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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

766 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 30
Gots: 19 | 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 RJLarse
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I spotted a six-pack of Full Sail Wassail at a grocery store, and picked it up on a whim. I poured this beer in to a pint glass.

Pours a dark walnut color and is clear, with a red hue when held up to the light. A decent eggshell white head forms, and produces good lacing on the sides of the glass while drinking.

The smell hoppy, with evergreen fragrances, and a mild sweet malt aroma.

The taste is sharp, bitter and acerbic. There is a charcoal flavor along with some bitter hops.

Mouthfeel is OK, a bit cloying, and the sharp flavor makes the mouthfeel a bit zippy as well.

This beer is drinkable but, but only for one or two at a time. The flavor is sharp, and overpowering. It's like a dark roasted IPA.

RJLarse, Dec 10, 2006
Photo of Bagman007
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served in a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Pitch black dark coloring with a little bit of head.

S- Very sweet and hoppy. You can definitely smell the spices with a little hint of malts.

T- Initially a sweet taste quickly followed by a dry, hoppy finish. Tastes similar to a Pale Ale.

M- Very dry and bitter feel to it. A little tingly, but overall just not a very good feel.

D- Would not have more than a couple in a sitting. Very dry beer.

The beer did not really taste as I expected it to from the smell. It has a sweet smell, but the taste is not really sweet at all. Way too dry for a Winter Warmer. Not a terrible beer, but there are easily better seasonal's.

Bagman007, Dec 18, 2008
Photo of beckje01
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Deep ruby color with a quarter inch of creamy head.

S- Some malt upfront with nice spices there too.

T- Creamy malt start leading to a small spice kick.

M- Thin with some carbonation tingle.

D- Easy and only 6.5% so it seems to low in my taste for a winter warmer just doesn't do its job.

beckje01, Apr 23, 2007
Photo of jordanmills
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours thick brown with a moderate amount of head. Smells of a little malt, a lot of hops (something piney in there), a trace of spice (maybe allspice and a dash of cinnamon?). I swear it's almost as hoppy as an IPA. The finish is a little longer and smoother, but with some alcoholic bite. It's not bad to drink, though I think a winter warmer should be maltier and not as hoppy - I couldn't drink more than a couple.

jordanmills, Dec 20, 2006
Photo of HardTarget
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle Inspection: Nice art on label, notes best before 04 11 06 (enjoyed 02 13 06), 6.5% abv. and a brew force of 47.

Aroma: Nice light malt, tea, a little butter, and some grassy hops.

Appearance: Deep brown glass shows clarity when backlit. Head falls to a respectable light cover and laces nicely.

Flavor: Hops come out in the taste right away. They are a bit grassy with some pine notes and fairly well balanced by caramel malt. The finish is a bit slick and bittering leaving a strong hop taste to chew on for a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body, oily texture, medium low carbonation level.

Overall Impression: Not bad. Much hoppier than I expected and that cut down the drinkability for me personally. The tea flavor was a bit much as well. Just didn’t blow my sail, but you should give it a shot, at least once.

HardTarget, Feb 14, 2006
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

switzer, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

dvanhandel, Apr 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

rogerthegill, Jan 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

TheKitten, Jan 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

TheBigBoy, Jan 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

sparx1100, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

sevenshubby, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of NorCalYeti
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

taste- sweeter beer, malty, slight hop bite

color- roasted amber

clarity- clear

smell- slight roasted character

body- medium, rounded, soft

appearance- light off-white head, active carbonation

overall impression- average

notes- not very complex and lacking interest, doesn't strike me as a winter beer. this review is for a 2008 vintage

glassware: pint

NorCalYeti, Oct 17, 2009
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.