Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great label, lame brew. Little head. little taste, little mouth feel, little everything, From goliath , huh?
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yes, great bottle. Why arenít all beers sold in 660 mls? Otherwise I thought this was disappointing. Head vanished very swiftly. Malty aroma, brief caramel malt in the taste, watery and thin, followed by an even briefer bitterness. The name deserves something better, though the new label is a big improvement.
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark orange colour, mediumsized beige head. Skunky nose with hints of fruit and hops. Weak bitterish flavour with hints of caramel and malt. Watery palate, dry mouthfeel.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber body with a compact head. A light grainy and caramel aroma. Lightly bitter in the taste, light body, nuts, watery and dry.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 thereís no way in hell this was an ESB. Thereís no bitterness to be found. Itís 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 donít get beers like this in the US, for better or worse (plain old ales, mild and below 4.7%, but unfiltered - canít find íem). In short, I very much enjoyed Goliath and would drink again. Liked the immense 660ml bottle, too.
scotty (1193) - SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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 doesnít hit the spot. Shame, as I rather like Wychwood beers.