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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Spicy and bold, a big Christmas cookie of a beer. Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale is bursting with spices of the season. With a remarkably full body and flavor it helps those long winter nights pass more quickly. The rich taste hits the palate with a depth of malt character ranging from sweet toffee and caramel notes to dark, roasty chocolate notes. Then the spices come in full force. Cinnamon, ginger and orange peel dance on the tongue bringing with them the celebratory spirit of the season.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JUN 25, 2004
part of a $7 holiday 12 pack. cookie like aromas with subtle hint of spice. dark brown color with a thin head. sweet malt, caromel and chocolate with a slight cinnamon heat and spice. moderate body with a roast malt bitterness balancing the sweetness. only mildly exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Dark brown to amber in color with a foamy tan head. Malty and caramel aroma. Bitter malt flavor; also, a bit toasty and roasted. Medium body and a bit dry at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
I enjoyed the pour, nice dark red/brown. I do detect a bit of spice in the aroma, decent head retention. I didnt find the taste to my liking, malty, not much zing in it. I expected more after the reviews, but overall not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 This with the dopplebock is as good as it gets with Sam Adams. This pours dark and rich. Almost like porter. Toffee and spice at the nose, tasty and nice. Good after flavor. The best in the Holiday sampler pack.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Dark amber with a beige head. Caramel malt and cinnamon aroma. Flavor of caramel, toffee and cinnamon. Pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 One of sam adams better beer. Leaves a good after taste. I can only find it on the holidays.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2004
Very impressed with this one, has a nice dark appearance with a hint of chocolate and caramel taste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
A very unique beer. I've only ever seen this one in the Christmas/Winter selection sampler. Deep brown in color, with odors of strong brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Finishes smooth, with chocolate, spicy, nutmeg, and more malt and nutmeg flavors. A nice holiday beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, and nuts. Flavor is a mix of bittersweet chocolate, nuts, coffee, and a slight cherry. Palate is a bit thin. I really love this beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Amber in color with a light tan head. Definite spicy flavoring, possibly cranberry? I couldn't quite pinpoint it, but it didn't really agree with me. Definitely would not buy this beer again.


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