Hobgoblin | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

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

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3.11/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

50 ml bottle poured to a Tulip glass

Pours brown with reddish hues. Clear. Medium off white head, fine bubbles. Dissipates to a minor ring around the edge of the glass. Minimal but persistent lacing.

Has light roast and malt to the nose.

Taste - Predominantly roasty with a strong malt presence. Some overtones of alcohol.

Mouthfeel - a bit hollow, and a bit of an alcohol presence.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of ncsutton
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving - Bottle

A - Brownish color with Amber highlights to it

S - Very earthy/nutty smell to it

T - Roasted malts with a nutty taste to it, also a very earthy undertone to it

M - Medium to light bodied brew, with some decent light carbonation

O - A solid Brown Ale in my opinion, it reminds me a lot of Newcastle Brown Ale, but is enough different and maybe a little better, but that may just be my bias based on how cool the bottle is (only in making it more preferable than Newcastle)

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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1/5  rDev -73.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

A. Darker brown with amber highlights and all of the exceedingly fine-bubbled action that a nitro tap brings to the party, very foamy head.

S. Smells more on the scotch ale side of things, very biscuit-y. Faint earthen hop presence. Overall the scent is very slight and takes some effort to pick out.

T. Surprisingly nutty considering how much it smelled like a scotch ale. Semi-sweet malted flavor tempered with just a tiny splash of earth hops. Pretty good.

M. Although the nitro tap churned it up until it was nice and creamy in texture, once left to settle and warm up to room temp, it had gone noticeably thinner to my tastes... so it apparently failed to hold the bubbles in emulsion as well as a stout would have. Because it started out good and ended up poor I am forced to give it an average rating as far as texture goes.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hobgoblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,644 ratings
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