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Goliath - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
78
okay

119 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-18-2002)
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Reviews by Zonthark:
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Zonthark

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Im a big fan of Wychwood's beers especially Hobgoblin, so when ever I see another Wychwood beer at my commision I am always anxious to give it a try. But Goliath was dwarfed in comparrison to Hobgoblin. I pourd it into my Hobgoblin glass, and the colour was a nice orange brown colour and very clear. The head was about one finger in size and lingered on for the most part of the beers consumption, but whithered away by the end of the beer. It tasted very light and watery, kind of bitter though near the end. All and all it did what it said on the bottle it "slayed my thirst" and it wasn't unpleasent, it seemed as if I could drink a bunch of these and not feet too lousy. On the other hand, i am not all that impressed, its not a bad beer but there is much better from Wychwood.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 04:36:59 | More by Zonthark
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with a finger and a half of head that retained quite well and left some lacing behind. The body is a malty orange colour that boasts very low carbonation.

Smell: Dry caramel malt takes a back seat to floral and herbal hops. Warming helped it out slightly, but not massively.

Taste: Not really sure what they were trying to do here, I mean it starts with some very tightly reigned in caramel malt that comes across as incredibly tame and then turns a peculiar dusting of light floral and herbal hops then produce a slight bitter kick. Nothing offensive, it's just...well a bit bland. I get it's an English Bitter and it's supposed to be light, but there's just too little there.

Mouthfeel: The transitioning is a little weird, and the low carbonation doesn't do it any favours but the very mild malt aftertaste somewhat mitigates these issues. However it's a little bit dry.

Drinkability: Well it's refreshing but that's probably because it's so tame. I mean it's easy to drink and settles down nicely, but honestly, it's a little boring.

Final Thoughts: I got this in a pack for Christmas from my brother, and sadly the best brew out of that pack was Wychwood's flagship beer Hobgoblin. This beer has put me in the position of not wanting to try any more Wychwood products, save for maybe King Goblin, since I would hope it would be similar to Hobgoblin. Apart from Hobgoblin and Fiddler's Elbow, I've been very disappointed with this brewery as of late. This stuff is average at best, and you will want to pass.

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Bottle: a typically cool embossed brown 500mL bottle, a fancy label as well and a cool name. Good package.

Appearance: pours out a dark amber colour with a one-fingered beige head with good retention. Minimal carbonation visible.

Aroma: not a bad aroma for a mid bitter - some grass hops and citrus hops and some earth qualities. Not mind-blowing, but decent.

Taste: some of the earth malts and an almost fug-like toffee to go with it. A bit awkward, and very dull.

Aftertaste: the flavours fade away pretty quickly, really just not much there.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with a lower carbonation, suits the style. Perhaps a touch more carbonation would bring some more flavours through.

Overall: a pretty boring English Bitter. There are some malts and a touch of hops, but there really isn't that much there. I wouldn't mind it as a sessional - I'd particularly like to try it on tap - however the price in Australia is (as usual) prohibitive.

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Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, caramel, some toffee, floral hops and citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some bready malts, some sweet caramel/honey, floral hops, some grassy notes and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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Aroma: Malty; fruity (sultanas per other reviews); light hops; lightly grassy

Taste: Juicy and slightly hoppy on start; thin in the middle, with roasted grain finish (light); well balanced; thin, but not bad overall; quaffable

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Goliath from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.