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RATINGS: 646   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2003
My first beer of the night. Damn this is good. Aroma of bittering hops, chocolate malt, dust. Flavor is roasted barley, peanut shells, some coffee-ish flavors but not too intense, just right. Drying finish, good bittering hops. Really great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
Coca-cola colored, no head, medium fizz. Smells a bit like grapes and chocolate. A great balance of hops and malt. Bitter aftertaste lasts just the right amount of time. I'd gladly drink this beer all year long. It's all about the balance! One of my most favorite beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Deep garnet with a pitted khaki head. Wonderful aroma, nuts and berries! Dark fruit, plum, blackberry, walnuts, fruitcake, a little gingerish maybe. Rich and sweetish front, with some fruit and a touch of bittersweet chocolate and mild roast, easing into a nicely hopped (spice, floral) finish, with a warming alcohol to top it off. I paired this with a nice strong stinky salty roquefort bleu cheese, and while the combination was pretty good, I have to say the beer didnít stand up well in terms of intensity of flavors. (thatís just a general comment, not factored into the ratings)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (568) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Whatís really to describe that hasnít been stated? Hmmm, tastes great with some spicey soup. I love the slightly syrupy mouthfeel, delivering hops and alcohol. Not too sweet. Iím a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Sampled this one on draught at the brewery in Hood River, OR. This beer pours to beautiful, bright, deep amber to ruby red color, with a soapy white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is very pleasing, with aromas of sweet malt, fresh bread, spicy aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg, and some piney hop aroma. The palate is firm, with good sweet and caramel malt flavors, paired with light estery touches of plum. This beer finishes with more good sweet malty flavors, and estery fruit, then ends with some spicy flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, and some piney hop bitterness that lingers. Excellent winter warmer. An excellent after work/afer dinner dirnk, and a nice beer to sit and relax with at the bar at Full Sail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3661) - - OCT 9, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 clear dark brown with nice fine bubbled lacing under a large frothy tan head. moderately sweet malty aroma with touches of floral hops and dark fruit. flavor is hoppy and fruity with a sugary nutty aftertaste and hints of winter spices. also plenty of dark fruity malts(prune, plum) medium bodied and hearty. i really like this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Good burgundy color brew with lite white forming head. Overall wonderful aroma and taste. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
The beer pours a nice dark garnet almost brown witha lovelly thick inch high creamy off white head..that stayed quite some time Nice aroma..chocolaty and spicy tones..though well done. I dunno but this seems to taste better than when I had the rest of the six pack..its flavourful yet smoother and less aggresivesweet malts followed by a creamy chocolaty taste followed by a nice "zap" of hops at the end ..very nice. Nice and smooth and creamy on the palate. Pretty drinkable even for a hot sweaty night

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
(Tap). Nice very dark brown. Nice feeling on the palate. Has mild chocolate taste without feeling too much like coffee. Very enjoyable brew, hope to have another soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2004
Dark brown w/minimul bubbles. Molasses chocolate, cherry and some spice on the nose. Roasted malt, charcoal, bright acidity, witha rich but light hoppy finish. Some coffee flavors though not overly sweet...

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