King Goblin

Single 500 mL bottle from Green's on Ponce, Atlanta, GA , USA. Superb color on the pour, giving a beautiful, garnet clarity that I seldom see these days. Color is deep and present. Head is to be frank, a little disappointing. Small, not well retained although the lace defies he lack of retention. Nose and tastes give up a classic biscuit malt and a light touch which defines the style (at least in the bottle). Some hoppy notes are added to the alcohol which produce a nice balance of drying...

WychCraft

New to GA, USA this week. Classy looking brown bottle, 500 mL Beverage Resort, Kennesaw, GA, USA, $3.99. Very pale orange pour with some decent carbonation, a small but really fluffy head and some good lacing. Looks nice. Lovely combination of hops upfront, balanced malt backbone and some classic English PA biscuit tones in the background. Full and creamy mouthfeel. Pretty dry finish but the combination still manages to give that classic buttery, baked flavor. I know that Wychwood gets some...

Duchy Originals Organic English Ale

Super example of the style. Very light, amber pour with great clarity. Head is very bubbly with a little lacing. Average retention. Aroma is typical full of sweet, biscuity malts. Repeated in the taste but with a little larger than expected, dry hop finish. Bitter and dry in the aftertaste too, which is a little surprising. Adds character. Amazingly light and drinkable, a typically soft English Ale. Has session written all over it.

Bah Humbug

Updated review; 11/19/06 === This gets better everytime I drink it. Even more smoothness than I remember, more rounded, more port like and sherry aftertastes, it gives me a warm glow inside. Delicious. Much darker pour that I remember in years past, and checking the review from a year ago that seems to be the case. Much better in 2006 and I have adjusted the scores accordingly. Really dark mahogony greets me this time. Lovely sweet malts in the nose. Less bitter too. I have bumped up one or...

Goliath

Love the presentation, this looks like it is going to be a monster of a beer, but pans out to be something quite different. Pours the color of tea with a tiny bit of mild added, a sort of cloudy, copper/orange color. There was a heck of a lot of yeast sediment in the bottle that gave the beer a certain opaque quality, but when it poured it seemd clearer in the glass than in the bottle. Definite, mild yeast aroma and taste. A little biscuit in there and a very slight, hop, dry finish. If you...

Fiddler’s Elbow

First thing to note here is that this came in the brown glass bottle so it looks as though Wychwood have finally given in. Looks like the label has been slightly re-designed too to give it a fresh look. Lovely, clear pale golden pour, but a slightly disappointing lack of head and lacing. Bags of fruity malt aroma and a solid hop backbone give this beer a nice balance. Some acidity too. Mouthfeel above average, but not in any way substantial. Refreshing with a dryish hop finish that shows...

Scarecrow Ale

Orangey in color with a nice level of carbonation leading to a decent, persistent head, with some good lacing. A very clean taste, that I found very refreshing. Particularly noticeable was the distinct and persistent aftertaste that was hoppy with a nice bitter twang. A little cloudy on standing that made the brew a little less attractive than I would otherwise have liked. A simple, drinkable beer that I would be happy to recommend as unremarkable but quite acceptable.

Hobgoblin

Nice. Poured a caramel red color with a large foamy head that subsided quickly. Lots of lacing. This is what I would call a full flavored English Ale and nice to see it in the clear bottle. I always associate these bottles with real ale that I've usually drunk on draught before trying it in the bottle (e.g. Old Speckled hen). The bottle gives it an authentic "Ale" feel. I think this would satisfy somebody looking for a tasty beer but who was still looking for something that wasn't too heavy. A...