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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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very good

3,182 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,182
Reviews: 1,325
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 63
Gots: 237 | 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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Appearance: A: Pours a dark amber brown color with a thick, large, dark body.

Overall: Has a malty and balanced taste of toasted caramel and chocolate hints. Perfect blend of malt/sweetness. This is a great winter ale. Highly Recommended!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a 1/2 finger thick off-white head with solid lacing, and a dark brownish amber body. Quite visually appealing.

The aroma that I'm picking up here is the caramelized and chocolate malts mentioned on the label. Seems like these guys always keep the fruit spices to a very low roar (no metal puns intended).

Tastes like the aforementioned malt characteristics, but the fruit tastes are present now. Again, subtly executed. This is an easy drinking winter warmer versus some of the astringent brews I've experienced these past few months. Its certainly a "creeper" with the alcohol warmth, but it does arrive in style late to the party.

This beer's mouthfeel is smoother and very much a cleaner finish than, like I've said above, most of the beers I've had in this style recently. This area was done astonishingly well.

Overall, I've choosen a 4.75 for Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). A more tame choice amongst the other availible winter warmers. I'd liken this to an imperial style of porter, to go out on a "genre limb". This needs to come in six packs or cases where I live, so I can enjoy this more often and not have to purchase the disappointing winter seasonal sampler pack.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale brewed by Boston Beer Company, with an ABV of 5.90% This brew pours out a nice brown color with a nice off white head. Old Fezziwig Ale has the look of cola, not saying that it a bad thing. The smell is rich sweetness and grains. Now for the taste , it is sweet with some grains, and malts. You also pick up on some spices in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice ,it is also rich,and clean. There is nothing overpowering in this brew, it has a nice balance to it.I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. Boston Beer Company did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Old Fezziwig Ale a 4.25 out of 5.

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 3,182 ratings.