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Goliath

Rating:2.85

After enjoying the previous offering from Wychwood Brewery at the start of the month with Hobgoblin it felt fitting that the end should feature another, this time Goliath. I was surprised by how much I liked the former so I am looking forward to this pale ale, hopefully it doesn’t disappoint. It is well rated online so hopefully that is a good omen.

Appearance (3/5): Amber with a pinky sized, bubbly, off-white head that shrinks after about a minute into a small, foamy one that lasts. Lots of small bubbles in the glass & the head leaves some lacing as well.
Aroma (7/10): Fruity on the nose, mainly dried dark & summery fruits. Rather nice & not what I was expecting at all.
Taste (6/10): An initial dried fruits taste such as raisins similar to that of the smell. This is followed by a bittersweet aftertaste which is quite distinct.
Palate (2/5): Medium to light bodied, this ale tingles the tongue slightly & seems average carbonation wise.

Overall (11/20): Quite a nice tasting ale after the first sip which I didn’t enjoy for some reason.  About average overall for the type although the smell is quite pleasant. Definitely a very drinkable ale although not in the same league as Hobgoblin by the same brewery.

Brewed In: Witney, England
Brewery: Wychwood Brewery
First Brewed: 2000
Type: English Pale Ale
Abv: 4.2%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Home Bargains
Price: £0.99

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