Wassail Label

For 2001, the holiday seasonal ale from Full Sail is again the Wassail. From the bottle, it pours a clear, deep mahagony. The aromas begin with a mellow spiciness. Full-bodied, the mouthfeel comes across as chewy, with a slight coarseness. The flavor starts with a big hop bitterness that is later matched, but not quite balanced, by a dry maltiness. At 5.3% alcohol by weight (6.5% abv), this year's brew is very drinkable. Each label is stamped with an "enjoy by" date about six months beyond the likely brew date.

Full Sail
506 Columbia
Hood River, Oregon

Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - December 2001

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