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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Brewed for the holiday season, Wassail is a delight with itís warm flavors and festive holiday packaging. Itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Solid winter beer, this is. Aroma is weaker than I remember from previous years, but mostly malt with a bit of spice/hops. Pours a dark brown with an okay head that left some lace. Flavor is a very well balanced mixture of malt and hops. Thereís some spice esters floating around in there mixed with the dark fruits. Thereís a nice citric bite to it thatís not quite PNW hopish. Very pleasant! Palate is thick and creamy, yet crisp! Overall, this is a must-try for the winter season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniela (9) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 11, 2004 does not count
Strong flavors of both malt and bitter hops; Thick, sweet, nutty, spicy, dry. Finishes with a hoppy flavor (and dry mouthfeel). Itís hard for me to drink more than one in a sitting, but I have a good time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Beautiful aroma. Initial impression is warm, toasty and complex - myriad spices and dried fruits. Lingering, bitter palate very malty and nutty in character. A very challenging beer not for the faint of heart - definitely full of holiday cheer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2004 ruby red color with a small white head.mostly hops in the aroma.very nice flavor wth a mix of hops,a bit of nutmeg,malts,and more hops in the aftertaste.good christmas beer for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Bottle. Mahogony-brown color with a nice off-white head. Roasted malt and slight grapefruit hop aroma. Nice balanced malt and hop flavors along with spice, caramel, fruit, and brancy. Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Bottle. Pours a deep dark ruby color. Aroma is fairly rich. Malty, roasty and hoppy. Bitter start, a bit of roasted malt. Slightly sweet with a hop kick. Not bad for a buck a bottle at Trader Joeís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Dark mahogney color with a medium sized off-white head. Malty, lightly toasted aroma with hints of plum and some fruity hops. Very light sweetness, faint toffee notes, a hint of spruce. Light fruit in the finish, acompanied by a nice round hoppy flavor and biterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Fine, sturdy, off-white head, dark brown color. Sweet aroma, but nothing too distinctive coming through. Faint hints of toffee, nuts, spices. Mild hoppiness, medium carbonation. Sweet maltiness. Very mild, very mellow, but to a fault. I like my winter ales with more of a kick, and this slides down too smooth for my tastes. Feels as if they were shooting for something like Anchorís Our Special Ale, but something held them back.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2004
Dark brown w/minimul bubbles. Molasses chocolate, cherry and some spice on the nose. Roasted malt, charcoal, bright acidity, witha rich but light hoppy finish. Some coffee flavors though not overly sweet...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2004
Bottle. Well made. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, with raisin, spicy fruit. Cakey sort of malts, with a touch of brandy, this is really nice, nice wintery taste.

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