Wychwood Brewery - Hobgoblin
Purchased From: Copaco Liquors & Fine Wines
Serving Type: 500 mL bottle, poured into a nonic pint glass
Hobgoblin, possibly the most widely available of Wychwood’s beers pours with a rich creamy tan head of fine carbonation atop a brilliantly clear ruby-copper body. The full head is good on retention and produces great, eye-catching lacing. The vanilla bean nose is backed up by a creamy sweetness and hints of mocha coffee aroma.
The piercing crisp malts roll in with a considerable hop profile. The Goldings and Fuggles hops add tons of flavor, but do not overpower the beer with bitterness. Earthy nut flavors round out the beer, which is both clean and refreshing. This is a great beer and definitely something to check out if you’re a fan of Newcastle.
Final Verdict: A-