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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2001
I didnít like this one much. I expected more of a fruity taste to it from itís description. A bit too much ginger. I guess thats what I was tasting.

   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. Itís a shame you have to buy the assortment to get two. Maybe Iíll buy another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1507) - 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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2683) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Kinda chilly out tonight...great time to try this beer. Lightly heady, exotic, fruity aroma. Nice garnet color. Somewhat British-tasting malt selction, with the added ingredients of cinnamon, ginger and orange melding with the natural fruitiness of the malt rather nicely. Some of the malt flavors also remind me of a Flanders Brown type of beer, without the sourness, of course. Some chocolate-y flavors, too, making this an intriguing and pretty good choice for a winter brew. Great, lively mouthfeel. Hops are there at the very tail end of the beer, but are not largely evident.

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