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RATINGS: 1462   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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3.3
Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2002
Sparkling brown,huge lasting tan head.Burnt nose. Slightly burnt creamy choc malt taste with hint of orange. Chewy.

4.4
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 7, 2002
Had a few bottles of this after work. They came in a lovely seasonal twelve from Boston Beer Co. Superb nose of cramel, chocolate, ginger with hints of alcohol and fig. Pours a clear ruby brown with a large super creamy tan head. The head is mostly lasting with very good lacing. The flavor is sweet, rich and deep. Tons of cinnamon with a long bisuity finish. The full and thick body is smooth and soft, the finish feels slightly alcoholic. Excellent!, but then I expect nothing less from Boston Beer.

3
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Interesting. Rather a unique flavor. I agree that it seems a bit thin. Nice malt beginning, however, after that things get a little funky. I guess I am not totally on board with the whole spice beer thing.

3
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 Tastes similar to the Winter Brew since they use similar spices. I have a problem with the label though; it makes it appear as though the only people that would drink this beer are perverted old men that run around in green suits that chase women who have crotch rot. Also, I could just see some old scrooge type fellow saying the name of this beer; all of his chins would shake as he spouted "Ol’ Feschiwig Ale" as he drank this beer and rubbed Chirstmas garland all over himself.

4.3
Perdue46 (68) - USA - DEC 5, 2002
wow the flavor on this beer is quite delicious. I usually rate expensive beers low but this is very tasty

2.9
aledrinka2299 (4) - USA - DEC 5, 2002 does not count
Decent............................................

2.7
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2002
An older, but less wise, Mr. Boston graces the label of this one. I am by no means a Samuel Adams hater, but I find this one rather silly. When spice and fruit and toasted malts do not integrate properly, the result comes off as a bit absurd. I think that's what goes on here.

3.9
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Ruby amber color woth a smaller light tan head. Milk chocolate and herbal/spicy aroma with a touch of alcohol. The aroma has me brandy, port, and spiced rum. OK my olfactories are numb, time to sample. Light spice from start and finish. Cinnamon and ginger to start, to a light pepper finish. In between there is a touch of chocolate. Seem s to lack a malt backbone, but the aroma and differant flavors makeup for this shortcoming. Actually has a caramel aftertaste that is quite nice.

4.2
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
This has become a holiday favorite for me. Taste has a good full body, and a great sense of complexity. Wish the served it in a 6 pack

3.9
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2002
A nice well rounded winter brew in smell,flavor and finish these guys do a decent job on there brews well worth the extra money to get it in the holiday pack


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