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

Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! AleBah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! Ale
BA SCORE
27.5%
Liked This Beer
3.5 w/ 374 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by UnionMade on 12-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,802
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
374
Liked:
103
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
14.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Photo of hunterjames
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spedprof
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpauer
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wordemupg
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 25/12/15

A slight haze in a ruby amber body finger of tan foam has great retention slowly falling to a thin film that leaves partial rings deep down the glass

S vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, plums, and out of place banana

T more of the same, spice plays a big part, banana chips are a little confusing but doesn't hinder

M medium bodied, enough bubbles to cream it up, very fin grit and lingering spice

O OK brew, noting out of the ordinary basic but drinkable

one of those beers I wouldn't go looking for but wouldn't turn one away either

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Photo of Zylod
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barleymeister
2.86/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

The only reason that I am reviewing this Wychwood offering is that it is the first one that I even noticed I was drinking. As worthy of recognition. I guess you could call this a review relative to their other offerings. Despite the alluring graphics and cheeky titling, all of their other brews have been in the vane of Watney's Red Barrel - a beer that Brits scorned, so I'm told, and was utterly forgettable and relegated to export consumption only. As moderately watery as the Bah Humbug is - and that is typical of Wychwood - the flavor was actually pleasant. It was at least a reasonable facsimilie of my beloved Bass Ale, the fact that this formerly bedrock brew has now been whored out and is now brewed in.... Syracuse, notwithstanding (why, oh WHY?).

There's really not that much to say about it other than it tasted nice and I could see buying it by the case for general every day consumption.... or for pouring over the heads of people I sort of like at parties. Their other offerings would be reserved for people I don't care that much for, if you were wondering. A special occasion holiday once a year offering, it is not. Not even close. NOT EVEN. A decent drink, it is.

If it were down to this or a can of Bud, I might even fight you for it.

Na zdraví!

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sonic pint glass.

Look: Rusty cinnamon amber. Frothy cream colored head with good retention and webbed lacing.

Aroma: Cinnamon-like spices, malts, musty, dark fruits.

Taste: Apples and pears come out in fruity force, cinnamon spice, sweet malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium and slightly dry.

Overall: Very easy to drink, has all the characteristics of a winter warmer.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of innominat
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glorithm
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tee76
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfreeze
2.99/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KevinSP
3.07/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of prinnysquad
4.72/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #416

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Photo of Poupae
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Melvintrude
1.9/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Had this at a local tasting (Wychwood is my local brewery)

Very unpleasant and artificial . Trying very hard for that Christmas taste, but confused and sickly, strong cinnamon and even aniseed.

Watery mouth feel, no body at all.

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Photo of mikemands
3.26/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.01/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown with a copper tinge, a touch of haze and no carbonation. Topped with 4 fingers of light beige head that fades relatively fast.

S: Dark toasted malts, a sort of candy-like quality similar to those Halloween chewy orange and black wrapper toffees.


T: Those Halloween toffees come in again, or perhaps humbugs, light caramel, dark toasted malts, a little sweetness. I am reminded of Coke while drinking this, and some brown ales gone wrong. Some spice notes, but muted.


M: Medium light, somewhat watery body, little carbonation.


O: Found it on Wishbeer, BKK. That was the best part. Its taste just was not up to par in my opinion. So many components remind me of the mass produced China macro brown ales I’ve had, so I feel disappointed. Great label on the bottle though, that was certainly not China produced.

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Photo of wrecknut
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corson
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerinabottle
4.7/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Good Christmas ale with cinnamon coming through.

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.58/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and reddish copper in color with a sandstone one finger head that displays sub-par retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is small and spotty with fair stick.

Smell - Fair aroma with hints of toffee, lighter caramel and an artificial banana character, like runts.

Taste - Severely disappointing. Muted notes of toffee, lightly roasted malt and fruity esters. Cardboard staleness. Finish is mostly flavorless, though a vague mineral character seems to linger.

Mouthfeel - Thin and watery with light carbonation.

Overall - Going off the only info I could find regarding Wychwood's bottling date, apparently the A3EFG code corresponds to it having been been brewed sometime in 2013. Considering how muted and watery this beer is, I'd say that's probably likely, and I'd venture to guess somewhere around 15 months old; not good for a beer that's only 5% ABV. A shame I hadn't caught this before I bought it.

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Photo of zenithberwyn
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer! Ale from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 27.5% out of 100 with 374 ratings
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