Full Sail Wassail - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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2.8/5 rDev -26.7%
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.
12-10-2006 02:16:23 | More by RJLarse
2.88/5 rDev -24.6%
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.
12-18-2008 04:41:23 | More by Bagman007
2.88/5 rDev -24.6%
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.
04-23-2007 18:58:02 | More by beckje01
2.88/5 rDev -24.6%
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.
12-20-2006 03:54:56 | More by jordanmills
2.9/5 rDev -24.1%
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 didnt blow my sail, but you should give it a shot, at least once.
02-14-2006 06:31:17 | More by HardTarget
3/5 rDev -21.5%
taste- sweeter beer, malty, slight hop bite
color- roasted amber
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
10-17-2009 21:45:29 | More by NorCalYeti
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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