Saturday, 27 September 2008

Wychwood Fiddler's Elbow

They say that anticipation of anything is almost as good as the real thing and certainly, I had been looking forward to finding another beer from Wychwood.

I had really enjoyed the Hobgoblin from the same brewery so when I spotted this I immediately put it in my shopping basket.

This has a milder flavour than the Hobgoblin and is almost as good. It has a fruity taste, apple & pear maybe, with a good flavour of hops. It also comes across as a little bitter and sweet combined, getting sweeter as you get nearer the end with a tiny hint of something spicy. Although it had a good head it seemed to get a little flat towards the end but that's being a little to critical maybe.

The Verdict.

A nice refreshing beer, a little lighter than Hobgoblin but very good but would probably choose Hobgoblin before it.

Wychwood Fiddler's Elbow - 50cl - 5.2% alcohol - England


Alistair Reece said...

That does indeed sound good, worth hunting out in Oxford next week.

Liam said...

I will have to try and track down the others in Dublin next time I'm up. Hopefully soon.