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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

2,899 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,899
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 44
Gots: 101 | 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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mophie

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh what fun! I love Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," so looking at the label puts me in a festive mood right off the bat. Thankfully, the beer is also quite festive. I only wish it were available on its own, rather than as part of the Winter sampler. Oh well. Anyway, it's nice to look at -- deep ruby-brown with a persistent off-white head. I love the smells: orange with hints of caramelized orange peel, candied ginger, just a hint of cinnamon, and just the whisper of hops. Taste is sweet without being cloying, with just a touch of ginger and cinnamon on top of an orange fruitiness. There's a slight roasted, almost espresso aspect, with hints of chocolate. For as much as there is going on in this beer, it's all blended and balanced exceptionally well. Moderate to low carbonation makes for a fairly easy drinking beer. I think this beer would do Old Fezziwig proud.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2002 14:54:51 | More by mophie
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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.

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 2,899 ratings.