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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

757 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 28
Gots: 20 | 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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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-10-2013 16:51:19 | More by AngusOg
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phantomwyse

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Pours out looking like Coca-Cola. Seriously. With a thin off white head that turns patchy, yet clinging to the sides of the glass.

S: Very malty -- smells of fresh baked bread, toast, caramel, creamed corn, with a slight metallic note.

T: Malty and sweet -- brown sugar, dinner rolls with buttery simplicity, caramel, Graham crackers. The hops cut through the malt effectively without being overpowering.

M: Light to medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Leaves off with a silky finish.

D: Reminds of a beer from Appalachian Brewing Company in Gettysburg that I can no longer remember the name of. With that being said, this is a no nonsense quality beer with a malt medley and great hop balance. Give it a whirl.

12-04-2010 22:53:43 | More by phantomwyse
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voornstar

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-28-2011 02:35:53 | More by voornstar
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-29-2011 21:12:20 | More by cdwil
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam.

Smell: caramel, spice, and some earthiness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, spices, bready malt, allspice, and a hint of clove. Bitterness is mild. There is a bit of overall earthiness here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Aftertaste is short lived.

Drinkability: easy drinking winter beer that is great in front of a fireplace. A few of these could be consumed in a session.

11-25-2010 23:33:07 | More by Gavage
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2012 20:44:57 | More by Hanzo
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2014 01:27:56 | More by ChaseBeer
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2011 19:42:56 | More by ROGUE16
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Mikegsparks

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2012 13:40:50 | More by Mikegsparks
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flexabull

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Had this yesterday while watching Michigan vs. Ohio St.

Pours a deep brown with a slight head.

Aromas are toasty, and a bit sweet from the malts.

Flavors are good. The alcohol is noted, but not overpowering, also tasted a toasted sweetness from the malts. A bit burnt, oaky, and metallic as well. The beer finishes crisp, and tart, with a bit of a hop bite. Interesting brew.

Mouthfeel was pretty good, beer is certainly smooth, and does settle in your mouth nicely.

This is a tasty drinkable session worthy winter beer, but I tend to like my winter warmers to be a bit more bold.

11-19-2006 18:47:22 | More by flexabull
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Leviathan

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Wassail pours a deep mahogany/brown color with a two finger white head that laces nicely down the glass.

Smell is roasted, malty ale with hints of caramel.

This beer is smooth with a hefty dose of roasted malt flavor. Not much spice/vanilla flavors that are generally attributed to this style of beer.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full, finishing slightly bitter. Hops are well disguised by the judicious amount of malts, but detectable on the finish.

Wassail is a competent brew and drinks rather easily. I will certainly enjoy the rest of the six pack. However, I don't think that there is enough going on here to bring me back for more. Definitely worth the price of admission, but you'd probably be happier including this in a beer share...

11-28-2010 03:03:06 | More by Leviathan
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-19-2014 18:47:03 | More by mklisz
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

This beer pours a solid brown color. The head is one inch in height, and a rocky tan head. The aroma is of brunt caramel, with chocolate, and a hint of grapefruit. The taste is like the aroma, but with a little more chocolate. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a nice low level of carbonation. Overall, this is a nice winter beer that I can see myself drinking in the future.

03-24-2008 19:49:27 | More by KarlHungus
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Zach122

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2013 20:19:28 | More by Zach122
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2012 15:52:39 | More by Mikecap
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MilkManX

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2013 19:33:29 | More by MilkManX
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

P:  Pours a super dark cola appearance with a small dollop of light tan head. Retention was nonexistent but leaves behind a nice swirly film. 

S:  Sweet candied malt, roasted malt, sweet prunes, sugar coated dates, candied almonds, spiced rum soaked plums. Hints of caramel bananas, amaretto syrup and vanilla extract. 

T/M:  Taste follows the nose. Malty, roasty, sweet and spicy warming booze. The hops are more apparent in the taste, which balance out the sweetness nicely.  The feel is light-medium but a tad creamy with prickly carbonation.  Finishes dry with lingering spiced run soaked fruit.  Flavors gets a tad dank once warmed. 

O:  "Here we go a wassailing along...". That's all I know!  Anyways, this is a well rounded winter warmer. Tons of malt, and spicy booze and hops to balance it out.  Once warned it transforms to a much more aggressive warmer. I would love to have this on a cold evening hayride. Cheers!

10-20-2012 03:35:10 | More by Hopswagger
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-31-2013 07:40:43 | More by grubefresh
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish-red color and a slightly cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: A good aroma of malt, caramel, and some spices.

T: Tasted of malt, spices, a little citrus, caramel, and a touch of hops. Different than what I expected, but a tasty beer nonetheless.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A solidly drinkable beer.

11-29-2010 13:05:52 | More by avalon07
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-26-2014 08:05:34 | More by vermilcj
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Anew

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2011 21:32:52 | More by Anew
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kobeer

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-27-2012 16:48:36 | More by kobeer
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2014 20:09:39 | More by tbeer40
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tronester

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a clear dark mahogany with a thin creamy tan head. Smells strongly of grapes and nutmeg. Taste is a sourdough rye bread start, with a toffee middle, and an earthy dry bitter finish. Very good malt to hop balance ratio here. Mouthfeel is super creamy, nice low carbonation. Excellent drinkability for the ABV, this is a smooth tasting Winter Warmer that I plan to get again.

01-09-2011 01:15:42 | More by tronester
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12/07/04- Purchased at Piazza's Market in San Mateo, CA

Presentation- 12 oz bottle with a drink by 02/25/05 on the label. Consumed from my Pike Place Brewery pint glass.

Appearance- Dark amber pour with a nice large bubbled foamy head and very nice lacing.

Smell- Lots of spicyness going on. So many things as it's hard to pick and choose. So, lets just leave it at that. Extreme spicyness and hops.

Taste- Cloves, maybe some anise, pine, raisins, nutmeg. Lots of goodies in here. Lots of hops also. They are a tad bitter also.

Mouthfeel- A thicker beer than I expected. Decent carbonation level.

Drinkability- Better as it warms. Didn't sense a huge alcohol presence, which makes it go down easily. Good beer, but not great. But definitely worth a try each Christmas.

12-07-2004 22:58:01 | More by GClarkage
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.