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RATINGS: 1481   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2003
I love the label design for this beer. Another Samuel Adams success. This is a great beer to keep on hand throughout the Christmas season. While the minimal white head is nothing to brag about the rich amber body is absolutely gorgeous. The sweet aroma is filled with fragrances of caramel malt, fruit, and winter spices. This is very smooth ale that must be enjoyed in a glass. The flavor is a very satisfying mix of malt, chocolate, winter spices, and orange (though at first I thought it was cherry). This beer has a uniquely enjoyable flavor that speaks of jingle bells and joyful celebrations. I got this in the Sam Adams Winter Sampler but next year I will certainly try to stock up on some Delicious Sam Adams Old Fezziwig Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2003
very dark amber color. Flavor hits right at the front of my mouth. Spice and carmel are the 2 main flavors. You can definetly smell the "vegitable" aroma. Intresting and not half bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (2034) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Spiced aroma and flavor reminded me of an English Strong Ale. Part of a winter sampler case.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Interesting beer. Very Christmasy, with cinnamon and spice dominating, some orange peel and a vegatably taste in the finish. I don't know what exactly to call it, besides enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Pours dark brown throughout, with a small head and no lace. Malt aromas, some chocolate, and some fruit. Bold spice flavor of cinnamon, covering a small malt taste along with some more chocolate. Medium bodied with a spicy palate. Not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Ruby colors with an off-white head and light lacing. The aroma is midly hoppy and spicy with a touch of band aid. The flavor is well balanced with spices and zest. This is a pretty good beer from BBC, sucks that I had to buy the whole holiday pack just to fid this gem.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 23, 2003
Nice deep, reddish/amber color and not a lot of head. I'm picking up caramel in the aroma and flavor, but I'm not really getting the chocolate. Little bit of spiciness, but not much. It is smooth and the aftertaste is mild. I expected more pronounced flavors from this, but it is above average.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (14010) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Clear red-brown body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cinnamon, licorice, brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet, light spice, some malt. Watery light-medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Well, it does look nice. Flavors are subtle and not strong. Refreshing, but not something I'm going to run out and buy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Pours dark brown with an adequate nonlasting tan head. Big malty aroma followed by an equally satisfying malt taste. The spice is quite light and the body is full. Nice.


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