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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,006 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,006
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 53
Gots: 97 | 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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TheBeerAlmanac

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3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a caramel copper with so much sediment it almost settles into a solid. Creme colored foam settles on top with medium sized bubbles.

S: Aroma is intensely sweet with honey and malty syrup, hints of toffee and chewy caramel candy also swim around in there.

T/M: Carbonation is not aggressive at all which accentuates the malty sweetness. Some balancing bitterness emerges through the overly sweet malt and settles into a sort of metallic twang for a bit near the end. Aftertaste is more lingering malty sweetness and just a hint of bitter hoppiness; it's pretty sweet but light enough to be quaffable.

This is surprisingly dry on the tongue, great if you're a fan of American ambers, the metallic twang kind of turns it off for me.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 22:44:46 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 2,006 ratings.