Bah Humbug!

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Bah Humbug! – Wychwood Brewery, 5.0% ABV – 500ml, (Oxfordshire, England)

On the back label:

“Brewed with the choicest hops & malt, lightly spiced with cinnamon, this is a rich ale complemented with subtle tones of dried fruits. Beer with Cinnamon. (Note: cloves and coriander but no cinnamon in the listed ingredients)”

  • Style: Spiced Ale
  • My Rating: C+
  • Taste Profile: Caramel-orange -> fizzy/cloves/coriander -> malty/med-bitter finish.
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $3.50, November 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours clear medium dark copper brown with a very small head, light retention, lots of active streams mainly in the center. Malts, cloves and hints of orange peel on the nose. Drinks with 7/10-sweet caramel malts up front, light cocoa, sweet orange peel, light malted bitterness, coriander and cloves near the finish, fading partially thin/watery and medium bitter. Medium complexity, medium depth, okay transitions, okay carry, decent drinkability. Okay flavour profile but body thins out at the finish.