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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle pours deep dark amber, almost brown, medium frothy off-white head, attractive lacing, with light carbonation.   Musty, malty, peppery nose.   Smooth hop bitterness up front, some licorice, with a malty backbone.   Some odd hemlock like tree flavor as well, or is it sagebrush?   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Light spices emerge on the finish.   Fairly smooth, not as hopped up as I would have thought.   Finishes herbish, slight hop, minor malt, semi-sweet.   Very different from most other Winter seasonals I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6529) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors, 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, khaki head, sticky lacing. Vegetable-like aroma with hints of rhubarb, Christmas spices and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor presents some chocolate, Christmas spices with a citrusy back bone. Good subtle bitterness permeates throughout. Thickish mouthfeel, overall a decent winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6507) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2002 edition. Pours a reddish brown hue with a cream colored head that fades quickly. Has a sweet caramel smell with spicy hops.. A sweet caramel taste up front followed by nicely roasted grains. Medium - heavy body which leaves the flavors on the tongue for a while. Super smooth and easy drinking. nice. Jan 2003

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours brwon with a thin tan head. Smells fruity with some earthy hints. Tastes of pepper, tea, lots of spice, touches of lemon. Mouthfeel is thin with a spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
bottle, dark brown pour with nice 1/8’ off whit e head, aroma of malty nuts and fruits, flavor is brown sugar, chocolate and spice, finish is good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - JAN 4, 2011
12oz bottle from the state store
Appearance: Clear dark copper with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee and spices
Taste: Toasted malts, bisquity with a nice hop bite in the finish
Nice beer for this cold night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6192) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear reddish brown witn a frothy very light tan head. The aroma is rich Rio red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich over ripe fruit yeast, dry mineral palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Pours out a very dark and deep ruby hue, creamy yet spotty khaki head that actually leaves pretty good lace. Smells like fruity malts with a subtle citrus hop. Taste is almost entirely different from the nose, and massively complex. Citrus rind bites at first, but gets pushed aside for a toast crust & caramel body. Dark fruits and nuts round out the end with some subtle winter spices. Interesting, but I don’t think I could drink a 6 pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (6102) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was malts, touch of spices. Flavor was malts, sweetness, spices (cinnamon), touch of citrus (orange).

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