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King Goblin - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
85
very good

320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | 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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Pog-Mo-Thoin, Jan 29, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

500 ml bottle purchased for about $4.50. Served fairly cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Dark copper tones with very little visible carbonation which left a very thin lacing on pour.

Smell - Immediate sweetness detected - hard to place but definite fruity smell - like a Belgian Ale but not that strong

Taste - Sweet flavor instantly but then more complex tones of malts, fruity tones, with a very slight bitter. Alcohol comes through just a touch with the 6.6% ABV but masked well by the complexity of flavors. Not too sweet

Mouthfeel - Very smooth with low levels of carbonation - but nice drinkability.

Overall - I was not expecting a lot from this beer but I was very impressed and would buy this again. Great after-dinner beer that's not over-powering with the sweetness/fruitiness and just a solid showing from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

TwinCreator, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

hansavijaticar, Jan 16, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

Quick Review, personal enjoyment, not style

Poured from bottle, into pint glass, dark color with 2 fingers of head lasting several minutes.

Nice dark malty aroma.

Flavor was high in malts, with a very low hop bite at the end.

A full mouth feel, with appropriate CO2 levels

A very enjoyable ale, for late evening or a cool / cold day

*I tend to favor malty heavy brews.

Greg_Nall, Jan 13, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

500mL bottle coded 3CJK 22:34 at 40 degrees into a goblet
Bought through vintage Cellar for $17.95/4 pk
Aroma woody
Head small (1.5 cm), light brown, fully diminishing
Lacing OK
Body clear, medium amber
Flavor starts with a light malt bitterness, slightly woody (phenols?), no hops evident, no diacetyl noted, no alcohol evident
Flavor ends about the same, short lived
Body medium, watery, carbonation lively

Overall, a nice, easy drinking clone of Hobgoblin. Small, rapidly diminishing head somewhat lowers the visual appeal for me, but still a reasonably priced reasonable ale.

Ozzylizard, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%

reviewed: 1/1/14

King Goblin from Wychwood
poured from a bottle into a mug

P-packaging:Nicely shaped brown bottle with Wychwood fairy tail like label 4.0

A-appearance : wonderful deep copper brown with a 1/2 in. tan head 3.5

S- smell: yeasty bread and some toasted malt 3.75

T-taste: again yeasty slightly pungent then balanced with bitterness 3.75

M-mouthfeel : medium body almost no carbonation 3.75

D-drinkability: surprisingly drinkable for a strong ale 3.75

O-overall: good flavor and smooth finish I like this one 3.75

picked up after my fall hobgoblin purchase

Extrajoker00, Jan 01, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%

Yet another English beer I thought I'd reviewed years ago: any here's my thoughts today.

500ml Bottle: BBD 31 Jul 14, poured (twice) into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip at home on 29 Dec 13.

Lovely light ruby red hue to the amber brown body: clear and clean looking, on top of each pour sat a creamy foam that gave good lacing.

Caramel, toffee and all the other malty molasses combine in the aroma to give a rich and sweet nose to the beer.

The taste follows, but it isn't as sweet s the smell indicates, this is more complex than just a sweet malty brew. The hops may well be hiding but they still give the beer a little balance and a mini bitterness towards the end of each sip.

Good feel to this beer: I make no secret about my preference towards malty, sweeter brews and this sits right in that slot for me. If this was brewed by some fancy Dan brewery people would be pontificating about it for ages, well they should do so even if it's from a Marston's subsidiary like Wychwood.

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King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
85 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.