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Goliath - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
78
okay

116 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 116
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.78%


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 anakar:
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anakar

Israel

3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

App - Poured a brown clear out of the bottle with a flimsy head which disapeared pretty quick. A lot of bubbles in the beer.

Smell - Smelled of beer, simple as that. Hops. No "flavor" smells and no strong alcohol smell. Just simple good beer smell, with no flavor.

Taste - The slogan is "the beer to slay the thirst". Well it does that quite well. It's not overbearing with flavor but has a very nice taste of hops. A bit more alcohol taste than you would expect from under 5% ABV. Practically no after-taste. Don't know why but there isn't.

Feel - Goes down smooth, a little carb. The low alcohol and lack of flavors help it, so you end up taking big gulps.

Overall - Not at all special. Just some basic English beer. Not for your craft beer lovers or for any of the guys who like Belgian beers. Strictly English

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 20:38:09 | More by anakar
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-13-2014 14:45:45 | More by rulisekmartin
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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 offence, 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 transistioning 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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 17:10:28 | More by TheHammer
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-07-2014 17:18:49 | More by CurtisD
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EdmundBlackadder

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-15-2014 20:43:27 | More by EdmundBlackadder
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-08-2014 19:00:17 | More by vinicole
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-30-2014 18:58:01 | More by parintele
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leitmotif

Romania

3/5  rDev -12%

01-24-2014 18:16:01 | More by leitmotif
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SmashPants

Australia

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 05:00:35 | More by SmashPants
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Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Romania

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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

12-09-2013 14:08:28 | More by Vyronian
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -12%

11-21-2013 16:36:17 | More by Craigale
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 23:27:40 | More by SebD
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

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11-04-2013 04:14:41 | More by DamageCase76
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dcmchew

Romania

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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale copper; medium frothy head, long lasting; clear

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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 13:27:13 | More by IchLiebeBier
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 1/4/13

A hazy light copper with bubbles popping up from everywhere and they feed a tight finger of foam that stick around long enough to leave 3 rings of lace followed by some random patches

S some faint caramel and floral hops with a little bread, quite faint without a whole lot going on

T stronger then the nose with some fruity aspects, and something earthy to go along with the caramels and faint hops, a small step forward from the nose

M more body then I'd guess form a low booze beer and a little creamy from the bubbles, fairly clean aftertaste

O would make a decent summer swiller, respectable but nothing spectacular

I like the sweet malts but could use just a little something, I suppose its a session beer and as such its decent

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04-02-2013 06:22:47 | More by wordemupg
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Goliath from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.