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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
nice malt in the nose, but an astringent taste turned me off

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Had a the flavors you would expect to find in a winter ale, but just not still not that exciting of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrinkMoreBeer (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Rather middle of the road in taste - neither very hoppy or truly rich and malty. On a night when friends and I rated 20 winter beers, this finished a bit below average

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2005
nice amber pour with a bubbled thin grey head. aroma is brisket, with a lot of salt. sour taste is not good. also a salty egg flavor. no bueno. some mesquite in the finish which is good in a steak, but bad in a beer. ugh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2006
12 oz bottle, BBD 041106 from Blue Max in Burnsville, MN. Dark translucent brown with a lasting thick off-white fluffy head, touch of fine lacing...nose of sweet spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, earthy malts, and an unfortunately large dollop of plastic...body somewhat on the thin side, roasty, moderately sweet, with caramel maltiness and large hops towards the finish....seems fairly dry and "flat" in the flavor department to me. Big disappointment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Deep clear maroon pour with a beige head. Slightly skunky malt smell to it, with a taste of some dark toasty tart malt. Unusual flavor for sure. Not particularly good, but also not bad. Drinkable, and gets a bit better as it warms to me. Light char and burnt notes, and despite my low rating, this is worth a try for its uniqueness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Deep, muddy brown, almost opaque pour with red highlights, foam comes then goes. Scent is mildly citric, flavor is peppery w/a touch of caraway, with lots of sour notes. The hopping is heavy, the main flavor being that of old wood. Not my cup of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Gorgeous rose color. Aroma is of strong hops. Taste reflects this, strong hops line this brew. Strong finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
12oz bottle, unknown date. Pours thin dark brown with a one finger light beige head. Leaves some sheets and spots of lacing and holds only a wispy cap and ring. Aroma and flavor are kind of hard to pick up on, some sort of odd astringent maltiness, some sweetness and spice on the tongue. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. An odd brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Something about this beer rubbed me the wrong way. Weird spiciness paired with the dry flavor and an odd aftertaste of more spices. Not my thing.

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