King Goblin | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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3.79/5
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474 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wychwood.co.uk

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AEK on 09-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,570
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
474
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
108
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4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of britishadder
4.66/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of JamesLeung
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ukrfan
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrunkMuffin
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dylan_The_Elder
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alazzarius
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was about to forsake all beers after a two years beer spree when I tasted this beer. it was an epiphany, after each seep I would say to myself, "what a good beer!!"... I beseeched the Universe to have the people make beers like that to make this life worth living. I tasted this beer on the Winter Solstice when I was very down after drinking a lot, and one seep transformed my mood from depression into ecstasy, I don't care what everybody else says ..This is the best Beer in this part of the Universe!
To satisfy the bots: looks: average smell: divine taste: extactic feel: cold velvety overall: lifesaving

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Photo of chebode2
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Macamah
2.35/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wowo64
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allegue04
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From elcervecero. In Ikea's pint glass. Watching Game of Thrones 7x01 + playing Pillars of Eternity. Caramel and even children bubblegum in a good body and great feeling thanks to a well adjusted noble hops bitterness. I want another

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Photo of SayBoom
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jtee
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

From a 500ml bottle served at 11 degrees Celsius into a British pint glass. The beer warmed up to room temperature during consumption. Best before date: 20.11.2017

Look: The beer pours a clear reddish-brown with 4cm of dense, tan head that settles into a craggy cap within three minutes. Good lacing.

Smell: Quite mild and balancing towards sweet. Nutty and toasty with faint caramel and fruity esters (dried fruit). A touch of noble hop character. Some alcohol on the nose as the beer warms to room temperature. Pretty nice if not that complex.

Taste: Moderate intensity and just a hair on the sweet side. It follows the aroma perfectly. Nutty and toasty notes again. Faint caramel with fruity esters. A notch better than the aroma sets it out to be. The finish is medium in length and intensity with a sweet-ish balance and a slight mineral note.

Feel: Medium body with mild carbonation. Creamy and very smooth with a faint alcohol warmth.

Overall: An overall malty brew with great balance and drinkability. Well-within the style. I'll be honest in saying it's not that interesting and you're not really missing out much by not trying it. However, it's still a decent brew and I'd have it again if offered.

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Photo of Vader444
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into nonic pint glass.

I was gifted a case of this. While not ungrateful, I really can't get into it though. Looks great, dark ruby/amber with a pale fluffy head. Smells rich with stewed fruits and dark malts. The flavour lets it down though. I really can't put my finger on the problem but there's a certain plasticky artificial quality that I just don't like. Fortunately a couple of my buddies love it so I'm happy to palm it off on them. Cheers

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4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Some people don't like if a beer has excessive booziness to it - I think I am on the contrary. Especially if that booziness is well balanced with the rest of the ingredients, the beer could have as high ABV as they like.
This King Goblin has only 6.6 but somehow it has some sort of booziness but as if it was an overtone to the taste - a heavily malted and solidly hopped Special Brew, "brewed only on a full moon".
Well, whatever the legend making says, I like the heavy character of this ale, can imagine this being drank in dark English pubs, a dark ale that weighs heavy on you. This is the King of the Goblin series and not without reason - highly recommended for tough Ale aficionados.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pcbnumber1
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mandrilo
4.96/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of werehereforthebeer
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a tankard.
Appearance: a pleasing dirty copper look. A pour thin head shortly lived.
Aroma: apple, caramel. Nothing stood out drastically possibly because of poor glass choice.
Taste: malty, metallic and a little harsh at the end. As the beer warms up, the bitterness softens.
Mouthfeel: surprisingly hollow but the bitterness at the end lasts too long.
Overall: although not awful it doesn't come close to hobgoblin.

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Photo of fallenshadow
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 474 ratings