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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,000 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,000
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 53
Gots: 95 | 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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AdamMY

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4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The appearance of this beer was ideal for me in terms of beers nice dark color though still wonderfully transparent, with a wonderful off white head that created wonderful lacing.

The smell was great full of spices and vegetables, with a nice subtle sweetness. It honestly reminded me of a spice cake in terms of aroma.

The Taste was solid, though had a bitter note that I felt detracted to much from the other flavors for me (i.e not incredibly well balanced flavor wise).

But mouthfeel and drinkability were exceptional, even when factoring in the slightly bitter taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 22:45:54 | More by AdamMY
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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 2,000 ratings.