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Wassail Ale | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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3.56/5
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104 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
woodstockinnbrewery.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep ruby hue, A hearty full bodies holiday ale . Very malty with assertive hoppiness combining with alcohol warmth.

Added by Todd on 03-06-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,066
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
104
pDev:
12.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a dark brown yielding a nice one inch white foamy head into my nonic. Some nice spider web yet light foamy lacing speckles the sides of the glass. The smell is spicy having the normal winter spices up front such as nutmeg, allspice and ginger. There is some light brown sugar in the background. The taste is semi-sweet with the previously mentioned flavors and light bitterness coming in through some light hops, mostly balanced. The palate is about a medium, could be ranging closer to heavy, a mostly one and done in a session.. Some light sharpness a bit here and there, nothing obscure. Overall, this is a good winter warmer that I would come back to.

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Photo of mattycasey
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob17
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitburger
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redsoxjim
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeggutor
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOSullivan
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satchboogie
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Auror
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jefftuck47
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnarush
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tekstr1der
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. I was looking forward to this as it was their strongest offering last visit. Reddish-brown in appearance, with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of spice and malt, it's appealing. Initial flavor is strange with some medicinal taste, but quickly mellows to a smooth, malty and sweet finish. Not bad, but not great.

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Photo of StrayteEDGE
2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

not the best, very strong

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Photo of StevieJ_80
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Potvin709
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Bogdawg
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Brendog9
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of 2ellas
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Wassail Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 104 ratings
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