Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Available in 500ml pasteurised bottles.
Previously 6.0%.
NOTE: The cask version (at 4.3%) has a separate listing.

Bah Humbug is a 6% abv brew using not just the traditional malted barley and hops, but also a big sprinkling of cinnamon. The effect of the cinnamon is to give a spicy, almost banana-like flavour as often found on German wheat beers; and this blends with the sweet-honeyed flavours of the Maris Otter barley to create a beer with all the fruit flavours of mince pies, Christmas Pudding and Christmas cake all rolled into one.

StevieT's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (639) - - DEC 9, 2013
Strong banana aroma, flavours of cinnamon give it an interesting taste. Bought it for the cool name but it wasn’t too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (444) - - OCT 6, 2014
deep amber-red color; caramel malt aroma; dry, bready, caramel malt flavor with notes of cinnamon and fruit; fairly well balanced; dry, bready finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a pretty nice traditional winter warmer. medium bodied, malty, with a hint of cinnamon and a hint of hops (more in the aftertaste). nice beer, but there are too many very good winter seasonals to go back to this too often."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5587) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, some dark fruit, doughy malt, thin, the finish was bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1274) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from B & M Stockton. Pours ruby with an off white head. Quite a fruity beer with notes of toffee, sherry, banana and raisin. A fair bit of spice too. A decent amount of flavour and a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, light fruit, honey, malty, cinammon, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (624) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
Aroma: hint of banana and spice. Flavour: some dark malt and spice App: clear brown with a short lasting head, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3815) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours nearly clear, bubbly copper-red with a short tan head. Apple-pear aroma. Taste is sweet, bready, white fruit, dried fruit.....lightly spiced..cinnamon, clove and ginger. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1964) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours with a mostly short-lived, bubbly head. Lovely deep red-amber color. Caramel and medium roast malts in the nose, with cinnamon and a subtle hint of coffee. Flavor: largely follows nose, with cinnamon flavored caramel and medium roasted malts. Feel: seems clearly too thin. O: OK for the holidays.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bersek (56) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Každému chutná něco jiného a každý by si měl utvořit názor sám. Nebudu psát neznáme pojmy. Jděte a ochutnejte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours near clear amber orange with well retained off white head. Aromas of nutmeg, burnt toffee, grains, cinnamon and figs. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, light breast biscuit sweetness, hints of mint mixed with the Christmas cake and cinnamon nutmeg spice. Finishes lightly sweet, lingering malt and spice with earthy hop character lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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