Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,254 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,254
Reviews: 1,026
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 68
Gots: 206 | 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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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very nice dark brown with a finger-width head that is cream colored.

It has a nice fruity taste with a hint of hops.

The initial taste is a bit raisiny followed immediately by chocolate.In the middle some of the fruity notes break through The hops begin to come out at this point. The beer finishes with toasted malt which lingers on the tongue.

The mouth-feel is surprisingly crisp with more carbonation than I expected.

Overall, this is an interesting dark ale. There are a lot of subtle flavors in this beer and it doesn't have the bite at the end that many dark ales tend to have.

Photo of JackieKu
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a slight malt smell, a little sweet with maybe nut, not a strong smell. Taste was bland, would have preferred a lot more malt. A little toasted bread with a bitter, dry finish. Overall I would say only okay with not a lot to offer. I will not be having this one again unless there were severely limited choices.

Photo of Millsnerlight
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick_cooper
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

A bit drab and tasteless. Used to like it. Doesnt taste as good as it used to!

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4.12/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of GreenMind
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.96/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 2,254 ratings.