Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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Reviews by Romulus141:
4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into the official Sam Adams glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark, caramel brown with an ample, manilla colored head. Small hints of red hue are revealed by the light. Healthy lacing is left behind by this brew. Quite nice to look at.
Smell: As I poured this beer, I was able to get a whiff of its aroma. A strong scent of malts and caramels, mixed with a slight floral flourish. There are also hints of toffee in the background, and the experience gives a warming feeling. This beer is very inviting.
Taste: The taste does not disappoint. Full bodied and hearty, the initial flavor is bitter, which gives way to a mild roasted character of caramel and malts. The finish is long, and a malty aftertaste lingers after my sip is done. The taste is not overly complex, and it is quite satisfying.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good density. This is accompanied by a large deal of carbonation, almost a little too much for my taste. However, it is a minor complaint. The feel lives up to the smell and look of the beer.
Drinkability: The flavor is pleasing, the nose wonderful, and the ABV is average. That makes for an easy to drink beer that I would reach for all night, if it wasn't for the high price this fetches.
A great brown ale, and I recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2008 00:55:30 | More by Romulus141
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United Kingdom (England)
4.25/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Hobgoblin in a can; comes a little smaller than the bottles, but the better flavour from the totally airtight seal of a can preventing any oxidization makes up for it I feel.
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.
A nice strong red ale, bittersweet and uncomplicated, and very sessionable despite the ABV being a percent or two above the point most people go for in a session beer. Very good colour and feel to the beer too; always keeps the head and throws an inviting glow around the room
Serving type: can
07-07-2014 16:33:29 | More by Leeham991
Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 1,990 ratings.