Padchenko (351) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 7, 2017 madlizzie (12) - - DEC 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark amber colour. Caramelly malts in the aroma - fairly rich with light pear esters. Malty body. Not thin, which is amazing for a Wychwood beer. Lots of pear, marmalade and cranberry esters. The malts are heavy and plodding, not good for a malt-accented brew. The yeast is really sludgey-tasting, too. This beer drags across the palate like Fred Flintstone driving a logging truck in the mud with a rippin’ hangover. The finish gets a touch of dryness from a shot of peppery alcohol. I understand the benefit of having a bit of booziness in a winter warmer, but against such a dull backdrop it really comes off poorly. The fact that they used the brightest malt - Maris Otter - to make this beer blows my mind.
Pours dark reddish brown with a small white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is cinnamon and spice. Light to medium carbonation. Texture is light and warming and taste has prominent cinnamon, caramel, and is a little fruity. ChewyBeer (387) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2017
Appearance: clear ruby, copper with slight head
Aroma: light malt and spices
Palate: medium light mouthfeel. Low carbonation
Taste: sweet malt initially that makes way to cinnamon
Overall: an interesting beer but a little watery. Lacks a bit od robustness in palate and flavour Trolleo (1566) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 18, 2017
Spicy, shy cinnamon aroma, also some cloves, yeasty, honey cake, even some banana. Clear dark ruby color with small white head. Taste is cinnamon, banana and spices, moderately sweet with long spicy sweet finish. Thin body, watery, flat carbonation. Not exactly a winter warmer but quite nice. azzurro (246) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Good spiced beer for the christmas season. Nice warm touch with the cinnamon, not too spicy, good balance. alvaro78 (495) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
Leves aromas a canela y caramelo.
Buen aspecto rubi, espuma persistente.
En boca maltosa y especiada levemente, muy ligera y bebible
MarcinG (865) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Butelka 500ml . Ciemno miesziany kolor. Piana srednia,lekko palona,opada szybko. W aromacie karmel,toffi przyprawy i slody. W smaku slodkawe,alkohol lekko ciagnie o jezyku. Slody, suszone owoce,karmel,ciastka. Vells (1846) - Rīga, LATVIA - MAR 7, 2017
Usually not a fan, but this one was quite nice. Mostly because I am really thirsty X) Some decent malty background, caramel, some bread, and
that cinnamon that you love in one sip and hate in another. Otherwise decent brew with moderate sweetness and moderate to light bitterness
with some herbal hops in finish. HopsSensei51 (1) - SWANSEA, WALES - FEB 27, 2017 does not count
orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, thejackpacker (446) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle from Aldi. A slightly bland Christmas ale compared to others but after a while, one gets some lively Christmas flavours coming through. stringtiff (1) - Rotherham, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017 does not count
Bah Humbug 5% abv brew, has a toffee like flavour, deep rich red colour with the taste of Christmas cake and other tastes of Christmas. A most enjoyable ALE