AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I look forward to holidays because of the chance to snatch up some Fezziwig...the only downfall being you have to buy the sampler which contains that god-awful Cranberry Lambic. The solution? Open up a few boxes at your local Sam's club and play switcheroo.
mclovin80 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most flavorful beers out there. The variety of spices gives it a rush of taste not found in most beers. I wouldn’t mind seeing it brewed all year long.
ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2001
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A seasonal that should be made full time. Great color, nice head, with a fruity cinnamon/ginger flavor. This beer should be served a little on the warm side to get the full effect.
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 One of sam adams better beer. Leaves a good after taste. I can only find it on the holidays.
dubbaman (2) - kenmore, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite beers for the holidays. It pours a dark brown , almost black , with redish hues, moderate head that leaves a decent ring around the glass. I love the taste, when i think of this beer i think of a fizzy spicy ale. It doesn’t warm you like the winter lager or holiday porter but its just a perfect fit in the holiday pack with its great taste and very very slight warming effect. Please get rid of or change the cranberry lambic, god its horrible. like cranberry champagne. anyways, i would highly recommend this one during a lonly winter storm.
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Nice dark brown but almost transparent pour. Nice white head. Great flavors. Great drinkability. Not too strong, but still very tasty.
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Spicy/herbal aroma, chesnut brown with red tint colored body, orangey brown bubbly head, malty taste indicative of brown ales, but instead of hops, it is followed with spices and slightly sweet. Terrific.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2000
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I may have found a new favorite Samuel Adams beer. What a treat this is - I have waited several years for this brew - highly rated by others but extremely limited in supply - last brewed (I believe) in 1997 - Aroma - malty nose with hints of Christmas spices, also a great chocolate presence is noted. Appearance - a gorgeous deep brown with a slight orange/amber hue when held up to the light. Flavor - rich and complex ties in with the aroma perfectly. Overall outstanding brew - its only available in the Winter Classics 12-pak, but its worth picking up a few cases if only for this brew!
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a few bottles of this after work. They came in a lovely seasonal twelve from Boston Beer Co. Superb nose of cramel, chocolate, ginger with hints of alcohol and fig. Pours a clear ruby brown with a large super creamy tan head. The head is mostly lasting with very good lacing. The flavor is sweet, rich and deep. Tons of cinnamon with a long bisuity finish. The full and thick body is smooth and soft, the finish feels slightly alcoholic. Excellent!, but then I expect nothing less from Boston Beer.
jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance- red/brown, clear, minimal head
Aroma-bready, resin, citrus, toasty
Taste- bready, spices,
Palate-lively, umami, sweet/sour, salty
Overall I really like it, gets me into the Christmas spirit.