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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cool new beer as part of the Wychwood 4 pack. The bottle is brown not clear like the thumbnail above thank god. I like the fact it is 4.2% ABV thought the name suggests a bigger beer. the beer pours a nice autumnal gold with a slight nose. the taste is nutty and quite dry on the finish . Not a lot of complexity unlike Scarecrow or Wychcraft . the beer is certainly very drinkable but I was hoping for a little more. I did like the finish which was rounded yet autstere at the same time. pretty good offering but not my fave Wychwood beer.

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From notes:

Appearance: more of an amber colour than the claimed ruby; good lasting head; very slight haze

Aroma: malty and sweet, caramel

Taste & Mouthfeel: very smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel; on the sweet side with minimal bitterness or hops despite the "hefty wack" of hops advertised; lacking depth, and flavour dissipates quickly

Overall: a lackluster beer that definitely doesn't live up to it's name

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. not sure about this, but my bottle has 4.2%ABV

A- Pours a clear golden amber, with about 1.5cm of head that quickly subsides to a whisper. looks pretty good, more like an english bitter though.

S- a bit of toffee and caramel malts, with a touch of citrus. very pleasant, but not hugely flavourful.

T- Again a bunch of toffee and caramel malts up front, with a citrusy hoppiness, and a nice refreshing bitterness. much like the smell, very pleasant without being hugely flavourful.

m- lighter to mid bodied, bitterness fills the back of the mouth, and it has a surprising length of flavour. very drinkable.

O- a pretty sound bitter, i enjoyed it and would drink it again on a warm day.

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App - Poured a brown clear out of the bottle with a flimsy head which disapeared pretty quick. A lot of bubbles in the beer.

Smell - Smelled of beer, simple as that. Hops. No "flavor" smells and no strong alcohol smell. Just simple good beer smell, with no flavor.

Taste - The slogan is "the beer to slay the thirst". Well it does that quite well. It's not overbearing with flavor but has a very nice taste of hops. A bit more alcohol taste than you would expect from under 5% ABV. Practically no after-taste. Don't know why but there isn't.

Feel - Goes down smooth, a little carb. The low alcohol and lack of flavors help it, so you end up taking big gulps.

Overall - Not at all special. Just some basic English beer. Not for your craft beer lovers or for any of the guys who like Belgian beers. Strictly English

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Goliath from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 138 ratings