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RATINGS: 1473   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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3.4
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Wish they sold his one NOT in the holiday pack. Very good winter brew, with a cookie dough aroma and spiced tea there also. Good mouthfeel, and the spicyness was present without being overwhelming.

3.7
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Clear crimson/bronze color, fuzzy beige foam. Aroma is surprisingly mild, but on close inspection, we find spicy hints, notes of nuts, and it opens up with time, revealing ginger, cinnamon, clove, the whole panoply of holiday spices. Smells a bit like a Christmas cookie baking. Soft, lush entry on the palate, not too forceful on the tongue. big malty flavor, bright and just a bit fruity, but the yeasty/spicy character is king. Nice and sweet, with spice joining in, and getting stronger with each subsequent taste. Ideally, I’d like it a bit bolder, bigger, fuller of flavor and body, but that’s just me. As it is, I can’t fault it too much. In fact, I pretty well like it. Good Old Fezziwig! (just now perused the label, and I’m thinking "yeah, now I can taste the orange...sure...")

3.5
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Jacob Marley’s ghost flew in through my window and bitch-slapped me with his chains, leaving me vulnerable to the ghost of christmas pass to come and take me away to a far off quaint time in my past filled with good food, good drink, dancing, laughing, merriment, and roaring lit fires

3.5
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Deep reddish-brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor starts with sweet malt and finishes with cinnamon spice. Full bodied. Pretty good winter beer.

3.2
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Bottle. Holiday Classics 12 pack. Not bad for a "flavored" brew (which I typically detest). Nice red/brown color. Citrus, spice, and chocolate malt aroma and taste; with a bitter finish that saves it from the fate of other syrupy sweet and fruity "holiday" concoctions. BUY AGAIN?: Welcome as part of a sampler. Individually = maybe

3.7
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Rather enjoyable holliday brew. Much indeed like a Christmas cookie. Quite drinkable, though certainly not one to overindulge with.

2.6
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Thin white head, nice smellNice spicy aftertaste, I like it because its different. Orange, ginger, and a little bitter. Pretty good finish.

3.3
thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Pours a ruby red out of the bottle. Aroma is sugar and spice. Flavor is caramel malts with lots of spice to go around. I get some hops present and a touch of alcohol as well. A nice brew to warm you on a cold winter night. Comes in the winter sampler. I wish they would offer this in a six pack come next winter.

3
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Bottle. Decent beer. Deep red-brown. Off white head fades out and leaves decent lacing. Malty sweet and spicey aroma. Body is a touch thin. Lots of caramel malt flavors, not so much of the chocolate malt. Peppery spicey, probably the cinnamon. Finish is a little dry and perhaps a bit too involved with the spices added.

3
Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - NOV 10, 2004
bottle. pours a dark brown with a lush creamy light tan head. sweet aroma of caramel with a nutmeg or some kind of similar spice, ah, i see the description now it must be the cinnamon i detect. roasted chocolate and peppery flavor. a bit acidic and it really woke my tongue up with that. finish is a bit of a let down. bitterness without much flavor remains. there is still a bit of a roasted caramel flavor underneath, but not much of it. watery mouthfeel. not a bad beer.


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