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


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RATINGS: 544   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkellund42 (785) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark reddish brown with small white head. Aroma is malt syrup, caramel, rock candy, port wine, cinnamon and pears. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, light acidic and faint salty. Body is oily with light carbonation. Finish is long and balanced sweet and bitter with notes that follow the nose plus Taveners licorice drops and rye bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (13396) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2016
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy spicey aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Cinnamon, caramel and some ginger. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tom303 (123) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Dark amber creamy head aroma sweet malt fruit, taste to follow very warm cinnamon and fruity bitterness over underlying sweetness. Strong tasting. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (1490) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 30, 2016
Clear, copper-golden colored, small beige creamy head. Aroma is of malt, quite spicy, cinnamon, some caramel, dried fruity, bit apple. Taste is medium- sweet malt, caramel, bit toffee, spicy cinnamon, bubble gum, light+ bitterness, bit dried ruits. Medium- bodied, average- carbonation, bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brettsky06 (235) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 25, 2016
Pours an amber colour. Some caramel and sweet fruit aromas. Taste has caramel, spice, cinnamon and some fruitcake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Paddycairns (33) - - NOV 25, 2016
Mildly spicy but sweet smelling, being a abv bitter you can taste the alcohol with a dried berry sweetness and a small spice. Ok but boring

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (18117) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2016
Bottle from Kvickly. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light banana and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 221116

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (5153) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 20, 2016
Thanks Vanja L.! Bottled at Pivoteka. Clear ruby-amber body with an off white head. Light malty aroma, vague orange. Full malty taste, earthy (yup, Maris in evidence), maybe vague bubblegum and cherry notes, ending in a very light bitter end, somewhat flat. Meh, OK beer, didnít thrill, didnít offend. Thankfully, the cinnamon didnít come out flavor-wise as, well, cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fajry (1685) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2016
Flasa Saltney. Tmavo jantarova farba, bez peny. Vona sladova, karamel, cierne ovocie, vanilka. Chut sladova, prazdna, karamel, trosku ovocie, zlahka korenie. Prazdne telo, stredna nasytenost. Pikantne na zaver.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niller (1476) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2016
Bottle from Bilka, Tilst. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, dark fruits, cinnamon, spices, caramel. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Sweet spicy finish.

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