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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
The beer pours a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is caramel and toffee malt with some holiday spices: mainly nutmeg but a few other spices are mixed in as well. The flavor is full of holiday spices and caramel, as well as quite a bit of grassy and piney hops. This is definitely a highly-hopped winter warmer. The alcohol is also present and seems like it is higher than 7 percent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6114) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours midnight red, the head quite big and not going anywhere. Thereís a big chestnutty aroma here. This drinks with a full-bodied character, overflowing with cooked sugar, pine bark, and varnish. (#4879, 12/30/2012)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a small beige head. Light roasted malty, grassy hoppy, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a dusty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5969) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 A friend brought this beer back for me from a trip out west - Thanks Pigboy! I am totally unfamiliar with this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a dark mahogany color with a medium sized tan head. There is a strong fruity hop aroma with a light vague spiciness underneath. The flavor is rich and malty and has a strong floral hop character but there is a strong alcohol burn that really detracts from the overall beer experience. Had that alcohol burn not been so prominent I would certainly have rated this beer higher.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5767) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Cloudy brownish red, dense spongy head. Nice brown sugar, molassess, maybe slightly smoky aroma. Earthy and smoky flavors at forst, then an odd but likeable herbal note - oregano, maybe? - and a touch of cinnamon.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 GABF 2006. Draft. Copper body. Small tanned head. Nose is spices, sweet malts, hop notes and caramel. Taste is spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, perhaps), hops, caramel, chewy malts, and fruit notes (citrus and hints of dark fruits). Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Ends with more spices, hops, and chewy malts. Light toffee notes, too. Original rating - 8, 3, 7, 3, 15 - 3.6

Bottle - 10/24/2010. Dark brown with a short beige head. Aroma is spicy with cocoa, caramel, light toffee and chocolate notes. Taste is bitter and with spicy hops, bakers chocolate, light caramel, toffee and spices. Body is medium with a strong, fluffy carbonation. Ends with more spices, earthy hops, cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2008
A hint of spice and brown sugar. A deep dark brown/red pour with tight white head and lace. A fruitiness like cherries. A semi sweet malt flavor as well. A pretty nice bitter as well. Pretty tasty and complexity that I enjoy. A nice winters warmth from this little nugget as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2006
12 oz bottle, via acertain. Pours a dark mahogany with a creamy finger sized off-white head. Aroma composed of spices, sweet caramel malt, toffee, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet fruity and spicy flavor. Most prominantly of cinnamon and nutmeg. Finish is all spice. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and moderate fine bubbled carbonation. Another fine effort from Full Sail. I will say that by the end of the bottle the spoices do get a little tiring on the palate, but thatís how I feel about many Christmas seasonals.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
This has a deep garnet body and a creamy tan head that, while not lasting too long, manages to do some thick lacing. The aroma is a tad light but pleasasnt, smokey malts with a nutty bitterness. Much more to the flavor, rich malts lightly roasted, woodiness, and a mild grapefruit and pine hoppiness. Although named as a Winter warmer, this does just fine in the Spring as well.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours a dark mahogany, with a bright white, sudsy lace - nose of raisin, date, tobacco, chocolate, some earthy, oxidized character - the flavor is dry spices and herbs up front, followed by some cocoa character - a wee bit of tartness, and even a subtle oakiness precedes some toffee, roasted nuts, tobacco - touches of nutmeg - finishes warming, with a sudden but welcome kick of hops - a nicely balanced ale, and at 6.50 a six pack, you canít go wrong.


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