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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

2,912 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,912
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 44
Gots: 106 | 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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numenor1

North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

First Old Fezziwig i've had, though i bought the winter sampler pack primarily for it (though you can't go wrong with the winter and boston lagers--the cran lambic is another story)

Pours chestnut brown with a dense head that leaves nice lacing. Smells of dark fruits, caramel and a little nutty, but there's a medicinal thing going on that i'm not liking too much. Starts off with dark fruits and green walnuts (medicinal quality again) with caramel supporting and emerging. Some slightly chocolate malt becomes evident midway through and then lingers through the finish. Spicy throughout, the ginger edge is certainly noticeable, and a faint orange through the finish, the cinnamon i'm not getting so much. With hops playing a supporting role, slightly grassy. Mouthfeel is medium, with medium carbonation creating a creamy texture. Altogether a complex brew, but it doesn't all come together for me. All the flavors are there, but it just doesn't strike me as particularly tasty.

It was worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2006 15:57:59 | More by numenor1
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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 2,912 ratings.