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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...


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
meteoritically (1) - Maidstone, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2006 does not count
pleasantly hoppy, amber coloured ale with a white head. perfect, never tasted better.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopfen28 (5) - USA - NOV 22, 2003 does not count
Whenever I have the opportunity to enjoy this most flavorful, swillable giant beer, I exclaim "GO-LI AAAAAATH!" out loud as I am pouring into a giant glass. This silly ritual speaks for itself.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Very good. Pleasant fruity aroma. Malty. It was light in flavor and very drinkable. Enjoyable beer. Brown in color.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5750) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 This is beer, pure and simple. Solid, dark opaque orange, almost brown, with a firm foam head. Nice sweet flowery aroma. Wonderful flavors -- underlying malt, lightly carameled with a nice sweettart finish. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
holliersteve (25) - ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
I would tend to disagree with the majority of goliath drinkers here... and would heartily recommend this beer in bottle form. Purchased from "homebargains" in Northampton UK for 99p a bottle (08/03/2010) (yes!!), it is sweetly toffeed, not overly carbonated, earthy, not too bitter, or over hopped. Great refreshing beer to quell a mighty thirst and grow that goliath belly. Get some before it runs out !!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raistlin (125) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
This beer just gets it right. It has just the right amount of bitterness that it gives it great taste, but doesn’t bite your throat. Its very smooth, and you can chug quite a bit at once. Not heavy on stomach at all, never makes you feel bloated and you can go for another one right after. Head is very minimal and brown, and doesn’t last long at all. It has amber orange color and cloudy liquid. It has average carbonation and quite pleasant easy after taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
A delicious English beer. I took a whiff of this stuff and almost immediately wrote it off as overhopped English garbage, but the overhoppiness is all in the smell and never appears in your mouth. Surprisingly good, with a deep reddish caramel color and the coolness of being served in a big old bottle that contains an English pint. Enjoyable and impressive, I recommend you give it a shot if you’re able to get it.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
troull88 (68) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2013
Fairly nice beer, but almost no bitter at all. Taste is so full and really pleasing. I like this beer very much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3222) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 27, 2013
Dobry nawet jako tradycyjny angielski Bitter. Ciekawa stylistyka etykiet do piw z tego browaru niektorych moze odstraszac, ale mi sie to podoba. Pianka niewielka taka na centymetr gora. Kolor herbaty (bez mleka), w smaku gozkie i typowe dla prezentowanego gatunku, nikle nagazowanie, ale to dobrze w tym przypadku.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2004
Malty grain aroma with some hops.Good off-white head almost creamy, long lasting with good lacing.Sparkling dark amber colour with lots of the tiniest bubbles I've ever seen.Light bitter hoppy flavour with long bitter finish.Light body,watery texture, lively carbonation. Judging by the majority of comments, this beer appears not to travel well.Personally I love this beer and agree with Hopfen 28.Over here it comes in a great 660ml bottle(albeit clear glass)for a lower price than all the other 500mls. I always fall back on it when I'm not sure what I fancy. A couple of these and you graduate to Hobgoblin.


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