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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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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4.4
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Nice dark apperance with an excellent flavor and nice aftertaste. Excellent overall.

4.4
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 7, 2002
Had a few bottles of this after work. They came in a lovely seasonal twelve from Boston Beer Co. Superb nose of cramel, chocolate, ginger with hints of alcohol and fig. Pours a clear ruby brown with a large super creamy tan head. The head is mostly lasting with very good lacing. The flavor is sweet, rich and deep. Tons of cinnamon with a long bisuity finish. The full and thick body is smooth and soft, the finish feels slightly alcoholic. Excellent!, but then I expect nothing less from Boston Beer.

4.4
ironp55fe (20) - dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
This beer is spectacular! Great finish and has a prevalent aftertaste of cinnamon. Has a chocolate taste like a porter or their dark lager, but with a much lighter body. Got it with the Winter mix (Boston and black lager, holiday porter, winter lager, and cranberry lambic) and this was by far the best one in the mix. a great altenative to thier boston lager.

4.4
jay15944 (10) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2007
One of my favorites. Great aroma, spicy flavor that isn’t over powering, and quite easy to drink.

4.4
BJSixstring (4) - , Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2009 does not count
If there is beer in Heaven, I hope this is on tap. Sweet and very drinkable. I’d recommend this to anyone that likes beer.

4.4
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2009
interesting nose...sweet maltiness mixed with vegetable aroma. brown pour with a decent amount of off white head. nice balance of malt and sweetness. slight caramel flavor lingering on the palate. very impressed with this one.

4.4
jessekratina (12) - Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Appearance- red/brown, clear, minimal head Aroma-bready, resin, citrus, toasty Taste- bready, spices, Palate-lively, umami, sweet/sour, salty Overall I really like it, gets me into the Christmas spirit. ---JK

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

4.3
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2009
This was awesome. Pours a deep roasted dark amber with an off white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Lots of malt in the flavor with the spices shining through wonderfully in the finish. Awesome Christmas brew. I wish they sold this in six packs instead of just in the sampler packs. I would definitely buy a six pack of this.

4.3
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - JUN 10, 2009
Found in the holiday seasonal pack which comes out around November each year. You can only find this in the holiday pack in the bottle. I’ve never found it on draft and don’t believe they do this anywhere. They say it’s like a cookie in a glass. It really is like an oatmeal cookie with the spice and sugar. YUM!


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