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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mclovin80 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ribrewmaster99 (11) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2001
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 One of sam adams better beer. Leaves a good after taste. I can only find it on the holidays.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dubbaman (2) - kenmore, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2007 does not count
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Nice dark brown but almost transparent pour. Nice white head. Great flavors. Great drinkability. Not too strong, but still very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2014
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2000
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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
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. ---JK

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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