Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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Reviews by WaltTrombone:
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Part of my Valentine's present was a Hobgoblin Gift Set, with 2 bottles and a Hobgoblin Imperial Pint. Of course, I had to drink it from the glass...
It poured dark amber, with a fluffy off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, malt, faint chocolate. Tastes were chocolate, malt, maple (where'd THAT come from?), and grapefruit. A smooth, thin mouthfeel kept things extremely drinkable. It finished dry, with grapefruit and leather.
Very tasty, one of my favorite brown ales! (so far...)
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2004 17:39:13 | More by WaltTrombone
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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
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