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RATINGS: 662   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Light brown beer with a thick tan head. Malty aroma, minty and herbal. Some spruce aroma and cherry fruitiness. Flavour is very nice, malty sweetness, caramel, orange peel, and spicy hop flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Nicely warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Clear dark amber with a light tan head. Rich toffee’d plum juice, some burnt caramel and wet oak. Divine chewiness, robustness and a touch of roast, amazing all around, warming, relaxing, satisfying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
2010-04-03. Dark brown body with a large foamy tan head that fades. 3+ Flavour is a bit bitter up front, with a combination of hops and a spice bitterness. Malty core is sweet with dry toasty accents. Toasty malt and spice lingers in the finish and aftertaste. Aroma of mild alcohol, melange of malt and spice is tough to separate, lightly fruity. Average palate has a certain quality and effervescence to it that seems to suit the beer very well. A very nice beer. The spices are not entirely to my tastes though so I am not sure how much of it I would drink. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Thanks to beer handy for this. Pours deep ruby with gargantuan off-white head with an insane amount of lace. Aroma of malt, big hops, spices including black pepper and nutmeg, and fruit. I could smell this all day. Tastes hoppy, with a solid malt backbone. Some fruit and spices appear at mid palate, giving way to a tart, pseudo krieky, merlotish finish. And the hops and spices hit you again on the way down...in a good way. As complex as a Steven Hawking speech, and as unique as his speech synthesizer device, this one is a standout. Full Sail kicks ass and takes names. This one reminds me a little of Alpha Klaus. Bring me another, Jeeves.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2003
Dark brown with yellowish shine. Full brownish head, lasting and lacey. Dark chocolate nose, sweet, fruity too (ripe plums, succade). Taste is very bitter, hops and bitter chocolate. Deep. Very full bodied, much more than expected from 6.5 ABV. Very long lasting aftertaste; bitter chocolate gets streamlined with the malt to a beautiful finish. Can’t help but like this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Not my favorite ESA. 2008 Bottle. Pours with a extremely large, light brown head. Extremely dark brown body. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted nuts, meat, cinnamon, spices, hay and a few persimmons. Taste is rotten fruits, a bit metallic, some spices, oatmeal, raisins, a bit of alcohol and a couple of weak hops. Creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Draught: Pours a dark copper with a thick cream-colored head. Sweet caramel malty aroma with some northwestern hops. Good sweetness throughout the body with a hint of cinnamon spice and good hoppy balance. Finishes crisp and dry. A pleasant winter seasonal.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy of Degarth. Pours deep amber with assertive bubbly to creamy tan head. The aroma is a mixture of highly roasted malts, mild dark fruity esters, molasses and an herbal note. Overall the aroma is pretty light. The taste is just like the aroma with roasty malts, mild dark fruity esters, some mild coffee, chocolate malts and a bold brash earthiness. These notes create an enjoyable superposition of flavors. Certainly a nice warm up during the winter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at Trumpeter Public House, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out Christmas spices, bready malt and a touch of caramel. Flavour is dominated by the Christmas spices, with dry bready malt on the back. Not the most thrilling winter ale - too much spice for my taste. It’s okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2009
Clear dark copper, thin beige head. Yeasty, figgy, spicy aroma and flavour along with some dark caramel. Finish is surprisingly bitter. Very nice.


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