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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 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.


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   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2002
I felt this was really too bitter for me. I think I’ll try it again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 30, 2002
I wasn’t as big a fan of this as other Christmas ales I’ve had. Thick, malty mouthfeel that constrasts with the spicy hops. Clean finish. Not too interesting.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Thanks to Degarth. Dark mahogany, white head. Dark fruits & alcohol are the main flavors. Very slight chocolate, big grapefruit hoppy bite, not very winter like, almost barley wine tasting, not bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2006
A fun brew, though far from spectacular. A bit of orange and lemon mingling with cinnamon makes this reminiscent of Christmas. Nothing to get excited about though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: October 08, 1997
Mode: Bottle
Source: Burlingame Grocery, OR
Vintage: 1997
Appearance: dark cloudy amber, whispy head
Aroma: malt aroma with a hint of spices
Flavor: strong spicy malt flavor with lots of lingering bitterness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4

Date: September 24, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: light sweet dark caramel aroma
Flavor: rich and earthy flavor, rich yet dry dark caramel malt, lots of earthyness keeps it very dry, hint of sweetness shows as it warms, light spicyness, big bitterness falls out of the earthyness for a long bitter finish
Overall: needs age for the bitterness and earthyness to mello and the rich caramel to pick up some sherry notes

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *4

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhliesen (735) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle--My beer was a black color with brown highlights along the edges. It does leave a small head through out the drink with a nice amount of lacing. The aroma was of raisin and cider. The taste was hoppier than I expected without any of the Christmas spices. A dissapointment, still good, but not at all what I hoped, guess I’ll have to find another single to confirm. Produce Place, 1.49

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Not exactly sure why this is so highly rated. Tried this both hot and cold today and neither was very good. Pours a deep amber red brown color with a small soapy tan head. Smells of malt and spices and maybe cloves? Tastes like malt and spice and hops. It is very unbalanced though and just not so great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quietman (173) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Dark brown.Sweet spicy aroma.Some citrus and brown sugar.Subtle sweetness,hoppy bitterness.Medium body.Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2008
My standards are set pretty high for wassail. Put there by mother’s homemade wassail (80 proof I’m sure, and it tasted like Kool-Aid), I’ve found that breweries’ attempts at Wassail leave me wanting...more. Mostly, more of the homemade stuff, the real stuff, brewed in a pot on the stove with the fruit and all. It comes as no surprise that the Full Sail Wassail is also something of a letdown. It’s a brown drink with a thin head, and a flurry of chunky sediment with no other noticeable symptoms in the pour. The aroma is muted and quiet, drifting with a little cranberry, a little chocolate and a little malts, but with little else in its scent. The taste is fine, but really smacks of malts, malts and more malts, with a slight astringency, a mild dose of booze, and a shell of chocolate flavor coating the whole thing. I’m still missing the homemade stuff, but also wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to a lay drinker. It’s simple but to me, very boring.


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