Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Damian:
3.7/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle
For brewery-fresh taste, enjoy before month notched APR
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my dad for saving me one of each beer from the Winter Classics Variety Pack.
A tight, frothy, two-finger, tan colored head topped the crystal clear mahogany body. The crown slowly dropped to a thick, clingy film. Large, drippy patches of lacing coated the glass.
Not much happening with the aroma. It was quite powdery and dry initally. Subtle ginger notes were detectible. Slightly spicy. An underlying biscuity and caramel malt presence lent some sweetness. Slightly fruity. Overall, rather boring.
The taste was significantly more robust. Biscuity and caramel malts appeared on the front end. Somewhat bready. Good amount of spices. Ginger was noticeable. Citrus zest came through on the back end. Pine and citrus notes rounded out the finish.
Super plush, creamy and slick on the palate. Fuller bodied for the style. Silky smooth.
Old Fezziwig Ale hit the spot tonight. This is definitely one of the better beers in the Sam Adams Winter Classics Variety Pack.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 02:19:40 | More by Damian
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4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark red amber with a fine half finger tan head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet bready and caramel malt, cinnamon, allspice, gingerbread. Flavor follows aroma, with rich caramel malt, holiday spicing leaning towards gingerbread, light chocolate, finishes with cinnamon and light hop spicy bitterness. Really quite nice creamy medium bodied adds to the holiday festiveness. A very nicely made winter beer with holiday spicing that is well done and supported by the malt, which is selected well to support and allow light spices to be the centerpiece. Uncommon in my area, or I would add this to my winter holiday rotation.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 02:10:29 | More by LiquidAmber
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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