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RATINGS: 662   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Pours a deep dark ruby color with tiny bubbles and a medium frothy mocha head.Start is rich and malty with some complex spicy flavors, finish shows a little dry hop bitterness. A nice winter ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2003 Deep red with small, quickly diminishing head. Spicy and malty, with a good deal of burnt flavors. Still has a bit of hop kick , especially for a Christmas ale, but they aren't overdone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2003
A dark red winter ale, very little head. Aroma was spicy as was the flavor. Reminded me of sierra nevada celebration but not quite as good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Nice color, deep, deep red-brown. The head is average size and dry and sandy looking. The aroma is warm malt and is a bit spicy. The flavor is less malty than I would have thought with the appearance. A bit sour in the finish. Coriander? The mouthfeel is a bit fuzzy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Nice thick body, very creamy in the mouth. the flavor is very subdued and friendly. the alcohol is warming in the end and as i exhale. a few spices are evident but there is nice hop flavor and bitterness in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Dark amber. Good spice profile; coriander, orange peel. Nice hop presence. Bitterness present at end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Frothy head, slowly diminishing. Mildly carbonated. Cherry cola color. Hoppy-barley aroma. Hoppy start to finish. One of the better Christmas seasonals Iíve had.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - DEC 27, 2002
(26Dec2002--draft) UGH! What the hell happened here?! Starts with an amazingly frothy, super lacy, super creamy head, which, equally amazingly, neither persists nor adds much effervescence to the beer. Still, these sins are forgivable. But what was up with the CHLORINE? It started assaulting my nose, and the assault intensified once it hit my taste buds. Heavily bittered, though with a thin mouthfeel and a strong resemblance to iced tea. Dark, in the same way that Full Sail Ale. A very disappointing experience. Perhaps I will try it in a bottle. I did not finish my pint.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Tangy and tasty, spicy and fruity. Beautiful but a bit lacking in flavor.


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