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RATINGS: 655   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - 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 (10884) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear dark brown with a small but lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee and spice with a hint of dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavor was malty with a hint of bitter chocolate and a smooth clean finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of dates and plums. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9683) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2001
intense dark brown, few head, malty - nothing special

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Mild piney hops, caramel malty nose. Nice caramel malts, toffee, mild to medium earthy/piney hoppy flavor. Sweet yet bitter flavor. Caramel, light pine aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle. Poured a nice dark brown color with a small off white head. Arom ais nutty, hoppy, caramel malts, fruitiness and some spices. Flavor hits with a bang of hops, malt, yeast, bread and finishes with a nice bitter hit. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9380) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle... Clear, deep, dark, crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Good retention. Grainy, spicy nose with a strong earthy character and a rumor of milk chocolate. The flavor is much the same; hearty malt and spicy hops. Balanced by alcohol and hop bitterness. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours a very dark brown with the visual consistency of peach fruit. Chocolate and mildly spicey aromas. Distinct bitterness from the Pacific Northwestern that gets more bitter as it warms, and yields more citrus orange taste. Mouthfeel: consistency of fruit.Spider lace left in the glass.Bottle from Premier.A sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8765) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 10/21/10. Pours a dark brownish red color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of spices, berries and brown sugar. The taste is brown sugar, toffee, spices, leafy hops. Medium bodied.


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