This is a little bit of a more personal post. I’ve lived in South Korea for over half a decade and in that time the range of different imported beers has expanded massively. However most of them have been mass market or cheap brews. That was until maybe a month or so ago when a little taste of home quietly joined the selection at our local Homeplus. Hob Goblin is a dark ale from the Wychwood Brewery based in Witney, West Oxfordshire. It’s well known in the area and much of the UK, however the rest of the world hasn’t enjoyed it much as of yet.
Currently it’s priced at ₩4,400 (£2.50), which is basically the same as back home and it available in the Original Dark English Ale or Gold versions. Also it’s only in the 330ml bottles at the moment. The taste is a fruity and flavorful dark ale, perfect during these colder Korean months.
You never know if it’s here to stay and my biased opinion is to buy it and try whilst you can. It’s better than old of the mass market Korean beers currently on sale.
Pictures of Hob Goblin English Ale from The Wychwood Brewery
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Have a great week and see you next Wednesday.