Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by circus_cat:
4.48/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Dark brown body with ruby red hues. Soapy off-white to khaki head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Minimal lacing. Beautiful color on it.
S: Smells like a pretty standard winter warmer. Very malty. Chocolate with caramel and toffee in the background with spicy notes. Cinnamon is most prominent. Just a hint of orange rind.
T: Very nice! Very well-balanced. I'm greeted with spices and orange peel followed by rich coffee and dark chocolate. Excellent tasting beer. I'm impressed with the sweet-spicy balance they achieve.
M: Full-bodied and a little sticky on the finish. It's a pretty big beer (not alcohol-wise necessarily--I think it's about 6%--but the body is just noticeably thick, in my opinion a good thing).
O: I really enjoy this beer--one of the best winter warmers I've had. I also really like the idea behind incorporating such a festive Dickens character :).
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2012 19:31:22 | More by circus_cat
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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)
85 out of 100 based on 2,801 ratings.