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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

3,179 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,179
Reviews: 1,325
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 63
Gots: 236 | 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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Ratings: 3,179 | Reviews: 1,325 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of firefightn24
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pharmer
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ethereal429
1.93/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

No hop profile at all. Apparently I don't enjoy spiced Brown ales

Photo of Kevin72
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aklude
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VTR
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. It is a good seasonal beer. It has a nice amber/caramel hue to it with a light amount of carbonation. While the nose on it was kind of weak I picked up some delicate spice aromas. The taste was not a mess of overly spiced beer but it was very lightly spiced solid ale with a great malt taste. While there is nothing that stands out about this beer I think it is a very solid beer that would be a staple in my fridge during the holidays if I did not have to buy a 12 pack of Sam Adams junk to get just TWO bottles. I think that it ridiculous to put the solid beers in a case and only include two. Unfortunately because of this I have had the only one I will have this year (My GF stole the other)

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

Good winter beer dark brown color goes down
Smooth Samuel Adams makes some
pretty good Winterbeers.

Photo of StratmanRick
4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wish this were more readily available here. Really good brew.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice dark caramel color with mild, but dissipating off white head
S - Hints of caramel and spice, but feint
T - Nothing overpowering here, pretty drinkable; some hints of spice and sugar but an overall weak strength
F - Thin with moderate carbonation
O - While this beer didn't knock my socks off with flavor or aroma, it is a nice seasonal beer that's just different enough to drink again and again. I'm not sure why I liked it, but I did...not outstanding, but better than just average.

Photo of McMatt7
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Keelin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of zookerman182
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

I only tasted the base malts that come from most Sam Adams brews, not the ones stated on the label. Not worth buying a Winter Sampler, unless you like all of their stuff, then it might be a nice treat.

Photo of Ike_Potter
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of beerme626
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of colbster92
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,179 ratings.