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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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2.4
commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle shared by commonshawn. A copper color with a quarter finger head. Aroma has some decent spice and caramel characteristics. Taste doesn’t live up to the expectations brought about by the nose. Slight metallic quality. Muted flavor leaning on bready, malty notes. Kind of reminiscent of a soggy old biscuit. Not an enjoyable effort.

2.6
commonshawn (1339) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2015
12oz bottle with commonmac. Dark copper with off white head. Strong Christmas spice nose. Taste is worse than smell. Almost tastes off, some bitterness. Weird malt flavor. Not great.

3.1
tfontana (1184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2016 Bottle pour into pint glass. Aroma is mild caramel and bread with seasonal spice. Appearance is clear ruby red with nice sparkle, finger-width foamy off white head with fair persistence and trace lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with cinnamon and light orange. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and carbonation. Finish is light sweetness and seasonal spices. Overall, another fairly bland offering. Not bad but not much there there.

3.7
akoeninger (776) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Very good rich brown ale with a bit of spice. Roasty and malty with cinnamon and ginger spice in aroma and taste. Not overly spiced but quite enjoyable. Fully body. A really solid festive ale for the season.

4
Aggiebob (1384) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Mahogany in color with a quickly dissipating off-white head. It has some lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and spices. The flavor is malts - chocolate and caramel along with cinnamon and other christmas spices. I look forward to this one each year.

4.4
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Obfuscate (607) - Minneapolis, - NOV 20, 2015
I’m really liking this Winter 12 pack. Not a style I normally love but like this more toned down version.

3.5
ccex (1388) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a clear dark reddish brown with moderate light tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is not strong, but has ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, chocolate, and some roasted malts. Taste is slightly sweet and spicy with a bit of woodiness in the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation. Different and nice, but not outrageously memorable.

2.7
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
had this years ago as part of a mixed beer pack someone gave me..don’t really remember the taste so i’ll assume it’s middle of the road.

3.2
schlitzfaced (93) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Poured into a pint glass. Pours a Deep brown amber with a big head that dissipates to a nice thin one. Aroma is toasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet.


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