Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
Amber colour with a small off white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel and a light hoppyness. Flavor is fairly bitter with a touch of some caramel malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2005
Bottle poured dark caramel with a big thick head. Aroma is a little skunky but not to much. Flavor of malt, spice,caramel. Not bad at all..very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2005
Clear amber body with a compact head. A light grainy and caramel aroma. Lightly bitter in the taste, light body, nuts, watery and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2005
this was slightly too cold to begin with, but i got butter and caramel from it, as it warmed i got very strong notes of burnt toast which dominated the taste as well. a little thin in the mouth with a lightly bitter, very slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2005
The beer evacuates the 660ml clear bottle a luminous copper with the head smallish and frothy in texture, the color off-white after its rather quick demise the lace forms a thin and concealing sheet. Nose is malt with butter like aroma, caramel, crisp and clean with the start lightly sweet and the malt adequate, the top is thin. Finish is delightfully carbonated and the hops delectable in their spiciness very dry almost vinous aftertaste that lingers long on the palate, ah the delightfulness of an English Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Wychwood gets a bad rap, but they totally deserve it. Their beers suck. The Scarecrow and Hobgoblin are terrible. Anyway, so with those expectations, I turned to rate the Goliath, knowing full well that a glass of bitter disappointment lay before me. To my pleasant surprise, the beer was good. Its style has been changed to Ale, as there’s no way in hell this was an ESB. There’s no bitterness to be found. It’s basically a mild ale, and the alcohol taste is nonexistent. Murky/cloudy in the glass, just the way I like it. Moderate levels of malt that are typical for UK brews. You just don’t get beers like this in the US, for better or worse (plain old ales, mild and below 4.7%, but unfiltered - can’t find ’em). In short, I very much enjoyed Goliath and would drink again. Liked the immense 660ml bottle, too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
scotty (1172) - SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2005
Looks good, mid brown colour with a reasonable head which leaves nice lacework. There is a strong malty/grainy nose with hops just murmuring in the background. Flavour and palate are both lacking in any character, light and grainy, not a lot else really. Served chilled, it might be ok on a hot summers day, but on a cold January evening it doesn’t hit the spot. Shame, as I rather like Wychwood beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JMH (2) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2005 does not count
Big bottle, looks good in the glass but rather small taste. Quite an appropriate name for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrnkMcDermott (3052) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Bottled. Solid dark roast malts are the first thing I noticed. But other than that, um... not too much to hang an impression. Just an almost decent "beer." Close to megabrew for blandness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2004
66 cl bottle: Bright clear copper with pretty lasting head. Highly carbonated. Smooth, but almost no aroma and no flavour. Not bad, just incredibly boring.

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