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

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,633 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
Ratings:
3,633
Reviews:
1,405
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
595
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,633 |  Reviews: 1,405
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nace4
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davedog_7
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
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 -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CobraDC23
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hackattack
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebastianMandeville
2.71/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of monk2021
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kevin3046
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber color with small head and lacing. Sweet malty taste with slight hoppiness following and nice creamy texture. Reminds me of a honey bock. Another decent seasonal from Sam Adams.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 3,633 ratings.
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