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RATINGS: 663   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 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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Deep brown color with a medium tan head. Very malty aroma. Malt and toffee flavors, with a strong bitter, pepperey, spicey, piney hop aftertaste. Fairly dry finish. Very interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2003
dark brown color,small tan head that left a small amount of lace.Malty sweet aroma with a nice amount of hops and spice,and a nice grapefruit side to it as well.Nice malt taste upfront ,caramel and maybe even a little toffee,The fruit makes only a mild appearance and the hops manage to come through loud and clear.with a nice malty sweet hop party in the finish,with a nice mild spice note folowing the band all the way.Very very nice brew and luckily i have one more for the chat room for wed.Thanks go out to BrewBandit for sending me a pair of these great tasting brews.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Aromas of hops, malt, and alcohol. Dark brown with some red. no head. appears thin. Flavor of medium bodied hops with a sweet malt finish. Has a very "full sail" taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Pours a deep copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt with some hops. Great lacing. Flavor is quite hoppy with some nice woody notes. Not as much spiciness as i expected but more bitter. Nice bitter swallow. Body is pretty dry. This is not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Dark brown with an orange hue and thick, cream-colored head. The head disappeared rather quickly. Some good lacing for the top half of the glass. Some malty sweetness in the aroma with a good bite from the hops. Great mouth feel through the whole beer. Sweet malt flavors that finish with a bitter hops tingle on the tongue. Good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Had a the flavors you would expect to find in a winter ale, but just not still not that exciting of a beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2003
My first beer of the night. Damn this is good. Aroma of bittering hops, chocolate malt, dust. Flavor is roasted barley, peanut shells, some coffee-ish flavors but not too intense, just right. Drying finish, good bittering hops. Really great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Bottle. Another hearty, spicy winter ale. Pours dark brown with garnet highlights and a full tan head that lingered casually. The aroma features rich roasted malts, plentiful hops and moderate spice. Flavor is also malty up front, giving way to spice cake, and piney hops with a slightly astringent finish. Medium body and mildly carbonated. Nice seasonal treat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Aromas of malt, fruit (perhaps some cherry notes), and a subdued spice character as well. A brown ale with a thin tan head, that shows deep clear amber hues when held up to the light. Nice, pretty well balanced, though perhaps a tad thin. Lightly sweet in the front, with a bit of bitterness and spiciness in the finish. It is like a little brother to Deschutes Jubelale. Some definite cherry notes here. Really does remind me of a weaker version of the Jubelale. If I had not had that, I would think a bit more highly of this. Still this is pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Another pretty good holiday ale, they all sort of start tasting the same and this one is about par for the course.


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