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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1881) - 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 (272) - - 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 (574) - North Berwick, Maine, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
furthur (126) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Aroma malty, hint of spice, dark cream head dissipates to thin skiff. Taste Carmel, fruit, faint spice. Mouthfeel rich and thick, almost a stout. Carbonation a tad heavy, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CervezaCabeza (20) - Le Mans, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown ruby appearance. Beige creamy head with generous lacing. Gingerbread aroma. Spicy cinnamon, allspice, ginger with sweet banana, caramel notes. Orange peel finish. A longtime Christmas favorite. Love the Fezz!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Part of their "Winter Favorites" 12-pack for winter 2013-14, with the first time seeing their gold labels. Cola-looking with a frothy beige head, good retention and creamy-soapy lacing. Mild aromas of caramel and darker malts with hints of spices (cloves, cinnamon). The cinnamon appears a little stronger in the taste, but not much else. Maybe a little roasted malt in the aftertaste, but overall, a little too filtered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
11/26/2011. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Spicy aromas that puts on the Holiday mood. Chocolate, malt, caramel and earthy notes. Awesome beer for the winter holidays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
12 oz bottle. I love this seasonal brew. Light and refreshing. Hints of spice. Check it out if you like a slightly heavier heffe weisen flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (265) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Nice malty toffee aromas. Beautiful clear ruby color with a thin white head. Good malt flavors with a long toffee finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (516) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours a dark chestnut brown with a two finger tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is of winter spices, cinnamon, dark bread, caramel, and some orange peel. Taste is pretty similar to the Aroma with a lot of mulling spices and some holiday spice cake notes. Has a medium body with a watery slightly fizzy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice, spiced winter warmer that would be nice with Christmas desserts.

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