Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by d1ckvanswype:
3.4/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. From the recent Winter Wonderland pack.
A: Pours with a scant half finger of head, which quickly dissipates, leaving barely any collar and fairly absent of lacing. Looks pretty dark, but shows red-amber and crystal clear held up to light.
S: Sweet malts, you can smell the chocolate and caramel malts, but only a trace of a citrus-y hop. Very underwhelming.
T: Fairly sweet and malty with a hint of cinnamon at first, which turns into a somewhat astringent bitterness. Pleasant at first but turns aspirin-like after a few sips. After letting the aftertaste sit for awhile it comes back to chocolate malts. Did not taste the ginger or orange this was supposedly brewed with.
M: Light carbonation, a bit prickly on the tongue. A little thin-bodied for a Winter Warmer, but it does sit nicely on the tongue after swallowing.
O: Not the best Fezziwig I've had, the spice notes are very light and the aspirin bitterness gets a little heavy after awhile. Would probably be better after a few pints.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 17:52:00 | More by d1ckvanswype
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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 2,902 ratings.