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

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3.77/5
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3,745 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,218
Reviews:
1,425
Ratings:
3,745
pDev:
13.53%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,745 |  Reviews: 1,425
Photo of Bigwil75
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GIftofgod4u1
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chasecrandell
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richard922
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

This is what you have on a cold snowy night in front of a roaring fire. Great taste. Please Sam Adams put this in a six pack!

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Photo of Brewhound
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into goblet probably about 50 degrees (let it sit out awhile). Clear brown to reddish copper when held to light. Nose is malts and mild spices. Tastes is quite nice with sweet start, followed by spice and fresh bread with fairly bitter finish. Full mouth-feel and bitter finish makes it quite balanced and I don't find spice over done as some suggested. Only thing I would say is more lace would be nice and the alcohol content is a little low at less than 6% so it is hard to respect it as a winter sipper because it goes down too fast. Overall very nice winter gulper rather than sipper lol.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Clear, darker neutral brown with light tan head. There's a decent amount of cinnamon in the smell, with a hint of ginger, and toasty, sweet malt undertones. The flavor has a definite Tootsie roll/ chocolate-like note, stronger than the added aromatics in my opinion. Low carbonation, medium body. Dry, lightly bitter finish.

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Photo of bebg835
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
2.67/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I agree that the spices are too intense & not very well balanced. Cheers! C

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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aptigers2
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Krusader
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HardCider
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured from bottle into goblet. Poured clear, deep amber with cream head. Sweet malts with a bit of spice in the aroma. Taste followed the nose, sweet malts with a bit of cinnamon in the finish to keep the sweetness from being to dominate. Medium bodied. A nice winter beer

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet malty aroma, slight spice. Tall tan head over a deep ruby body with rising bubbles. It certainly looks the part of a Christmas beer. Moderate body and mouth feel, if slightly flat. Sweet malts and spices in the taste, cinnamon is there but only slightly, with a nicely bitter finish to keep the sweetness under control.

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Photo of y2kawakami
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Navin-Johnson
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mjk5026
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefz1
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of EMH73
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep amber with a quarter inch off white head that left excellent lacing. Smells and tastes of orange, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and sweet malts. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, spices linger on the finish.

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,745 ratings