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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle. Milld ginger, cinnamon and orange aroma. Dark copper color with small head. Chocolate malt and cinnamon/orange flavor. Very nice and reliable seasonal.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Very handsome, crystal clear, copper ale. Looks like a shiny, new penny. Creamy, off-white head. Great retention with creamy lacework. Malty and caramely nose with a hint of vanilla. Very rich, malty flavor. I know it's spiced, but I don't taste it. The malt must override the spice. Decently balanced. This chunk of buttery caramel should be wrapped in wax paper and handed out to children on Halloween, not poured into a glass. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The finish is very dry and astringent. An inexpensive fix for we maltheads! Trick or Treat?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark red/brown appearance with a big tan/brown head. Spicy nose including orange peel, cinnamon, and possibly ginger with a brown malty body behind the spices. Pretty spicy brown malted body but the spices are well-done and not overdone. Ginger comes out pretty well in the finish. After taste is a spicy brown malty taste. Good job not overdoing the spices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
Itís a beautiful, clear, red-brown beer with a creamy head. The aroma is slightly spicy with notes of cinnamon, caramel and fruit. The flavour has a light sweetness and a cinnamon/citrus-like dryness. It has notes of cinnamon, caramel, syrup, a peppery ginger bite and light fruit. The finish is dry and peppery. Compared with many other beers with added spices, this one is pleasant because of the subdued spices.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle @ Home. Pours brown with a brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, spices. Taste is sweet with malt, caramel, browncookies, cinnamon and other spices. Sweet, but pretty good. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040210

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"you can really taste the malt sweetness and great blend of spices in this beer. itís like drinking a Christmas cookie! always a yearly seasonal brew, i wish theyís let me get a sixer of this, so i could avoid the (old) cranberry lambic in the holiday pack."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium light tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is dark chocolate and a caramel malt. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a light malt with licorice and caramel finish. A very good brew from Samuel Adams.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with a strong red hue. Aroma is full of ginger, cinnamon and burnt caramel notes. Flavor has a strong malt profile with hints of cinnamon, ginger and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9983) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
A very unique beer. I've only ever seen this one in the Christmas/Winter selection sampler. Deep brown in color, with odors of strong brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Finishes smooth, with chocolate, spicy, nutmeg, and more malt and nutmeg flavors. A nice holiday beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a short-lived tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, ginger, and copper. Taste is biscuity and metallic with some subtle spice and ginger kick. Overall too sweet and too acidic on the finish. Meh. Itís Sam Adams so donít expect too much.


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