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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for the holiday season, Wassail is a delight with its warm flavors and festive holiday packaging. Its 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (1068) - MOROCCO - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1775) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (261) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Brownish with creamy off white tan head. Earthy bitterness. Some Roasty. Dry. Metallic? The fact that I generally dont 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 (15436) - 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. Its okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (2097) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, gifted to me. Thanks! A: Nearly pitch black, creme colored foam, some lacing. N: Peppercorn, rye, bakers 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. Its 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 (553) - 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 (40) - Bend, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Always a solid seasonal winter beer, Wassail delivers with its 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 (419) - - 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.


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