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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2431) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Deep clear copper, almost brown color with a tan-off-white soft head that settles off. Spiced bread aroma. Full malty body; holday-spiced bread...the rich maltiness lingers nicely. Also, this beer pairs nicely with bagel bites!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (116) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle, pours brown with red tint and off white head. Aroma is cloves and spice. Same to taste with some orange and some carbonation. Not a bad beer just not a fan of cloves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rperez (206) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
More holiday themed beers, lots of spices, gets you in the mood for christmas ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frax (10) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Slight hint of cloves, pours clear amber with a nice white head. Becomes more sweet the more you drink it, so probably not sessionable. Lively mouthfeel. An enjoyable holiday beer, could have a couple but too sweet to have too many.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4431) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours clear chestnut with a thick, though not too persistent, eggshell head. Aroma has woody and spice hints, a little malt, not strong but promising. Flavor features firm toasted malt, woody, cinnamon, toffee, chocolate, and subtle citrus tones. Mouthfeel features typical body but some good fizz. Enjoy the holidays.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (1014) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pretty sweet. Not all that impressed with the winter pack for samuel adams but they make subpar beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1388) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2015
clear red pour. Aroma caramel cookies. tastes bitter cherries, quite hoppy. super fizzy.

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trexibmer (59) - - DEC 26, 2015
Feeziwigs is a nice seasonal beer.. but it to me, it is so similar to their Winter Ale. It seems much like the same base ale with just a different spice flavor profile. I actually wished Sam Adams would not have the Holiday pack with their Winter lager and Feeziwigs together. I’m probably in the minority here.. but I would rather see the Cranberry Lambic (okay,.. it is strange and sour and NOT a real lambic but it is distinctly DIFFERENT) instead of the Winter Lager, which you can always get in six packs.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2015
It’s been years since I was luck enough to have this on draught in the late 90’s. My local store split out the singles from the winter pack apparently. Anyhow, glad to revisit - this pours mahogany with thin off-white head. Aroma is malty with mild spice, chocolate, and fresh-cracked hazelnut. Flavor is similar, but somehow different in a good way, with the nut and spice mixing to produce the dominant, but never overwhelming, flavors. This on top of malt and slight caramel sweetness is fantastic. I really enjoy this one, then and now.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
p0rkch0p (38) - Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2015
For a darker beer this sure is light and easy drinking. Toffee and coffee notes. Great for a sample pack to enjoy different flavors.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (175) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2015
12 oz bottle from winter classics variety pack. Fridge chilled. Served in tulip glass. Thinner 1 finger off white head is gone really quickly. Little bit of lacing. Beer is a dark mahogany color. Aroma is mostly sweet malts with a hint of cinnamon. Taste is light to moderately sweet with notes of cinnamon and very faint orange. Ligjt to medium bodied beer. Average carbonation. Overall a solid holiday classic though not extremely exciting.


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