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RATINGS: 1466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is light sour malt and some toastiness. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and a strong dose of perfumy spiciness. Medium bodied and fizzy. Not one of my favorites but ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (1084) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Not much on the smell. Taste is also very faint. Some slight toffee flavors. And some caramel creaminess. Any flavor is gone quickly though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (476) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1420) - Kearney, 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1guywith_aboat (254) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1390) - 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

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