RATINGS: 1462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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jbruner (5277) - 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.

SG111 (2025) - 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.

MarkSachon (1054) - 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.

jsporrer (1116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Pours a deep caramel brown with a foamy light tan head. Light carbonation with some lacing. Crisp aroma of fall spices and dark fruits. Malty taste with some bold spice flavors of cinnamon and ginger. Bold but not harsh or bitter. Smooth finish and a lingering pleasant aftertaste. Enjoyable.

Popoff91 (124) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Not as varied in flavors as the description on the label, it seemed not much different from most holiday red ales. Not bad though.

CMcGraw (30) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2016
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Dark amber red color. Spicy citrus aroma. Bready and orange rind taste along with hints of cinnamon. Nice clean finish. Great beer on a cold night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

donandres (665) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - NOV 9, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass Reddish dark amber, looks clear, small foam that disappears quickly fragrant not a lot of aroma, complex aroma comes out while drinking medium bitterness good carbonation, long follow through, finish, bitter/spicy follow through/ aftertaste very good beer repeat: yes look for: No drank: 11/8/2016 9:03 PM

Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Great deep amber cherry color. Spicy smell, but not overpowering. Mild alcohol taste, not too spicy. nice holiday effort.

davedog7 (1) - - MAY 19, 2016 does not count
As good a winter warmer as there is. Yet another appeal for Sam Adams to release this as a stand-alone 6 or 12 pack.

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark ruby color with a small tan head. The aroma is fruit, bread, and vanilla. The flavor is a sweet mix of fruit and spices. A very nice beer for the colder months.

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