Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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3.18/5 rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Bottle: stylish embossed brown 500mL bottle with a decent Wychwood label.
Appearance: mid-dark brown in colour with a one-finger beige head that drops slowly to a creamy cap. Streaks of lace.
Aroma: as with so many English ales, the aroma is far too demure for my likes. Light cocoa and toffee, light malts.
Taste: bread malts and toffee, some chocolate and nut. Reasonable but not massively exciting.
Aftertaste: the light bread malts remain, but much more the drying bitterness on the mouth feel.
Mouth feel: moderate in feel with with a lower carbonation. I couldn't help think it would have benefited from a stronger carbonation.
Overall: not a bad beer, but neither is it great. Similar to Newcastle Brown but with less carbonation. At $80 a case of 12 x 500mL, it is a bit steep a price too.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2014 12:28:36 | More by SmashPants
4.28/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Purchased from one of the local marts.
A: A fantastic amber with exemplary head and retention.
S: Very nice balance or malt and hop. Very good balance in fact.
M: Rich and satisfying.
T:Incredible. So good. almost perfect balance.
O: A fantastic brew. One of the reasons I love ESB's.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2014 05:13:21 | More by PvtSnowball
3.08/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
This was my first ever cask, room temp beer. Being an American, this was a new experience for me. I am used to fairly tasteless pilsners, that are being tapped from a frosty tap, so this was completely different. Pumped into a pint glass, flat dark color with little head. The room temperature opened up the beer to have a solid hop presence and a full malty taste. I think I would enjoy it more now that I have sampled more cask ales and a wider variety of beers, but I'm glad my first was this one!
Serving type: cask
05-02-2014 05:15:42 | More by Kris450
Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
84 out of 100 based on 1,973 ratings.