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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,977 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,977
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 51
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
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.

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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

06-28-2012 03:59:38 | More by KrisDLSmith
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

12-02-2011 15:23:58 | More by blange3
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Eramen

Ireland

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

A - A deep ruby red and light brown in appearance. Starts with a two centimeter head that shrinks to foam around the edges of the glass.

S - Smells of malts, apple, spiciness, earthy hops, there is also a very noticeable solvent type aroma as well.

T - Predominantly the malts, spice, a rich earthiness, chocolate, and some zesty notes as well. A nice bite from the hops pulls through, though it not overdone in the least.

MF - Mild carbonation that doesn't take away from the flavours, luscious and rich body overall.

O - A very decent brew, taste and mf combine for a solid drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 22:31:49 | More by Eramen
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

07-13-2013 19:21:06 | More by mrfrancis
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BeerArchivist

California

4/5  rDev +7%

11-18-2011 05:53:25 | More by BeerArchivist
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Jeff1121

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

01-23-2013 03:41:08 | More by Jeff1121
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KatieKaBoom


4/5  rDev +7%

12-16-2012 06:58:25 | More by KatieKaBoom
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chase2634

Pennsylvania

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

Presentation: 16.9 oz dark brown English looking bottle with no freshness printed. Very cool looking label.

Appearance: Deep reddish copper/almost cola like.

Smell: Chocolate/coffee with hints of sweet malt and a faint buttery aroma within.

Taste: Nice and smooth with a fullish body. Malt sweetness is dominant with some mild chocolate/nut flavor and a hint of hop bitterness. A light buttery yeast finish.

Notes: A tasty and full bodied brown ale. I would like to have more on hand. Very easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 00:51:17 | More by chase2634
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mnixon86

Ireland

4/5  rDev +7%

12-16-2011 21:46:42 | More by mnixon86
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

02-20-2012 21:15:48 | More by GoodOmens1986
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steevbr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

05-24-2013 20:28:31 | More by steevbr
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ark57

Pennsylvania

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

It pours a ruby-brown color. The aroma has some chocolate and subtle hops. The medium body is smooth and malty with chocolate, caramel, and a nuttiness. It finishes with some citrus and floral/grassy hops. It almost reminds me of an English Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2004 18:36:59 | More by ark57
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outsider

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

02-20-2012 16:09:34 | More by outsider
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dmilewsk

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7%

10-15-2012 21:08:43 | More by dmilewsk
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wilkinswesley

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

06-30-2012 21:51:07 | More by wilkinswesley
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seand

California

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark translucent red-brown, with a light tan head filled with big bubbles. Much of the head dissipates, but a layer of bubbles does retain, which is enough to leave some lacing.

S: Light earthy and nuttiness, some malty sweetness, and a touch of bitterness.

T: A sweet background lasts throughout, though a little stronger at the start, leading into a balanced earthy flavor.

M: Medium carbonation, medium body, though very smooth, finishes lighter than it starts.

D: Made to be quite easy to drink, as you'd expect for an English brown.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 03:16:48 | More by seand
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MattTastrophee

Vermont

4/5  rDev +7%

01-02-2014 20:41:52 | More by MattTastrophee
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

06-09-2013 17:24:28 | More by Pillowburn
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rcjennings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

12-02-2012 15:24:55 | More by rcjennings
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Mariozi


4/5  rDev +7%

06-28-2014 23:59:26 | More by Mariozi
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

02-27-2012 06:31:19 | More by RoryOMoore
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beinerso

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

03-09-2014 02:44:48 | More by beinerso
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +7%

02-05-2012 03:41:11 | More by dmorgan310
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

11-28-2011 07:51:19 | More by bigox420
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

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

Poured into my favorite beer drinking glass from 11.2 fl. oz. bottle.

Poured a nice reddish brown color - Very little head and lace -

Smell was of toffee and roasted malts or hops -

Taste had hints of coffee carmel and chocolate .

nice overall brew - easy drink-ability - would definitely drink it again .

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 23:26:13 | More by InebriatedJoker
Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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