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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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5/5  rDev +30.9%

LucienDeRubempre, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Sargully, Jan 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

nickhiller, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

animalchin, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

mwckiltedsavage, Aug 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

gingersuds, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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.

marc956, May 17, 2010
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Daveychu, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

friedpotatoes, Oct 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

OMG! This is simply excellent. I am also one that judges by style. I don't compare a craft against adjunct. Its apples to apples with me. This is one great beer period! I had mine in a frosted mug. The beer was just chilled not cold and the first drink was heaven. It is well balanced and full of flavor. Try it before it is no longer availible.

hissy, Dec 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Sweasty, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

JStep, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

tryhansen, Jan 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Captainawesome56, Dec 17, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +23%

Poured into the usual goblet. Best by 3-17-13 but this six pack will be finished off in the next week. Clear dark amber with a creamy thin head that dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma of malt and slight spiciness which might be hops. Mmmm hops! This is one of the best beers ever to my taste in terms of a strong but not out of control hops flavor with great definition and complexity. Every sip for the first half of the glass revealed new dimensions. The malts complement them perfectly with a sort of toasted cookie quality. Mouthfeel was substantial but not thick and the lingering hops presence was a bonus.

I wish the FSB website had more details on the recipie. I'd really like to know specifically what went into this divine brew. Tried this last year and was highly ambivalent, but this year's batch is really memorable.

Tinfang, Oct 14, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +22.5%

2002 version:

Well, I need to quit hitting these winter beers so damn early in the season, but my self-controll seems to still be on summer vacation. This is another exceptional winter beer. Super dark color which is very difficult to get any amber tones off of, but not as black as Gunniess. Nice piney scent and the taste is out of this world. Good full-flavor hoppiness to this outstanding beer. This is a great winter brew sureto keep me warm through the long and cold rainy season out here in the PNW.

sinistersteve, Oct 09, 2002
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4.63/5  rDev +21.2%

Picked a sixer of these up from the local liquor store for a mere $5.50. This is one of my favorite "Winter Warmers" I've tried yet. Wassail pours a nice dark bronze with an average amount of foam. The smell is pine and sour fruit. The taste is what really set this one apart for me: it starts out pretty hoppy and a little spicy (just the right amount of carbonation to give a pleasant mouthfeel, too) and then mellows out with a really nice malty sweetness. Even though this one is 7%, I don't pick up any alcohol burn. This is a really well balanced and well executed version of the Winter Warmer, and may compete with Great Divide's Hibernation for top of the class (in my opinion). I feel guilty for only paying $5.50 for this stuff!

oldfashioned, Jan 28, 2011
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4.58/5  rDev +19.9%

2005 is an excellent year for this beer. I enjoyed last year's bottling, but this one is a gem.

Pours a gorgeous clear roan color with a long-lasting, two-finger head and plenty of lacing. Lots of life in this beer. The smell is deliciously balanced.Yes it's hoppy for a winter warmer, but the malt is right there to balance the aroma. Superb nose on this one.

The taste is pure heaven...malt, cinnamon, more malt, chocolate. Lots of volume, and nothing left behind. The flavor just goes on and on.

Mouthfeel is creamy, dense, complex. Finish is long and satisfying.

I absolutely love this beer. Superb!

spoots, Nov 21, 2005
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4.55/5  rDev +19.1%

Pours dark brown with a thin foam that settles on top. The color turns to red quickly. It has a great nutty, caramely aroma and with a taste to match. Rich, with a strong taste of candied walnuts and a pleasing foamy, and just a bit bitter finish. This is a great beer.

cdicanio, Nov 06, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +18.6%

Not sure if the recipe on this changes every year or not but this is the 2012 version. Beautiful nutty brown color, clear and has small bubbles coming up from bottom entire time. Aromas of raisin, prune and dark fruit. Roasted smell too, with a creamy light tan head. Leaves a nice lace on glass. Sweetness strikes first, touch of vanilla and I get a hint of citrus zest. Spicy flavors follow with black pepper and a general nuttiness. Finish is a roasted coffee bitterness. Has a nice warming effect and a sort of foamy volume to it. One of the best winter warmers I've had so far.

Braz, Jan 07, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +18.6%

Served in a bottle at ~45F

Appearance- Deep brown/red. Transluscent with ruby highlights. Thick Ivory persistent head

Aroma- Floral, earthiness, roast like bittersweet chocolate, slight alcohol

Flavor- Malt and roastiness at the begging, feeling very full. The bitterness then comes in and evens out the malt flavors. The hop flavors, for me, come in at the end..lots of floral notes. Finish is dry but full with the floral hop flavor mixed with the roast

Mouthfeel- Medium. Carbonation appears good. Slight pleasant alcohol warmth at the end.

Overall- One of my favorite winter seasonals.

DrBrewDay, Feb 19, 2013
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jpbebeau, Nov 15, 2011
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DarrellK, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

LXIXME, Feb 17, 2014
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Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.