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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

762 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 762
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 28
Gots: 19 | 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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Ratings: 762 | Reviews: 467 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BESTIALEX
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

BESTIALEX, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Jame515, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark ruby red, with a small head of foam that disappears quickly.

Smell: Malts, dark fruits, hops.

Taste: Dark fruit, malts, hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick bodied, almost chewy. Creamy.

The Verdict: Pretty good. Good balance of malts and hops, and not too spicy like many winter warmers tend to be. A solid brew like most of Full Sail's offerings.

TheMarkE, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

tjcamm, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Wedcat
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Wedcat, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of brewmasterbrown
4/5  rDev +4.7%

brewmasterbrown, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Freshness date extends well into July.

A: Dark ruby red in color. Great clarity. One finger of off-white head retains well. Lacing forms thin, delicate rings on the glass.

S: Strong hop aroma of resiny pine, citrus zest, and freshly cut grass. Cherry juice and berry. Dessert-like malt scents of bread pudding, fruitcake, and hermit cookies.

T: Bread crust with a slight burnt edge. Toasted malts. Fruitcake. Gingersnaps. Strong hop bite with formidable bitterness. Pine, spicy and oily. Even some ruby red grapefruit flavors clamp down on the tongue. Cherry juice. Brown cocoa. Strong spicy and bitter finish lingers for a long time.

M: Modestly thick. Creamy and chewy. Mild seltzery carbonation.

O: A ton of hop character on top of a stodgy malt body. It comes on a bit strong, but as a winter beer it works. Not for the faint of heart, but it'll warm your cockles on a cold winter day.

ryan1788a5, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Radiosox, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

glib, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

ifnkovhg, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Smurf2055, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of jettjon
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a bottle into a pint glass, small head quickly fades leaving good lacing and a thin cap which persists. Very dark brown with ruby/chestnut notes when held to light. Nose: Sweet and toasted malt, chocolate notes, actually very nice. Tastes of sugary and burnt malt, hints of coffee and chocolate. Mouth is nicely chewy, viscous, quenching, and smooth, very complementary to flavor profile. Overall: A pleasant surprise. I’m not usually a fan of Winter Ales but this one is quite tasty. As a bonus, one of my “non-beer” friends really liked this one, probably because of the sweet, chocolate flavor profile. Would definitely seek out again.

jettjon, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

sd123, Jul 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

canawler, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JamLand, Jun 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

FilumDee, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark chestnut; medium, frothy beige head, medium lasting

Aroma: Malty; medium hoppy; dried fruits; molasses

Taste: Malty; peppery; well-balanced; starts off creamy and quickly goes to Belgium ale flavors of peppers, cloves, and dried fruit; finishes slightly bitter from roasted grains; excellent

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Polarslag, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Sarmartay, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jakecattleco, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MilkManX, May 30, 2013
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
86 out of 100 based on 762 ratings.