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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (340) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (667) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Not much of an aroma dark amber colour, no head notice of a taste, slightly sour taste. Palate of malt and spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (266) - - DEC 28, 2013
Pours dark amber brown with white head. Spiced aromas. Tastes of roasted malts, sweet citrus, and cinnamon. Decent winter seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (366) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
I drank this last year and wasnít a fan, but in the intervening 12 months Iíve consumed quite a bit of different beers, and my tastes have changed, so I was excited to try this again. Sure enough, I enjoyed it much more -- sure, thereís still the bitterness that turned me off last year, but it isnít overpowering, and the tastes of roasted caramel and cinnamon (stronger than any chocolate I can discern) makes it a fairly complex and tasty selection. Also, it has good lacing and is creamy in texture, although there is a bit of a film on the tongue afterwards. Still, a good beer. Glad I didnít rate it last year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (784) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Amber brown with spongy beige large head, spicy aroma (cinnamon-nutmeg), slightly bitter roasted malt taste. fizzy, longish finish with bitter aftertaste. Better than average winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Appearance was reddish brown with diminishing creamy tan 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are spices, roasted caramel malts and deep fruits. Taste are cherry, ginger, cinnamon, date, slight roasted toffee, pale, amber malts. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with light-medium body, average length soft spicey amber-like sweet finish. A easy smooth brew, can knock down a few. Better as it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dal9000 (185) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours dark and tastes chocolate and malt. One is good , two would be too many. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Dark brown pour with a thick 2 finger tan head. Malty goodness with a sweet caramel back drop. Hints of various holiday spices detected in this guy. Very smooth and tasty. Great beer, I look forward to seeing 6 or 12 packs of this guy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1370) - Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2013
From bottle. Dark copper color. Aroma is malt and orange peel. Taste is lightly spiced malt, tart orange peel, and a touch of bitter. Smooth sweet finish, with a light spice aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ESPh (72) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Nice dark ale with good head. Sweet malt/spice aroma. Tastes sweet, medium body, medium carbonation. Iíd buy a six pack if I saw it (from the Sam Adams Holiday Classics).

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