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Bah Humbug - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 12-18-2003)
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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the fridge, not a cold beer was stirring, not even a Gruit; the glassware was placed in the cupboard with care, in the hope that Doktor Hops would soon be there; the bottle-opener was nestled on the kitchen counter with glee, while it awaited its first bottle to open for me... turns out that bottle was Bah Humbug! from those fine purveyors of the beered beverage: Wychwood.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Deep translucent russet body with an off-white head that starts out grand but diminishes greatly, let's hope this last statement isn't a valid description for any other category in this review.

S: Big toasted biscuit, burnt caramel/toffee malt base, not unlike the Hobgoblin, with spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. So far so good. Also noted is a whiff of over-ripe banana (i.e. when the banana starts going black and you really have to eat it or throw it in the bin).

T: That's a shame, was kind of hoping for a festive spiced version of Hobgoblin but it really falls flat with all-too-muted flavours; toasted biscuit, burnt caramel/toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Hops? Forget about 'em. Perhaps I'm drinking it too cold? (which is a possibility with any English brew).

M: Mid to light bodied with medium carbonation. Not bad but not impressive.

D: This brew gets a big Christmas "Meh!" from me. Thus far all the seasonal beers from Wychwood have been miss & miss for me, a lazy afterthought attempt at holiday sales from a brewer I once respected [Ouch me!]. If you get the opportunity to buy this then do yourself a favour and don't, it's been a long time since finishing a glass of ale felt like a chore (WTF? I'm only half done!?!).

Food match: The tears of a Grinch.

doktorhops, Dec 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.99/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Let the Xmas beers begin and pours a light hazed copper hue with a creamy three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is vanilla,strong cinnamon,bananna and dried fruits not expecting much from the smell of things and the feel doesn't get much better which is light bodied with moderate carbonation and the tastes are pretty much the same as hobgoblin with cinamon added and overall no this not for me cheers.

ADZA, Dec 14, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
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strong flavour and easy to drink but a little sweet and artificial tasting for my liking

aroma: cinnamon, candy and artificial banana

taste: cinnamon, candy, artificial banana, spice, malt and toffee

a little thin in relation to mouthfeel

alright beer and could imagine it being popular in the mainstream at Christmas but not one I would seek out again

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - copper red pour, 1/2 finger of off white head, fast dissipation leaving random lace all over

S - strong banana ( reminds me almost exactly like those little candy bananas you can buy at 7-11 ) vanilla and caramel, an underlining sweetness

T - sweet and fruity upfront, prominent banana and some bubble gum, pear, cloves and cinnamon near the end, a fast finish with a slightly sweet yet tart aftertaste

M - medium carbonation, smooth, medium body

O - i think this is my first winter warmer and i quite enjoyed this throughout. the aroma and flavor was way off from what i first expected and i found this fairly well balanced and easy to drink, i am glad i tried this.

djoprahwinfrey, Nov 29, 2013
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Bah Humbug from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.