Friday, October 17, 2008

Hobgoblin, Wychwood Brewery, Okfordshire, United Kingdom

Check out that face on the bottle, how can you honestly pass the Hobgoblin by without taking a second glance? The thing is, I couldn't. When looking for new beers to try, I definitely look for coolest bottle. Yes I am destined to impulse buy anything that is slightly interesting, especially if it's next to the register. The Hobgoblin is on the lighter side of brown ales. While I often detract for this lightness in my reviews, I found that the Hobgoblin made up for it with a fruity/nuttish aftertaste that teased and appeased my palette. This beer definitely has flavor on it's side as well as a healthy 5.2% ABV. The Hobgoblin sneaks in at a 4.0.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Excellent choice. I've had Hobgoblin on tap at the British Beer Company. I liked it, but I think a 4.0 might be a little too high.

Though, your tastes do lean towards brown ales.