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