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RATINGS: 1432   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2165) - 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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (420) - CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours clear deep amber with a short, short-lived light tan head, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is bready malt, holiday spices, some roasty notes. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, and an off-dry bitter finish. (3/5) Starts off a bit on the sweet side, but the malt kind of dies halfway through and leavesÖ well... not a lot backing it up. Spices are reasonably restrained, though, and itís fairly drinkable. Serviceable but nothing too special. (12/20)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steve1966 (121) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Canít believe I havenít rated this. My holiday go to brew. Not overdone well balanced and you know what you are getting. Great lacing minimal head. Cinnamon ginger and toffee well done.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (155) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12 Fl OZ ($1.75) this was okay, nothing special. Came in a box set (winter) not my favorite box set they do.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjmc64 (20) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Poured from bottle. Amber with red highlights. 2 finger head that hangs around. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is first malty... especially caramel. Finished with Christmas spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
Just might be the best brew Sam Adams has to offer, i just wish they sold emí in sixers and twelves :(

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (771) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Copper brown color topped by a thick creamy beige head. Rich malty nose redolent of toffee and cinnamon. Smooth toasted malt flavor upfront. Spices come in but are not overpowering. Hints of orange peel and ginger blend nicely with the caramel malt notes. Very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Can not believe I have not rated this. Pours medium Amber, soap off white head. Malty body, balanced. Some peach skin as it warms. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1354) - Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Clear ruby red amber. Slight tan head. Malty. Bready. Modestly spiced. More malty than spiced thankfully!! Smooth medium plus body. Easily one of the better holiday ales.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoth (529) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours clear dark brown with a medium khaki head, good retention, very fine lacing. Aromas of toffee, toast, nutmeg, and ginger. Light body, smooth, creamy. Lightly sweet, gentle citrus, medium bitter finish. Very drinkable, the spices are light, it comes across as a lightly spiced brown ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle APPEARANCE Ė copper color & carmley. NOSE - define spice, fairly muted FLAVOR - some nice spice. oddish aftertaste - canít put my finger on it. NOTES - OK holiday ale. pretty good drinker, but itís been surpassed by several new offerings.


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