Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: English Strong Ale
Witney, England


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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
barbiedoll0808 (11) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. Deep copper/brown colour with thin beige head. Some sticky toffee/hop/spice aroma. Ok in mouth with brown sugar and cinnamon on the finish and tingly hop. Best Wychwood bottled beer that I have had. Goodish winter beer

dimeon (363) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 20, 2017
A: Deep red with a medium, thick white head N: Caramel and polished wood T: More caramel, with a strong hit of cinnamon. Good bitter backbone and some hints of citrus in the background P: Full-bodied O: Nice winter beer, but not too heavy. Could sip a few of these in succession.

Padchenko (377) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 7, 2017
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 (415) - 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 (1718) - 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 (380) - 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 (607) - 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 (975) - 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 (1894) - 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 (583) - 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.

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