TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My buddy Ron had a bottle left over from his Sam Adams Winter Pack from last year. We brok eit open tonight and I was pleasantly surprised. Pours a nice brown with a small tan head. Nose is spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and caramel or cocoa. The tongue is also spiced but sweet. Definite cinnamon and choclate. I did not detect the orange that the label suggests. However this was still pretty good and it finished well. Not bad for a macro!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown with a thick lacey head. Aroma of rich caramel malt and spices. Body is full, lightly citrus and cinnamon spiced with an earthy malt sweetness. Finishes dry and piney. Never would've guessed this was from Sam Adams. A pretty good beer.
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I look forward to holidays because of the chance to snatch up some Fezziwig...the only downfall being you have to buy the sampler which contains that god-awful Cranberry Lambic. The solution? Open up a few boxes at your local Sam's club and play switcheroo.
haddon90 (1575) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Some good spices added to it. Some hoppiness and a good color. Shame you can't buy it alone now.
3fourths (8797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly spicy, but has a dominant pine needle aroma and taste. Too thin in the mouth.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ABIA 2003: Caramelly with cinnamon spices, and some orangy citrus flavours, interesting, but doesn't quite work.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of sam adams best beers. I great hoppy presance and a hint of ginger taste make this a great beer.
courtney2073 (11) - USA - APR 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Three cheers for Fezziwig! Love the chocolatey and spicy depth of it. Merry Christmas! God bless us, every one!
jb (2636) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much of a head, and it disappeared quickly. Nice color - dark reddish. Not much going on with this beer, some nice spices but minimal aroma, not enough flavor. One of the less interesting Sam Adams products to me.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my FAVORITE of the Sam Adams line. Spicey and warming to the tummy, it's one of the more palateable of the holiday beers. I was THRILLED when they brought it back for the Christmas variety pack. I had saved a few bottles from the times when you could get it all by itself, and even after 4 years (refridgerated) the Fezziwig was still a pleasure.