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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,009 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,009
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 53
Gots: 99 | 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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Shovelbum

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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 pints—although 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
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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 2,009 ratings.