Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday's Beer

Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale on draught From Wychwood!

"Hobgoblin is a powerful full-bodied copper red, well-balanced brew. Strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end.

Head Brewer, Jeremy Moss, has produced a full chocolate malt flavour beer by the addition of a small proportion of crystal malt and the use of Fuggles hops blended with Styrian Goldings hops. The ruby red coloured Hobgoblin is full-bodied and has a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity character."

Imagine if you will sitting in an English Garden waiting for the rain ........!

But this garden is located outside a bakery that is producing bountiful chocolate laced and fuit flavoured treats that permeate the nearby atmosphere.

Thats the kind of complicated aroma that the Goblin breaths into your world.

The bottle opens with a nice pop and fizz. Pours with vigorous effervescence and produces a hearty top of creamy froth that hangs on till you take a couple sips.

The beer tastes clean if a little on the hoppy side ( which I like ) and leaves the mouth feeling refreshed and well prepared for another taste. Deeper draughts are rewarding as well.

I'm using this one to wash down some Mexican baked beans and meat served on fajitas with plenty of cheese, onions, peppers and such! And it works very well indeed.

Not to say you would not want to take this beverage with milder foods. It's not overpowering at all just nicely brewed and interesting to the palate.

Thumbs Up for the Mischievious Little Imp from the Big Brown Bottle!



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