lipscomb216 (80) - USA - NOV 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this puppy in a 12 oz bottle. Hoppy smell and bite, was almost like drinking a pine forest. Light in body, not too much carbponation, a perfect winter brew for me to enjoy. Drink up!
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with an orange hue and thick, cream-colored head. The head disappeared rather quickly. Some good lacing for the top half of the glass. Some malty sweetness in the aroma with a good bite from the hops. Great mouth feel through the whole beer. Sweet malt flavors that finish with a bitter hops tingle on the tongue. Good beer.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good brew for the season.
DANEgerous (73) - Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Rich, notes of toasted grain and and earthy aromas
Appearance: Deep Amber with an almond head
Taste: Starts off sharp with pine notes and fade into a deep somewhat bitter hops and note of cirrius
Palate: medium body with a soft almost velvety carbonation and long fairly aromatic finish.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours mahogany white thin head. nose is soapy, dull sweet malt and hop bitters. mouth is light carbo sweet amber malt, slight roastd barley, hop bittery finish. overall nothing terrible here, on note with other winters and by far not the worst decision you can make, whenst it comes to such.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brown color with slightly brown head that lasts a while. Aroma is strong, hints of coffee and spices. The flavor is initally welcoming and pleasant. Taste lingers for a while with typical West Coast heavy hops. Still a strong tasting beer that delievers a clean, chrisp, and enjoyable experience.
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 A nice winter brew...but not as robust as St. Nick. Some wonderful orange zest, white pepper notes...though a bit of a winey finish....just a bit. Also some nice semi-sweet caramel midnotes. Quaffable. Definitely quaffable.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks like unfinished walnut lumber, itís a bit dull.
pretty thin head
Alcohol is not all that well disguised... Thereís not enough malt to mask the alcohol, and this isnít high in alcohol. Very thin brew. Hop spice is all over; pine blah blah blah...
Not as warm as it is hot. Winter warmer my butt. Just another over-hopped interpretation.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The recipe for Wassail actually changes year to year, depending on brewer John Harrisís mood. The 1999 vintage was only average, but the 2001 vintage was extraordinary. Generally Wassail is on the highly hoppy end, but only average alcohol for a wintera ale.
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful nutty brown color, clear and has small bubbles coming up from bottom entire time. Aromas of raisin, prune and dark fruit. Roasted smell too, with a creamy light tan head. Leaves a nice lace on glass. Sweetness strikes first, touch of vanilla and I get a hint of citrus zest. Spicy flavors follow with black pepper and a general nuttiness. Finish is a roasted coffee bitterness. Has a nice warming effect and a sort of foamy volume to it. One of the best winter warmers Iíve had so far.