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RATINGS: 1416   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (144) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Slightly reddish brown with thin head. Caramel and spice aroma. Flavors of caramel, chocolate, and spices. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Lager glass. Nice looking beer with a creamy looking head. Malty tasting, bits of spices and a hint of some kind of fruit. Pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Dark reddish brown color with a good amount of head. Spicy Christmas-like aroma. Not as much spice flavor as expected but it still has a nice malty finish. Lighter beer than I’d want but quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (498) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. A- Cinnamon, spices, roasty. A- Dark amber color, dark liquid, minimal head. T- Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, spiced finish. O- Didn’t detect any of the toffee, caramel or chocolate notes, but there was an abundance of spices, especially cinnamon. This beer is a nice winter staple, and a fairly complex one at that.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft and rw. Best thing this has going for it is its appearance. Light and not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1guywith_aboat (227) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Definitely smells spicy. Some toffee candy aroma going on. Reminds me of merry Christmas happy new year but more subtle with the spices. Again my details are sketchy due to the fact that it was weeks ago when I had this. From a mix pack this was the best.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1054) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
The appearance is a deep chestnut color with a large off-white head that fades fairly quickly, and the subtle aroma blends caramel malts, roasted malts, orange peel, and a hint of cinnamon. The taste is a very, very nice combination of a mild sweetness, slight level of umami, and a touch of sourness, and the palate fuses a medium body, slick yet thick texture, soft carbonation, and subtle yet malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
Old Fezziwig reminds me of Winter Lager. The has the same cinnamon and orange peel but differs with a sweeter and malty finish. Another nice winter brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuskirk (444) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Old Fezziwig is a holiday favorite from Samuel Adams. I was very excited to taste it for myself. For the most part, this brew lives up to the hype. This brew isn’t particularly heady and the brown body is modestly attractive at best, but the spice character is bold and strong in the aroma and flavor. There’s lots of ginger and cinnamon. It produces a palpable tingling sensation that nicely offsets the sweetness of the malt. While the mouthfeel is a touch prickly, the spiciness has a wonderful feel and balanced taste. Old Fezziwig has about everything you’d expect from a holiday classic.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (313) - - JAN 11, 2014
Pours a clear brown with a slightly reddish hue with a one finger foam head that is retained for a while - very attractive in the glass. Nose of brown sugar. Taste is very sweet - brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon and spices. Pretty good. Not sure if I could drink more than one in a sitting - but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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