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RATINGS: 1435   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Like this one a lot! All spice aroma with a hint of orange zest! This one reminds me of the holiday’s every time I drink it. No need for any more alcohol because it is a good multi bottle selection! Pours dark brown wit some carbonation. Nice brew!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamT (199) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
12oz bottle out of Holiday Pack from Food Lion. Reddish-brown hue with mostly diminishing light brown fizzy head. Good lacing. Dark malt, chocolate, orange citrus hop, spice and sweet floral aromas. Malt taste up front with a strange orange citrus hop and spice finish. When it warmed it had almost a peachy finish. Fizzy carbonation on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madnorwegian (66) - FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
Ok, but too malty and not balanced enough with hops for my taste. A touch too sweet...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2228) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tasted on 12/6/14 on draft at the 12 South Winter Warmer 2014. Pours clear, deep burnt orange with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is burnt toffee bitterness, caramel, light chocolate, and some baking spice. The flavor is the same toffee and caramel up front, moving to the more pronounced bitterness, along with even more baking spice than on the nose. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long bitter burnt toffee and baking spice finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (469) - CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours clear deep amber with a short, short-lived light tan head, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is bready malt, holiday spices, some roasty notes. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, and an off-dry bitter finish. (3/5) Starts off a bit on the sweet side, but the malt kind of dies halfway through and leaves… well... not a lot backing it up. Spices are reasonably restrained, though, and it’s fairly drinkable. Serviceable but nothing too special. (12/20)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steve1966 (121) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this. My holiday go to brew. Not overdone well balanced and you know what you are getting. Great lacing minimal head. Cinnamon ginger and toffee well done.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (162) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 Fl OZ ($1.75) this was okay, nothing special. Came in a box set (winter) not my favorite box set they do.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjmc64 (24) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Poured from bottle. Amber with red highlights. 2 finger head that hangs around. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is first malty... especially caramel. Finished with Christmas spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
Just might be the best brew Sam Adams has to offer, i just wish they sold em’ in sixers and twelves :(

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Copper brown color topped by a thick creamy beige head. Rich malty nose redolent of toffee and cinnamon. Smooth toasted malt flavor upfront. Spices come in but are not overpowering. Hints of orange peel and ginger blend nicely with the caramel malt notes. Very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1897) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Can not believe I have not rated this. Pours medium Amber, soap off white head. Malty body, balanced. Some peach skin as it warms. Medium body.


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