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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

3,266 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,266
Reviews: 1,346
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 68
Gots: 323 | 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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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

Photo of ZebraCakez
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep amber brown color with a light one finger head that dissipates slowly.

S: The nose is a little weak. Malt with a spicy finish.

T: What it lacks on the nose, it makes up for in taste. It's malty, toasty, and spicy. There is a strong cinnamon element, and it finishes with a pleasant honey note. A fantastic winter beer.

F: With a smooth medium body and good carbonation, this one feels just right.

O: I love this beer. The aroma is weak, but in every other category this is a solid performer to say the least. SA can still brew a darn good beer, and this is proof.

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgido759
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carrollmel7
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmc181
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer enough to buy a mixed case of Sam Adams for four Fezziwigs. Don't get me wrong, the others get drank, but I buy the case for the Fezziwigs. Wish they were more widely available as a stand alone case.

Photo of hmvalp
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,266 ratings.