Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by RichieS2:
4.65/5 rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a Czech pils glass.
A - A fiery ruby with moderate to heavy carbonation; creamy whitehead with respectable lacing on the glass.
S - Very interesting the malts are masked by all kinds of spices, or in other words it smells like a malty spice beer.
T - Amazingly complex, it starts out very sweet and malty before the spices assert themselves, first it goes into wheat mode with the coriander present and then it alternates between cinnamon and ginger before finally giving way to the hops. Basically this is one of the most complex beers I think I have ever tasted.
M - Pleasingly thick.
D - Not having a second one would be a sin, honestly SA should repackage Winter Lager as SA Bock and make this their winter seasonal.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2010 11:58:35 | More by RichieS2
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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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