Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Jparker37:
3.93/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. Best before April.
A - Brillant clarity in a deep amber beer. Small, light tan head folds down to a tiny cap. Small touch of lacing left clinging.
S - Very complex toasty malt profile foremost. I also get a nutty malt character, guessing a bit of munich malts. Little bit of red fruit deep in there.
T - Taste seems to follow the lead of the smell. Very toasty throughout with a flash of sweetness. Shows off a little bit of chocolate malts midway through. I can also find that dark red fruit in here as well. Little bit of bitterness just to balance at the end. No signs of hop flavor but craftily balanced. Finishes with a touch of cinnamon and a mild aftertaste.
M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, semi-sweet.
O - I enjoyed this brew but I wouldn't describe it as warming me. Was nice and malt forward with wonderful complexity but lacked defining characteristics of a good winter warmer. I could have used a little bit more alcohol and body but maybe I'm just nitpicking. All around a good beer full of flavor.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2012 01:39:21 | More by Jparker37
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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 2,906 ratings.