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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

759 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 759
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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Photo of dwren89
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Appearance: dark garnet with crimson highlights, great clarity, and a thick tan rocky head

Aroma: nutty, like roasted chestnuts, and a little plum fruitiness, with a spicy cinnamon and cardamom kick

Taste: tastes just like it smells, with a smooth and long finish.

Mouthfeel: a little creamy, with a solid thickness to it that is similar to an imperial stout of terms of body and viscosity. Medium-low carbonation

Overall: This is a fantastic go-to choice for a winter warmer. Great nuttiness, fruitcake like fruitiness, and a spicy warmth to it couple with a great thick body and smooth finish make this an outstanding choice.

dwren89, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of jslice99
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jslice99, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

BodiesLexus, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +4.7%

AndrewMichael, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

illidurit, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of quakeroatmealstout
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

quakeroatmealstout, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Michaeldmanley, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Glibber, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of someoneintheroad
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

someoneintheroad, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of AndrewBV
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

AndrewBV, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Eisen
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%

Poured a rich dark red with a thin white head and thin lacing. Smells of dark fruit and chocolate. Tastes as it smells with a wonderful warming from the alcohol. The hops and alcohol balance out the strong malt backbone to create a very balanced and very delicious ale. Definitely one of the best winter warmers available, especially for the price.

Eisen, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12oz bottle best by next april

look is dark, amber, tan head, lots of suspended sediment. smell is light malts, dry leaves, cocoa, and christmas spice. taste is crisp chocolate infused wheat with subtle spice overtones. there is some roast and bitterness as well.

interesting winter warmer, glad to try it

jimmah120, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of ZoomanCru
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%

App: Heavy, dark brown color with minimal head and no lacing. Half serving pour. Slight copper hue when held directly to the light, but overall mostly opaque.

Smell: Medium malty aromas with slight breadiness. Comb in honey nose with slight herbaceous spiciness. Touch of volatility high in the nose.

Taste: Bitter and medicinal in the foretaste, opening up to significant hops bitterness. Slightly spiced and solvent like. Not unpleasant. Hints at roasted malt flavors without acknowledging them fully. Not a bad beer by any means but a little bizarre. A lot like an ESB without the assertive sweetness. Wassail is traditionally mulled, so I don't think its true to style, but not a bad holiday beer.

Mouth: Decent body, maybe a little on the thin side, medium carb.

ZoomanCru, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

Bottle stamped 02/28/14 69 at reefer temp into goblet.
Head virtually non-existant, off-white, completely diminishing
Lacing - virtually none.
Body reddish-brown, hazy (chill haze?)
Begins slightly bitter with something close to black cherry/date flavor and ends with the date predominating. No diacetyl, no hops, no alcohol after taste.
Medium to full body with a creamy texture.
Carbonation lively, quickly softening.

Overall, a winter warmer I can appreciate; not overspiced and not so sweet you have to chase it with insulin. Delightfully chewy. Drives, IMHO, Mad Elf back into the underbrush.

Ozzylizard, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +4.7%

AngusOg, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%

Translucent bronze-red with a regal head of taupe. Laces decently, too.

Smells like a malty red ale. Caramelized grains, dark fruits, baked earth, hints of cranberry and plum. Maybe a little vanilla.

Much drier than the nose. Metallic malts, some hop bitterness, light twanginess, some toastiness, and earthiness. Wet/bitter graininess. Slight hint of dark fruits.

Medium body with some booziness and a hefty carbonation.

Not a bad warmer. I like the lack of big spice flavors.

thecheapies, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by 2/28/13. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a one inch off white head that leaves behind some attractive lace. Smell is caramel, biscuit, some pine, tangerine, brown sugar, and a hint of nutmeg. Taste surprises with a hit of chocolate and some grapefruit up front and the other flavors blend in through out. Body is medium, plenty of life, not dry, and very drinkable. This is really good and different another beer I will be drinking during the holiday season.

SawDog505, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

wiscokid920, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

KevT, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

harrisjohnson, Dec 04, 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%

foureyedgeek, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

elglueckert, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

hsus0225, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Sazz9, Nov 24, 2013
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.