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Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Wreck The Halls Hoppy Holiday Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Winter Ale

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Wreck The Halls Hoppy Holiday Ale

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Brilliant golden amber color. Hoppy aromas and flavors of herbs, pine, and roasted citrus peels and apricots with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, very long pepper, radicchio, gooseberry chutney, and nutskin finish. A bright and boldly bitter winter ale for hop-heads.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: herbs, pine, and roasted citrus peels and apricots
Taste Flavor: pepper, radicchio, gooseberry chutney, and nutskin
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Schnitzel, Veal Parmesan, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and boldly bitter winter ale for hop-heads.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

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

Their Portfolio

93 Full Sail Brewing Co. ESB 6.5% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Red Lager Fest 6.2% (USA)
90 Full Sail Brewing Co. Full Sail O’Fest 5.7% (USA)
90 Full Sail Brewing Co. Session IPA 5.1% (USA)
90 Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Cream Premium Summer Ale 5.4% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. Nut Brown Ale 6% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. Slipknot IPA 7% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. Classic IPA 6% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. Cascade Pilsner 6% (USA)
93 Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Black Lager 5.4% (USA)
81 Full Sail Brewing Co. Capsize Imperial Pilsner 7% (USA)
94 Full Sail Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatwine Ale 12% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. Watermelon Wheat Ale 5.4% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. Blood Orange Wheat Ale 5.2% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. IPApaya IPA 6.2% (USA)
89 Full Sail Brewing Co. Exit 63 Blonde Ale 5% (USA)
89 Full Sail Brewing Co. Oregon’s Original Amber Ale 6% (USA)
93 Full Sail Brewing Co. Hop Pursuit Northwest IPA 6.5% (USA)
94 Full Sail Brewing Co. Wreck The Halls Hoppy Holiday Ale 6.5% (USA)
93 Full Sail Brewing Co. Wassail Winter Ale 7.2% (USA)
92 Full Sail Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 9.5% (USA)
90 Full Sail Brewing Co. Amber Ale 6.0% (USA)
85 Full Sail Brewing Co. Sesión Cerveza Negra Dark Lager 5% (China)
85 Full Sail Brewing Co. Sesión Cerveza Mexican Style Lager 4.5% (China)
88 Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Premium Lager 5.1% (USA)

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.