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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 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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
A hazy nut-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with a very light note of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and quite a lot of hops, combined with light notes of licorice root, leading to a dry slightly spicy hoppy end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear orangey brown with a creamy, beige head. Aroma of nuts and roasted malt. Medium body with an underlying malty sweetness. Marked - somewhat raw - bitterness with a very present alcohol. Interesting brew, and very far from what the English categorize as Old Ale. 210606

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
10th October 2008. GABF. Clear brown beer. Dry palate. A bit over spiced this winter beer and the palate is a bit too dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Dark brown color. Some aroma of caramel. Strong caramel flavor, but smooth enough; caramel finish, sharp. Monodimensional but drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 2007: Hazy dark brown. Piney, spicy herbal, chocolatey...nice complex nose. Creamy body with a herbal/minty signature and a nice chocolate note. Malty, but sessionable.

2003: Dark burgundy colour with a rich, frothy, light brown head. Aroma and palate of chocolate, spruce, cinnamon, mint. Creamy body. Well-balanced. Like a spiced old ale. Thanks TTB! 7 4 7 4 14 = 3.6

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Had a the flavors you would expect to find in a winter ale, but just not still not that exciting of a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11329) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a big foamy retaining tan head that laces and brownish/orange color. Aroma is dark malt, dark fruit, secondary spicy/citrus hops. Taste is dark malt, dark fruit, secondary spicy-peppery, alcohol, seems to be medium body but also a bit thin. Good carbonation. This is all about the aroma, although the taste is solid winter ale. Thanks to Joe-jwc215/wasatch.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: October 08, 1997
Mode: Bottle
Source: Burlingame Grocery, OR
Vintage: 1997
Appearance: dark cloudy amber, whispy head
Aroma: malt aroma with a hint of spices
Flavor: strong spicy malt flavor with lots of lingering bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

Date: September 24, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: light sweet dark caramel aroma
Flavor: rich and earthy flavor, rich yet dry dark caramel malt, lots of earthyness keeps it very dry, hint of sweetness shows as it warms, light spicyness, big bitterness falls out of the earthyness for a long bitter finish
Overall: needs age for the bitterness and earthyness to mello and the rich caramel to pick up some sherry notes

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *4


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