Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from Winter Mix pack into a Saranac pint glass.
A: Poured a ruby-brownish amber color with a two-finger head of ivory foam. Lacing is tight and stays the entire way down; clear shine against the oak colored beer.
S: Smells like all spice, ginger and extra nutmeg. The equivalent combination of what you'd throw on egg nog at Christmas, plus orange zest, shoved in a bottle.
T: Taste carries much of what was in the nose, plus a rich, roasted caramel malt base and some pleasant acrid citrus notes from the hops.
M: Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and slick. Easy to drink.
D: Although only two came in the pack, I could have gone for another. I'm sure you'd find it to be the same way.
I wasn't the biggest Fezziwig-fan, but now I kinda wish they could fill growlers with this stuff. It's pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2007 00:42:36 | More by Gambrinus1184
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4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a rich dark brown, almost black with ruby undertones. A medium sized tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a lot of thin lacing.
Smell is heavy in caramel and cocoa, a lot of citrus as well dark fruits, and a faint amount of cinnamon and ginger.
Taste is sweet chocolate, caramel, and toffee malts up front. The spices come through, especially towards the finish which all together makes for a really nice flavor profile front to back as the chocolate remains strong throughout. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
Overall, a really good, balanced winter warmer, always worth having a few each year.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 04:10:45 | More by HuskerTornado
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 2,897 ratings.