Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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Reviews by mmva321:
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass.
A beer I remember fondly from my craft drinking infancy. I just got around to having it again, and the experience was a bit mixed.
A: The beer pours like a soda (fuck you if you say pop): fizzy and thin. The body is a clear brown color with a slight ruby red tint to it. No carbonation to speak of. There is about 2 fingers of foamy, khaki head. A bit flat.
S: Out front are some bitter hops along with some roasted auromas and a slight spiciness. These roasted smells meld nicely with chocolate and toffee malts. There is also a slight breadiness to it all. It's really nice; it doesn't seem complicated, but there are really a lot of auromas that I detect, but it manages to come off as simple and straightforward.
T: Once again, the beer seems direct, but there's a lot going on here. The hops and spices again take center stage while the toffee malts and bread taste act as agaents that fill out and meld the whole palete together. It all just works very well together.
M: Way too thin! It's basically like water with maybe a little bit of carbonation. I can't help from sloshing it around in my mouth like mouthwash, and I don't like it.
D: Aside from that distracting feel, this is actually a very enjoyable beer. Good for relaxing and not thinking too much some afternoon(I'm picturing autumn in my mind), but it also provides enough complexity to hold up to any discerning taster.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2010 06:24:16 | More by mmva321
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 2,008 ratings.