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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,161 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,161
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 64
Gots: 163 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002)
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Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Pours nice in the glass: frothy, medium brown, and lively. Nose is characterized by malty aromas that remind me of malt vinegar or fermented asian black vinegar. Smell is malty, with some toast and grain wafting around the suds. Taste is malty, but not sweat, smooth with a medium body but with a light mouthfeel. Flavors of grain, and fresh pumpernickel crust.

Mild, but balanced. Reserved, but refined. Almost a stoic sensibility, but with a dry wit and pleasing charm. Very British! Tasty brew.

I just tried this and it's fall, close to Halloween in New York state and it's perfect for this time of year. The color is evocative of the season, the flavors complement the weather, especially the cool nights, and it's just fun drinking a beer called Hob Goblin in October.

logicalparadox, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Daefido
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

This is a very nice strong ale from England. Pleasant scent and sweet finish are the most impressive part to me.

Daefido, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

I had this at The Victoria Pub near Victoria Station.

Color was a cloudy brown, with a nice white head.

Flavors were smooth, with a hint of chocolate. The head stuck around for most of the pint. It had a creamy mouth feel and went well with the Steak and Ale pie I had for dinner.

2nd favorite ale I experienced this trip to England.

byronhicks, Sep 29, 2014
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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
83 out of 100 based on 2,161 ratings.