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

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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


mothman's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass. Color is a light brown on the bottom of the glass and it has a really neat fade into a dark brown with a hint of dark plum. The head is thin, but leaves good lacing. There is some kind of sediment floating around in this beer. The smell is very similar to a porter. Many sweet malty notes including carmel and honey. There is also a slight floral scent. The taste is of strong carmel honey malts with the similar side of floral hops. Mouthfeel starts out very smooth and creamy and then becomes just a tad bitter. Overall, this is a very easy to drink beer and it reminds me a lot of Sam Adams Honey Porter. It is a great beer and a must try for the winter months. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-02-2009 20:54:45


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (5389) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber brown beer with medium copper head. Nose is on toasted caramel, spices, marzipan. Taste is medium sweet, aroma is on spices, almond, carared malt, nothing outstanding here but the beer is easily drinkable, still spice and marzipan at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (588) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a good size foamy head. Has a coppery amber colour, fairly clear appearance. Good lacing. Aromas of hops and malts, as well as a bit grains. Flavours are very fruity with that slight touch of cinnamon poking through as well as hints of caramel and a hoppy finish. Gives off a tingling mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Pretty easy drinking and perfect for the holidays. :)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle 50 cl. Ruby bronze color, weak foam. Aroma: malt, fruit, caramel, slightly soaked cherries, jam, sweet. Taste: cherry, caramel, slightly bitter fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (619) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Aroma is strong bread, honey, cinnamon, banana, spice. Appearance is hazy light brown/orange with no sparkle, finger-width off-white head with poor retention and fair lacing. Taste is sweet banana, fruit, spices. Palate is light bodied with creamy texture, soft carbonation and sweet finish. Overall, certainly has the sweetness for the style but a little thin and could use a little bite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (767) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby with a small, creamy, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, cinnamon and dried fruit. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, dried fruit, cinnamon and a hint of banana with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Light to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1841) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear ruby brown color with thick creamy tan-like head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, cinnamon, cloves and herbs. Taste starts with light sweet toffee and cinnamon, follows mild fruity, herbal and a bit papery, while finish is mild bitter. Light to medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Quite tasty, still a bit weak, but better than expected...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2140) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy dark fruits and hops flavor malts spicy dark fruits spicy and hops

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2267) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 3, 2016
Pours a fairly clear ruby red color, darker shade. Topped with a small off-white head. Sweet biscuity aroma, some anise and cinnamon presence with nice chocolate addition - although biscuity feel dominates it. Taste is mildly bittery with fairly spicy presence and a hint of sweetness. Nice liquor aroma, somewhat rum and sherry like. Decent one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nephirem (175) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
Another Christmas special here, this time from Wychwood brewery. This dark amber beer is spiced with cinnamon, wich leads to quite a dry finish. Mostly bitter taste of this beer is accompanied by the subtle aroma of fruits. Overall, this beer is just lacking something. Itís not bad, but it feels a bit empty and quite bland. Really, nothing to write home about here. It was worth a try but Iíd be hard pressed to choose this one again with so many better alternatives available. Was expecting a bit more from this seasonal beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4246) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottles from Aldi, Washington, Netto, Old Fold, Gateshead and Sainsburyís. 2007 and 2015 vintage: 5.0% ABV; Copper coloured with a soapy and fruity, slight cinnamon flavour followed by a sweet, dry burnt toffee finish.


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