RateBeer
overall
91
95
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for the holiday season, Wassail is a delight with itís warm flavors and festive holiday packaging. Itís a lush, garnet colored winter ale that has a malty full-body and a pleasant hoppy finish. Sure to warm the hearts of malt and hop lovers alike, Wassail is brewed with a 4 types of malts and is hopped with a special blend of imported hops.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1180) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Full Sail Wassail has a medium, cream-colored head, a dark, brown-red appearance, lots of bubble streams, and pretty heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of rich, sweet, malty, chocolaty, and vegetative smell, and the flavor is of all that, with dark bread crust, chocolate powder, fruit, and lots of strong residual bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Full Sail Wassail finishes semi-dry, rich, delicious, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a most excellent Winter warmer. RJT

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1069) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Nice. Reminds me of a Christmas ale but without the spice. Solid malt bill with added hops. Solid B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Aroma is strong and malty with a rich hoppy undertone. It pours a rich, semi-opaque mahogany with a thick, frothy beige head - very appetizing. Flavor is mouth-filling, malty with strong spice hints, plenty of hoppy bitterness, and just a touch of sweetness. Texture is lively and jazzy, and finish is lip-smacking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3585) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2009
12 oz. Nearly opaque chocolate with a lasting quarter-inch of creamy foam. Earthy, spicy-sweet aroma has some nuts and dark fruit underneath. Taste is a mix of prunes, unsweetened cocoa and coffee with just the right dash of earth spices: nutmeg, juniper, lemon peel and clove. Nice charred wood, chocolate and peppery citrus finish dries the malty flavor well. Frosty lace all over the glass. Medium-heavy body is smooth and finishes plenty dry for all the big flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SFtaster (54) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Poured this from a 12 oz bottle during a holiday ale tasting that I organized. This was my favorite ahead of seasonal offerings from Anchor, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, and Deschutes. Plenty of spice and carmel flavor, and enough hops to provide balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2010
a fine looking brew, amber and ruby in the light and otherwise dark with a beautiful roll in the glass and a bounce in the roll. Full of malt and then hops in the flavor, restrained without overdone sweetness. a mild fruit flavor not disernable with some spice perhaps licorice. Earthy and refreshing. A pleasant surprise, lush indeed and a beerdrinkers brew if ever there was.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1260) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2010
A deep dark purplish-amber brew. Wonderful aroma. Deep, rich malty flavors with good spice hop balance. Heavy mouthfeel. Beautiful winter brew! Enjoy!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Overall, this is a great example of an ideal winter warmer. The spices are noticeable and help make the brew warm and lively, but they are in balance and not overbearing. It is also easy enough to drink that it could potentially serve as a session beer. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Ruby colored and clear, nice head, good lacing. Thereís an awesome malty base to the nose and flavor, along with some sweet fruitiness, a nice little bit of subtle chocolate, and a crisp, clean, deliciously strong bitterness. Really for a winter warmer, I havenít ever tasted one so bitter, and I love it! Itís amazing, this is perhaps my favorite beer in the style ever. Drinkability is off the charts high, and Iím going to have to make the trip (somewhat across town) to the big liquor store where I found it, to make sure I get some more before it runs out. Full sail, hats off to you. Iím a fan of your beers, but this one is really outstanding, the best youíve made yet.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 65


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50