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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,976 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,976
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 51
Gots: 86 | 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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prisdefer

New York

5/5  rDev +33.7%

03-16-2013 13:11:54 | More by prisdefer
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StoutKing


5/5  rDev +33.7%

03-03-2012 01:15:49 | More by StoutKing
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mrleebob

United Kingdom (Wales)

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-21-2013 11:22:40 | More by mrleebob
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FilumDee

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +33.7%

09-14-2013 15:44:51 | More by FilumDee
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graybayou

Nova Scotia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-30-2011 00:28:58 | More by graybayou
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moejoe10

Missouri

5/5  rDev +33.7%

03-03-2012 02:37:02 | More by moejoe10
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outdoor7or24

Georgia

5/5  rDev +33.7%

06-18-2012 10:23:23 | More by outdoor7or24
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Lobstertainment

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +33.7%

04-24-2013 06:42:50 | More by Lobstertainment
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K-9


5/5  rDev +33.7%

02-07-2013 14:23:11 | More by K-9
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Cidius

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +33.7%

09-30-2013 01:22:55 | More by Cidius
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Mario61Aler

Ohio

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-04-2011 15:19:54 | More by Mario61Aler
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somma4189

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-03-2011 19:04:58 | More by somma4189
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AApparel

California

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-26-2011 05:16:33 | More by AApparel
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Limbshot


5/5  rDev +33.7%

06-12-2012 23:57:25 | More by Limbshot
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OzmanBey

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-02-2011 01:42:24 | More by OzmanBey
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Joaco

Mexico

5/5  rDev +33.7%

01-24-2012 00:43:00 | More by Joaco
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +33.7%

03-04-2013 22:43:04 | More by TwoForty
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

07-13-2012 16:29:09 | More by ProtectorOfTheOberon
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jamesgt

Hungary

5/5  rDev +33.7%

02-27-2014 08:32:48 | More by jamesgt
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cools007

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-27-2011 22:21:19 | More by cools007
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santomark

California

4.88/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Soooo glad I found this on tap at a local ale house. I've had this before in the bottle and just forgot how much I loved it. When I asked the bartender for my usual drink, he told me it was out, but he had something along the lines and showed me the Hobgoblin behind him. I immediately had to have this.

Appearance - pours a dark red ruby color, with a mild thick head. You can definitely float a quarter on top of this head.

Smell - Nice and malty.

Taste - The head is very frothy, nutty and wonderfully refreshing. The head first hits the palate and gives off this faint chocolate taste. The beer itself is malty, a little bitter with hops, hints of fruit and coffee undertones. Just the right amount of everything for me.

Mouthfeel - The head melts in the mouth and fuses with the ale. It makes this smooth, silky and refreshing texture.

Drinkability - Wonderful, everything is so greatly balanced with it's own uniqueness from other English Dark Ales. This is like an EDA milked right from a unicorn by Da Vinci with a choir of baby angelic angels serenading in the background.

Overall - One of the best Dark English Ales I've had.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2013 01:56:42 | More by santomark
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VolcomBrewer

New York

4.83/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have heard only good about this ale, and being an English-loving ale drinker myself, I needed to try it. So I went ahead and picked up some pint bottles.

A: Pours a ruby hued brown. Creamy tan head that lasts and lasts. Laces very, very nicely.

S: Smells of sweet malts, toffee, and nice floral hops fill my nose. I'm very excited for the first drink.

T: My mouth is filled with joy. Sweet toffee-like flavors with some fruitiness and hop bitterness which isn't too bitter. It flows oh so well throughout my palate. Finishes with a complex mix of sweet and bitter that slowly fades into a dry finish, leaving you wanting more.

M: Smooth, Creamy, light carbonation. Along with the lasting flavors of sweet and bitter, it feels like heaven in your mouth.

D: Smooth and easy to drink. Perfect beer with dinner, Cigar and session afterwords. I could drink these to the end of time and never get disappointed.

This honestly has to be my favorite of English beers thus far...and top 5 overall for sure!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 18:20:32 | More by VolcomBrewer
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gbarbee

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer overall. First time I had this this beer was in an "izakaya" style restaurant with some great sashimi.

My initial impression was surprise at the smooth character with chocolate and nutty hints.

Appearance: Light brown.
Smell: Clean and light.
Taste: Hint of chocolate and nuts
Mouthfeel: Smooth and light
Drinkability: Overall, great beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 01:41:27 | More by gbarbee
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Jacobus79

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27%

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vlodko62

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +27%

04-01-2012 17:18:10 | More by vlodko62
Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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