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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

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Rosted flavor, deep brown color, light lacing, half finger head

Photo of tekstr1der
4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep redish-brown pour with clingy white head. Nose is all malt and slight caramel. Bright semi-sweet body with lingering malty finish. Very smooth and way too drinkable.

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

Photo of Barnoloid
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A classic English bitter which comes across with big toffee and nutty notes. Light and thin in mouthfeel, goes down very easily, with enough a faint hop presence to keep things ticking along.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of veganmaniu
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgammell1
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gumbee86
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice flavour. After taste to sharp

Photo of Yelobirdy
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice malty taste; interesting undertones. Not too bitter despite name

Photo of samEBC
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

(Please ignore this not review.)

Photo of KonigObHops
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very nice dark brown with a finger-width head that is cream colored.

It has a nice fruity taste with a hint of hops.

The initial taste is a bit raisiny followed immediately by chocolate.In the middle some of the fruity notes break through The hops begin to come out at this point. The beer finishes with toasted malt which lingers on the tongue.

The mouth-feel is surprisingly crisp with more carbonation than I expected.

Overall, this is an interesting dark ale. There are a lot of subtle flavors in this beer and it doesn't have the bite at the end that many dark ales tend to have.

Photo of JackieKu
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a slight malt smell, a little sweet with maybe nut, not a strong smell. Taste was bland, would have preferred a lot more malt. A little toasted bread with a bitter, dry finish. Overall I would say only okay with not a lot to offer. I will not be having this one again unless there were severely limited choices.

Photo of Millsnerlight
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick_cooper
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

A bit drab and tasteless. Used to like it. Doesnt taste as good as it used to!

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%

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