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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (1343) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pretty sweet. Not all that impressed with the winter pack for samuel adams but they make subpar beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2015
clear red pour. Aroma caramel cookies. tastes bitter cherries, quite hoppy. super fizzy.

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trexibmer (60) - - DEC 26, 2015
Feeziwigs is a nice seasonal beer.. but it to me, it is so similar to their Winter Ale. It seems much like the same base ale with just a different spice flavor profile. I actually wished Sam Adams would not have the Holiday pack with their Winter lager and Feeziwigs together. Iím probably in the minority here.. but I would rather see the Cranberry Lambic (okay,.. it is strange and sour and NOT a real lambic but it is distinctly DIFFERENT) instead of the Winter Lager, which you can always get in six packs.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (373) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Itís been years since I was luck enough to have this on draught in the late 90ís. My local store split out the singles from the winter pack apparently. Anyhow, glad to revisit - this pours mahogany with thin off-white head. Aroma is malty with mild spice, chocolate, and fresh-cracked hazelnut. Flavor is similar, but somehow different in a good way, with the nut and spice mixing to produce the dominant, but never overwhelming, flavors. This on top of malt and slight caramel sweetness is fantastic. I really enjoy this one, then and now.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
p0rkch0p (86) - Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2015
For a darker beer this sure is light and easy drinking. Toffee and coffee notes. Great for a sample pack to enjoy different flavors.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2015
12 oz bottle from winter classics variety pack. Fridge chilled. Served in tulip glass. Thinner 1 finger off white head is gone really quickly. Little bit of lacing. Beer is a dark mahogany color. Aroma is mostly sweet malts with a hint of cinnamon. Taste is light to moderately sweet with notes of cinnamon and very faint orange. Ligjt to medium bodied beer. Average carbonation. Overall a solid holiday classic though not extremely exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (403) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Pours a clear ruby color. About two fingers tan color head. Okay retention, pretty good lacing.

Aroma is very malty, and sweet I smell some chocolate, and also light orange peel. Not really picking up a lot of the spices the label speaks of.

Taste is quite malty and sweet. Pretty chocolatey. Again slight orange flavor. Slightly bitter finish. I also taste a tang of alcohol at the very end. I have to search pretty hard, but I can pick up some cloves.

Mouthfeel is medium to medium full body. Sweet, but itís surprisingly bitter. Itís drinkable, and sessionable. Iíd say this is a good warming beer.

Overall, I like it. Not as good as I expected however. This makes a good winter offering from Sam Adams. I would probably suggest it. But I also think that if these were in my sampler pack, then they would probably be the first ones I would give away.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Aroma was chocolate malts, caramel and oranges. Maybe some cinnamon spice in there as well. Taste was mildly sweet with slight bitter finish. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WABeerFiend (389) - - DEC 19, 2015
Best by 05.2016. Drank from the bottle today. It has caramel, chocolate, slight cookie, and very slight orange aroma and flavor. Everything is muted. Itís a good grocery store beer, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1820) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
12 oz bottle from Food Lion, Short Pump, VA The ale poured a clear brown-amber color with a small head that dissipated quickly. The aleís aroma has light spices and caramel malt sweetness. The taste has more sweetness with some soft carbonation, ginger and tropical fruit. The ale has a light body. The ale finishes with some lingering spicy sweetness.


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