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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

3,249 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,249
Reviews: 1,343
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 66
Gots: 289 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-28-2001

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Ratings: 3,249 | Reviews: 1,343 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TylerKitchens
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsreeves
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fscottkey
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] Dark brown - cola color. Very clear beer in the glass. Forms a nice tan 1 finger head. The head has uniform bubbles. The head slowly recedes a coating on the glass. The bottle lists ABV 5.9%. The bottle has a notch on March for best by (boo!). One other thing I have to say. The bottle has "ribs" on the inside. There are about 7 of them I have never seen that before!

S: [3.25] Maltiness. There are some mild spices. The malt comes across as a nice caramel smell.

T: [3.75] Brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel and malt. I get no hop presence at all. Maybe a hint of chocolate on the back end.

M: [3.50] Medium to high carbonation (tingles the tongue a bit).

O: [3.50] This has been shoved in the back of my fridge for weeks. I finally decided to give it a try. It is decent. I think the taste is better than the nose would lead you to believe. I probably wouldn't seek this out again. It is not bad - but there are definitely some in the style that are better.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, deep, dark brown color, speckled with some reddish highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Strong notes of toasted malt, accompanied by some brown sugar and caramel. Not much else in the aroma, however.

Taste: Massive malt bomb! TONS of toasted malt imparting notes of freshly baked and toasted bread, and whole wheat crackers. There’s some slight brown sugar and/or caramel-like sweetness, all rounded out by some nicely balanced hops. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. There’s a little more carbonation than I was expecting, which make it enough to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a massive malt bomb, and I like it! Tons of toasted malt and some good, well-balanced sweetness. Malt fans will love this beer, hop heads, not so much…

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kraut6363
4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A wonderful ale. My favorite Winter Warmer.

Photo of mchegash
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4/5
Deep red-brown in color, with about 1 finger of tan head. Clear. A large amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell -3.5/5
Slightly sweet, slightly watery aroma with a citrusy twist.

Taste - 3.5/5
Slightly sweet malts with a blandish citrusy taste. Some seasaonal spices.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
In between medium-full and full-bodied. Carbonation level is just right.

Overall - 3.5/5
This beer didn't have as much of a distringuishable flavor that I liked, but overall it was still a good, full-bodied beer.

Photo of memphischas
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brungl
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whimpers
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gixugif
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
A beautiful, deep, reddish brown. Nice and clear with a small (~1/4") head that sticks around and not much in the way of lacing. The look evokes perfectly an ale to be drunk in the winter.

Nose:
This beer dose not evoke a strong smell. I detect some maltiness and maybe a hint of chocolate.

Taste:
A malty, balanced, low-key taste. Perfect for a winter ale.

Mouthfeel:
Light, smooth and some fizziness. Very pleasant feel that goes great with the taste.

Overall:
A great winter warmer. Love to drink this to relax on a cold winter's night. I maybe wish for a bit more hint of spice and a stronger nose to provoke the taste buds more.

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dogleg
3.11/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was really nice with some homemade Mexican at a friend's house. Nice balance, not too heavy on the spices, refreshing. Wasn't expecting much, but this was just a really nice beer. One of the better holiday brews I had this year.

Photo of bushwack
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaverDave
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of jacksdad
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,249 ratings.