Nutty'. I would agree that the Hobgoblin is nutty."

Yard House:
7.0% Drink Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
5.2% Drink Hobgoblin English Ale
5.2% Drink Young's Double Chocolate Stout
5.3% Drink Alaskan Amber
9.0% Drink North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout

*I'm pretty sure this is a Hobgoblin. I took this picture during the same minute as the Young's Double Chocolate. The glass has a different condensation and the head wouldn't have yet dissipated. The second picture in the Young's Double Chocolate still has a good layer of head. I can't entirely go by color, because that can change by camera angle.


Hobgoblin English Ale

Relevant Links:
Wychwood Website DD MM YYYY
Hobgoblin | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd (BeerAdvocate.com)
Wychwood Brewery - Hobgoblin (Wikipedia.org)
Wychwood Hobgoblin (Cask) (RateBeer.com)
Wychwood Hobgoblin (Pasteurised) (RateBeer.com)

Website Information:
Legendary Ruby Beer

Traditionally craft brewed with Chocolate & Crystal malts and a bled of Styrian, Goldings & Fuggle hops to produce a full-bodied, Ruby beer that delivers a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour, balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity, mischievous character.

Goes with
...Hobgoblin is the perfect beer to drink with meat stews & Steak & Ale pies, Sausage & Mash, Burgers & BBQs; roasts; & char-grilled vegetables. Ideal for Halloween!

Deliciously Dark. What's the matter Lagerboys...Afraid you might taste something?

ABV: 5.2% in bottle | 4.5% in cask
Hops: Fuggles and Styrians
Malt: Pale, Crystal and Chocolate
Taste: Toffee, dry, biscuit
Bitter: 3
Sweet: 3
Allergens: Barley

Bottle & Can: 500ml
Cask: All year
See: Dark Ruby
Smell: Toffee, slight citrus, chocolate
Style: Ruby beer

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