Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by emyers:
3.63/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber brown color with a half-inch beige head.
Smell: Caramel up front with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Toasted biscuit, then more caramel. Smells pretty sweet. Quite nice.
Taste: Similar to the smell, although the caramel malt is not as deep as I thought it would be. Instead, toasted bready malt character takes over. Spices are still present. Pleasant, balanced beer. Definitely not everwhelming with the spices.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth. Could use a touch more body, but it's a fairly minor complaint.
Overall: I'll be honest, there aren't many Sam Adams beers that I get excited about, but this is definitely one of the few. A very solid winter warmer, and the only reason I buy the Sam Adams winter pack every year.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2013 02:09:14 | More by emyers
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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 2,802 ratings.