Bah Humbug - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
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2.9/5 rDev -16.9%
I grabbed a handfull of these leading up to Christmas but did not crack one until today. It pours a nice ruby red with oinly a minimal head. While drinking some lacing remains but nothing to drastic.
Mouthfeel seems watery without the body that some other Wychwood beers present. Carbonation is mild as well.
Smells is a mild malt, a hint of spice, overall nothing very prominent.
Taste is milder than I expected. Same mild spice, slight hop, no real sweet taste at all as I had expected. Finishes with a hoppy after taste.
Overall, I probably wouldn't buy this beer again but it is drinkable. Just an average beer and a slight let down from its apperance and packaging.
12-30-2012 03:06:26 | More by Top_Jimmy
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
Props to my in-laws for including a bottle with my Christmas gifts.
A - Pours a nice ruby red colour, finger of head with relentless retention that remained throughout and some sporadic lacing.
S - A touch metallic and a hint of corn bread, a touch of lemon grass and citrus rind with a leafy green finish.
T - An ESB flavour profile off the top with musty caramel and leafy green hop note, hits of cloves and plums with a metallic finish and hints of toffee and espresso.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.
O - A solid winter ale with a decent flavour profile and an English ale backbone which makes for an easy drinking session ale. A tasty Christmas treat indeed!
12-26-2012 03:34:40 | More by andrenaline
British Columbia (Canada)
3.8/5 rDev +8.9%
One of several beers I got for Christmas. I only got one and drank it while waiting for Christmas dinner to be ready.
It has a deep, dark red-brick red, but clear, body. It poured with a excellent, creamy, beige head. Aroma is fresh, dominated by a hops and caramel, as well a dark (or over-roasted) coffee. The flavour is much like the aroma but ends with a shot of vanilla. The further into the beer I get the more an overly ripe fruit taste sticks. I also detect a touch of coriander and cloves. I find it has a heavy body with medium-to-high carbonation.
Overall, good for a seasonal winter warmer. Wouldn't be a regular and there are better winter ales, but this is good. Reminiscent of fruit cake: caramelized ripe fruit, would only get in winter, traditional, makes me think only the English would create it.
12-26-2012 03:00:14 | More by maclean25
Bah Humbug from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.