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RATINGS: 671   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. The aroma is grainy malty, with light toasty notes and some hoppy hints. The flavor is well balanced, with crackery pale malts, light toasty malt notes, and some floral-ish hoppy notes. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is very dark brown with lots of red when held to the light and a 2-finger khaki head that sticks. The aroma is laid back but shows hints of malt, dark fruits, and pumpkin pie spices. The flavor is sweet up front but finishes quite dry, as perhaps a combination of roasted malts and hop bitterness. Slightly creamy but still medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (6944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2009
i wanted to enjoy this more but alas ... some choc, raspberry malty aromas .. nice ass head ... good bitter content .. dark brown .. a nice old ale, not overdone .. decent but i donít get it .. the 1 yr aged version i had a few months later was decent too ...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread/nuts, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with notes of dried papaya/mango and black tea. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Surprisingly good for this brewery...balanced (in both nose and mouth), flavorful, nicely textured, attractive, etc. Quite nice, although itís certainly more American-styled than British (classified as an English Strong as of this writing).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a thin off-white filmy head. Big sweet nose, maybe a little oxidated & tart. Light body, light carb, moderately aggressive sweet malt flavors on the attack, some c-hoppy resiny bitterness at the finish. Fairly indistinct.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma Pleasant blend of hops with hints of alcohol paired with sweet malt aromas. Top hints of light gourmet chocolate.7+
Appearance brown with amber light. Light creamy top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Woody hop character is evident in its malty flavor base. Oily texture with drying alcohol. Felt as it was stronger than listed 7%. Quiet good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a deep amber-red with a small lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of spices, toasted caramel malt and light vegetal notes along with dark fruit and light sugar. Fruity flavour along with spice, a bit of alcohol, bready caramel malt, dark fruit, sugar and an average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, I enjoyed it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Garnet hue with massive off-white head which settles down to a foamy ring, very good lace. The aroma hinted of toasted malts, mocha, vanilla, allspice, clove, fruitcake, piney hops, and earthy yeast esters. The flavors start sugary sweet with moderate spices, but really didn't overwhelm. The piney and citric hop nature kicked in to high gear midway through the tasting. The finish was a combination of old school ale (earthy, sublime and dry) and west coast new age (hoppy, brash, and creamy). Very nice mouthfeel in this underrated sesaonal brew which I have enjoyed every single time I have had the chance. Recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft at pony bar with Brendan, Andrew and Feng. Pours a deep murky amber with light off white lacing. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Aroma is faint malt, pretty bland. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with bland notes of malt, fruit, pils, light cocoa and spice.


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