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Old 12-06-2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Full Sail Wassail

Rather disappointing. I was expecting some spicing, but other than a vague spruce overtone, nada. Even as a straight winter warmer, it's mediocre. Not much body or malt, certainly not up to the style.

Maybe I'll mull it.


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I usually pick up bombers of all the full sail non-ipa seasonals.

Thats a downer. Leaves more space in the fridge for better beer though!


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Since I had three bottles left, I decided to experiment with making it closer to a real wassail. A tea bag of Glühfix, German for 'punch spices', made a difference. Orange peel, cinnamon and cloves. Might try some nutmeg next. Maybe wack up an apple.
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Yeah, and get some egg foam in there!

or not. :-/
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Since I had three bottles left, I decided to experiment with making it closer to a real wassail. A tea bag of Glühfix, German for 'punch spices', made a difference. Orange peel, cinnamon and cloves. Might try some nutmeg next. Maybe wack up an apple.
I will have to send you a bottle of my Ancient Orange & Spice Mead. It's a spin off of JAO but I use coriander for the orange flavor. Makes an awesome wassail, especially warmed up. How close are you to Portland? I will be in Vancouver last week of the month. Happy to hook you up.
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I'm about 60 miles south and close to the coast, but thanks for the offer.
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I'm about 60 miles south and close to the coast, but thanks for the offer.
Love the Oregon coast! Next time yo are coming thru Lakewood (Tacoma) I am only 2 miles off I-5. Let me know. This is one of my regular concoctions. It keeps getting better with each incarnation.
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A guy had some of this at a party we went to last night. He knows I brew and asked if I wanted to try it. I didn't know what it was supposed to be while drinking it, but knew I wouldn't care for the whole bottle.
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A guy had some of this at a party we went to last night. He knows I brew and asked if I wanted to try it. I didn't know what it was supposed to be while drinking it, but knew I wouldn't care for the whole bottle.
Mead is kinda like heffeweisen. You either like it or you don't. I've had some decent heffe but I'm not a big fan. I've had some nastey mead. In either case I'll have a glass just to be polite, but if you're smart you won't ask me my opinion on it.
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Full Sail Wassail is not Mead. It's a "tasty winter ale" But I do like mead After some wiki action I see Wassail traditionally is typically a mead so I do understand the confusion.


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