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RATINGS: 1416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.

4.4
   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Nice dark apperance with an excellent flavor and nice aftertaste. Excellent overall.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 7, 2002
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ironp55fe (20) - dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
This beer is spectacular! Great finish and has a prevalent aftertaste of cinnamon. Has a chocolate taste like a porter or their dark lager, but with a much lighter body. Got it with the Winter mix (Boston and black lager, holiday porter, winter lager, and cranberry lambic) and this was by far the best one in the mix. a great altenative to thier boston lager.


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