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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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very good

2,105 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,105
Reviews: 1,009
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 61
Gots: 133 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Act25
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

Finally an ESB to love. Almost belgian in the pour and first impression on your nose.
A: Now in a great looking brown bottle.
Deep mahogany body with patchy lace from an active light tan head. Good looking 4.2

Smell: Bright, malt sweetness and a belgian nose from the yeast. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee with loads of flavor and depth. An espresso drinkers beer.

Taste: Malt sweetness is the first, colored by nutty and chocolaty flavors with a coffee & hop bitterness. More yeasty and complex than any other ESB I have tried. Lots of complexity.

MF: Silky smooth, weight, full body. Like a much bigger more alcoholic beer.

Reach for this when you want a strong beer without more than 6% ABV, or turn your friends on to this if you can find it. Great beer. Must try ESB!

Notes: A tasty rounded and full bodied brown ale. Better than Fullers or Sawtooth.

Act25, Today at 12:12 AM
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

beautiful pour, beautiful nose, beautiful color and...delicious

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Just getting into English Milds, but I liked this one.

The fuggles are there, but not overpowering. Good malt.

Solid beer. Will try to brew something similar.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Dark copper color with a beige head with medium retention and leaving good laces.
Nice aroma of English and yeast hops with notes of tea leaves, caramel malts and tangy citrusy.
Fruity flavor with notes of spices, roasted and caramel malts, mild dark chocolate, Brazilian guaraná, slightly lemon tartness, tea leaves, British earthy hops, sugarcane juice, minerals, lots of nuts and dark fruits. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Love this beer with full of English tangy fruity notes, very balanced with a unique complexity.
Ap.3,75 Ar.3,5 Sab.3,75 Sens.4 Cj.3,75

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 2,105 ratings.