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King Goblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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very good

321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 13
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of dansmcd
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

dansmcd, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

innuendobrewskiman63, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of GoodOmens1986
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

GoodOmens1986, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of karait95
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Color is mainly reddish it can be considered dark amber with reddish hues, head is light brown and big, dissipations is slow and traces are present on the glass, carbonation is not so vivid thus no permanent layer is formed on top of the beer.

S: Some toasted malts are present and the high alcohol is at once also, not other things easily identified.

T: Mainly toasted malts forms the backbone of this beer but this also has hops spirit and some faint fruity flavor

M: Starts balanced and shows some bitterness or to say it better is a bittersweetness, sensation is long enough for a good ending nothing short and/or simple.

karait95, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of 6string
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

6string, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of BGDrock
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

Appearance: amber hue; clear; head fades fast

Aroma: tough to put down; good interplay between mildly tart hops and light maltiness; slightly woody; some spice

Taste & Mouthfeel: somewhat grassy; bitter (but not the green hoppy kind) and gets more so for a lingering finish; clean with good carbonation

Overall: they definitely over-sell it a bit; this "special reserve" is not particularly interesting, but the hop profile is nice. A good Bitter but nothing more than that

BGDrock, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of slowandlazy
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

slowandlazy, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of steve8robin
3/5  rDev -20.2%

steve8robin, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of allisino
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

allisino, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of LukeONeill
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

LukeONeill, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A malt job. Nothing special to look at (slight amber colour), neutral aroma, medium mouthfeel.Caramel, light toffee, light toast. Ok drinkable, but nothing special, another LCBO choice from their limited palate.Where are the nice balanced English ales?

Sammy, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Alucard4

Look: Deep ruby red color with a 1/2 inch tan head and semi translucent with just ok retention

Smell: English malt with dark fruits and bitter hops

Taste: Very plain and boring pretty much just taste like malt caramel and toffee

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body with mild carbonation

Overall: Boring as hell

DarthKostrizer, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 1.5" beige head with moderate lifespan. The body is a clear deep amber. The smell is good but a little less complex than Hobgoblin, with malt and toffee. The taste mirrors the malt and toffee smell plus there's lots of dried fruit and even a bit of banana esther in there. The moderate length finish highlights sweet toffee, not slow burn bitter hops like Hobgoblin. All in all I like it I just find it less interesting than their Hob to which I'm comparing it.

MoreThanWine, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of BFro
4/5  rDev +6.4%

BFro, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. SA pint.

A: Brown with reddish hues. Creamy two finger head.

S: British hops, sweet dark fruits, and some toasted malts.

T: Sweet fruits, strong maltiness, and goldings hops.

M: Medium-thick and very creamy: almost like a nitro head.

O: It is bold and delicious and much better than Hobgoblin.

bucklemyshoe, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Goldfishman
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of TippySelenoid
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

It's a clear amber with a foamy off white head. Wonderful lacing.

It's carmely and molassesy. bready,

It's got a nice roasted toffee taste. Not as buttery as Hobgoblin. Some molasses in the middle. The hops lend a nice bite to the finish.

A bit lighter than medium bodied. Lots of tiny carbonation. Smooth and soft.

This beers better than Hobgoblin. I'm a fan of traditional English beers, and this is another one that I've really enjoyed.

TippySelenoid, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of sneefcity
3/5  rDev -20.2%

sneefcity, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of thedoubler55
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A nice clear ruby red, a hint of copper, a nice tan head at the top that leaves slight lacing around the glass.

S- A nice malt aroma that is obvious with slight hints of carmel, a nice hint of honey as well.

T- A simple taste throughout, nothing crazy with this brew, a nice malt taste with woody notes as you sip this one.

M- Medium bodied and creamy, barely any carbonation.

O- Very mellow brew, this is probably my favorite from Wychwood Brewery. Very simple.

thedoubler55, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of mithrascruor
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown color. Creamy off-white head is film-like, yet thick, and leaves lacing.

Smell: I'm honestly not getting much of any aroma off of this.

Taste: Earthy and bready with caramel and hop notes. The taste is actually quite nice, but marred by being much too sweet. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and quite smooth. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: After a while I think I get a hint of alcohol in every sip, though it may just be the sweetness as this is only 6.6% ABV.

If the sweetness (and perhaps alcohol) were taken down a couple of notches, this would be a great beer.

Also, nice to see Wychwood using brown bottles now!! Hopefully their other beers are coming in such bottles now too.

mithrascruor, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of RepMichigan
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

RepMichigan, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a nonic.

Appearance is a clear medium copper with a one finger off-white head. A nice frothy cap settles onto the top of the beer and lacing clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma is quite malty. Rich notes of caramel and toffee dominate. Some dark fruit is also present. There is also a slight nuttiness.

The flavor is quite sweet and malty. Caramel and toffee again along with some cherries and raisins. A very slight piny hop note is detectable along with a pretty stout bitterness. The finish is pretty bitter but there is also a sticky malt sweetness and some alcohol. Carbonation is light and appropriate.

Overall this is a pretty good beer but not quite my style. A little too heavy and sweet.

rangerred, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of towlea25
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

towlea25, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle that appears to have a bottled on date of July 2011.

Pours a clear brown with a 1+ finger brown head. Head has decent retention and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is rather unremarkable and a tad subtle, but with a good rich toasted malt component and more than a hint of dark fruits. The toasted malt is a major part of the flavor too, but there's a clear hop presence. The flavor also has a bit of alcohol and a hint of fruit. Lasting

M: rather smooth; medium+ body; semi-dry finish.

O: improved a bit with warming.

chinchill, Dec 28, 2011
King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.