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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,004 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,004
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 53
Gots: 96 | 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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A deep dark brown color, with a decent head that promises an excellent beer, a promise which is definitely fulfilled. This beer is typically considered an ESB, and not a brown ale (I strongly disagree with its classification here, despite the color). The taste is rich with spicy hops, hints of citrus, till it almost dances on the tongue. Very refreshing and with a full developed and mature taste not normally found in this sort of beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2006 07:18:18 | More by Illini5596
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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 2,004 ratings.