Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2002
nice deep amber color, cream head. Quite malty, with a pleasant hop balance. Some nice spices within the hops. Not too bad at all. Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Dark brown, small beige head.Nice molasses & light spice nose.Spicy malt profile, vaguely astringent. Medium hop bitterness in finish argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Clear deep copper body, minimal head. Nice hoppy pine aroma. Flavor is moderately sweet, malty and piney, with a nice hop bitterness that appears at the end. Nice balance. MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Mahogany. Nose not “wassaily” at all, lots of toffee and butterscotch, very rich and lightly sweetened. Flavor quite nice, a bit like sucking on a good hunk of toffee, deliciously rich. Lightly hopped. Very good. fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Nice and roasty, malty, but with a metallic twinge in the bitterness that I didn't appreciate. Can say that by the second one that my tongue was well coated and I could taste a bit beyond that to a little dark, caramel flavourings.
Andrew196 (1991) - 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. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
nice malt in the nose, but an astringent taste turned me off................ stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Bottle. Mahogany, small head with tight bubbles. Mildly carbonated. Sweet aroma. Flavor showed malt upfront followed by a non-offensive metallic astringency finishing bittersweet. Low hops with a lingering, nonoffensive metallic aftertaste. Medium body, crisp finish. Perhaps I could have let this one warm up a little to get different flavors. herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Dark amber color with red highlights. Thin lacy head. Maltiness is subtle in the beginning and lingers in the end. Could use more hops! schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Wassail is dark amber and is decievingly dark for how hoppy it is compared to the malt factor. The hop flavor is characteristic of the Full Sail Pale Ale. This beer has the holiday taste of course, but it is like a strong/olde ale mixed with an American Pale Ale.