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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jde123 (771) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Iíve tried this on several occasions, but never really felt like it deserved much of a review. I find this beer rather bland, and any beer with a somewhat festive holiday label, released around the end of the year, should be considered a winter warmer. Has a rather low alcohol content, and therefore is not something I like too much on cold days...Flavor is bland, pours well into a glass, lotís of effervescence, but bland taste....Bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prcaus (159) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2007
12 oz bottle- Canalís Liquors Delran, NJ- Pours a decent mid brown. Has an interesting blend of spices and caramelís. Different for a holiday style beer. Not a huge fan

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2008
12oz. A very typical holiday beer with brown color and a thick taste. THere are notes of choc and cara-pils in flavor while the palate is spicy and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, cinnamon, orange zest and light toffee. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, light orange zest and light spice with a smooth lingering malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
old fezziwwwig ale. in sam adams mix christmas holiday pack. spicey beer with a medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smcolw (616) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Reddish brown in color; nice light tan head which provides decent lace. Burnt oily caramel and butterscotch aromas with a slight hop note. The caramel comes through distinctively on the first sip. Sweet crystal malt is followed by a small, but noticeable, hop bitterness. Rich, thick with a low carbonation. Similar to a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Not in love with the beer, I think the spice combination was not great for me, ok, pretty drinkable, not my favorite holiday beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Dark amber or maybe brown. Good off white head. Hints of oatmeal or chocolate chip cookie in the aroma. Taste reminds me of a nut brown ale with some added spices such cinnamon. The finish is a bit quick and not very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1687) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with an inch of off-white to tan head. Smells of spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, some caramel notes. Taste... oh itís bland. Some caramel, lots of spice. A bit of copper fills the gap, but who wants copper between caramel and spice?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parrothead (293) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2010
12oz bottle from a sampler case. Pours a dark, dark ruby red with a beige head that sticks around, but when it does subside leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Not much aroma - might be too cold. Very smooth mouothfeel, silky. Taste of sweet malt, vanilla, and spices, but just what I canít tell.

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