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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,008 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,008
Reviews: 999
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 53
Gots: 98 | 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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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

05-21-2013 18:17:34 | More by johntfox
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7%

11-29-2011 16:20:54 | More by Burt
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Lauthaha

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a half-liter beer glass.

Appearance: Pours a pure mahogany; the beer is translucent. Ruby and amber tones at times. Head is a frothy tan color, and leaves moderately-heavy lacing as it recedes to a slightly-thicker-than-thin foam on the surface of the beer.

Smell: Rich malt character is glittered with prune-like vibes. Raisin bread, cinnamon, nutmeg...and hiding in the corner like a Fonz-esque rebel are the hops. Pungent, pleasant and poised to kick some tail.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Beer goes in without a fight...things are calm...and then...wham! Medium-level carbonation floods the palate with a cornucopia of color. All the flavors appear at once. There is a pervading bitterness which is attacked by the savory malt character and sweet spices, but eventually overcomes all obstacles. Aftertaste is chewy and mild, like chewing on a banana peel.

Overall: A good beer, all around. Nothing *too* fancy, but definitely a crowd-pleaser at an affordable price.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 04:31:57 | More by Lauthaha
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good "brown ale" that is copper in colour. Good white head that doesn't disappear completely.

Smell is faintly malts, a bit nutty and toffee-ish. Taste is similar. Good bitterness, slight sweet, fruity tastes. Metallic bitter aftertaste, not terrible.

Good drinking. This is something I buy every year, especially around Halloween.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2004 05:14:55 | More by BDTyre
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droomyster

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark ruby red with a small off-white head. Aromas of steaming butter, and sweet dark fruits; a bit chocolatey as well; a very promising nose. A rich and interesting flavor. Sweet, fruity and toffeeish malts are dominant; faint hops bring up the rear. Those hops need to speak up a little more to give this beer some balance, but with that said, I enjoy it's off-kilter taste. A smooth, full-bodied brew whose presentation is beautiful to behold and almost as fun to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2009 07:58:27 | More by droomyster
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

12-15-2013 21:54:44 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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scoobybrew

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - deep amber color with a thick collar-like head that is well retained

S - toasted malt aroma with some hop accents

T - rich, complex malt flavors initially with a mild hop finish that lingers a bit; yeasty fruitiness is fairly dominate also

M - medium body, moderate to low carbonation

D - This is a nice English brown with great session potential. I imagine this would be fantastic on the cask and close to the source.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2008 22:50:56 | More by scoobybrew
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Jasba

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +7%

12-16-2011 21:35:09 | More by Jasba
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Bruso413

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

01-17-2013 23:51:38 | More by Bruso413
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Cr0wBait

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

02-17-2012 04:33:39 | More by Cr0wBait
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Viceroy

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +7%

12-03-2012 17:46:49 | More by Viceroy
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doctorb

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

10-19-2012 22:58:18 | More by doctorb
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RickGKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

01-13-2012 02:35:52 | More by RickGKS
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aceparadis

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

04-13-2012 12:42:33 | More by aceparadis
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thierrynantes

France

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2000.
Appearance : reddish brown colour, white foam not persistante, pretty little bubbles
Smell : chocolate
Taste and mouthfeel : fruity and sweet (plums and grapes), hoped
Drinkability : a good beer (style brown ale) from Wychwood

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2008 16:35:57 | More by thierrynantes
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7%

11-20-2011 04:19:59 | More by ElGallo
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

11-24-2013 19:13:24 | More by livingtodie
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Piotrek

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

02-01-2012 18:21:40 | More by Piotrek
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littlebibs

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice, creamy concoction from Wychwood Brewery, didn't care
for the skunked Scarecrow Ale but it was a nice bottle. This
dark brownish type ale has a nice smooth fruity edge to it that
I like, it warmed nice. Has a great head that lasts. If you're looking
for something different during these cooler October days this
is nice and smooth, malty and delicious. I also enjoyed another
English Ale (Pendels Witches Brew) Halloween themes going
on here, another treat, delicious and
different.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2004 22:35:12 | More by littlebibs
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BeerTick

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

10-11-2013 02:04:09 | More by BeerTick
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

03-31-2013 02:13:50 | More by RochefortChris
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

01-19-2014 21:40:31 | More by Wally1912
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Lammy


4/5  rDev +7%

07-22-2014 18:39:04 | More by Lammy
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

12-28-2012 08:36:00 | More by RandyBoBandy
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

07-26-2012 16:16:42 | More by rolltide8425
Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 2,008 ratings.