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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

2,908 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,908
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 44
Gots: 102 | 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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theozag

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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appears crystaline brown in the glass. A frothy off-white head fades gradually into whisps of milky bubbles. Smells strongly of ginger and wheat, perhaps some cinnamon. Starts a mild and tasty ginger brew. Settles full-bodied and oily; the cinnamon coming through the longer it sits on your tongue. Finishes with a strong but short-lived aftertaste. I wasn't able to discern the orange flavor, but perhaps you will. A good beer, overall. As my fiancee put it, "it's different... not a beer that i'd have every day, but interesting." That's why I picked her. :)

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2006 05:17:29 | More by theozag
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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 2,908 ratings.