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RATINGS: 1480   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by Maria ]. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light roasted, light burnt brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, burnt caramel - brown sugar bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100408]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (41895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours amber and hazy with a little lacing head. Malty and slight spied aroma. Sweet malty with a distinct spice note. Has ginger, cinnamon and ginger. Somewhat too much. Even for christmas. Ends spiced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (35688) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma is of dusty hops and over ripe fruits. The flavor is of dusty hops, malt, over ripe fruits, and ginger.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Slightly hazy, dark amber golden with an off-white head. Lightly fruity nose. Medium in body with lightly sweet, roasted malt with some spicy touches. Prertty much no bitterness. 180907

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (24092) - Tyres, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2011
Bottled, thanks Bierkrug! Clear mahogany colour, minimal head. Aroma of cranberry and nutmeg. Dryish with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Salty spicy finish. Some interesting spicyness, but rather shallow character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (23332) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
10th May 2011
Bottle in the Rake. Clear red - brown beer. Smooth and slightly soft palate but with some prickly carbonation. Smooth malt with mild ginger and subtle underlying fruit. Finishes sweeter and softer. Nice siced beer - not all overdone.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
Hazy dark chestnut color; creamy head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, caramel, light vanilla, toffee. The flavor is not up to expectations, maybe a bit dry, with respectably good caramel flavor, but with a vegetables touch too. These beers are not my kind, but its not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: The pour is a clear, dark amber color with a fingers worth of off-white foam. S: The smell is caramel malt, mild spices such as cinnamon and ginger. T: The flavors are similar to the nose, but amped up a bit. There is a sweet caramel flavor along with a nice cinnamon and ginger spiciness. There is also a bit of fruit, maybe cherry and orange. M: The body is medium and the carbonation is quite light, but works nicely for the beer. D: This is an amazingly drinkable beer. Ive never had this beer before and was quite pleasantly surprised by it. One of the better beers in the Winter Pack.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (16106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2000
I admit up front that I havent had this since its first year. Thats because I was overpowered by cinnamon and dont really want to go through that again.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (16032) - DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
355 ml bottle. Dark red-brown body with tan head. Flavour is malt, dark fruit and spices.


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