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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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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

12-18-2013 01:48:14 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Glibber

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-17-2013 05:14:22 | More by Glibber
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someoneintheroad

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

12-14-2013 05:54:42 | More by someoneintheroad
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-13-2013 07:45:45 | More by AndrewBV
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Eisen

Washington

4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 01:19:24 | More by Eisen
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 04:50:49 | More by jimmah120
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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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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 21:57:06 | More by Ozzylizard
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-10-2013 16:51:19 | More by AngusOg
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 21:07:47 | More by thecheapies
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 18:19:56 | More by SawDog505
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-08-2013 05:31:14 | More by wiscokid920
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KevT

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-04-2013 02:20:13 | More by KevT
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harrisjohnson

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-04-2013 02:19:47 | More by harrisjohnson
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-28-2013 05:55:55 | More by dexterk1
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-28-2013 03:15:44 | More by foureyedgeek
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elglueckert

Montana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-26-2013 03:10:02 | More by elglueckert
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hsus0225

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-26-2013 02:37:35 | More by hsus0225
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Sazz9

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-24-2013 14:16:11 | More by Sazz9
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mttaylor1066

Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 18:03:06 | More by mttaylor1066
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-17-2013 07:04:48 | More by gefinley
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-17-2013 00:48:41 | More by bacher468
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n00blar

Maryland

2/5  rDev -47.6%

11-16-2013 03:26:14 | More by n00blar
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2013 06:18:46 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.