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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,068 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,068
Reviews: 1,003
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 58
Gots: 124 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002)
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Deep mahogany with a nice chunky tan head which reduced to a sticky film with great lacing.

Aroma of grass and herb on top of a rich malty slightly biscuit and bread undertone.

Flavor is likewise initially dominated by a grassy and herbal hop presence which moves to a plum/ dried apricot and malt sweetness and finishes on a slightly bitter hop note. The beer is thinner than I'd expected it to be but was never water, it has a nice smooth mouth feel and a slight sour tang on the finish.

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 2,068 ratings.