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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

3,275 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,275
Reviews: 1,347
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 69
Gots: 341 | 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: 3,275 | Reviews: 1,347
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Winter warmer dark brown look, with a frothy winter warmer head. Color was that typically found in a winter warmer.

S: It had a rich winter warmer malt bill, with roasted chocolate and caramel malts. It smell like a winter warmer wrapped up in tons of spices: cinnamon, ginger, and orange.

T: This tasted like a mild winter warmer. It had a truly winter warmer-like taste.... Sam Adams profile to be exact, with a good bit of spiciness that reminded me of a winter warmer.

M: This definitely had the carbonation, frothiness, and spiciness of a winter warmer, along with the sweetness that only a winter warmer can bring to the table.

O: This tasted like a winter warmer... produced my Sam Adams.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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out of the holiday 12 pack, $14.99

A: Dark brown, reddish-purple when held up to light. 1/2 finger of white head that dissipates really quickly and leaves a light ring around the edge of the glass. Lacing is decent, hangs around

S: dominant smell is chocolate and caramel malts mixed in with spices, along with some oranges, cherries, grapes, etc. Smells like a dark chocolate covered orange or other fruit. some spices, definitely cinnamon, clove, nutmeg etc. kinda have to work to get to the spices, surprisingly

T: light chocolate bready malts mixed with a slight fruity taste and a good amount of cinnamon and other spices. finish is nice, with a small touch of citrus/grassy hops almost

M: medium bodied, carbonation is low, but expected. actually a surprising decent amount of hop presence on this beer.

O: Really nice beer. I drank this one on a warm-ish night, but i will definitely save the next one for a chilly night, because it definitely has a warming quality to it, and the spices and slight hops with the chocolate and sweet malts give it a really well rounded winter beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a red/amber color with a 1 and a half to 2 inch head

S - Cinnamon and Citrus fruity scents

T - The citrus/orange with a slight with of cinnamon is the most noticeable. The ginger is in the background a bit much for me to really notice it's there.

M - Initially spicy but goes down smooth with no aftertaste

O - Great beer that makes me wish I had it during the summer. With the overabundance of citrus/orange taste to this beer, it makes me think back to warm summer days. Could easily sit back and drink a couple of these.

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Poured from a 12oz bottle from their Winter Sampler, into my beer glass -

Appearance - Poures about a finger of lite tan head, color of the ale is a dark red amber.

Smell - Smells of wheat, molasses, nutmeg & spices.

Taste - Taste is semi sweet spiced wheatbread, maybe a touch of gingerbread too. I get a touch of orange peel too, and a bit of grassy hops. I'm getting a little bit of charry-almond like flavor as this warms. A good balance, no transitional flavors really, finishes with dry spiced breadcrust.

Mouthfeel - Lite to medium mouthfeel, a good amount of carb provides alot of crispness and drinkability, finishes with just a touch of dryness.

Overall - This is a pretty good winter warmer, definitely on the lite side, making it easy to have a few. Alcohol is non-existant in the taste. A decent beer, and very sessionable.

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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