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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

754 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 27
Gots: 18 | 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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Popp24

California

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice winter warmer. It has a nice hopiness to it but also has a creamy taste to it like a stout. In the smell I get spices and hops maybe some caramel. The taste is really nice and I really get some nice breadiness and then a nice smooth hop aftertaste. Overall this is one I would drink every winter and I will look for it in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 08:12:20 | More by Popp24
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-03-2012 00:58:26 | More by ChaseTheAce
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TexAggie011

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep mahoganey with a full and fluffy head and lacing down the glass. Aroma is lacking a little but there is a malty smell there. One of the more interesting tasting beers I've ever tried though. Malty and creamy up front but on the back side its hoppy and bitter. It's a malty beer with a bite and that is very interesting to me. I definitely enjoy the polarity of the two flavors together. Let it warm up and the complexities show through more intensly. Creamy mouthfeel and very drinkable at 7 percent no matter if your a hop guy or a malt guy. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 05:10:43 | More by chodinheaven
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2013 02:54:41 | More by fivetime
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First, thanks to Bighuge for enabling me to sample this beer! It pours a dark reddish brown with a light tan head. Roasted malt is what I mostly detect in the aroma. Roasted malt and spices dominate the flavor up front. The beer is well balanced with hops and finishes neutral to slightly bitter. Very drinkable with a very good flavor, although I might prefer it to be just a bit bolder. Great Winter Ale!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2002 15:02:10 | More by PhantomVodoo
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-20-2014 23:02:56 | More by mmmbeerNY
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keithmurray

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark mahogany with some beige head

smell - cocoa, hazelnut, bit of smoke

taste - cocoa, hazelnut, caramel, roasted malt, hops

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly sweet upfront, slightly bitter in the finish, flavors linger in the palate nicely

Overall - nice version of a winter warmer, good job, Full Sail

Price Point - 6pk/$8.99

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 18:51:13 | More by keithmurray
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep mahogany in color, about a half inch of creamy head.

S - Smells a bit of pine, but a little sweet. A bit chocolatey even. Dark fruit.

T - First taste reveals pine and cloves, working into some malt, a bit of mocha. Finishes into a bitter hoppy taste.

M - Smooth at the beginning and finishes very dry. Takes a lot of moisture from the mouth. This was definitely less carbonated than I thought it would be.

D - Goes down easy. Can't taste any of the alcohol really, not a lot of heat to this one.

Overall - I thought it was quite good. A little 'less' than what I expect in a winter warmer, perhaps a little more heat to the alcohol. However, the taste is very complex and interesting. One of the more complete I've had. Great work from the folks at Full Sail

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 00:15:38 | More by BeerBuckeye
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-26-2013 04:11:46 | More by BodiesLexus
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-17-2014 02:41:15 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-13-2012 16:57:24 | More by Treb0R
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A - brown with hints of orange on the edge, a normal size light tan head rests on top, light lacing remains on the inside of the glass

S - caramel, buttery toasted malt with a hint of gingerbread, not especially fragrant however

T - sweet malts with hints of fruit, surprisingly strong piney hop taste at the end leaves a lingering bitter taste in my mouth

M - Fair amount of carbonation with a medium to heavy body

D - Not too incredibly complex but a solid overall beer. The piney hop flavor at the end was interesting and unexpected. I wouldn't mind drinking this one again but I won't be searching it out.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 01:08:26 | More by jpmclaug
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rayjay

Hawaii

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"12 Fluid ounces of ridiculously tasty winter ale concocted by our massive brewforce of 47." Enjoy by 03 01 07

Full-bodied dark brown winter warmer in the tradition of Anchor OSA. Grainy and spicy, with a bitter bite from the hops, and perhaps a bit from the alcohol. It's no boozy beast, but the alcohol is a notable flavor componant, staking it's claim as "heavier than average" at 6.5% abv. The malt body is familiar but hard to describe, except as micro or homebrew-esqe. There are faint and subtle Christmas spices barely present, like clove, cinnomon, nutmeg, and gingerbread. Would pair well with pumpkin pie. Spicy carbonation. Everything about it is above average. Nice long, bitter fallout. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2006 05:38:38 | More by rayjay
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-07-2013 01:38:42 | More by sneezye
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OakedCanuck

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz poured into standard shaker.

