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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,062
Reviews:
1,093
Ratings:
2,630
pDev:
13.56%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Mild chocolate and caramel malts. Mild floral hops. Some diacetyl, wonder how old this bottle is. Residual sugar, syrupy.

Appearance: Dark brown, not opaque. Looks like deep copper when held p to light. Head is small and light brown. Good retention, no lacing.

Taste: Chocolate malt, very worty. Moderate crystal malt. some diacetyl. Mild floral and slightly funky hops.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. The finish is quite dry. Very mild carbonation.

Overall: Nice dark ale. The age of this bottle might have been a factor here, a freshness date would be nice. This is exactly why I used to strictly avoid imports in general.

Drank on 5/5/2012.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A – Pours a clear chestnut brown with a one-finger head of off-white bubbles with solid retention. Patchy lacing.

S – Skunky musty hops and nutty, caramel malt. However, not nearly as bad as that description probably sounds. Smells like an old, wet, English cellar.

T – Big caramel malt presence, followed by funky almost vegetal hops (I am reminded of celery). HUGE diacetyl taste in the mid palate, brining a taste somewhat akin to artificial movie theatre butter. Hard mineral finish, which lingers on the tongue.

M – Here’s where this beer fails miserably. It’s extremely watery. In fact, water might not be this watery.

O – Reading all the comments above this must be a terrible beer, right? Not exactly. “Different” and “weird” are probably better descriptions. Oddly charming. Definitely nothing out there quite like it. I must say its big brother “King Goblin” is far superior (mainly by way of being far less watery). This one is not something I would buy regularly when having a taste for English ale, as it’s just a little too bizarre and “off” for my tastes.

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3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

4/19/2012

Appearance:Dark earth brown with a low head and hardly any carbonation. Opaque.

Smell: Very sweet brown sugar, plum, raisins, and a dark malt smell. No alcohol smell. Very nice.

Taste: So sweet and strong raisin taste. Alcohol is minimal to none. It has a roasted nut taste.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Mild carbonation. Very watery finish.

Drinkability: Not much to it, decent, but watery finish.

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,630 ratings
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