Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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Reviews by tubacharlie:
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A short, frothy head existed when delivered to the table (who knows how long it sat though). What little head was there remained for the duration of consumption of the clear, red-brown ale.
Fresh hop aroma exudes from the tall Pilsner glass in which it was served, with a good malty backdrop.
More full-flavored than the last bottle sampled, but not by a lot. Both had well-developed flavors, pretty smooth up front, with caramel notes and toasted crusty bread accents, followed by a blast of hop bitterness akin to an ESB as the swallow ends.
Satisfying ale, but it slightly overshadowed the pork ribs it was washing down. Probably would have gone better with a Caesar Salad and pizza with anchovies or a falafel sandwich with pickled turnips.
Serving type: on-tap
05-06-2010 04:46:12 | More by tubacharlie
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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
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