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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Deep brown color with off white head. Aroma is rich with toasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, slightly spicey. Flavor is slightly sweet, pretty malty, caramel evident, a touch of alcohol warmth at the finish. Overall a very nice brew and one of my favorite winters. Looking forward to trying it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Draught: Pours a dark copper with a thick cream-colored head. Sweet caramel malty aroma with some northwestern hops. Good sweetness throughout the body with a hint of cinnamon spice and good hoppy balance. Finishes crisp and dry. A pleasant winter seasonal.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Pours a reddish brown, dark, rich brown head. Nice. Aroma of spiced, chocolate truffles and booze. Thick, though not syrupy body is pleasant enough to have another. A decent winter beer that warms the spirits, but there are better winter choices. Would have appreciated more bitterness, but malt seems nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Jazz88, Thanks for sending me this brew, You are a King!
Pours a really deep mahogany body more on the brown side, with a tan velvety head. The aroma is very fruity, yeasty, malty, nutty, spicy, - eeeeeee lots of eeeeeeeee’s. As for the flavor, it’s quite toasty, wheat bread, black pepper, leather, plums toffee, lots of crazy stuff, surprisingly complex. I think there’s some clove or bay leaf in here? The palate is creamy very silky, as the brew begins sweet and finishes tart and dry. Rather enjoyable and unique – I could mistake this for a Belgian Strong / Brun!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Malt, fruit, spicy hops, and a hint of alcohol in the aroma. Brown-amber in color, pillowy off-white head. Great balance in the flavor of dark malts, spicy/piney hops, and fruity esters. Slightly bitter finish. Full-bodied, slightly warming. An outstanding balanced beer.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alanC (36) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Deep amber color with low to medium carbonation and head dying fast. Little aroma. Pretty rich caramel malt flavor and well balanced with hops. OK Beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Pleasing clear dark amber appearance, spicy candy aroma. A burnt caramel sweetness finishes with a large dose of bitter hops. A very decent and appropriate seasonal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2003
2003 - Clear but dark garnet color. The tan head is nice and creamy. The glass lacing is very nice. Sweet and spicy aroma. Lots of malt and a good amount of hops up front. The flavors then mellow until after the swallow when the hops play a big role. The body is medium full and the finish is fairly dry and lasts for a good while. Overall a pleasant beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Vibrant aroma with malt, hops, spices and citrus all rolled into one. Nice bold character in the flavor, hoppy yet somewhat spicy. Its been better in years past, to me more of a winter warmer but still a winner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6200) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Garnet hue with massive off-white head which settles down to a foamy ring, very good lace. The aroma hinted of toasted malts, mocha, vanilla, allspice, clove, fruitcake, piney hops, and earthy yeast esters. The flavors start sugary sweet with moderate spices, but really didn't overwhelm. The piney and citric hop nature kicked in to high gear midway through the tasting. The finish was a combination of old school ale (earthy, sublime and dry) and west coast new age (hoppy, brash, and creamy). Very nice mouthfeel in this underrated sesaonal brew which I have enjoyed every single time I have had the chance. Recommended.


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