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Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Wassail Winter Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Wassail Winter Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
Dark bronze color. Interesting aromas and flavors of caramel apples, papayas and pears, honeyed roasted nuts and pork rinds, delicate spices, and tamarind with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, long fruit cake, peppered greens, and latte finish. A rich, malty winter ale with subtle layers of flavor.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: caramel apples, papayas and pears, honeyed roasted nuts and pork rinds, delicate spices, and tamarind
Taste Flavor: fruit cake, peppered greens, and latte
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Smoked Turkey Quiche, Chicken Kiev, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, malty winter ale with subtle layers of flavor.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

Winter Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Winter ales are deep golden to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 5.5-9%. Beers in this category can be unspiced, though a majority of these beers feature a wide variety of seasonal spices. True to their name, these beers are commonly brewed in the winter and often feature cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and all spice in their flavor profiles. Better examples of this style feature a balance between added spices, hops, malt and alcohol. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale and Deschutes Jubelale.