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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle pours deep dark amber, almost brown, medium frothy off-white head, attractive lacing, with light carbonation. Musty, malty, peppery nose. Smooth hop bitterness up front, some licorice, with a malty backbone. Some odd hemlock like tree flavor as well, or is it sagebrush? Medium body and mouthfeel. Light spices emerge on the finish. Fairly smooth, not as hopped up as I would have thought. Finishes herbish, slight hop, minor malt, semi-sweet.   Very different from most other Winter seasonals I have had.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours midnight red, the head quite big and not going anywhere. Theres a big chestnutty aroma here. This drinks with a full-bodied character, overflowing with cooked sugar, pine bark, and varnish. (#4879, 12/30/2012)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6578) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2006
12 oz bottle, via acertain. Pours a dark mahogany with a creamy finger sized off-white head. Aroma composed of spices, sweet caramel malt, toffee, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet fruity and spicy flavor. Most prominantly of cinnamon and nutmeg. Finish is all spice. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and moderate fine bubbled carbonation. Another fine effort from Full Sail. I will say that by the end of the bottle the spoices do get a little tiring on the palate, but thats how I feel about many Christmas seasonals.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
bottle, dark brown pour with nice 1/8’ off whit e head, aroma of malty nuts and fruits, flavor is brown sugar, chocolate and spice, finish is good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Garnet hue with massive off-white head which settles down to a foamy ring, very good lace. The aroma hinted of toasted malts, mocha, vanilla, allspice, clove, fruitcake, piney hops, and earthy yeast esters. The flavors start sugary sweet with moderate spices, but really didn't overwhelm. The piney and citric hop nature kicked in to high gear midway through the tasting. The finish was a combination of old school ale (earthy, sublime and dry) and west coast new age (hoppy, brash, and creamy). Very nice mouthfeel in this underrated sesaonal brew which I have enjoyed every single time I have had the chance. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2005
On draught January 2005 at Redbones. Dark, near black pour, with some large bubbles and fizzy off-white head that disipates rapidly. Looks like a glass of coke. Aroma of dry toffee and caramel, licorice and light English hops. Begins flavorful and hoppy, but not in an extreme, American, bitter way. Notes of licorice root, caramel and light roast. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Good balance here, not too sweet or too bitter and the spiciness is not overdone. Some wateriness on the finish detracts a bit. Im a big fan of Full sail after only having two of their beers thus far. Tough to categorize these Winter Warmers. Some are ales, some are old ales and some are English Strong Ales. I like em all though. Id like to mull this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours brwon with a thin tan head. Smells fruity with some earthy hints. Tastes of pepper, tea, lots of spice, touches of lemon. Mouthfeel is thin with a spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6324) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Really nice brew. Great winter warmer without being too heavy or sweet. It pours a dark brown with reddish highlights and a nice thick tan head. The aroma is slightly roasted with hints of dark fruit, chocolate, and grains. The flavor is the same. Its full bodied, but not hard to drink at all. It finishes quite bitter and a touch roasted. It tastes like it kind of wants to be a stout, but also is leaning toward ASA, or Imperial amber or something like that. Anyway, I really enjoyed this one. Nice price too at 7.50 a six pack!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6318) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - Pours bronze / brown with a beige head. The aroma has heavy roast, brown sugar, richness, nuts and a bit of spice. It has a medium / full body, but is still a bit crisp and has soft carbonation. The flavor starts with hearty malt, fairly dry wood and is malt heavy. The finish has light spiciness and a hint of berries. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Cloudy brownish red, dense spongy head. Nice brown sugar, molassess, maybe slightly smoky aroma. Earthy and smoky flavors at forst, then an odd but likeable herbal note - oregano, maybe? - and a touch of cinnamon.


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