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RATINGS: 652   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Itís hard to imagine a beer looking much better than this. A shiny ruby/brown with a pillowy light tan head that lasts and lasts. The hops were interesting, indeed, but for having four different types of malts, this beer did not seem to have much malt complexity. Predominant flavors were of caramel, and especially black cherry. A bit like a fruitcake. Alcohol flavor is omnipresent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2002
It has a malty palate, but spicy flavor in with the hops help to balance this beer perfectly. It is an excellent winter brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Iím new at rating but this was pretty good! Spicy flavor reminescent of eggnog with cinnamon and nutmeg. Not too sweet yet not overly hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2003 Release 2003: The beer as it spills from the bottle a translucent deep sanguineous color with a splendid somewhat creamy tan head, and the lace a nice sealing sheet. Nose is spicy sweet, coriander, light hits of cinnamon, fresh and clean to the senses, the start is malt rich, sweet and the top middling in its feel. Finish is briskly acidic, the hop powerful in their spiciness, and the aftertaste quite dry and long lasting. A decent drinking beer, but I canít really say itís a favorite.<P> Release 2002: Well itís been 2 years since I sampled this beer, so letís see if it has improved any in that time. The pour is an unblurred sanguineous color, the head exorbitant in size and frothy in texture, as it degenerates, it leaves glutinous sheets of lace to smother the glass. Quite an aromatic nose, cinnamon and nutmeg, coriander and, malt, lightly sweet and a real sniffer for the old schnozzle. Start is all malt, the top skimpy in mouth feel, just not all there, the finish is mildly carbonated, sparsely hopped, the aftertaste dry and lightly bitter. Canít really say this beer does much for me, waterish and just lacking in my humble opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Spicey, hoppy aroma. Very creamy in palate. Nice flavour, but kind of watered down. Sweet, well balanced. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2002
nice deep amber color, cream head. Quite malty, with a pleasant hop balance. Some nice spices within the hops. Not too bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3355) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Dark brown, small beige head.Nice molasses & light spice nose.Spicy malt profile, vaguely astringent. Medium hop bitterness in finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Clear deep copper body, minimal head. Nice hoppy pine aroma. Flavor is moderately sweet, malty and piney, with a nice hop bitterness that appears at the end. Nice balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Mahogany. Nose not ďwassailyĒ at all, lots of toffee and butterscotch, very rich and lightly sweetened. Flavor quite nice, a bit like sucking on a good hunk of toffee, deliciously rich. Lightly hopped. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Nice and roasty, malty, but with a metallic twinge in the bitterness that I didnít appreciate. Can say that by the second one that my tongue was well coated and I could taste a bit beyond that to a little dark, caramel flavourings.


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