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


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RATINGS: 565   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thejackpacker (216) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (6903) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Small size, beige head, stays. Sweet, caramel, shy hops, malty in aroma. Sweet, lollipop, caramel, icing, bit of strawberries in taste. Sweet, strawberry-pear lollipop caramel in aftertaste. Beer is hidden. In some ways it feels like pear lemonade is mixed with beer and strawberry lollipop is the cherry on top. Weird stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hrabren (1121) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 11, 2017
0.5 l bottle from a local store in Slovenske Konjice, Slovenia. Thanks Zvonko&Monika. Light spicy, light malty, toasty. Nuts and dry fruits aroma, overripe fruit or candy. Perfumed. Light body, medium carbonation, abrupt finish. Spicy after. Nice, but weak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BelgiskOlklub (1069) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2017
Hazy brown body and a small diminishing head. Heavy taste of bubblegum, banana and spices. The taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Sticky texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (3254) - ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear copper beer, small to medium off-white head. Nose is pear, malt, caramel notes, cinnamon, some sweetness. Flavor is malts and pear notes, some spice and berries. Finish is cinnamon and more pear, mild hops. Kinda odd, but the cinnamon is not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (223) - - JAN 5, 2017
Served in a Teku glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear dark brown amber with a thick pale beige head. Aroma is molasses, caramel, spices, dry fruits and a hint of nuts. Taste is malts, caramel, warming cinnamon, nutty, bitter-sweet with slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very tasty X-Mas beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onesimus (43) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Brown red with finger of off white head. Lots of aroma of dark fruit cherry malts Initial in the mouth Full flavour of fruits fills the mouth and has a "spicy" thing going on the side of the tongue. Medium body light carbonation with a slightly bitter follow through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (1058) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a fading light beige bubbly head. Aroma is of caramel, biscuit, red fruits, hint of ginger. Taste is of biscuit, hint of red fruits, cranberry, cherry, some warming spices. Watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6981) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear, mahogany colour with copper glimmer and average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, sulphureous head. Mellow malty and slightly spicy aroma, hints of caramel, cherry, some cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet malty, fruity, hints of dried fruit, cherry, banana chips, a touch of cinnamon, hoppy overtones with a touch of mint, mint toffee. Unspectacular but quite nice.

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