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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,998 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,998
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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Reviews by Graebner:
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Graebner

Germany

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an orange-brown with little head that rapidly disappears. Almost no bubbles.

Smells like malty cake, caramel, spices, cider.

Taste is sweet but not thick malts up front, fruitiness (apple and pear) over the middle, and a drying roasted malt and somewhat hoppy chocolate-like bitterness as it finishes off. Quite dry in the finish.

Mouthfeel is ok. Seems a little too drying at the end, and I dont say that easily. Carbonation is good, perhaps slightly too high but not much. Drinks smoothly nonetheless.

Overall a decent beer, but not superb. It would be far from last on my list, but you can almost always do better. I might buy it again in a mix-n-match six pack or something, and I don't regret buying it this time, but I probably wouldnt buy a sixer of it. Worth trying, though.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 22:37:45 | More by Graebner
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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..

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 1,998 ratings.