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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Poured browish with a good head but, not much lacing. Aroma was sweet but, could have had more. Taste was malty with some spicies but, the mixture could have used some help.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2006
12oz. bottle. Dark red-orange amber with a small tan head. Buttery caramel with hints of spice and malt in the aroma. Tinge of cinnamon on top of caramel and raisin malt flavors. Hints of toastiness and residual spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, fairly smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Aroma is slightly sourish, grapes maybe or some other arbitrary fruit. The spices arenít coming through to me, hmm. Medium mouthfeel, nothing special. Taste is toasty and full, with a hop sharpness in the back of the mouth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with some lingering hoppiness and now the spices come through! Cinnamon and orange. Not bad, but nothing Iíd go out of my way to get.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jde123 (775) - 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 (13278) - 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 (3328) - 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 (617) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2009 Bottle - Pours a clear burnt orange with a large tan head..aroma is sweet roasty malt and cinnamon, slight clove and nutmeg, banana and a bit of metal...flavour is similarly spicy, more metal and slightly vegetal, sweet...

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