This beer is very clear, reddish brown with a nice, off white head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is not prominent but I pick up on some darker fruits, spices and muted hops. I was a bit disappointed with the taste, because, it was just average. The flavors were not forward and kind of hidden behind the alcohol heat. I did taste some toffee, caramel, cherries, and bread. The mouthfeel was decent and a bit sticky. The drinkability was good but this beer did not make an impression.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 16:45:55 | More by OakedCanuck
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jreitman

California

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark reddish brown and nearly opaque in color. Very little white head ringed the glass. Sweet grain and citrus smells were the most evident with a slight spicy undertone. Mouthfeel is very creamy and adds a lot to the beer. Caramel, fruit and a hint of chocolate compromise a majority of the malt flavors. As the beer works itself to the back of the mouth, the bitterness really kicks in and rounds out the flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2002 20:43:41 | More by jreitman
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bunnyhustle

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into standard pint glass. Pours a near black color but when held to the light its dark ruby in appearance. Although when poured the head was not thick, the retention was great, a thin layer sticks around throughout the beer. Tan head with very a very creamy appearance to it. Smell is unique, I expected a chocolate and caramel smell to it however hops are definitely present. A nice balance of both gives this beer a terriffic aroma. Hops hit my tounge up front which leads to a toasted grain on the backside. A nice chocolate aftertaste was a pleasant suprise. Light on the carbonation feels just right and the creamy mouthfeel is on par. Overall a great beer IMO. Best offering I've had from Full Sail yet.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2007 23:34:43 | More by bunnyhustle
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ark57

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a clear, deep ruby-brown/black with a thin wisp iof a head. The aroma is fruity, roasty, amlty, and piney. It has quite a bit of fruity esters (cherry and banana) some caramel, and a roasted almost burnt malt taste. It does not seem to be too hoppy, but it is older, though I do not know how old. It also has a slight pleasant oxidized taste to it as well. I can see where this beer would age well.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2004 15:03:09 | More by ark57
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clickpush

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour: 12oz bottle to tulip glass. Brown bodied beer marked with ruby highlights. About an inch of tan cover over top, clinging to the glass along sides while in the center fluffy active bubbles make the head come to life and combine with the lazy bubbles within the beer to create some nice lacings as the head melts down.

Nose: Warm and pine-like with some berry notes up front. Bread and yeast combine with alcohol to give it some peppery qualities. Accented with caramel hints.

Mouth: An excellent combination of warm roast flavors and bitter grapefruit hops. Very bitter finish with some burnt toast and coffee notes. Up front some caramel but not sweet, differing from the smell. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 23:56:04 | More by clickpush
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-06-2012 01:47:15 | More by JoeLacy
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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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JHendu

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2013 23:53:14 | More by JHendu
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drizzam

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to my good friend cdkrenz...you are the man CK!

A - Poured with a clear brown body, with ruby highlights when held up to a bright light. The head was a thin cap of light khaki, not very good retention and very minute spotty lacing.

S - Not a lot in terms of aroma. Maybe a little toffee malt, some slight nuttiness to it I guess. Not much going on in the nose.

T & M - Much better than the nose, actually the flavor surprised me a bit. Caramel malt combines with a certain dark fruity character, the fruit tastes like raisins. Toward the end there is a nice little hop bitterness. A subtle complexity. This isn't quite like any winter warmer I've had in the past (which is good, because the over the top spiciness isn't my thing). Medium bodied, crisp finish that leaves a slight hop bitterness on your tongue after the swallow.

D - I'm usually not a fan of Winter Warmers, but this one has restored my faith in the style. Many thanks to a good friend that brought this back from Oregon for me to try.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 06:23:03 | More by drizzam
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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