on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin cream colored head. Aroma is lightly toasted malt and maybe gingerbread. Overall sweet and wine flavored.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2014
<REVIEW FROM PREVIOUS NOTES> I bought this in the Sam Adams 12pk Winter Collection variety pack for about $13 at Woodman’s in Janesville, WI in mid Fall 2010. Pours a dark brown with decent long lasting head. Strong scent of sweet malts and cocoa. Heavy taste that is smooth and slightly creamy. A touch of spice thrown in for the mix. A very nice winter. A must try!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
Quite interesting this one was. Some strong taste and smooth unfiltered features. Nice to drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (5850) - 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 (1114) - 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 (575) - 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 (1714) - 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

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 » 147

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50