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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,997 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,997
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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Boilermaker88

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into the Hobgoblin glass that accompanied it as part of a gift set. Had a dark brown color and a short-lived frothy light beige head that left light lacing behind.
Smell: lots of fruits and toffee and milked coffee notes. Very sweet. Hops notes? Nope.
Taste: bready malts, fruity, with a lot of toffee, caramel, and to a lesser degree, coffee flavor all wrestling around vying for attention. Light coffee bitterness comes forward as Hobgoblin rolled to the back of the palate but the hops bill is clearly subservient to the malt platform.
Feel: medium-bodied and a trifle syrupy.
Overall, not too bad as the second half paired well with the strawberry/blueberry fruit torte I had for dessert. Leans a bit too far in the direction of seriously sweet but still a nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 16:44:34 | More by Boilermaker88
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A - Clear dark brown with red highlights. A short, tan/light brown head that leaves a continuous lace.

S - Lot's of roasty malt and neutral hops.

T - Taste follows the nose plus a bit of chocolate toward the back.

M - Thin and finishes a bit dry. Carbonation is just right for the style.

O - Very good. This is definitely a brown and certainly not an ESB of any sort, by the way. Not a Sam Smith Nut Brown or Fuller's 1845, but darned good. It really lacks the body that I expect from a well-made northern brown. And, as reviewed, it's a bit too dry- which may be due to the lack of body..

Serving type: bottle

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 1,997 ratings.