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RATINGS: 649   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.


3.6
   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 (3350) - 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 (11535) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2002
This beer was kinda weird....reminded me of a schwarzbier. Very spicy and peppery hop taste to go with an annoying malt finish....something was lacking in this beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
nice malt in the nose, but an astringent taste turned me off

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Bottle. Mahogany, small head with tight bubbles. Mildly carbonated. Sweet aroma. Flavor showed malt upfront followed by a non-offensive metallic astringency finishing bittersweet. Low hops with a lingering, nonoffensive metallic aftertaste. Medium body, crisp finish. Perhaps I could have let this one warm up a little to get different flavors.


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