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

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RATINGS: 572   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.

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3.6
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


2.6
ChewyBeer (371) - 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

3.2
Trolleo (1538) - 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.

4
azzurro (214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Good spiced beer for the christmas season. Nice warm touch with the cinnamon, not too spicy, good balance.

3.6
alvaro78 (492) - 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

2.9
MarcinG (826) - 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.

3.3
Vells (1833) - 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.

3.4
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,

3.1
thejackpacker (421) - 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.

4.8
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

2.7
Marduk (7599) - 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.


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