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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2003
I liked this better than the winter lager. Nice, dark malt flavors, mild spiciness (not overdone), and decent citric/spicy/fruity hop presence. A very good beer for the winter months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Great. Lots of cinnamon and spices swirling around in the taste. finishes clean and leaves a nice residue on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2003
2003 Bottle. Poured a dark ruby color with barely any head. The nose was of chocolate and the taste was of cinnamon, chocolate and malt. Much better then I remember from years ago, however I think my taste buds have matured. A nice addition to the Sam Adams holiday 12 pack. Definitely not a session beer, but delicious none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2003
From the 2003 winter variety pack, which I found in Williamsburg, Virginia. A pretty good beer with a good crisp flavor. The hints of cinnamon and citrus really added to the experience. Too bad it's hard to find 'round these parts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Good seasonal from Boston beer. This is another one that warms you up like the winter lager. Very hearty and just enough boldness. I can taste a good bit of coffee, malt, and spice in this one. It's a thick beer. I suppose it's missing something, but it could almost pass as a spiced, weak stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2003
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Marina Del Rey, California, USA - JUN 19, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Not bad. Some good spices added to it. Some hoppiness and a good color. Shame you can't buy it alone now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Slightly spicy, but has a dominant pine needle aroma and taste. Too thin in the mouth.

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