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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Pasteurised Bottle. A cask version did appear in 2001 @ 3.7% Goliath: The Beer to slay a mighty thirst. A full bodied & robust ruby bitter brewed with Pale & Crystal Malts, with a rich malty taste & a hefy wack of Fuggles & Goldings hops, just the beer to slay that thirst...


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
Clear amber with medium head. Sweet fruity with hoppy,spicy and caramel notes. Ends bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2007
660ml bottle. Orangy brown, pours with a dense head, but fades. Initially light fruits, later peppery hops in the aroma. Rich malty taste - biscuity. Citrusy hoppiness too, resiny. Lovely crossover of the two for the finish, some tart berries too perhaps. Crisp and refreshing. Good full-flavoured bitter for 4.2%.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (10285) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2003
bright red-amber colour, fine head and a nice lace, citrusy, moderate hoppiness with light buttery notes, very smooth with a decent finishing bitterness - easy

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle. Nice deep golden color with a bubbly medium rather short lasting white head. Quite a fruity aroma with some caramel. Flavour is fresh, malty with hops, fruity, rusty sweet caramel. Some bitterness in the finish. A decent beer though the rustiness is quite misfitting in the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Golden with a red hue and a nice head. The aroma is like an early summer morning: fresh, floral, sunny and fruity. The flavour is round, fruity and malty. Goliath is a big beer, but in spite of that, he has a light body - and is a refreshing summer beer. The finish is rather long and nice with a light bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (10072) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, nussig. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig. Karamell, fruchtig, nussig.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10010) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2003
The best Wychwood beer I've tasted or smelled. Deep, amber ale with a medium-sized, khaki head with very good lacing. Ok, so I finally run into a Wychwood that isn't skunked and it has almost no aroma. Ok, sure, lemony and malty with light butterscoth flavors up front. Well-balanced, but mostly flavorless on the backside. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and very light carbonation. Lengthy, acedic, malty and woodsy finish. Not at all a bad beer. The only one I have actually enjoyed from Wychwood thus far.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (9800) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
50cl bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust. Clear autumnal amber color, medium sized light beige head. Smell malts, butter. Taste malts, buttery, lightly bitter. Typical English style bitter. A bit dry finish, medium carbonation, low to medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (9167) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle: Clear, copper coloured, mid-sized stable off-white head with a little lace; fruity-caramelly nose with a delicate touch of vegetables; light to moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; slightly increasing dry bitterness in the short fruity (lemony) - caramelly finish, followed by a faint metallic tinge in the aftertaste. Not so good.....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 13/01/2002 Golden coloured with a slightly acidic taste. Full hop finish. 2. Bottle 30/10/2002 Amber coloured and smooth on the palate with malt aroma and flavour. Slight hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 02/03/2003 Amber golden coloured with a hoppy aroma. Slightly sour fruit flavour. Malt finish. 4. Bottle 09/03/2003 Amber golden coloured and smooth on the palate with a malt finish.


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