Full Sail Wassail - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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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.
12-13-2013 01:19:24 | More by Eisen
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
12-12-2013 04:50:49 | More by jimmah120
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.
12-11-2013 03:45:51 | More by ZoomanCru
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.
12-10-2013 21:57:06 | More by Ozzylizard
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.
12-09-2013 21:07:47 | More by thecheapies
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.
12-08-2013 18:19:56 | More by SawDog505
4.36/5 rDev +14.1%
Put this in your regular Christmas rotation.
A lot to offer. A dark ale with a spicy nose, it might even make fruitcake palatable. Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. A sharp attack of hops on the first sip, but it's needed as you get into this ale. The malt and spice needs a balancing element.
The taste as it warms in the glass is satisfying, rich and makes you glad it's a holiday.
11-22-2013 18:03:06 | More by mttaylor1066
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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