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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,315 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,315
Reviews: 1,046
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 72
Gots: 251 | 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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Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeMans
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tedvr
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/ amber with a thin, creamy head. Smells are faint, but has a malt backbone. There is a mild taste of raisins and sweet malt, kind of leaning towards a mild barleywine. There is a little syrup in the mouthfeel, with mild carbonation. Overall a beer that is a little complex, but very drinkable.

Photo of GerryPendry
4.71/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't usually get excited about a beer's aroma, but this one really stands out. It has as much complexity as a lot of "bigger" beers. Superior drinkabilty...I could drink this all day.

Photo of rrbleser
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed 2/1/15 for first time in very long time. Consistency upheld

Photo of Catanmowse
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer that's reminiscent of a kolsch or even a Heineken. Decent & interesting but just so so.

Photo of Jobin_24
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thecoonfire
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A bit malty and sudsy.

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalhatter
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveSpencer
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great beer of a dark red/amber color with an ok foam of cream color that.
Aroma is full of red fruits, specially cherry, it's also very yeasty and a bit hoppy.
Taste is somewhat complex, different tones arrives one after the other. It's possible to feel the malts and the yeast, and then the cherry, and then some raspeberrys. Great!
Bitterness comes really late in this beer.
Body is a bit light, carbonation is at good level.

Photo of azkkr
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewqueno
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's just a three... not all that.

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

Photo of ThaJokerWild
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drwatson32
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 2,315 ratings.