King Goblin | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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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
Ratings:
454
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
95
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ChrisCage
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice deep copper coloring with red hues in the background and super clear! The carbonation cascades to the top immediately and appears aggressive but really seems to be mellow in the end. The head is exceptional....being two fingers thick and retention is very ideal....eggshell in color! The lacing is nice as well, if not modest.....as always, the artwork, label and bottle contribute in a positive manner to the appearance.

S- The aromas are of modest booziness, bready/fruity smells of alcohol steeped berries and/or dates....somewhat tart best explains this. The alcohol is somewhat rummy yet fresh and perhaps of slight wood. Slightly caramel/molasses in sweetness with an Earthy note on the finish....interesting!

T- There is a medley of flavor happening here....toasty nuts, yeasty bread notes, slightly tart fruits, caramel sweet malts and the finish is of leafy, yet mild hop cones.....smooth Earthiness all around and the alcohol is noticeable but not offensive. Aftertaste is clean, smooth and crisp, which defies the richness of the flavor profile as it sits on the palate.

M/O- Surprisingly, this is light in body, but the flavors make it seem like more....the carbonation is plentiful, and zingy on the palate, yet maintains wee tight bubbles that once they explode, the flavors really dig into the palate! It is well noticed that this was brewed during a full moon.....think of it as a super charged Hobgoblin Ale.....excellent color, great aromas and taste make this another winner from Wychwood....thank you to the mystical world of this brewery!

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Photo of LaMbOfGoD
1.97/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of captaincoffee
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown with red highlights, full dense off white head which dissipates quickly, some lacing. Nose is pleasant fruity malt, not much from the hops at all. Taste has those same fruity malts, both light and dark fruit and malt coming through. Some musty and cardboard notes. Bit of sweetness gives it a bigger feel, but still not a big beer. Quite a decent beer, and better than the other Wychwood offerings, but not super special. Would certainly give this another try if I ever saw it on cask...not sure if this one is produced that way or not.

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Photo of Miccal
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quite fruity. I think there are a fair amount of esters in this...banana and pear flavours. Quite a rich mouth feel but tends to dissipate into a carbonated bitterness at the back of the tongue. The beer tastes high in alcohol and feels a bit rough round the edges. 'Rocket fuel' comes to mind. It's not subtle but it is fun.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisroarshack
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Ebolasoup
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dazka
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RPM3334
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drummermean
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a clear dark amber with a big,frothy, offwhite head
-medium carbonation
S:
-caramel,toffee,nutty,strawberries,cherries,raisins
T:
-nutty,roasty,caramel,toffee,grassy
-moderately bitter
F:
-light to medium body
-medium carbonation
-slight alcohol warming
O:
Pretty Decent,mouthfeel was lacking

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear ruby with huge short lasting beige head. Aroma caramel, toasty malts. Slight nutty. Taste sweet malts, toasty malts. Slight bitter finish with some toasty notes. Light body, high carbonation.

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Photo of Anze
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam_Lifts
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ric_Lace
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $3.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that films out in around 2mins. Very dark brown and filtered clear

S- Yeast and cloves.

T- Bready good. Good malt backbone. Not very sweet at all. Nice brew. Cloves, cinnamon and yeast

M- A bit watery that was not expected

O- Pretty good brew. Nice blend and nothing sticks out at you. Will buy again.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with....... BBQ'd shish kabobs! Made these ones with chicken breast cut into 1" square chunks then plum tomato, yellow onion and mushrooms.

Enjoy

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Photo of vinivini
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sazz9
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexW693
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vladdswrath
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep red amber with smallish head that disappears quick but manages to lace the glass, although it's a pretty feeble lace. Aroma is very sweet and a hair of nuts and fruits, reminiscent of the better brown ales that I've had. Flavor wise, it's as sweet as it smells...but it's not heavy like a lot of the dessert stouts, so I feel like I could put a couple of these down and not feel sick about it later. Mouth feel is a little thin, but in this case I think it helps the brew stay out of the desert box. One of my favorites...

(Supposedly this is the same as Hobgoblin Ale, but brewed under a full moon. It's 50 cents more, but I'm glad to pay it, as I don't want to anger the moonbeams and ruin the brew.)

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Photo of Sharpee1937
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

King Goblin from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
3.75 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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