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

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3.82/5
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874 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,641
Reviews:
487
Ratings:
874
pDev:
12.04%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
69
Trade:
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Ratings: 874 |  Reviews: 487
Photo of PlinkerCraig
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of gskitt
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Firstly, I am unexperienced tasting this style. This brew poured a deep brown, mahogany, has some ruby tints. Head does not retain. Scent is earthy, woody, some fruit as well. Taste is not as sweet as I expected, Hoppy and bitter, some bitter fruit rind can be detected. Mellows as it warms. Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter. But pleasantly so. Overall, an enjoyable beer, I am glad I tried this one.

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Photo of gkunkle
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
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!

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Photo of switzer
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of zenwatts
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Ryan1423
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Huffaroma
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tryhansen
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of sparx1100
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of stewarbd
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

A-Poured into a tulip because I'm anticipating following this with a sour, maybe. Couldn't get a head noticed 1/2 way n poured hard to finish but just a lace of head.
S-malty and earthy , maybe vegetal herbal. Like a barley wine made with nugget or columbus or something
T-more of the same thick, sweet, malty, alcholic, herbal, vegetal all hop bitterness like no aroma hops were used.
O-not a bad beer, just not a memorable one, I like it but wouldn't want a 6er too many other good /better beers out there for me. Solid average beer.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Jamstone714
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tbern007
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, almost black- doesn't look like you will see through it until held to the light. Nice, thick head, long lasting, great lacing throughout.
Very light scent of malt, bread, light hops.
Taste is complex. No spices in this warmer. All malt and hops. Great balance though. Malty, caramel, bready, tea, slight sweetness, mild sweet chocolate (very faint), followed by hops but complimenary, not overpowering at all.
Great balance, carbonation, color, complexity. Cannot detect the 7% in any way.

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Photo of melodicnoise
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TheLargeMoose
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of abeldiaz
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Sargully
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Jesstyr
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really impressive looking beer. Amber, brown a little dark - definitely looks like a winter style beer. Perfectly formed two fingers of bright white head lingers nicely with the drink. Smell is lightly spicy with a good deal of malt.

Taste is malty, with some light hop bitterness. Doesn't have a particular flavor, just malty without the winter spice or sugar I expected. Light medium body. Overall a decent beer, but better examples of the style exist.

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Photo of beergoot
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Revisited 12-06-2017

Deep mahogany body; thick, creamy, sticky head. Malty aroma; touches of molasses and brown sugar. Roasted grain flavors; somewhat nutty; a bit of cocoa sweetness; a hint of hop bitterness. Full bodied.

A few bumps up in a couple of categories from my review from 2012. Still pretty good, all things considered.

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Original ratings: 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5

Appearance: solid amber; thick white head that leaves plenty of foamy rings down the glass

Smell: toasty malts; earthy and sweet

Taste: malt, malt, malt; and then a pleasant bitterness; alcohol warmth is definitely there but is on par with the style

Mouthfeel: medium body, some chewy sweetness overall

Overall: a better than average winter warmer, going for the strong malt profile; no strong herbal or spice notes; fair bitterness to top things off.

This is the 2011 version at 6.5% ABV

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Full Sail Wassail from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 874 ratings
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