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

Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleSamuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale
BA SCORE
63.7%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 3,638 ratings
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleSamuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,706
Reviews:
1,406
Ratings:
3,638
Liked:
2,317
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
13.53%
Alströms:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
599
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,638 |  Reviews: 1,406
Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thampel09
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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

A decent winter warmer.definitely malt heavy but spice and hops were detectable. I would definitely try it again

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Photo of mbrando33
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all-time favorite beers. Rich and hearty in flavor with a quick hint of cloves at the first taste, with other lingering holiday spices throughout. It's got a malty finish and almost creamy texture. I do wish Sam Adams would re-release this in a six-pack, which they did years ago. Unfortunately, we have to buy the twelve pack just to get a couple bottles of it. Give it a try this Christmas, and I think you'll agree it's like Sam Adams somehow managed to pour the holidays into a bottle. Cheers!

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nace4
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davedog_7
4.79/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In my mind, a perfect example of the style. I'm bored, so I'm reviewing this now, though it's obviously not available until around November.

Sam Adams makes a lot of great beers, but for whatever reason, they will not release this as a standalone, even though I'd be surprised if their White Christmas does much business.

It's a dark ale, nearly opaque, but drinks lighter. The smells are subtle but distinguishable, and to me, it's almost like a drinkable Christmas Card. One of my favorite beers of any season.

If not a standalone, they at least better keep offering it as part of the Winter Classics 12-pack.

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Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CobraDC23
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hackattack
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice holiday delight from Sam Adams. Mildly dark/ malty sweet with a nice hops backbone. I wish they would sell this by the 6-pack.......can only get this as a sampler pack as far as I know.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Stofko1992
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Given to me by a friend who happened to have one left. Drank straight from the bottle. Aroma is bready, sweet, and faintly spiced. Taste follows with a sweet, substantially malty flavor upfront, and spices following: warm cinnamon mostly, with a snap from the ginger and orange peel. Nice winter warmer, but not necessarily worth buying the whole variety pack for just this one. Release the sixers, BBC!

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Photo of DJTOBY
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebastianMandeville
2.71/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 63.7% out of 100 with 3,638 ratings
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