Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer

Happy Holidays from the Stout Man!

In honour of the season, I decided to review Wychwood Brewing Co.'s Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer. This spiced ale comes from Witney, Oxfordshire, England. It comes in a 500mL bottle with a label that features a wrinkly ol' Scrooge getting ghosted.  Bah Humbug! contains a standard 5% alcohol and is spiced with a pinch of cinnamon.

Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer pours a slightly cloudy copper colour about the hue of a well traveled penny. It has an off-white head. Bah Humbug features a warm, malt-driven nose that has a slight metallic clink to it. There is a malt to bitter flavour with just a hint of cinnamon heat. This brew had quite a bit more bitterness than I expected and not nearly as much sweetness.

This winter ale is plenty interesting. I might not drink it year round, but I'll be looking out for it next Christmas.

Note: This beer was a gift from the lovely and mischievous A.D. during one of her infrequent but always enjoyable visits.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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