Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by kwill:
3.78/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very dark amber with a nice 1.5 inch light brown head. The head stuck around for a while and then dissipated to a thin layer on the top of the beer. There is a definite trace of chocolate and malt in the smell that seems more like a stout than an amber.
Unfortunately the appearance and smell are probably the best parts of the beer. The flavor is a bit too roasty and has none of the chocolate or sweetness that is so evident in the smell. There is some spice in the flavor, but there is so much going on that it is tough to pick out anything specific. There is a nice lingering aftertaste and the beer finishes with a nice mouthfeel.
Overall it is a decent beer with a lot of interesting flavors. I don't know that I would go out and search for it, but it does make a good addition to the Sam Adams 12-pack winter sampler.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2003 18:54:11 | More by kwill
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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 2,908 ratings.