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RATINGS: 1412   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jay15944 (10) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2007
One of my favorites. Great aroma, spicy flavor that isnít over powering, and quite easy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BJSixstring (4) - , Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2009 does not count
If there is beer in Heaven, I hope this is on tap. Sweet and very drinkable. Iíd recommend this to anyone that likes beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2009
interesting nose...sweet maltiness mixed with vegetable aroma. brown pour with a decent amount of off white head. nice balance of malt and sweetness. slight caramel flavor lingering on the palate. very impressed with this one.

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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (799) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2009
This was awesome. Pours a deep roasted dark amber with an off white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Lots of malt in the flavor with the spices shining through wonderfully in the finish. Awesome Christmas brew. I wish they sold this in six packs instead of just in the sampler packs. I would definitely buy a six pack of this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - JUN 10, 2009
Found in the holiday seasonal pack which comes out around November each year. You can only find this in the holiday pack in the bottle. Iíve never found it on draft and donít believe they do this anywhere. They say itís like a cookie in a glass. It really is like an oatmeal cookie with the spice and sugar. YUM!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. A best before date was printed on the label. Appearance: The body has a deep amber color with a slight reddish hew. There is some visible carbonation that makes its way up to the head which has a light tan color and decent retention. Lacing is slick and quickly slides down the glass. Smell: The aroma has soft sweet orange peel notes with some cinnamon and roasted malt. Taste/Mouth Feel: The flavor has a bready malt presence up front that slowly adds in notes of cinnamon, ginger, sweet orange peel and finally some mild hops. It has a good medium to full body and the mouth feel is soft, well rounded with soft carbonation. Notes: Overall a very solid holiday beer from Sam Adams and one of my favorites in there holiday mixed pack.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
moose85uofa (26) - Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2009
I really, really enjoyed this beer. Rich hints, of cinnamon and nutmeg. Has a nice "holiday" bite on the palate, but very smooth going down. I would very much like to find this on tap during the holiday season!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
aroma is sweet spices and deep roasted toffee, carmel notes, color is dark amber, fizzy white head, taste a slight citrusy orangey notes at first then sutle spiceness comes through warms you up then the backend is malty, overall, awesome ale, the highlight of the Vareity pack!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2012
My favorite from the holiday box. Spicy, but in a normal way and somewhat complex. Hints of orange peel and cinnamon are evident here.


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