Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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1.27/5 rDev -66.4%
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.
10-23-2010 20:39:16 | More by TheFlern
1.8/5 rDev -52.4%
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.
12-13-2006 14:49:04 | More by gun1now
1.95/5 rDev -48.4%
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".
12-18-2007 01:13:02 | More by TheDeuce
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 2,938 ratings.