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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
This beer just doesnít do it for me. The ginger-nutmeg-allspice flavors seem unmelded, they just kind of hit your tongue with no semblance of craft. The beer is really too hoppy for this style as well. Continues this breweries schizo nature of putting out some really great brews (pale ale, barleywine, imperial porter) and some duds (this, amber ale, IPA).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrew196 (1470) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2002
This beer was kinda weird....reminded me of a schwarzbier. Very spicy and peppery hop taste to go with an annoying malt finish....something was lacking in this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Itís hard to imagine a beer looking much better than this. A shiny ruby/brown with a pillowy light tan head that lasts and lasts. The hops were interesting, indeed, but for having four different types of malts, this beer did not seem to have much malt complexity. Predominant flavors were of caramel, and especially black cherry. A bit like a fruitcake. Alcohol flavor is omnipresent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Deep red to brown color. Small white head. Aroma reminded me of my grandmother's cabbage rolls. Flavor started out strongly as grapefruit. That (surprisingly) faded very quickly. Mellowed out incredibly in the middle to a malty sweetnes and finished with only a slight bit of hop flavor. Very unique.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Very dark pour with lighter brown edges. Big head and nice lace. Mostly sweet malts in the aroma, not too big of a nose, slight hops. Roast malts in the flavor, some fruit and finished off with a bit of bittering hops. Not too bad of a ESA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Clear mahogany with a fluffy off-white head. The aromas is one of spicy malts along with hops - pretty balanced. Donít be deceiced though! It has quite a bite for a winter brew (perhaps, itís the hops I wasnít expecting). I could taste the higher alcohol in it which I wished they would have done a better job disguising it. When it is all said and done, after the interestingly bitter taste, it leaves a sweet coating on the mouth. I didnít really like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2008
The aroma has roasted malt, toffee, molasses, and chocolate. The appearance is dark brown with a medium head. The flavor is like the aroma and more bitter than expected. The palate is too thin. But, overall I like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of dates and plums. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma is sweet smelling. Can taste caramel, toffee, and hops, the finish is fairly bitter. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2009
i wanted to enjoy this more but alas ... some choc, raspberry malty aromas .. nice ass head ... good bitter content .. dark brown .. a nice old ale, not overdone .. decent but i donít get it .. the 1 yr aged version i had a few months later was decent too ...

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