Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! Ale | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! AleBah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wychwood.co.uk

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UnionMade on 12-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
374
Reviews:
237
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
36
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Photo of woodychandler
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am continuing my 2017 Christmas in July celebration, inspired by the good peeps at The FGBS who held Christmas in July on Tuesday. I had meant to drink these on Christmas day 2016, but I got rather blotto early on & set them aside as part of The Bottle Backlog at Chez Woody. Today is my series of entries for New Elf Christmas Beer in July Sunday (Week 649). I have just been informed that I need to wrap things up in order to be ready for 2nd shift. Bah Humbug!

From the bottle: "Brewers of Character"; "Bah Humbug is a rich, full bodied, Christmas ale, brewed from the choicest hops & malts. To those who say the Spirit of Christmas is a thing of the past - we say Bah Humbug! Don't be a misery ... go on, enjoy yourself!"

I Pop!ped the cap on my first Wychwood bottle in quite some time to commence a gentle pour. I used to really love their beers, but I just kind of slowly fell away from Hobgoblin et al. Once decanted, an in-glass swirl raised just under two fingers of dense, foamy, light-tan head with decent retention. Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a bready, malty sweetness with notes of dried dark fruits, kind of evocative of fruitcake. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was definitely bready, but also kind of nutty, not as fruity as the nose had led me to expect. I was put more in mind of brown nut bread or something along those lines. There was also a light spiciness to it that was properly restrained so as not to be overdone or to overwhelm. Finish was lightly dry, not as dry as it might have been, given the inclusion of spices. I thought that it was a very pleasant beer & had I been a bit less non compus mentus that day, it would have gone well with my Christmas pot roast. Oh well.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KellyGaudreau
4.06/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From elcervecero. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Blackwell Epiphany. Nice spicy touch with reminiscences to gumdrop that makes it very interesting and different from other wychwood offerings

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Photo of Foley67
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cknoch
4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leaddog
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a copper red/brown with two big fingers of creamy tan head.

Smell - Cinnamon, nutmeg, earthy and leafy hops, bready malts, dried fruits (apple, raisin).

Taste - Warm winter spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger), followed up by bready malts. Hops are nearly non-existent. Flavours of dried fruits also permeate.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with lingering spicy notes.

Overall - A traditional English style winter warmer. Malts, seasonal spices, and dried fruit are on point. A little heavy handed on the malts, but I sort of expect it from Wychwood.

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Photo of Martine
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houborg1
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ikidunot
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

5,0% ABV.
Poured into pint.
Clear ruby beer with 2-finger beige head, rather good retention.
Smell - cinnamon, other spices, vanilla, pudding, dried fruits.
Taste - follows the smell, a bit too spicy to be wished.
Silky medium body, soft carbonation.

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Photo of DaPan
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fortyfield
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sherillc
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmaggot
4.46/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fallenshadow
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wychwood Brewery 'Bah Humbug' @ 5.0% served from a 500 ml bottle purchased for $3
A-pour is a dark gold from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a small thin beige head leaving a fine spotty lace film along the pint
S-blah humbug
T-cinnamon , dried fruits , somewhat spicey
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-just an ok beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of MattCampbell
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
3.51 out of 5 based on 374 ratings.
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