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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

753 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 27
Gots: 16 | 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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RJLarse

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2006 02:16:23 | More by RJLarse
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Bagman007

Texas

2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 04:41:23 | More by Bagman007
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beckje01

Minnesota

2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2007 18:58:02 | More by beckje01
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jordanmills

Texas

2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2006 03:54:56 | More by jordanmills
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HardTarget

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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 didn’t blow my sail, but you should give it a shot, at least once.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2006 06:31:17 | More by HardTarget
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switzer

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-18-2012 00:15:27 | More by switzer
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-09-2013 20:46:04 | More by TheMrFarnham
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-28-2013 22:55:01 | More by dvanhandel
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-29-2012 03:02:27 | More by rogerthegill
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TheKitten

Montana

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-16-2013 05:34:47 | More by TheKitten
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-22-2012 16:43:29 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-09-2012 03:32:23 | More by TheBigBoy
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-12-2012 03:27:52 | More by sparx1100
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sevenshubby

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-11-2012 01:58:26 | More by sevenshubby
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NorCalYeti

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

taste- sweeter beer, malty, slight hop bite

color- roasted amber

clarity- clear

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

glassware: pint

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 21:45:29 | More by NorCalYeti
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AWB3

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-18-2014 18:13:19 | More by AWB3
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-01-2013 03:14:02 | More by artoolemomo
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-11-2012 22:19:04 | More by TexAggie011
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-17-2012 16:37:59 | More by zenwatts
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-19-2011 17:32:05 | More by Dunkelhund
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-18-2013 01:27:16 | More by Hopstout
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-20-2012 05:24:59 | More by Gregwa
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jmathis

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-30-2013 18:41:17 | More by jmathis
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-20-2011 03:12:39 | More by DoctorB2B
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-29-2011 02:00:35 | More by whartontallboy
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.