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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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silverking

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a dark red with a tan head it decent retention and beautiful lacing. The aroma is malty and spicy. There is also a strong pine a citrus hop presence. The taste is malty and woodsy with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The finish reveals pine and coffee. There is light carbonation with a moderate/light mouthfeel. It is lighter in flavor than most other winter beers and it is incredibly refreshing in a season dominated by thick syrup-like brews. It is simply outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 22:04:32 | More by silverking
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Bromine

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-10-2013 12:04:33 | More by Bromine
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yen157

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear and garnet in color with a puffy tan head that left lace on the glass that sparkled as the level of the liquid went down. Crisp fruity, floral hop aroma with a tiny bit of toastiness thrown in.It could have been just another tasty beer, but there was a slight sourness that pushed the brew from good to good and interesting. Hop flavor and bitterness are a major part of the beer, and both manage to be strong but not dominant and overpowering. Caramel, alcohol, and big toasted grain flavor with only a trace of burnt grain characteristics fill the mouth after the hops leave the palate. Fairly malty without being overly sweet, this beer was very well balanced.

My first Full Sail beer and if I can help it, it won’t be my last. Thanks to TXHops for the brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2003 18:09:56 | More by yen157
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

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

Appearance- This beer poured a nice dark, amber color with a huge, fluffy off white head. Lacing was present throughout the life of the beer. Beer had a best by date of April.

Smell- This beer had a huge malty richness with great chocolate and caramel notes. A slight hint of hoppiness was present. Had a nice sour fruitiness to it as well.

Taste- This beer was full of malts and fruits. Very interesting brew. The beer had alcoholic esters which gave me a slight warming sensation which was balanced nicely with hints of chocolates and fruits. Again, as in the smell, a nice hint of hops was present.

Mouthfeel- Nice, thick, creamy body with medium carbonation.

Overall- This was a great beer which would be awesome during the Christmas season. Not one of my favorite winter warmers but still a wonderful winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 23:19:53 | More by Beerbuddha
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terence

California

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

12-06-2012 04:12:14 | More by terence
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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, it's got a nice dark chocolate aroma, very sweet topped off with nutty scents. It looks very inviting, dark brownish-reddish body , semi hazy and is topped off with a semi thick tan head that's very bubbly and sticks around for a bit; it has some strong lacing qualities. It has a medium to light mouth feel, clean and has mild carbonation. Faint hops are present some roasted oats and grains, its sweet overall and no alcohol flavors, not even I the aftertaste. I look forward to drinking this one again...

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 23:52:36 | More by vickersspitfire
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-31-2013 07:40:43 | More by grubefresh
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DaveRinn

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-11-2014 05:19:32 | More by DaveRinn
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Huffaroma

Montana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-16-2012 04:58:45 | More by Huffaroma
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Sinewave

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-18-2011 20:50:16 | More by Sinewave
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Zach122

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2013 20:19:28 | More by Zach122
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As described by Full sail, this beer pours a mahogany color. Head is light tan, very thick, dense, good retention. As I drink it leaves some very nice lacing. Body of the beer is too thick to really see into. Very pretty beer. Smell is of floral hops and a little caramel malt, very crisp clean smell. Taste starts with a bit of earthy bitterness, then I get some of the more roasty malts. Ends with an piney bitterness, and a touch of light sweetness once it has really left the tongue, maybe a little bit of a citric hop in there or something. I haven't let this warm up too much yet, but I have not yet detected any alcohol taste. Mouthfeel is just a little heavy, perfect mouthfeel when designing a winter warmer for hop lovers. Overall this is a really solid beer, I'll be buying more of this next winter. It's a fantastic nightcap for the beer lover who doesn't want to drink a $7 22oz bottle. Well done Full Sail!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 07:46:35 | More by gkunkle
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-07-2012 23:39:41 | More by InebriatedJoker
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fx20736

New York

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass, served at fridge temp.

Cola brown with a cappuchino tan head. Nice lacing.

aroma is toasted malt with a faint spiciness like cocoa and ginger and cloves.

mouthfeel is average.

taste; toasted brown bread with a definite bittersweet cocoa flavor. light bitterness like walnuts on the finish. Bitterness increases pleasantly as beer warms.

a nice malty sipper, probably better at a slightly warmer temp.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:54:54 | More by fx20736
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Jamstone714

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-08-2012 03:32:16 | More by Jamstone714
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2012 21:42:21 | More by ATXRyan
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jordanmckell

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-11-2012 18:36:10 | More by jordanmckell
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-22-2012 22:21:42 | More by ThirdEyePA
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2002 release. Very nice looking brew. A dark, dark red body, almost brown, very much like the color of a barleywine. The head is light tan (also like barleywine) and retains exceptionally. Aroma is that of pine and Christmas tree-like hops, very nice touch, I was waiting for a Christmas beer that was hopped like this. Combined with that is a toasted malt, making a very unique aroma. Just a touch of fruitiness is in there as well. As for the flavors, wow, this is very unique as well. The hops are definitely American-style, while the malt is very English. Hops are more spicy here, with the Christmas tree/pine character being more of an undertone. A bit of citrus is noticeable as well. The malt is toasted, sweet, and bread-like. In addition to all of that, I'm getting some dried fig. Excellent beer, very drinkable. Definitely much more than I was expecting from it. I'll definitely have this again, and again, and again...

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2002 00:16:01 | More by hyuga
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jskennedy

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-27-2012 02:15:31 | More by jskennedy
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velosuds

Oregon

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass. Single purchased for $1.35.

A-Pours a dark amber hue with a one finger, light tan head. Modest retention with good lacing.

S-Caramel malt aroma with dark fruits, and some piney and citric hops. Very pleasant.

T-Toasted caramel and chocolate malts with fruitcake type fruit flavors. Well done.

M-Very smooth and balanced. A little thin and light on the carbonation.

D-This is a very drinkable winter warmer since it has a lot of flavor but is not filling. 7.0% ABV is masked very well. A nice winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 00:45:19 | More by velosuds
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Huffs

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2013 02:47:42 | More by Huffs
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-11-2013 04:42:31 | More by ThisMoonlife
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tumbler...

Appearance-Pretty dark brown, with some red hues. Darker then other WW's I've had. Head is an off white, almost brown. Some little lacing and retention.

Smell-Extremely subtle spices, and very subtle malts. This may be too cold right now and has to open up a litle bit. As it gets warmer it's still prety bland, some hops come out.

Taste-Ehh, kind of a mess. At first there's some sweet malts but something taste's awkward about it. It then turns into a kind of sourness along with some hops that just don't taste fresh. A tad bit of vodkaish towards the end. The more I drink it kind of taste's like soap.

Mouthfeel-Very thin, no body at all. Carbonation is there, but I wish there was more to eliminate this soapiness.

Overall-Not a tasty beer, don't buy it.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 20:36:56 | More by SWMeyer4141
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-08-2012 03:26:40 | More by rcatalano
Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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