This is the third coming from the lineage of Goblins.
This time the King himself.
Today it’s time to launch the Special Reserve – time to familiarize with the power of the King of Goblins.
King Goblin is the strongest beer in the offer of Wychwood Brewery. Due to its strength (alcohol content 6.6%) is defined as “Special Reserve”.
Beer is advertised as ‘Only Brewed on a Full Moon‘, which adds to its uniqueness fairytale, yet it fits into the context of just the upcoming Halloween night.
What do we know about this beer?
King Goblin is a beer in the style of English Strong Ale, although the brewery defines his style as a Special Reserve.
Were used for brewing barley malts: roasted chocolate and cristal and four varieties of hops:
- Fuggles – English aromatic hops. It gives the beer a mild, spicy character;
- Sovereign – It gives floral aromas, grassy, herbal. Also used for bitterness in the type of green tea;
- Styrian – adds similar flavors like Fuggles hops;
- Cascade – used due to flavor of tropical fruits. It can also be used to hopping for bitterness.
Reading the ingredient list, we know more or less what beer can be expected.
I think that there’s no wait, but immediately proceed to verification.
Name: King Goblin (alc. 6,6% vol.)
Brewery: Wychwood Brewery (Witney, Oxfordshire, England)
Beer in the style of English Strong Ale.
Expiration date: 31/07/2016
|Chestnut colour with ruby tint.
Foam cream colored, fine bubbles, quite high. Falls remain to the end in the ring form.
|Smell: first of all I feel a fruits from a tincture of alcohol, further aroma of malt and alcohol.|
|Flavor distinctly malty caramel plus fruity notes. Such fruit cake sprinkled with alcohol.
Beer is full in flavor, full-bodied. Palpable alcohol.
Bitterness moderate hoppy–herbal, with greater sip is slightly tannin. However, the tartness I feel only for a moment.
King Goblin is concrete beer. Large content of alkohol (as in English ale), to the sweetness of seasoned medium bitterness – this is a full-bodied beer, warming. Just in time for autumn evening.
Not stirred a riot of flavor, but it can ripple in the head and it tastes good.