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Full Sail Wassail - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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787 Ratings

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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 33
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
"A deep mahogany color, Wassail is brewed with four different malts and a blend of Pacific Northwest hops, giving it a malty full body and a pleasantly hoppy finish that appeals to both hop and malt lovers alike. In other words, a Christmas miracle."

ABV 7% IBU 56

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001)
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Photo of morebeergood
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Dark brown color with auburn red highlights. Slight lacing. Nice piney aroma. Taste started off with a lot of spice notes, like cinnamon and allspice and anise. Finishes with a subtle amount of hops on the palate. Mouthfeel was smooth and easy to drink. Drinkability was fairly good, as the abv was hidden behind all the spice. A definitely spice-forward version of a winter warmer, as I feel that a wassail should be.

morebeergood, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of TheMarkE
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark ruby red, with a small head of foam that disappears quickly.

Smell: Malts, dark fruits, hops.

Taste: Dark fruit, malts, hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick bodied, almost chewy. Creamy.

The Verdict: Pretty good. Good balance of malts and hops, and not too spicy like many winter warmers tend to be. A solid brew like most of Full Sail's offerings.

TheMarkE, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown, chestnut colored body with a foamy cream-colored head.

S- Malty, lots of roastiness, some sweetness, hints of roasted nuts.

T- Pretty similar to the aroma, some roastiness, some nuttiness, hints of caramel.

M- Medium-full bodied, lingering aftertaste and some stickiness left behind. Medium carbonation as well.

O- Pretty decent malty winter beer. Pretty good flavors come through.

stephenjmoore, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of merlin48
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2005 edition pours a clear ruby body with a creamy tan head. Excellent retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma is complex, malty, spicy, and hoppy, all mingling together nicely in the nose. Toffee, nutmeg, cinnamon, spruce pine, and some floral hop notes provide a pleasant wintry bouquet.

Mouthfeel is light medium bodied, moderately carbonated, with a spicy bite of ginger.

Taste largely echoes the nose, with toffee and a hint of chocolate fronting the maltiness. Spices are prominent, mostly cinnamon. Some cola flavors are picked up toward the finish. Floral hops bitterness takes over the finish.

Nicely complex, and well balanced. An excellent winter warmer. Thanks to waldowin for this enjoyable PacNorthwest winter gem.

merlin48, Dec 24, 2005
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with the visual consistency of peach fruit. Chocolate and mildly spicey aromas. Distinct bitterness from the Pacific Northwestern that gets more bitter as it warms, and yields more citrus orange taste, as wll as mace and nutmeg. Mouthfeel: consistency of fruit.Spider lace left in the glass.Bottle from Premier.A sipper.

Sammy, May 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

agentorangebitter, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 11, 2013
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JamLand, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dexterk1, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

buzzy, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

MrJolly, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

tjcamm, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

warpedrevolution, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Bromine, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BabaBeer, Tuesday at 10:34 PM
Photo of JustinQ
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

8.49 for a six pack

A: Light brown/amber in the pour. nice 1 finger white head.

S: hops right off the back, smells like hot wort when your chilling

T: Perfect balance of maltiness and hoppiness. i even get a little bit of roast character.

M: full bodied, little bit of enamel ripping. very smooth

O: Very good brew, been trying all the full sail i can recently, have yet to be dissappointed.

JustinQ, Nov 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Eric908, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

foureyedgeek, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

FrizWhiz, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

sd123, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

simonmoyse, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

goblue3509, Feb 22, 2014
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.