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RATINGS: 648   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2002
This is not a Barley Wine. Full Sail does make a Barley Wine and this is not it. It is however a very fine spiced ale which pours beautifully and is overflowing with cloves, nutmeg and corriander. Could have a little more body but overall a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2001
Nice garnet color; thin head; wonderful bubblegum nose. This beer was a study in balance. Very well played out with the burnt malt underpinned by the sweetness. Never cloying and warming to a pleasing degree.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 18, 2001
This is a wonderful holiday ale. The aroma is fruity and spicy. The taste is just great - chewy with a hop bit that is made for cold winter nights. Glad I paid to have some shipped to Maine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2001
Very enjoyable! Initial aroma is of fruit. The first taste is very complex and gets better as you drink it. Excellent hop/malt balance. Wonderful stuff. Thanks to Joe (user_experience) for hooking me up with this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 4, 2001
Damn this smells like Catholic incense! Frankincense... A beautiful hop lacing to it as well with touches of dark tobacco. Oh this is gorgeous... Deep dark amber brew with a firm snow white cap. Wow, it’s taken me about 5 minutes of appreciation before I’ve even quaffed a drop. Wow, very nice... very bright for the style and not soft and relaxed but punchy. Astringent tannins in the finish and hammering suggestions of a broad spectrum of cocoa, coffee and caramel. Hops are present throughout. Wow! This is definitely a pal to hang with in a winter wonderland. Wassail ROCKS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
This beer just doesn’t do it for me. The ginger-nutmeg-allspice flavors seem unmelded, they just kind of hit your tongue with no semblance of craft. The beer is really too hoppy for this style as well. Continues this breweries schizo nature of putting out some really great brews (pale ale, barleywine, imperial porter) and some duds (this, amber ale, IPA).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2001
intense dark brown, few head, malty - nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2001
Deep garnet appearance with a dense off-white head this winter brew is quite a mouthful. The nose immediately picks up a blend of winter spices, dark malt and hops. Initial palate is of roasted dark malt followed by a nutmeg/ginger-like spiciness. The finish is the emergence of the hops which is slighty citrus. The finish is also quite dry and long. Overall a strong winter ale contender.

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