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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Great brew all around. Dark red in color with a nice sweet fruity hop aroma. Soft roasty flavor, sweet and malty, caramel and lingering dark fruit at the start and finishes with a nice balanced bitterness. This brew has a nice spiciness to it, gives you a little warmth on those cold winter nights. One of the best of the Full Sail lineup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2004
This is full of holiday cheer. Roasted malt, spices, and bitter hops. Hoppy, toasted nuttiness, toffee, raisins and roasted flavors. Rich and flavorful. This is a nice seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Well-composed and inviting. Pours a nice dark chestnut brown with a moderate head. Aroma is deeply caramel, clearly well-hopped. More of a sipping beer than a fast-drinking beer, it has a nice maltiness with fruity and burnt butter notes, to go with a moderately lively palate and a bitterness clearly born of the Northwest style. This is what I imagine a beer to be when people talk abot malts and hops "in balance"--not a hop juice that has a lot of malts (like a Southern Californian barleywine or APA). Nothing uncomfortable in the finish. Iíll be sure to pick up a full six pack next Christmas, instead of just a single.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leon919 (10) - San Jose, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Not much of an aroma. Itís dark and reddish in color. Unfortunately, not much of a head. Nice sharp taste with just a touch of bitterness at the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
Coca-cola colored, no head, medium fizz. Smells a bit like grapes and chocolate. A great balance of hops and malt. Bitter aftertaste lasts just the right amount of time. I'd gladly drink this beer all year long. It's all about the balance! One of my most favorite beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
(Tap). Nice very dark brown. Nice feeling on the palate. Has mild chocolate taste without feeling too much like coffee. Very enjoyable brew, hope to have another soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Nice dark brown color with slightly brown head that lasts a while. Aroma is strong, hints of coffee and spices. The flavor is initally welcoming and pleasant. Taste lingers for a while with typical West Coast heavy hops. Still a strong tasting beer that delievers a clean, chrisp, and enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a medium, frothy, almond head and a near opaque, read body. Nose is a beautiful, full-malt aroma much like that of a barleywine. Flavour is very malty, cavity sweet with a coal, caramel and bubblegum finish. Good but somewhat unbalances. Thanks Crit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2004
2003 12 oz. bottle: This one poured a cloudy brown color. There wasn't too much head at all. A bit of fruit and spices to the nose, with a hint of roastiness in the background. The taste is malty, yet a touch sour. Possibly some cherries in there? Slightly dry and a hint of bitterness to the aftertaste. Good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Deep garnet color. Slight fluffy head. Fruity/spicy aroma with a hint of soap. Flavor starts with a fruity malt and has a bit of bitterness at the finish. Dark cherries predominate. It's a nice winter drinker. Full bodied and smooth.

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