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RATINGS: 1416   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
Dark brown, small beige head. Aromas of spice and dark stone fruit. Flavors of light anise contribute to a slightly bitter finish. Overall it's a little thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTornado (22) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a rich dark brown, almost black with ruby undertones. A medium sized tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a lot of thin lacing. Smell is heavy in caramel and cocoa, a lot of citrus as well dark fruits, and a faint amount of cinnamon and ginger. Taste is sweet chocolate, caramel, and toffee malts up front. The spices come through, especially towards the finish which all together makes for a really nice flavor profile front to back as the chocolate remains strong throughout. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Overall, a really good, balanced winter warmer, always worth having a few each year.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The body has a deep amber color with a slight reddish hew. There is some visible carbonation that makes its way up to the head which has a light tan color and decent retention. Lacing is slick and quickly slides down the glass. The aroma has soft sweet orange peel notes with some cinnamon and roasted malt. The flavor has a bready malt presence up front that slowly adds in notes of cinnamon, ginger, sweet orange peel and finally some mild hops. It has a good medium to full body and the mouth feel is soft, well rounded with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wabahoye (37) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Reddish brown Caramel and spice aroma. Flavors of caramel, chocolate, and spices. Good one for the holidays but not a year round flavor for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rentonj7 (24) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
A: Some artificial cherry (think twizzlers), cocoa, coffee. A: Deep reddish brown. Moderate head that quickly dissipates. Loose bubble structure. T: Heavier on the pepper/spices notes than the nose. Lots of toasted malts. P: Pretty highly carbonated for a darker brew. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (370) - CROATIA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle, pours amber with a white head, sweet malty tastes of chocolate and caramel, has some spice to it but it is more subtle and not overpowering, nice balance, good holiday brew

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (454) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (757) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
Quite interesting this one was. Some strong taste and smooth unfiltered features. Nice to drink it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (4948) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (674) - 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.


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