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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

755 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 755
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 27
Gots: 18 | 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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zacharius

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours an amber brown with a white cascading head. The beer has a nice hop aroma with a bit of sweet malt aroma also smells estery but not that pleasant of esters, smells yeasty (but is not bottle conditioned?) and alcoholic. Taste is roasted malts, not as sweet as I thought it would be but it is fairly well hopped so this may skew my perception. Nice hoppy aftertaste. Alcohol taste is there as well, it could be blended in better, perhaps this beer could have used more aging. Probably couldn't drink very many of these because of the alcohol content but is a nice sipping brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2004 00:35:25 | More by zacharius
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NHGrafx

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle.

Appearance is nice reddish color with a decent head.

Taste is malty and sweet with some slight hop flavor. Some spicy notes were present too, but slight, with hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel was pretty good and drinkability is good.

Overall I enjoyed it, I would have it again if I can find it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 01:40:18 | More by NHGrafx
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TownDunkel

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After Christmas, nothing better than making a beer run and picking up a new one. Full Sail Wassail, not going to lie but I grabbed this one on looks alone

Appearance - A beautiful mahogany brown that makes a wonderous sight

Smell - A fresh and snappy scent. Hoppy and flavorful

Taste - If you like hops, this is your beer! Tastes like it is fresh off the barley.

Mouthfeel - full and delicious. Carbonation is good but wears a little quickly.

Overall - 4/5 on all counts. Delicious but if your not in the mood for a hoppy beer, this is not your drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 01:17:29 | More by TownDunkel
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RhodyNative

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-22-2012 16:16:11 | More by RhodyNative
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jpaltan

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite dark brown, with red hints around the edges. Smell is malty, a bit of a spicy backbone too it. Taste is all malt at first, then comes the winter spices. They come on a bit spicy. Some clove, even orange peel, and a slight hint of cinnamon. Seems like the flavors aren't blended that well together. They are quite disparate, then comes a bitterness on the back. Drinkability suffers from too much going on. Wish it was a bit toned down.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 04:57:24 | More by jpaltan
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Running4beer

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out reddish/amberish color with a thin head. Aroma is sweet sugary, fruity and slightly malty. Taste was sweet, malt and a bit of fruit a light hoppy backround as well. Didn't really notice a high carbonation but there was a bit of bubbles. Very smooth and easily drinkable. Pretty good winter brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2004 21:41:47 | More by Running4beer
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zymurgy4all

New York

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a terrific winter warmer! It pours a dark reddish brown that has ruby highlights. It has a fine white head that persists and leaves wonderful lacing on the glass. The smell malty, and nothing too spectacular. The flavor is amazing. It has a crisp hop bite, and the alcohol to back it up. There is not a specific flavor that jumps out, but a nice bitterness and malty flavor that combines to make a fantastic beer. The mouthfeel is wonderful as well--it is medium to thick.
As far as drinkability, it is good for a winter warmer--it is not a session beer for sure! Great beer to have for the holiday season!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 21:55:56 | More by zymurgy4all
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gkob

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-13-2012 23:44:46 | More by gkob
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jyeast101

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a slight beige head. Quite an aroma of spice. I'll just list the smells that I found with this one. Nutmeg, fig, tartness, roasted grains, all spice. The taste is warming with a roasted, nutty, caramel, sourness. Not as heavy as it looks or other holiday/winter brews. Also fairly drinkable for a holiday beer. I am impressed with the Full Sail Wassail this year.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 17:35:13 | More by jyeast101
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Zkman87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-11-2013 15:52:10 | More by Zkman87
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 03:45:51 | More by ZoomanCru
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NatetheGreat

Nevada

3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this was a dark brown with coffee colored soft, dense head. aroma of cocoa and piney hops. needs to warm quite a bit before the flavors begin open up - malty sweetness of chocolate and spice with the piney hops from the nose coming through also in the taste. mouthfeel was thick and chewy; this is a meal of a beer. great for a winter night, but the flavor wasn't quite all i hoped for.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 21:03:42 | More by NatetheGreat
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Japerrault

Idaho

4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Rich tan head topping an opaque brown ale. Nice lacing was left on the dimpled mug.

S: Sweet malts and spicey hops. Slight whiff of sweet chocolate followed by spicey/citrusy hops.

T: Really a nice blending of malts and hops. Light sweetness in the forefront showing mellow roasted malt flavors, then pleasent hops show up lending a flowery spiciness to the mix. There is an appropriate lite bitternes in the finish. Very good.

M: Good carbonation and full mouthfeel gives the feeling of substance.

D: No problem finishing one of these. I found myself looking forward to the next sip. All around a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 06:37:22 | More by Japerrault
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bayougutter

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown with ruby highlights, nice creamy off white head with good retention and lacing. Semi sweet and toasted malts with come caramel and toffee. Hint of coffee as well. Taste is toasted malts, slight sweetness, toffee, dark fruit, with a slight coffee bitterness at the finish. All of these tastes came together well for me. Mouthfeel a nice medium with good carbination until the end. Well done and will have more, you should give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 20:46:40 | More by bayougutter
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zbloom

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-28-2012 04:00:36 | More by zbloom
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Sargully

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.9%

01-04-2012 01:26:16 | More by Sargully
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JedediahK

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-02-2012 03:56:31 | More by JedediahK
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usualpulp

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep brown color with a thin white head. There are many smells to this beer, most notable are hop and floral. Based on the smells of the beer I was expecting a strong hoppy beer, somewhat similar to the sierra nevada celebration ale, but this beer was surprisingly subtle. It is hoppy without being overwhelming. I was expecting more malt flavors, but they were'nt missed. Once the beer warms some, a slight cranberry flavor arises, and the hops become more present. This gives the beer a very nice character. Overall this is a very good winter brew, very drinkable with decent complexity. definately something i could drink often. I almost wish it wasnt a seasonal brew, because I would enjoy this beer any time of the year.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2003 20:44:43 | More by usualpulp
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JarMills

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-08-2013 03:43:54 | More by JarMills
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mercatonero

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2012 00:05:13 | More by mercatonero
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-24-2011 17:11:04 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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marc956

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has been my favorite winter beer (even more so than Sierra Nevada's) ever since I first tried
it in Portland OR a few years ago. Lots of flavor
and pairs with different kinds of food, as does a
good wine. Highly recommended - even if like me, you live somewhere with warm winters.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 04:42:40 | More by marc956
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gilbert


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-11-2012 21:13:13 | More by gilbert
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Jbl3246

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-28-2014 03:48:55 | More by Jbl3246
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Tifore

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack of this stuff for a buddy at work who was from Oregon. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a deep brown mahogany color but clear. A tan 1 finger head develops and slowly dissapates but leaves a nice cap.

S - Smells of lots of dark roasted carmel-y malts and light citrusy hops. I also get some clove and cinnamon but there light.

T - Taste really stands out with this brew. Very balanced. Sweet malts come first and are balanced but light bitter hops that don't overpower but compliment the brew.

M - Mouthfeel is buttery and smooth. Very enjoyable. Light carbonation on the tounge.

D - A seven percent alcohol beer that you don't notice it at all except after you've had a few and stand up. Definitely sneaks up on you. I will be picking up another six pack of this for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 16:36:12 | More by Tifore
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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