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RATINGS: 663   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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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Pours a dark chocolate brown. Head quickly becomes a thin film though the lacing remains steadfast. Nose is spruce and biscuity chocolate. Flavor is bitter coffee and chocolate malts with a piney aftertaste. Inviting mouthfeel and a lingering cocoa aftertaste. Don’t get as much from this as I would like.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Brownish with creamy off white tan head. Earthy bitterness. Some Roasty. Dry. Metallic? The fact that I generally don’t care much for ’winter ales’ or English style ales in general skews my view here probably.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7244) - 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. It’s okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, gifted to me. Thanks! A: Nearly pitch black, creme colored foam, some lacing. N: Peppercorn, rye, baker’s 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. It’s heavily bitter, but it tastes like Christmas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (367) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnbthompson (36) - Bend, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Always a solid seasonal winter beer, Wassail delivers with it’s deep dark appearance and dark creamy head. Very typical of Christmas beers at a very affordable price. You could never go wrong in serving Wassail for your holiday guests. ( and keep a few for yourself )

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Don2711 (158) - - DEC 3, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 Aroma disappointing. Appearance red brown nice. Taste hoppy with caramel tones. Palate good Christmas flavour. Warming but given strength a disappointment. Second pint much better. Good on palate. Aroma still weak getting better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear reddish brown witn a frothy very light tan head. The aroma is rich Rio red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich over ripe fruit yeast, dry mineral palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Dark brown with a light lacing. Malt, light sweetness aroma. Charred malt, caramel, light bitterness taste. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (84) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Nice dark pour with a thick white head. Feint roasted malt, nutty aroma. Tastes of roasted malt, slightly sweet and nutty with a slightly bitter finish. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TreatYoSelf (2) - - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
Delicious. Beer tastes great. Nice and tipsy after one 8 oz. Glass. Do drink. Now.


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