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King Goblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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very good

330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | 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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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

We pour a brew of rich penny coloring into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It holds a half finger tall head of wet and creamy off-white foam, showing nice retention into an equally slippery film across the top of the liquid. Lacing is speckled, and while there is a rosy haze to the brew, no real sediment is appreciated. Carbonation appears to be mild. The aroma offers rich buttery diacetyls, caramel and brown English soured mash maltiness, toffee sugars, balsamic vinegar, lemon peel bitters, sticky figgy and concord grape sugars, strawberry licorice, salt lick, phenolic plastics, and cactus sap. The following flavor gives an equally rich beverage of true English proportions, giving liquid toffee sugars, grain of raw barley, steeped caramel, and dusty English pale wheatiness, violet grapes, prunes, and plums, tinny metallic yeastiness, baby’s breath weediness, lavender and chamomile florals, chai and black pepper spiciness, cloven and plastic phenolic bitterness, paint thinner and shoe polish, sunblock creaminess, ethanol, and bready honeybun sweetness. The body is full, and the carbonation is light to medium. Each sip gives okay slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with decently pleasing finishing pop. The mouth is coated in a sugary, cloying cloak, but this gives way to a slow and sweet dryness all of its own. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks somewhere in the middle.

Overall, if this brew is truly only brewed under a full lunar moon, then that’s awesome. This is not really of any benefit to the substance of the beer, but it is still an attractive gimmick. The sweetness is there, but unfortunately it isn’t solely in the form of fruitiness. It comes more from residual sugars and ethanol, making for a harsh-finishing beverage. Otherwise it is hearty enough, and full enough, to keep you happy and warmed throughout. Perhaps we should have waited for the full moon, so as to realized its full potential?!

TheBrewo, Oct 06, 2014
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Not a nice beer. Overly bitter and lacking in flavour compared to other goblins.

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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.

barczar, Jul 19, 2014
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King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.