Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.63/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a standard pint glass. Part of the winter seasonal pack. Best before June on the label.
A: Dark brown with a hint of cooper when held up to the light.
S: A little hard to pin down. Kind of hot and spicy, I guess thats the cinnamon. No apparent hop aroma but there is some caramel malt sweetness in the nose.
T: Malty and caramel at first then the spice. The finish is dry and peppery hot in the back of my throat. Must be the ginger. I don't get any of the orange though.
M: Slick or even oily. Leaves a pleasant coating in my mouth. Carbonation is not overly assertive. The re-taste (is that a euphemism for beer belch?) is really, as my daughter would say, "yuckooohhh"...unpleasant.
D: One is enough for after dinner or to sip on in the evening. Not an every day drinker for me.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2011 04:14:57 | More by Duxx
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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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