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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4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark red amber with a fine half finger tan head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet bready and caramel malt, cinnamon, allspice, gingerbread. Flavor follows aroma, with rich caramel malt, holiday spicing leaning towards gingerbread, light chocolate, finishes with cinnamon and light hop spicy bitterness. Really quite nice creamy medium bodied adds to the holiday festiveness. A very nicely made winter beer with holiday spicing that is well done and supported by the malt, which is selected well to support and allow light spices to be the centerpiece. Uncommon in my area, or I would add this to my winter holiday rotation.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 02:10:29 | More by LiquidAmber
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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