King Goblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: medium brown hue with a hazeless body and a nice, moderate effervescence. Head poured a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty nice!
Smell: lightly sweet caramel aroma, very much like a nut brown ale in character. A bit mild for a strong ale, but well-enough composed.
Taste: malty flavor with an emphasis on caramel malt and a light nutty toastiness. I rather like it; it's not really strong-ale flavored, but Wychwood doesn't market it as a strong ale. It's a tasty brown ale that I rather like.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent and well-integrated carbonation; there's a good, boisterous creaminess here. I like it.
Overall: this is a decent beer, if possibly mis-categorized. I would definitely have this again.
07-28-2012 22:23:19 | More by flagmantho
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours a clear amber with a 2 finger light tan head that recedes to a thin layer over the surface. No lacing, but plenty of carbonation.
Dark fruits in the aroma when cold. Spicy and earthy from the bottle with light bubblegum. Green apple and nuts after it warms.
Fruitiness is lighter in the taste. More like a sweet/tart apple than the previous dark fruits. Bitterness rises to balnce in the finish. An occasional hint of bubblegum.
Medium bodied, lightly clinging feel. Carbonation and alcohol are apparent.
Quite enjoyable for a hot summer night. The fruity qualities help in this regard.
07-04-2012 02:12:59 | More by obywan59
3.38/5 rDev -10.1%
The beer pours an amber red with nice amounts of carameling and some yellow along the edges. It also pours with a nice white head and good thick lacing that dissipates at a medium pace. Smells of sweet malts, almost an apple juice-like smell with a faint hint of biscuit in the back. Tastes again of sweet malts with a nice caramel backbone and an ever so slight tingle of hops on the tongue. There is a flavor in the initial swig that reminds me of sweet vegetables… Unfortunately that is the most specific I can be on the taste… Its swigs nicely on the tongue, a bit watery, but with just enough oomf to suggest its caramel flavor. Overall this is decent beer, I’m not as taken with it as I was with the HobGoblin, the wateriness of the beer is a little disappointing, though I’m sure it holds out well as an almost session-able ale.
06-30-2012 01:00:36 | More by Maxwell
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours deep reddish brown. Lovely one finger off-white head with coarse bubbles dies to film.
Aromas of England, toffee, caramel, butterscotch malts.
Taste is restrained and integrated. Malt driven, with some earthy dry hop bitterness to round out. Alcohol hidden. Dry finish builds, and leaves me wanting some more malt.
Mouthfeel spot on for style. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Overall, good session beer in taste - if not ABV :-)
06-17-2012 07:50:22 | More by heygeebee
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.
A – Pours a cloudy chestnut brown, with a small one-finger light khaki colored head. Unique lacing that coats every square inch of the glass when sipped but also clumps together in larger patches at the same time. Maintained at least some semblance of a head all the way through the glass.
S – Caramel, toffee, fruit, and drawn butter. Smells awesome. Aroma nice and strong.
T – Big toffee and caramel notes forward. Earthy and musty hops detected in the mid-palate. Nice bit of buttery diacetyl in the finish, but not overpowering. Fruit (cherry) notes come out as it warms. Smooth. Tasty. Butter and herbal hop aftertaste carries for days. I know this may be obvious, but saying this beer tastes "English" is still a good description.
M – Low-to-medium bodied, but with a nice creamy slickness that kind of makes up for it. Low carbonation. The overall package comes together well.
O – This one is everything its weird little brother (Hobgoblin) wants to grow up to become; a very solid, flavorful, unique, dark English ale. I could just see sipping this by a fireplace in some quaint little pub in the English countryside. I’m a fan. Would recommend if you enjoy English style ales.
05-19-2012 22:06:48 | More by TempeBeerMan
3.3/5 rDev -12.2%
A - Ruby red ale, under a finger of creamy head with extensive beautiful lacing.
S - Very light and mild. A bit stale also. Hints of caramel and butterscotch.
T - Follows the nose, some raisin and caramel and raspberry cordial.
M - Medium carbonation, light body.
O - Probably not something Ill be on the lookout for in the future.
04-06-2012 05:31:08 | More by dansmcd
King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.