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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,312 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,312
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 71
Gots: 249 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Burnt amber with cloudiness that does not settle. Thick offwhite head that settles rapidly

S-Nutty toffee and fruity malts

T-Smell continues in the taste, with mild sweetness of toffee and coffee followed by a mild hoppy bitterness. Very well balanced.

M-Moderate carbonation and again, well balanced.

D-Very drinkable beer, maybe not the greatest, but one that I go back to occassionally for a changeup to the old and familiar. I love the 500 ML bottles...the perfect portion size.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - slightly hazy amber, two fingers of off white head with gobs of sticky lacing all around
S - sweet toffee, nutty, raisins, and sour fruit
T - toffee and roasted nutt malt flavours, brown sugar, light leafy hops with a mild fruity finish
M - medium to heavy body with a sticky sweet mouth coating feel with a light dryness
O - top to bottom a solid brown ale, easy to drink and works well with a hearty meal

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice deep mahogony color with a thick creamy long lasting head.

Smell has a nice bit of toasted malts.

Taste has a nice slightly sweet maltiness to it, with some definite nut and chocolate hints with a little bit of yeast. Has a slightly musty earthyness to it in the mild hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy and rich.

Easy to drink and just as tasty in a can as the bottle.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer looked great. It featured a dark reddish brown color that permeated the entire glass. It poured well with a distinctive head that preserved every nuance of the bear. No carbonation was really seen as it sat in the glass. The beer was extremely cloudy.

Smell: The smell was unique but very faint, possibly due to a prominent head.

Taste: The taste of this beer was phenomenal. The spices used are a mystery to me, but whatever they were using, they need to keep it up. It was a thoroughly enjoyable kick to my tastebuds which evoked memories of the fall season. Its no wonder the brewing company takes inspiration from goblins and witches.

Mouthfeel: Despite the appearance of the beers thickness, it was surprisingly thirst quenching, but not at all watery. The carbonation was set at a perfect level which complimented the texture of the brew very well.

Overall: This beer was a welcome addition to my drink list. A little more evidence of hops would have been nice, but for what it was, I was happy. Despite its lower alcohol content, this beer definitely does not sacrifice any quality in taste. I will definitely drink this brew again.

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 2,312 ratings.