Goliath | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 06-18-2002

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of vinicole
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Amber/red colour. Quickly dissipating head.
Smells of beer. What a surprise! But not much else.
Toffee and caramel flavour.
Cruiserweight body - which is it's best point.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of SmashPants
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: a typically cool embossed brown 500mL bottle, a fancy label as well and a cool name. Good package.

Appearance: pours out a dark amber colour with a one-fingered beige head with good retention. Minimal carbonation visible.

Aroma: not a bad aroma for a mid bitter - some grass hops and citrus hops and some earth qualities. Not mind-blowing, but decent.

Taste: some of the earth malts and an almost fug-like toffee to go with it. A bit awkward, and very dull.

Aftertaste: the flavours fade away pretty quickly, really just not much there.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with a lower carbonation, suits the style. Perhaps a touch more carbonation would bring some more flavours through.

Overall: a pretty boring English Bitter. There are some malts and a touch of hops, but there really isn't that much there. I wouldn't mind it as a sessional - I'd particularly like to try it on tap - however the price in Australia is (as usual) prohibitive.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of SebD
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, caramel, some toffee, floral hops and citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some bready malts, some sweet caramel/honey, floral hops, some grassy notes and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

pours orangebody tinged brown with a fast-settling head and light aromas of toasted orange and caramel. Sweetish malt with a toasty and spicy bitter edge. A decent bitter.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale copper; medium frothy head, long lasting; clear

Aroma: Malty; fruity (sultanas per other reviews); light hops; lightly grassy

Taste: Juicy and slightly hoppy on start; thin in the middle, with roasted grain finish (light); well balanced; thin, but not bad overall; quaffable

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 1/4/13

A hazy light copper with bubbles popping up from everywhere and they feed a tight finger of foam that stick around long enough to leave 3 rings of lace followed by some random patches

S some faint caramel and floral hops with a little bread, quite faint without a whole lot going on

T stronger then the nose with some fruity aspects, and something earthy to go along with the caramels and faint hops, a small step forward from the nose

M more body then I'd guess form a low booze beer and a little creamy from the bubbles, fairly clean aftertaste

O would make a decent summer swiller, respectable but nothing spectacular

I like the sweet malts but could use just a little something, I suppose its a session beer and as such its decent

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Goliath from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 137 ratings