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

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleSamuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,902 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,902
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 44
Gots: 102 | FT: 0
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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d1ckvanswype

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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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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 2,902 ratings.