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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
The malt and spice characteristics are really balanced well with the red qualities. Unlike some holiday brews, it definitely wouldnt get tiresome after a 6 pack.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (806) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Popoff91 (118) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMcGraw (23) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (417) - , Washington, USA - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1452) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1383) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2016 Light smell but has depth...sweet deep holiday flavors...taste isn?t as sweet as expected actually kinda dry and peppery... Totally different from smell...not as deep in taste either..balanced hops to malt and both medium low...kinda unique...pretty good x2

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours ruby-brown with thick light tan head and substantial lacing. Nose of bread, chocolate, and cinnamon. Bready malt with chocolate notes upfront with chocolate and subtle cinnamon in the finish. Very good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (243) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Light spice aroma, dark caramel color, white foam head with nice lacing. Malty and lightly spiced on the front with a crisp happiness at the end. Slight lingering bitterness.


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