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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed for the holiday season, Wassail is a delight with it’s warm flavors and festive holiday packaging. It’s a lush, garnet colored winter ale that has a malty full-body and a pleasant hoppy finish. Sure to warm the hearts of malt and hop lovers alike, Wassail is brewed with a 4 types of malts and is hopped with a special blend of imported hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
homebrew (15) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Warmer than it feels, and drier than it tastes. This feels a little light for a winter warmer, but "winter warmer" isn’t a defined style for a reason. Good flavor, malt balance. Pleasantly hoppy for a winter beer. Sticky finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Not too heady. First impression is very hoppy for a winter beer (I am not complaining). Its almost like an winter IPA, good but no Sierra Celebration.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2005
I really love the new labels. The neck label is particularly captivating. Pours a ruby red with a foamy tan head. Unique fruit juice aroma with some pomegranite, cherry and grape. Some biscuit and hops also. Strong alcohol flavor upfront. Quite fruity and hoppy with a balanced bitter finish. Kind of reminds me of Snow Cap. The alcohol dominates too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Thanks to DarkElf for this beer.

Poured dark ruby with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma of spicy dark fruits and a touch of alcohol. Taste is somewhat vinous, with spiciness and some bubble gum character thrown in. Dry hoppy finish. Body is good but somewhat thin for the style. Could be maltier and bolder, but certainly not a bad take on the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Sounded interesting. True Wassail? No. But along those lines. Poured a deep copper, reddish tones. Good frothy beige head. Aroma was dried fruit, spices, bready malts and yeast, some citrus hops. Very intriguing. Body was smooth and a little creamy. Flavor was warm and pleasant. Notes of spice cake. Would like to try mulled in the winter.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2005
nice amber pour with a bubbled thin grey head. aroma is brisket, with a lot of salt. sour taste is not good. also a salty egg flavor. no bueno. some mesquite in the finish which is good in a steak, but bad in a beer. ugh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle. Hoppy sweet nose. Seaweed. Sharp hoppy, woody, acidic taste, in a nice way. Floral hops. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Aromas of sweet malts and some wood. Mahogany body color with decent tan head that settled with a thin layer on top of beer. Flavor had that sweet malt presance till half way and the hops kicked in. Last half of beer was a warn alcohol flavor. Not bad on palate but for someone starting rating beers this maybe harsh on the palate for them.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6620) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 A friend brought this beer back for me from a trip out west - Thanks Pigboy! I am totally unfamiliar with this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a dark mahogany color with a medium sized tan head. There is a strong fruity hop aroma with a light vague spiciness underneath. The flavor is rich and malty and has a strong floral hop character but there is a strong alcohol burn that really detracts from the overall beer experience. Had that alcohol burn not been so prominent I would certainly have rated this beer higher.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2005
bottle from either darkelf or foolish_mortal....wish i could remember who! anyway, this is a beautiful winter brew (despite drinking it in summer) with a dominant cinnamon and ginger flavor instead of typical malt and hops. this type of beer is designed for sitting in front of a campfire after a long day of skiing, rather than a beer to chug with your drinkin buddies. good stuff, definitely one i’d like to try again.


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