Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.93/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
I got this on post-season clearance and poured it mid-April at the beginning of shorts weather. Whoops.
A- Poured a pretty beautiful reddish-brown, just like it says on the bottle. The head was a nice rich foam which died down pretty quick leaving minimal lacing. It was a bit see-through for a darker beer, but that said, it was pretty gorgeous.
S- Sweet and syrupy, but not in a sickly or gimmicky way. It does, however, smell so much like malt extract that you wonder at first if the wort really did ferment.
T- Right up front is that same syrupy flavor, though again, in a better way than other sweet beers. It makes me nostalgic for the Wassail even though I don't really know anything about it. I suspect that's the intention since it is both Dickensian and Christmas theme.
The finish is a nice smooth bitterness, featuring mostly roasted and chocolate malts.
M- Like silk, if silk were translucent reddish-brown.
D- I remember one night I had four Leinenkugel's Nut Brown (yes, I know it's a different style) that I bought when I was hard on cash. I'm doing my best to recode that memory with this there instead. Probably less of a headache the next day, too.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2009 02:56:10 | More by saztheorybook
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