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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2004
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcamp99 (72) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Good dark color; thin head with notes of toast and spice; some caramel. Nice holiday offering.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
caramel, chocolate, resin, ocean smell, vanilla, butterscotch, brown, red, tan foam, dense, light sweetness, very bitter, chalky.lfull body, average carbonation, bitter, astringent,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
looks like unfinished walnut lumber, it’s a bit dull. pretty thin head Alcohol is not all that well disguised... There’s not enough malt to mask the alcohol, and this isn’t 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2002
The recipe for Wassail actually changes year to year, depending on brewer John Harris’s 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
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 I’ve had so far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Another great winter brew. not as sharp or full-bodied as the dark strength of the WinterNakt, but a pleasent malty flavor, with a paletable aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2007
pours dark red with a small light brown head. The aroma is spicy and citrusy. The flavor is paced with roasted malt and hops. It balances very well. Solid brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SFtaster (57) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Poured this from a 12 oz bottle during a holiday ale tasting that I organized. This was my favorite ahead of seasonal offerings from Anchor, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, and Deschutes. Plenty of spice and carmel flavor, and enough hops to provide balance.


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