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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,993 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,993
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 53
Gots: 93 | 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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Jarod

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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presented in a 12oz. Brown bottle, no freshness date listed.

This beer poured a crystal clear mahogany color that had ruby red highlights on the edges, and seemed to be well carbonated. After a normal pour a beige/cream colored head was formed, light cloud like texture not very dense, lasted some time but not overly long then it falls to a light ring on the edges. There was some lace present, mostly in presented in creamy sheet form. The aromas that came from the glass were of chocolates, caramels, dark malts, roasted nut, fall leafs and some earth tones. The tastes were much like the aromas, it started off with a dry leaf landing on the tongue, followed by roasted nuts and malts, a sweet caramel taste comes in and leaves just as fast, light bitter chocolates through out, earth notes/tones as it heads to the back of the throat then gets nutty as it leaves. The aftertaste was mostly malty. The overall impression of the taste was it started off on the dry side then slid into a watery feel the rest of the way. The body was on the light to light-medium side. This is a simple beer, a good beer and very drinkable. A good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2004 13:42:58 | More by Jarod
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Hobgoblin has always been a favourite of mine. Was only the 3rd ale I ever tried in my life after a brief flirt with the commercial lagers and it's definitely the beer which steered me onto real ale and craft beer.

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 1,993 ratings.