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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (817) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 15, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (389) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CopterScott (209) - Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
dark brown with a redish hue. About a finger of light tan head that dissipates quickly but lingers around the edges and leaves some lacing. aroma is lots of spices. Flavor is cinnamon, ginger, molasses, and burnt sugar. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandon1989 (437) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Dark and malty with brown sugar and gingerbread notes. Lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
xblanchard29x (24) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3469) - 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.

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