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Hobgoblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,973 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,973
Reviews: 998
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 49
Gots: 85 | 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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SmashPants

Australia

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

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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

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3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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