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RATINGS: 1415   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a dark brown with thick head. the aroma is brown sugar, cinnamon, chocolate. the taste is brown sugar and some bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Dark brown with thin light head. Lots of sweet flavors, brown sugar, cinnamon roll, caramel. Same with the aroma. Light bitterness but not much to talk about with hops. What is impressive is how there are so many different flavors with the orange, ginger and sweet malts but none is overpowering the others. A good holiday seasonal but not outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Dark and malty with brown sugar and gingerbread notes. Lightly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
xblanchard29x (22) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2534) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3 Jan 2014, bottle. dark ruby/brown. nose is sweet, slightly spiced whole wheat bread. med body, mildly fizzy, faintly syrupy. sugary malt, blue fruit, some spices, caramel. nice enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2014
A: dark amber, with a light tan head S: spice, sweet T: mild bitterness, malty M: medium carbonation, thin O: would drink again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2139) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from the winter 12 pack Pours a crystal clear dark brown color with brilliant ruby highlights at the edges and a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of toffee and brown sugar with a heavy handed attempt at spicing. Cherry, a hint of wet dog, and earthy herbal make up the rest of the nose. The flavor is dark fruity caramelized sugars with a hint of mineral water and a whole of spices. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Worlds better than the White Christmas I just finished, but still an over spiced beer for my tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shot (103) - Westerville, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From a bottle. Pours ruby brown with a thick head. Aromas are brown sugar and cinnamon. Flavors are brown sugar, biscuit and raisin with a hint of molasses and ginger. Finishes with a whisper of orange peel. Very smooth mouthfeel. This was one of the first Christmas ales I remember trying back in the day. Though there are many Christmas beers to choose from these days, this one still holds up pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (640) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours dark cola brown with thin sticky cream colored head. Aroma is lightly toasted malt and a bit of gingerbread. Taste is similar: light brown caramel malt body with noticable but balanced aromas of clove, ginger, and toffee. Light and pleasant winter warmer, really low abv for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (290) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Malt dominates the initiate aroma with spices and bread. It is dark amber with a light tan head. A pleasant taste of caramel and roasted malts mixed with other spices and chocolate. It is smooth with a small bitter bite.


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