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RATINGS: 649   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 17/20
Reid (1899) - Salem, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6042) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Malt, fruit, spicy hops, and a hint of alcohol in the aroma. Brown-amber in color, pillowy off-white head. Great balance in the flavor of dark malts, spicy/piney hops, and fruity esters. Slightly bitter finish. Full-bodied, slightly warming. An outstanding balanced beer.

   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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
This is a nice, earthy, fairly smooth and slightly hoppy old ale. It is dark red brown with a small, dense light tan head that steadily dissipates to a foamy ring. It smells of stewed dried fruit, raisins esp., and a little of chocolate and pepper, with a faint flowery element. The taste is moderately rich, with a light chocolate element, toasted, earthy malt and leaves, with a nice, flowery hoppy bitterness and a nice grain finish. It has pretty good sweet-bitter balance. Itís like a slightly lighter, slightly more hoppy version of an English old ale or a more earthy, less hoppy Lagunitas Imperial Red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2011
one of the best christmas beers ive had, and one ive waited awhile to find, but well worth the wait. black like a porter, smell is malty sweet with a little spice so as not to be cloying. a little roasty, the spice combines with everything instead of dominating the flavor. wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Beautiful dark copper/brown with a ruby tinge and a light but persistent off-white head. Woody, toasted bread aromas with a very light sour note in the back. A nice creaminess is immediately present followed by delicious flavors of dark brown sugar, dates, light molasses and oaken/nutty woodiness. Almost seems to have some spices present like cinnamon and cardamon. This is tied up with a nice earthy, pine bitterness that keeps all that sweetness in check. Washes out with milk and dark chocolate flavors and a lingering dryness. This is one delicious winter ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Better than decent winter beer. Understated spicyness. Rich malts with some dark fruit and cherry flavor. Aroma of bread and fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bugsizzy (57) - USA - NOV 13, 2012
Poured from bottle very dark with a thick lumpy head that faded with some nice lacing. Taste is a great blend of slightly sweet bready chewy malts balanced with subtle hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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