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RATINGS: 1481   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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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tedovertu (296) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Glad it is a seasonal. Not a very good beer. Dark brown color, has the appearance of a dopplebock. Not very smooth.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (521) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear ruby, short ring head. Aroma of old malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, oak, dark dried fruit. Taste of same with some chocolate and roasted nut in finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Old malt aroma and taste. Sweet and medium body. Sweet. Dont have much more to say. Enjoyable a little dry.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (225) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2017
12 ounce bottle out of sampler pack. Kinda bland on the aromas, Orange brown in color. Taste of spices, stronger cinnamon notes. Smooth on palate and above average holiday beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AskForJenny (1078) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12 oz - Dried fruit is the primary note. Fits into the Christmas flavor set.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (320) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Always buy the winter mix 12 just for this beer. Pours a clear amber brown with a soapy tan head. Nose is caramel spice. Palate is caramel, clove, nutmeg. Not as thick or syrupy as I expect. Finish is slightly sweet and fast. Happy holidays.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (4455) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Pours a deep golden brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head. Aroma and taste of cinnamon, vanilla, light citrus, and caramel malt. Decent holiday beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1613) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2016 Bottle from variety pack best by 04/17. Pours brown color, light off white head. Aroma is cinnamon, gingerbread, orange, coriander. Flavor is fig, cinnamon, gingerbread, ginger, orange, citrus, lots of xmas spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (983) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2016
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. The spices were nice and balanced and overall this brew had a nice body with no unpleasant aftertastes. Definitely worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (884) - 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 (124) - 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.


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