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RATINGS: 646   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Beautiful nutty brown color, clear and has small bubbles coming up from bottom entire time. Aromas of raisin, prune and dark fruit. Roasted smell too, with a creamy light tan head. Leaves a nice lace on glass. Sweetness strikes first, touch of vanilla and I get a hint of citrus zest. Spicy flavors follow with black pepper and a general nuttiness. Finish is a roasted coffee bitterness. Has a nice warming effect and a sort of foamy volume to it. One of the best winter warmers Iíve had so far.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandbeyond (622) - ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Clear deep dark brown with mahogany and burgundy hues - and decent beige head - amazing. Roasted chestnuts nose, with some pine hops, earth, dark caramel malts, mellow spiciness and rich dark fruit and port wine notes. Sweetish toffee flavor, medium bitterness, juicy caramel malts and nice hoppy notes with some dates and figs. Med-full bodied, rich, complex, flavorful, balanced, soft carbonation, alcohol well hidden - One of my favorite beers. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours midnight red, the head quite big and not going anywhere. Thereís a big chestnutty aroma here. This drinks with a full-bodied character, overflowing with cooked sugar, pine bark, and varnish. (#4879, 12/30/2012)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear ruby amber with a medium beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is light caramel, flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, lightly spiced with some zesty bitterness. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (4622) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle, appears to be my 50th from Oregon. Nose deep caramel with a little bit of backwoods under the chocolate, light hopping. Imagined lactose? Deep dark ruby-mahogany in the glass with a short but lacing tan head. Taste lightly tart and bitter, low-level sweetness and a mild herbal quality underneath the hard mineral character and diluted caramel. Light-medium body with not much alcohol apparent, a credit for sure, but a touch of mocha slime in the aftertaste. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1076) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Half finger of tan head. A nice ruby colored body. Smell is bread and grain, rich overall. Taste is hardy. Lots of malt here with balanced bitterness to keep the sweetness at bay. Little eating a loaf of bread. Thicker body, low carbonation and a stickiness to it. A hefty beer. Perfect for the cold weather.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4078) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour, with an off white head. Malty, fruit, caramel, and some bitter metallic hops in this finish. Pretty dull.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Overall, this is a great example of an ideal winter warmer. The spices are noticeable and help make the brew warm and lively, but they are in balance and not overbearing. It is also easy enough to drink that it could potentially serve as a session beer. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Location/Date:Beer on December 16th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark maroon brown.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, fruit.
Taste: Malt laden, faint fruit, faint hops.
† † Palate:Medium body.

Summary: I realize English Strong Ale is not a popular style, but I enjoy them. Thought this was a nice example, though nothing spectacular.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (676) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Good beer, nothing outstanding. Aroma is dominated by malt and light spice. Medium bodied, with light carbonation, malty/spicy, with a slight burn in the finish.


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