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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleSamuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,801 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2801
Reviews: 1310
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-28-2001)
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circus_cat

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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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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 2,801 ratings.