King Goblin | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

King GoblinKing Goblin
BA SCORE
61.4%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 461 ratings
King GoblinKing Goblin
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by AEK on 09-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,018
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
461
Liked:
283
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
12.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
99
Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper with a rocky, 2-inch head that dissipates to a quarter-inch. Aromas of caramel malt and hops. Flavors of sweet caramel up front with with brown sugar and a mild hop bite. Finishes with an alcohol warmth. Creamy mouthfeel. Rich, smooth and malty beer. Very enjoyable, but nothing terribly extraordinary.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Dark brown body with off white head that recedes like Sean Connery's hairline
Traditional no nonsense English soapy slightly sweet ale aroma
Traditional no nonsense English soapy slightly sweet ale flavour
Nice mf
This is alright but it's where regular nobbling should be

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3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark orange-amber pour with a two finger off-white foamy head with minimal retention and decent lacing. The nose is malty and fruity with hints of caramel, banana, dark fruits, toffee, pear, apple, and subtle hops. The taste is malt forward as well with lots of dark fruits along with hints of toffee, tea, caramel apple, and nutty brown bread. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly thick, with great balance and a subtle bitter hop finish. Overall, a pretty decent and drinkable beer...

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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into pint glass, 2011 bottling. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, toast, toffee, pepper, floral, grass, brown bread, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, pepper, floral grass, apple, pear, brown sugar, and floral/yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, pepper, floral, grass, pear, apple, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice English strong ale. Good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Poured from 500ml bottle into Samuel Smith pint glass.

A - Medium golden brown, highly laced creamy white head.

S - Piney hops followed by a custardy sweetness.

T - Sweet malt, vanilla, fruity esters, vague pine bitterness.

M - Slick sweetness, a medium bodied ale, carbonation is masked.

Reminiscent of a young beer, something with a short secondary and a brief carbonation period. A creamy sweetness matched with a piney English bitterness.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I must admit, I'm a huge fan of the original Hobgoblin and I wish they had more of their lineup here in Los Angeles County.

A - Looked very amberish, not a lot of head with very mild lacing.

S - This thing smelled amazing, coffee tones, nice breathe of citrus hops, a tad malty, pretty much what I judge English Ales by now.

T - I didn't think it got better than hobgoblin, but this is tastes like everything that makes Hobgoblin unique, only this crazy taste bud foursome happening on the palate. Very dark tasting, coffee, malts, spic and citrus from the hops, a tad more sweeter, but a great malty, hoppy finish. I was absolutely left coming back for more sips.

M - Nicely balanced, not a heavy beer. You can definitely get through a few of these and not feel like you drank maple syrup. Great carbonation, nothing too much like soda and nothing to little to have it flatten out.

O - This is one of my favorite beers. I loved this brew and how it's Hobgoblin all grown up. I wish they had more of their selection out here. I love Wychwood! I'm a fan boy forsure!

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King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 61.4% out of 100 with 461 ratings
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