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King Goblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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very good

308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AEK on 09-26-2010)
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Reviews by doktorhops:
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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Digging the Wychwood Brewery fantasy themed beers, especially 'King Goblin' which appears the sort of thing Gandalf would tell Bilbo Baggins to stay away from as it's "An ale for rowdy dwarves and sinister men"... well Bilbo; here's to you.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Deep clear rust body, any darker and it would be chocolate coloured, with an off-white 0.5cm head with decent retention. A well appointed ale thus far.

S: Dark fruits upfront with brown sugar, sweet toffee malts, light earthy yeast and a touch of herbal hops. Bit of a mixture between a classic Strong Ale and a typical Brown Ale, both are top English styles.

T: All of the above: dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee malts, light earthy yeast and a herbal hop finish, with the added addition of some brandy booze flavour thrown in. The brown sugar and booze is very upfront and hides the other flavours a bit, particularly the yeast. The herbal hop finish is bitter enough to remind you of hops but can be a Kräuterlikör (herbal-liquor) like.

M: Mid to light body with light carbonation.

D: A decent enough ale, bit expensive compared to Hook Norton's 'Twelve Days' (which has a similar flavour profile), but it gets the job done like a good English Strong Ale should. If you're looking for a brew that is brown sugar, boozy, and with a medicinal herb after-taste you've certainly found it.

Food Match: I know the festive season is over but the traditional Christmas fare would work a treat with this... oh well, next year.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 10:50:11 | More by doktorhops
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2014 11:39:58 | More by mizx
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3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is 3 years old, so...

Pours a hazy copper brown with a modest cream head.

Aroma is reminiscent of cherry cough drops, with a bit of floral character.

Flavor follows suit, with more menthol and dull cherry flavor overtaking the toasted malt, into the fairly bitter, earthy, herbal, and medicinal finish.

Body is a little watery, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

I thought age was responsible for the of flavors, but other reviews indicate otherwise. This is going to be a little difficult to enjoy.

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Clear red colored ale with a medium sized tan colored head.

Smells of butter and leather with some toffee thrown in it. Bitter oranges and some tobacco leaf with some sweetness.

Starts out sweet and malty with some English hop. Moderately hoppy and lightly bitter, tastes mostly of leather and tobacco. Alcohol warms the chest. Toffee candy make an appearance.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a very tasty beer.

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A: 2 finger cream colored head that settles into a ring which leaves no lacing. Dark amber or mahogany clear body.

S: Very clean. Malty grain, toffee, some alcohol. Maybe a little nutty.

T: Very clean again. Makes me wish this wasn't filtered. Some dark fruit, particularly plum and raisin. Little nutty. Some astringency.

M: Some prickly carbonation, slightly coating with a medium mouthfeel.

O: Its good and on the right path. I wish there was a little more alcohol and it was unfiltered which, in my opinion would have made it a little more interesting.

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King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.