Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tasting: Wychwood Bah Humbug Christmas Ale

The shelves and aisles of my local stores are full of seasonal beer.   According to one chart I saw, this is peak season for limited offerings.  I doubt I will get through them all any time soon, and trying to purchase a decent selection is a costly undertaking with the price per serving much higher than the year-round beers. 

Tasting: Chilled to ~40 degrees (f) from a goblet.

Appearance: 3/3 Translucent orange with hints of red.
Head: 3/3 Nice head with very fine bubbles thick on the pour thins after a few minutes but doesn't disappear.
Aroma: 2/3 Nice hop aroma, subtle malt.
Flavor: 2/3 Nothing to really grab at; low carbonation, some hop bitterness, some sweetness, maybe some heat from the alcohol.
Mouth feel: 2/3 Medium to thick body, low carbonation, velvety on the palette.
Overall: 2/3 This beer doesn't make a lasting impression although it is good, and fairly balanced.
Buzz: 2/3 Light buzz after 2/3 glass.

The beer tasted better the longer I enjoyed it, it was a sipping beer, and hints of spice started to show as it warmed. 


DH said...

I like your style friend! Active in the local church and active in at the local pub...the best place to learn about the Lord and share it with your buds. Also, your homebrews look great! Good luck on the brewpub one day!

Eric said...

Thanks DH, you may also be interested to know I spent 2.5 years in Japan! 1 year in Yamaguchi-ken and 1.5 years in Aomori-ken.

Faruk Hasan said...

Ale beer is proof which will God loves us.And wants us to remain happy Wow... and like that.