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


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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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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mothman's rating

   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

p0urmeac0ld0ne (310) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 10, 2017
Very well balanced ruby red ale, with a Christmas twist. Subtle hints of spices and other seasonal goodness. Went surprisingly well with a Thai red curry, of all things. Very flavoursome. Not bad for just over a quid in B&M bargains.

bjakk (828) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 1, 2017
Brown, clear with yellow creamy foam. Sweet, honey, and bonbon (perubrjóstsykur) in the aroma. Sweet, fruit, honey, with strong sweet fruity hoppy aftertaste. Quite drinkable.

Milter (1067) - Nyborg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2017
God engelsk strong ale, Tilpas med sødme og bitterhed. Ikke meget smag af jul.

dimeon (483) - 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 (392) - 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 (425) - 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 (1769) - 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 (449) - 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 (637) - 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 (1030) - 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.

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