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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2001
Another winner from Samuel Adams. Good malt hop balance. I expected more cinnamon and ginger, but anymore would have been too much. Good solid Samuel Adams ale.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2001
A seasonal that should be made full time. Great color, nice head, with a fruity cinnamon/ginger flavor. This beer should be served a little on the warm side to get the full effect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2001
you taste the spice right away, goes down very nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2001
I didn’t like this one much. I expected more of a fruity taste to it from it’s description. A bit too much ginger. I guess thats what I was tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 19, 2001
Warmed up the spice comes through, great color, wonderful beer for the season. It’s a shame you have to buy the assortment to get two. Maybe I’ll buy another.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1515) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2001
i didnt remember this beer being this dark...beautiful color. cant comment on the aroma as apparently i have a cold or something. quickly disappearing head...robust flavor

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oneeye1399 (28) - Pasadena, California, USA - DEC 17, 2001
The fezz was great... ginger and cinnamon make it a solid holiday beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2001
Great Christmas beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Nice porter look and feel, but I was alittle discontented by the bittering aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2001
Nice holiday beer. Complex flavors: malty, fruity, caramel throughout.


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