RATINGS: 1468   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Poured a huge chunky head over very dark ale. Great christmas nose. The taste is a bit overpowering, but very good: notes of orange peel, choc., nutmeg, and of course cinnomon. The palate is where this odd combo holds true. A good christmas ale, and the best in the Holiday pack by far.

Larry_Duffman (613) - - DEC 16, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours reddish brown with a nice, off-white head. The aroma is caramel, cinnamon, spice, and orange. The taste is the same with some fruity notes. It's smooth and tasty. I prefer this over the Winter Lager. This is a solid Christmas beer.

markas101 (2509) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Prune and caramel aroma. Sweet raisin and mild clove flavor. Some hops on the finish.

GregMooreNH (168) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Pours mahogany with medium head. Aroma is toffee, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweetbread, moving to spice, with a nutmeg finish. A darned good holiday ale.

BarelyCynical (14) - - DEC 2, 2017
Very nice change up for the holiday season. Various spices and fruits are present. Very smooth and pleasant ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BeerBenji (19) - - DEC 2, 2017
Just an ok brew by Sam Adams here. Crisp and full bodied, another swig beer in my opinion, simply because flavor isn't delicious enough to chug. Enjoyable still though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Tide (4509) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Bottle from supermarket. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, nuts, bread, spices, malts and a bit of fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, nuts, toast, malts and spices. Good seasonal brew.

OnTheTrail (594) - Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours lovely copper brown, small light brownhead. Aroma starts malty, chocolate, then the spices come in, cinnamon mostly. Taste is smoothly malty, not that sweet. More toffee, spices, sweetness as it warms. Lush mouthfeel. Nice winter warmer.

StoutBeerReviews (257) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Interesting Christmas cookie beer. I can feel the headache it's gonna give me already

arn8897 (450) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 Pours a dark amber with a light tan head. Aromas of fig and other dark fruit. Taste the same with some Christmas spice notes. Nice ale. Light mouth feel. Very complex flavors.

Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Dec 2005

Poured from the bottle(room temp) with a good sized head that dissipated to a fine ring around the edge of the glass. The colour is a very attractive deep gold.

The smell was sweetish and there was defintely some spiciness there though I couldn't pick out which they were.

The taste was a mix of malt sweetness and nutmeg and even a bit of chocolate...nice brew! Oh yes....now there's some cinnamon notes also hitting my taste buds. Ok, like I was saying, nice brew!

I got this in the holiday pack(well duh) and it's the main reason I bought it because I haven't had it in many years. Good to see that it's *still* made to be a quality product.

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