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Bah Humbug - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
80
good

313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of djoprahwinfrey
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; best before Sept 1 2014, served slightly chilled. This brew has been brought into my local store for a few years now, but the supply always seems to get snapped up before I get around to picking up a bottle. Naturally, I decided to just bite the bullet and try it right away this year.

Pours a beautiful, clear ruby-amber colour, generating about two finger's worth of frothy, off-white foam that soon recedes over the next minute or two. A creamy cap and collar are its eventual remnants, with a sticky ring of lace denoting the former high-water mark of the foam. The aroma is quite malty and sweet - light caramel and biscuits, with some ripe, spotted banana vibes. There's also some very faint clove and cinnamon spiciness in the background. Nothing off-putting, but too safe to be interesting.

That's about all I can really say about the flavour too - sweet, malty, and pretty straightforward. Bready malts, cinnamon toast and light toffee sweetness start us off, in addition to some plum and more of that ripe banana I picked up on the nose. The finish is a pleasant mixture of very light clove/cinnamon spice and leafy, almost citrusy hop notes. Lightly bitter in the aftertaste, with some roastiness and a hint of what seems like baker's chocolate. Not quite medium-bodied, but it has a velvety smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel with mild carbonation that gives the illusion of a heftier body.

Final Grade: 3.53, a passable B grade. Wychwood's Bah Humbug is a rather plain winter warmer, but there's nothing inherently bad about or even wrong with it. The flavour is balanced but mild, with a gentle brushing of fruity spice and a finish/aftertaste that really ties the profile together. Unfortunately, it's just too light to have the same complexity and rich, inviting features that my favourite warmers tend to have. A serviceable English-style ale for the autumn and winter months.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle purchased at LCBO. Served cold and poured into a pint glass. Kick-ass label as with the rest of the Wychwood product line.

Appearance - Nice dark garnet color that yielded just over 2 fingers of creamy ivory head. The head lasted quite a while leaving tons of spidery lacing down the glass. Beer was transparent and had some bubbles present.

Smell - Cinnamon, herbs, spices. Hard to put my finger on it but smelled very festive, like a bakery at Christmas minus the yeasts and bready smell.

Taste - Cinnamon, herbs dominate left with a slightly bitter taste. Also quite spicy as far as beers I've had but unsure of how this compares with others in the style.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich, dry finish with medium carbonation. A definite warming effect in the mouth which is certainly understandbale given the style.

Overall - First of the style I've tried, but overall was pretty enjoyable. Was expecting a little more in the way of bold flavors but would definitely consider a repurchase.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Bah Humbug from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.