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RATINGS: 669   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
very nice for those cold nights when all you need to do is get a good buzz going, this certainly has the alcohol content for that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Solid brew. A bit different than the usual winter ale. Malty hoppy dark brown ruby color. Taste some toffee brown sugar earthy woodsy sweet dark fruit. Dry tart bitter finish. A nice treat will revisit next winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (644) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep ruby/brown. Beige head - small with good retention. Nose has bread and dark fruits - huckleberry, some dark cherry - mild spice. Flavor is rich and inviting, lightly roasted dark bread, some molasses-like sweetness, floral-like hops hops present in the middle and become prominent towards the end, along with bitter orange-like bitterness. Palate is quite full and deep. Excellent representation of the style and everything a holiday/winter ale should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1547) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of graham cracker and toffee malts. Taste is malt forward, not surprisingly, with brown sugar, toffee, and caramel flavors and just a bit of floral hop presence to counter-balance. Some warmth on the finish. Succeeds as a very good English strong ale/Winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (920) - PERU - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear brown with some red highlights and a small head. Rich malt backbone with some caramel. Creamy caramel taste with an alcohol note. Nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1049) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours deep amber color with a off white head. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, malt and earthy hop aroma and flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (137) - - DEC 29, 2014
Very dark ruby with a one finger tan head. Aroma is a strange combination of citrus and sprucey hops with dark chocolate and vanilla. Dark malt flavor with a hoppy finish and after taste. Moderately heavy and creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1498) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Brownish with creamy off white tan head. Earthy bitterness. Some Roasty. Dry. Metallic? The fact that I generally donít care much for íwinter alesí or English style ales in general skews my view here probably.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8136) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at Trumpeter Public House, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out Christmas spices, bready malt and a touch of caramel. Flavour is dominated by the Christmas spices, with dry bready malt on the back. Not the most thrilling winter ale - too much spice for my taste. Itís okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1116) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, gifted to me. Thanks! A: Nearly pitch black, creme colored foam, some lacing. N: Peppercorn, rye, bakerís chocolate, some coffee, a lot of earth and leaf in here. Pine, and a bit of herbs. Char and toast. T: Quite bitter, moderately sweet. M: Medium body, alcohol is noticeable, fizzy carbonation. O: This always makes me think of Claymation Christmas. Whatever the case may be, i would carol for some of this. Itís heavily bitter, but it tastes like Christmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (391) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
From a growler. Dark brown with a reddish tinge in the light and a tan-white head that fades to a rim and coating with nice lacing. Malty, corn, light sweetness aroma. Charred malt, caramel, English bitter hop taste. Very good beer that tastes much like Northern Brewer's Caribou Slobber homebrew.

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