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Hobgoblin | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wychwood.co.uk

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,417
Reviews:
1,096
Ratings:
2,636
pDev:
13.56%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
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Trade:
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3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tstromer
2.65/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of -steve-
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Now in cans! Picked up at the LCBO.
Pours a ruby red with half inch white foam. Smells of banana esters and faint malt/toffee. Fruity up front with malt sweetness that ends dry. Overall a solid goto beer for almost any occasion. Interestingly the can is 4.5% ABV compared to the 5.2% in the bottle.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Mahogany colour, nice head with lacing on the glass.
Smell - Toffee, malt, not very hoppy.
Taste - Sweet, again toffee/caramel. Not very bitter. Hints of molasses. Reminds me of Innis&Gunn.
Feel - Lightly carbonated, medium bodied.
Overall - A little too sweet for me to have several, but once in a while it’s fine.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Dark reddish brown with a thick foamy beige head and nice lacing. Slight smell of cola and cinnamon. Taste is malty and slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Overall, a good bitter.

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Photo of degarmot
4.64/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dandy14
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours red-brown with slight head from can to pint glass. Smell is roasted malt and some faint hops. Taste is same, with emphasis on malts; bread, dark caramel and toffee notes. Feels smooth and drinkable. Good for the style and a fantastic session beer that I plan on having again.

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2.99/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke19
4.57/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Nice strong taste!

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3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.19/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - clear amber brown, Just off-white head, dissipates quickly
S & T - fruity sweetness as it touches the tongue, then goes into bready malts and an almost immediate wave of bitterness with an earthy hoppy backbone. It has a strange off note of mineralic fizzy water, but quite tasty anyway.
F - light body and carbonation.

O - quite tasty. Quite flavorful for such a low ish ABV too.

I'd recommend this one.

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4.52/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houborg1
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Castolo
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdamSteve
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,636 ratings
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