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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

2,904 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,904
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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South Carolina

1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

05-05-2012 01:32:24 | More by trioxin
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zero_signal

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -73.5%

08-19-2013 02:26:11 | More by zero_signal
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -73.5%

03-20-2013 23:39:02 | More by BGsWo22
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UncleJon206

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.5%

05-31-2012 14:52:08 | More by UncleJon206
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Drk93TT

Michigan

1/5  rDev -73.5%

05-13-2012 03:23:34 | More by Drk93TT
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Longfoot

Maine

1/5  rDev -73.5%

12-27-2011 04:30:07 | More by Longfoot
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CrashOverride

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.5%

12-25-2011 19:33:02 | More by CrashOverride
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Maurod4d


1/5  rDev -73.5%

01-05-2013 18:03:40 | More by Maurod4d
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dwhitney


1/5  rDev -73.5%

07-11-2012 18:17:54 | More by dwhitney
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.5%

04-12-2013 03:00:33 | More by soxandbeer
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spikechiquet

Ohio

1/5  rDev -73.5%

12-22-2012 05:30:18 | More by spikechiquet
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TheFlern

Idaho

1.27/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: Pours a dark brown redish color. head is off white in color and dissipates quickly. No lacing.

S: Malty, toasted notes. Spice. None of which smells pleasant.

T: Pretty much undrinkable. Its very spicey but what spices? I couldn't tell you because it is so muddled. The malt flavor seems almost stale. I was extremely disappointed in this beer.

Mf: Heavy, thick, milky. Combined with the flavor makes this basically a disgusting beer.

D: I will NEVER buy this beer again. It was almost a drain pour but I managed to choke it down with a friends help.

Final thoughts: Avoid at all costs and buy something else from SA or a different winter warmer.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 20:39:16 | More by TheFlern
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uziangis

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

01-13-2012 02:52:58 | More by uziangis
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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

03-18-2012 02:25:22 | More by spelletier
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Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

12-14-2013 02:59:07 | More by Jlm158
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California

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

02-04-2012 23:44:32 | More by redoak075
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Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

05-08-2013 00:05:54 | More by blknikon
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New York

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Rhode Island

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Delaware

1.8/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Tried this one at a recent Christmas party in which the host obviously purchased a few Sam Adams Seasonal Packs.

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance was nice. Decent head. Reddish-amber color.

It smelled pretty good, the spices came through.

The taste was awful though. I was expecting a spiced holiday beer but the spices were just way off. It just didn't seem very balanced at all. I couldn't finish it. I got through about a quarter of the beer complaining all the way before a friend reminded me that we were at a party and there were plenty of other, much better beers. I dumped it down the drain, rinsed my glass, and picked a better beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2006 14:49:04 | More by gun1now
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New York

1.95/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Personally, I found this to be a little bit of a malty mess. Alcohol (thought the beer isn't that strong) manages to muddle in with the caramel malt so it doesn't have a clear character. On the sweet side, with no bitter character to balance it out. I'm all for a "winter warmer" but honestly this was a bit like bad candy sugar. More alcohol to counteract the sweetness and a stopgap on the caramel would help this beer tremendously to become a true "Winter Warmer".

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2007 01:13:02 | More by TheDeuce
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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.1%

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Missouri

2/5  rDev -47.1%

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Connecticut

2/5  rDev -47.1%

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 2,904 ratings.