BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to amber in color with a foamy tan head. Malty and caramel aroma. Bitter malt flavor; also, a bit toasty and roasted. Medium body and a bit dry at the end.
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Kvickly, Esbjerg.
Pours a wonderful, clear red chestnut with a wonderful, big, creamy, off-white head. Looks amazing. Sweet malty aroma, caramel, light plums, good pepper and cinnamon notes. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dryish, some good spiciness, light dark chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, light coriander. A hint of roasted malts. Fine and very easily drinkable.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a clear ruby red color with a medium eggshell aroma, moderate retention and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, citrus and spice. Lots of orange peel and some green apple. Taste is fruity, again with the citrus and green apple, with some subtle bitter notes and caramel malts. Medium bodied.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Clear deep amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, honey, some fruitiness and sweet spices. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, fruits, ginger, cinnamon and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied.
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis (thanks!). Poured a darker copper color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, ginger, cinnamon and caramel. Tastes of orange peel, caramel and lighter spices.
Dogbrick (11482) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really wish this one was available year round, as it is Sammy’s best offering, edging out the Winter Lager. I really had trouble placing the aroma, it was kind of like toasted wheat bread with a hint of orange. The color was rich and so was the taste. Refreshingly complex.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle.
It pours a reddish brown with a foamy off white head.
It smells like caramel.
The flavor is pretty tame. It has some caramel malt, some roastiness, and some spices, but it also has a certain wateriness and some metallic flavor.
It certainly isn’t as good as their winter lager, but that isn’t saying too much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-09-2010 22:59:17
Sammy (11175) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lager with initially fizzy carbonation that fades as it warms to just significant carbonation. Clearly orange and cinammon, a spot of ginger for spice, and caramel. Weak finish. Medium mouthfeel. Rather a bold herbal tea. Nice chestnut amber colour.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011
Name: Old Fezziwig Ale
Date: December 27, 1995
Appearance: dark brown
Aroma: nutmug and orange aroma
Flavor: sweet ale flavor with a spicy aftertaste
Name: Old Fezziwig Ale
Date: February 12, 1996
Appearance: dark ruby, thin fine tan head
Aroma: sweet fruity spicy aroma with hints of a tart plum
Flavor: rich malt flavor with bursts of fruit character and chocolate malt, hints of cinamon, just the slightest bit of tartness in the background
Name: Old Fezziwig Ale
Date: November 09, 2006
Aroma: big nutmeg aroma with a bit of cinamon
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor with lots of caramel sweetness and fruity character, well balanced by a big blend of spices including cinamon and nutmeg, light bitterness in the finish
Overall: a classic as timeless as Dickens himself
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this beer. Malty, spicey, fruity and easy to drink. Nice hop finish, but not as hoppy as the regular Sam Adams Boston Lager. This SA beer poured an nice foamy head and like others have said, is nice at Xmas.