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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boomerbrew (143) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
12 oz bottle - Sweet malty aroma and flavor. Hoppy flavor with sweet bitter snap to the palate. Dark beer wtih small tan head. Pretty good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odannyob (143) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2015 This is a re-rate from the final month of 2K15. Again, poured from a 12 ounce brown glass bottle into an english pint glass (which means I opened another bottle to top it off to a true pint) and proceeded to explore. Some winter ales need to be available year round. The Full Sail carton sez "Available for 90 days only", so, enjoy, imbibe when here and wait 275 days or so until the circle twists back. Glad its back for the holidaze.

2.6
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Pours brown with a rather insignificant head. I actually thought it was a bit too hoppy, with some unpleasant sourness. It settled pretty heavily on my tongue.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - DEC 27, 2002
(26Dec2002--draft) UGH! What the hell happened here?! Starts with an amazingly frothy, super lacy, super creamy head, which, equally amazingly, neither persists nor adds much effervescence to the beer. Still, these sins are forgivable. But what was up with the CHLORINE? It started assaulting my nose, and the assault intensified once it hit my taste buds. Heavily bittered, though with a thin mouthfeel and a strong resemblance to iced tea. Dark, in the same way that Full Sail Ale. A very disappointing experience. Perhaps I will try it in a bottle. I did not finish my pint.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (132) - 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.

3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fujimo2000 (131) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours dark copper with off white lacing. Aroma and taste is caramel, winter spices but the finish is spruce.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours amber with white fluffy head. Leaves lacing. A lot of sourness in both the aroma and the flavor. I hope this is just a bad batch because it is terrible, all six of the pack were the same (I guess that attests to the fact that it was drinkable).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 11, 2002
medium body, flavor of roasted malt, candy sugar and ample hope spice. lots of hop bitterness too... definitely on the zippy side of winter ales - quite good but I usually prefer the mellow-malty style of winter ales...


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