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RATINGS: 1458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
Bill Becker (1343) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Dec 2005 Poured from the bottle(room temp) with a good sized head that dissipated to a fine ring around the edge of the glass. The colour is a very attractive deep gold. The smell was sweetish and there was defintely some spiciness there though I couldn't pick out which they were. The taste was a mix of malt sweetness and nutmeg and even a bit of chocolate...nice brew! Oh yes....now there's some cinnamon notes also hitting my taste buds. Ok, like I was saying, nice brew! I got this in the holiday pack(well duh) and it's the main reason I bought it because I haven't had it in many years. Good to see that it's *still* made to be a quality product.

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mjkoch (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
I didn't really like this beer. It didn't taste very good blah after 25 characters are off to get my rate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
euniceradio (560) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear ruby, short ring head. Aroma of old malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, oak, dark dried fruit. Taste of same with some chocolate and roasted nut in finish.

3.1
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Old malt aroma and taste. Sweet and medium body. Sweet. Don’t have much more to say. Enjoyable a little dry.

3.1
unclefrito62 (319) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2017
12 ounce bottle out of sampler pack. Kinda bland on the aromas, Orange brown in color. Taste of spices, stronger cinnamon notes. Smooth on palate and above average holiday beer.

2.7
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12 oz - Dried fruit is the primary note. Fits into the Christmas flavor set.

3.6
ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Always buy the winter mix 12 just for this beer. Pours a clear amber brown with a soapy tan head. Nose is caramel spice. Palate is caramel, clove, nutmeg. Not as thick or syrupy as I expect. Finish is slightly sweet and fast. Happy holidays.

3.2
jbruner (5121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Pours a deep golden brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head. Aroma and taste of cinnamon, vanilla, light citrus, and caramel malt. Decent holiday beer.

3.7
SG111 (1973) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2016 Bottle from variety pack best by 04/17. Pours brown color, light off white head. Aroma is cinnamon, gingerbread, orange, coriander. Flavor is fig, cinnamon, gingerbread, ginger, orange, citrus, lots of xmas spices.

3.8
MarkSachon (1044) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2016
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. The spices were nice and balanced and overall this brew had a nice body with no unpleasant aftertastes. Definitely worth a try.


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