Jan 30, 2008

Wychwood Bah Humbug

OK. This is the last winter/holiday seasonal… I swear.

As usual Wychwood’s label artwork quickly drew me to this one in the store last month. Being a big fan of their beers and not having had this one before, it seemed like a no-brainer to pick it up. Unlike the brewery’s Hobgoblin, I didn’t find myself enamored with this one as much as I usually am with their products.

Beer Label: Wychwood Bah Humbug


This winter ale pours a deep, dark amber with a full garnet hue throughout the glass. The head was off white in color and faded quickly.


Spiciness and a subtle sweetness dominate the nose while a small bit of nuttiness lingers in the background. I got a fruitiness in there as well, but it wasn’t much of a presence. It might have been a subtle waft of apple across the top of the glass.


Bah Humbug is a rich and full bodied with a dominate maltiness throughout. The spices and nuttiness from the nose is present,but is much more subdued in the mouth. There’s a nice, complimenting hop bitterness on the finish.


This isn’t a bad brew. I’m not sure that it would garner my attention over other winter seasonal brews. Being an easily drinkable beer, this Wychwood beer could easily end up in my fridge again in the future.

Rating: 3/5