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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with almost no head on it. Nose is a little malty, but not all that strong. Taste is quite malty with some slight caramel and toasty notes. Finish is slightly bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12oz bottle 1/17/13 (Crown Liquor-COS)-40° in English Pint-Pours a dark ruby red with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with more sweetness and hops. This medium to full bodied brew is a nice tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Dark reddish-brown with a tightly knit tan head. Understated aromas, brown sugar and nutmeg. This beer is smooth and malty with holiday spice flavors and a little hop note in the finish. Complex and tasty, but lacking a bit in aroma and, for a Stong Ale, strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours black, low foam and lacing. Very drinkable and lightly spiced winter ale. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle poured a very dark mahogany brown with a layer of tan head at the surface. Aroma has dark roasted malt, light spice, and rich sugary sweetness. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation medium light. Flavor opens with nice malts, light roast, chocolate touches, and mellow hops lending a bit of spice.

   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 I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandbeyond (708) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours midnight red, the head quite big and not going anywhere. There’s a big chestnutty aroma here. This drinks with a full-bodied character, overflowing with cooked sugar, pine bark, and varnish. (#4879, 12/30/2012)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (6977) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (5634) - 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.

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