fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Probably would have overlooked this one had it not been placed right in front of cooler. Even then with the clear bottle they seem to consistently use I still decided to buy as I saw it had JUST been placed out for display. There's a tart flavor I find in the malt/hop combination used by some British brewers that I find pleasant, but nothing really sets this apart. And it leans to being a bit sweet and having some husky. off characteristics. Not bad, but glad it was on sale.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, grain),
lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of diacetyl, DMS, and gasoline.
Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is
lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body,
watery texture, lively carbonation. Obvious flaws in the nose (it's
honestly like they dumped an American Standard lager into this
thing...smells absolutely awful), and an unclean & stark flavor balance.
One of the worst I've had from this maligned brewery.
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tan, amber colored. Skunky smell. Bitter, hoppy, simple, non-comlex flavor. Its not bad, but needs more taste. Also 4.7% alc. not impressive.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light red color with thick white head. Slightly sweet, buttery. Not too bad.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber color, nice head and lacing. Nose is malty with a touch of hops. Taste is lightly malt and lightly citrus. If it tasted less watered down it would probably be good. They should try putting the same amount of beer flavour into a normal sized bottle and all would be good. Not a failure, but certainly not Hobgoblin.
Shag (2538) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like iced tea? And I dont mean the rapper of course, apples and caramel. Brownish/orange appearance with almost no head. A slightly bitter one dimensional flavor with some caramel and fruit. Not too bad just nothing impressive either.
jhayden91 (3) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great and refreshing beer. Package is got a good design and it comes in a 500ml bottle so it is more bang for your buck. It is a bit on the lighter body style, but overall a good beer. Hope you enjoy
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool bottle and label. This brewery does a great job in that respect. However, their beers tend to be skunky and this one is no exception. If you can get past the smell the flavor is not all that bad.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, deep amber color, small head. Hoppy, but quite watery aroma. Hoppy, fruity flavor with bitter finish. Gotta credit Wychwood for the large enough (and good-looking) bottle. In fact, it was so good I had to pour half a glass to my pc and keyboard :( My typing-feel is too sticky to go any further on the subject.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just like every other Wychwood beer that i have had - skunk. I cant say wheter or not this was a good beer or not, it just tastes bad.