Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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Reviews by Shovelbum:
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Pours a thin off-white head over hazy amber-brown body. Head drops nearly immediately. Almost Belgian-like aromas of vinous goodness mixed with a substantial caramel malt. Flavor is similar, although the balance and lead shifts to the caramel malt and the fruit is much more subdued. Flavors of chocolate, nuts, and saltine crackers. Mild balancing bitterness. Low carbonation, Lean to medium body. Drying finish.
An extremely drinkable English brown. Enough complexity to stay interesting, after a few pintsalthough the price is a bit steep. Definitely best enjoyed on the warmer end of celler temperatures.
Serving type: can
04-23-2007 22:01:29 | More by Shovelbum
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
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
07-25-2014 02:13:10 | More by TheVenerableMead
Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 1,997 ratings.