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

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RATINGS: 369   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...


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10173) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9877) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Pours nut brown with a foamy off-white head. Malt and caramel aromas with a hop nose. Sweet malt flavor with a bitter end. Fizzy and medium-bodied palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (9624) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9421) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9242) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (8927) - 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.....

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2011 Bottled. A copper coloured beer with an off-white head. A sugary sweet beer with tell tale cardboard notes. Mixed fruits. Too sweet, feels sickly in mouth. Bity of antiseptic in nose too. Hmmm. Score 2.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 2.8

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8609) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Very pleasant English bitter. Clear amber pour. Some citrus with hops and bitter. Rated 4/7/03

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8562) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2011
(bottle) Clear, amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Sweet cara-malty aroma with notes of toffee and a mildly citric hoppy blend. Moderately bitter flavour delicate malty sweetness, light bodied with a calm carbonation. Cara-malty and slightly fruity hoppy taste with a slightly woody touch towards the dry and slim finish. Decent. 24.I.11


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