Hobgoblin | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

BA SCORE
84
good
2,604 Ratings
HobgoblinHobgoblin
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,604
Reviews:
1,085
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.02%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
478
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Drinkerofales
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber brown and a creamy head.

Smells floral and slightly fruity, with a touch of yeast.

Tasted a bit of caramel and slight nutty. Light hops are balanced throughout.

Felt a bit thin, but easy to drink.

Overall, not a bad beer, but nothing special.

DOA

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of boyessen
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nutty taste with a caramel malt back bone, a little hops which keeps it interesting but nothing sticks out too much because its all in good balance. Taste could be a bit more bold. top to bottom a solid brown ale, easy to drink. A beer I would buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a dark brown body with a foamy, two finger head. It looks like an English Brown Ale

Smell: Sweet buttery yeast hits the nose first followed by a slight hint of chocolate and caramel. I could not find the "slight citrus aroma" advertised on the bottle.

Taste: Sweet malts attack the taste buds followed by a hint of chocolate. This prepares the tongue perfectly for a pinch of hop bitterness. There is an undertone of nutty flavor throughout the experience.

Mouth feel: Medium-bodied and slightly dry - it works for the style but I wish it was a little less watery.

Overall: A very solid English Ale with a good balance of sweetness and bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Appearance - Clear red/brown colour with an average size frothy beige head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for only a short while.

Smell - caramel, hops, malts, nuts

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I cant taste malts, nuts, and a touch of chocolate. There is also a hint of a pear juice sweetness. The beer finishes with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - You can't really go wrong with this beer. It has a nice well balanced taste and is very sessionable. If you're looking for something exciting however, you might want to look elsewhere.

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Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
3.71 out of 5 based on 2,604 ratings.
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