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

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3.77/5
Very Good
3,692 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:
#20,134
Reviews:
1,416
Ratings:
3,692
pDev:
13.53%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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90
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ConnorMobs
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eluvah
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickFry9
2.64/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjg584
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsnouffer
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Profundobaso
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Look - amber red, one finger head with ~half that dissipates. The rest stays nicely on top of the beer.
Smell - toasted malts and wintry spices. a hint of metallics, which was a bit of a turnoff.
Taste - toasted malts/biscuits to start, then a combination of spices and dried fruits, with a slightly spicy finish. really has quite a few layers of flavor.
Feel - medium mouthfeel, medium ABV.
Overall - this beer rates average in most categories and i'm even a bit peeved by the smell, but I really love its taste. therefore I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt in the overall. really wish sam adams had this more readily available aside from the holiday packs. would love to have a few more of these in the fridge over the winter.

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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pour a tea color with an off white head and a lot of lacing. The smell is spice, vanilla and cola. The flavor has a hit of ginger and cinnamon but it's very subtle. It's a little more carbonated than I prefer. Overall an average beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikecd234
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keenangorman15
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite winter beers! Can’t believe I have not reviewed it before. Pours a beautiful dark reddish brown with a nice head and good lacing. Sweet spice smell. The taste is great. A mix of warm spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, with dark fruit and a bit of chocolate. I really wish it was offered in six packs!

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Photo of Demi
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.24/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I hate to go with the big brewerys but this one taste like the description. Good beer, Cinnamon at first, then a blend of mild Ginger an orange zest. A nice mild and not overpowering beer.

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,692 ratings