dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this beer. It has been taking the number one spot in my seasonal rotation this year. Pours a dark mahogany with a one inch tan head. Nice well carbonated mouthfeel. Good balance of malt and hops with a nice spicy hop finish. I feel this represents the style well. Very drinkable...will be picking this one up as long as it lasts.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wassail is dark amber and is decievingly dark for how hoppy it is compared to the malt factor. The hop flavor is characteristic of the Full Sail Pale Ale. This beer has the holiday taste of course, but it is like a strong/olde ale mixed with an American Pale Ale.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a malty palate, but spicy flavor in with the hops help to balance this beer perfectly. It is an excellent winter brew.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours deep brown. taste of ginger and nutmeg. good seasonal taste.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish brown and has a brown head. Smells fruity like prunes, full bodied, tastes malty with a little bit of spice and has a slight bitter finish. Overall a good beer.
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks dark mahogany in color however when held up to light actually a deep red color. Lacey thin white head. A bit of spice in the aroma. Smooth upfront with a dry slightly hopped finish. Nothing too exciting going on, not much jumping out and no distinct flavors coming through. Overall a drinkable beer that would be good for someone who’s not into super heavy, spicy or otherwise big winter beers but still wants something fitting for the cold weather.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice dark reddish pour with off-white head. Nice alcoholic aroma with caramel malt and dark fruit. More caramel malt and dark fruit, spices, a little chocolate, and hops. Very nice beer.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom poured into Shaker glass. Winter in July.
Pours a murky deep copper color with a finger of tan colored head that never fully dissolves and remains a heavy layer atop the glass through-out the session. The aroma is toasted malts, spices and some earthy hops. The flavor has similar notes with toasty malts and nuts, slight brown sugar and some other spices. Wassail has a creamy medium body. The hops are more present in the aroma than in the taste which actually makes sense, since this was a dry-hopped version of the Wassail. The flavor is nice but could use some more noticeable hoppiness.
boomerbrew (143) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle - Sweet malty aroma and flavor. Hoppy flavor with sweet bitter snap to the palate. Dark beer wtih small tan head. Pretty good overall.
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep, muddy brown, almost opaque pour with red highlights, foam comes then goes. Scent is mildly citric, flavor is peppery w/a touch of caraway, with lots of sour notes. The hopping is heavy, the main flavor being that of old wood. Not my cup of beer.