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RATINGS: 1412   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVBrU (60) - - DEC 8, 2013
Pours clear reddish brown, without much lasting head. I smelled the holiday spices and a roasty caramel character. Tasted the caramel too, with a good bit maltiness. Overall enjoyed the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slubgob (172) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle into glass. Dark mahogany color with medium of white head. Malt aroma with touch of cinnamon and ginger. Rich malt mouth, very full mouthfeel. Dodd are reasonably mild and notable mostly in the after taste. One of Sam?s better seasonal offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Poobah (247) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Dark amber with a thick head and a spicy nose. Smooth intro with a mildly-carbonated mouthfeel, and a finish with hints of orange, cinnamon, ginger, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Appearance- red/brown, clear, minimal head Aroma-bready, resin, citrus, toasty Taste- bready, spices, Palate-lively, umami, sweet/sour, salty Overall I really like it, gets me into the Christmas spirit. ---JK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Very mild spices for a winter warmer. Lightly citrus and some ginger but they aren’t very assertive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
marv3mania (160) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a thin off-white/light tan head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Very nice. Taste is a good, though somewhat weak, balance of the caramel malts and spices. It tastes like someone mixed holiday spices into a Boston Lager, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Thin mouth feel. Overall, this isn’t too bad, but not my favorite holiday ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebos (33) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Deep red/brown beer with small quickly fading tan head. Spicy and malty both in scent and taste. Easily pick up the cinnamon and ginger notes along with the slight citrus the Orange. Good winter holiday season beer to be sure. Pleasant mouth feel. Thick but not too thick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle from the winter seasonal sampler pack. Pours a dark color with a head that fades fast. Taste and smell is sweet sugary and nutty. Almost like a brown ale but a little sweeter. Not bad..not my favorite

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (218) - - NOV 29, 2013
Clear, amber, Full body, vibrant mouthfeel, despite low alcohol and unobtrusive acidity and carbonation. Bitter, dry, unchanged all the way to the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (469) - Monterey, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours dark reddish almost black with a thick off white head that fades quickly to a ring. Some lacing. Nose is spiced malt. Taste is sweet. Medium body, lively carbonation. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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