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

very good
3,633 Ratings
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleSamuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-28-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of obrike
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another from this year's winter mix 12 pack.

Really like the look...a dark amber, fluffy white head and pretty decent lacing throughout. Good looking brew!

Some decent spices and a nutty aroma; a bit of adjunct lager coming in though...kinda brings it down.

Nice blends of toffee, spice, a hint of cinnamon, just a touch of caramel. A fairly complicated brew for such a low abv..impressive.

A little watery on the backend, but still, a tasty and very drinkable beer. This one is probably my favorite of the mixer. Would probably buy this in a 6 pack.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of FosterJM
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1021st Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
12 oz

Winter Pack @ Noah's New Years Day get together.

App- A bit of a mid garnet/light brown color with a small one finger medium light brown head. That fell rather quickly.

Smell- A good bit of malt in the glass with additional spices. A little bit of fruit and sweet as well. Some cinnamon and a little bit of prune (I really dont think it was an addition, but thats what I smelled)

Taste- I like the profile of this winter warmer. Has a nice base layer of malts and then a little bit of the spice and a little bit of sweet comes next with the orange additives. You do get some mild alcohol which I thought was odd for only 5.9. A good tasting beer but with all the hype, didnt live it up for me.

Mouth- A medium carbonation with a matched medium carbonation. Residuial malty sweet with a little earthy dough behind it. I like the feel of this beer. Was slightly more sweet on the finish and a little fuller towards the end.

Drink- A pretty good beer but just didn't wow me like I wanted it to. Couldve been a bit more thick on the taste but overall, one I would come back to.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have read on the boards many times over about the great Fezziwig. People lament that you have to buy a variety pack to get this one brew. This is a very good beer, but I don't know if it could ever match the legend as listed on the boards.

It pours nice and thick with minimal head. Fezzi has a deep brown color with red minimally as you look through the beer.

This beers smells and tastes very good. You get sweetness akin to a maple beer. There is some raisin flavor. Also I smell and taste spices.

Overall it is a good beer, but it will not be a top 10 beer for me like the boards list it.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of divineaudio
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

last one from the sam adams winter pack.
pint glass.

a - pours garnet in color with only a thin cap of tan head. some spotty lacing.

s - toffee, spicy hop character, brown sugar, faint fruitiness.

t - toffeeish malt sweetness up front with notes of ginger and orange. light, pungent bitterness in back with a lingering spice character.

m - full in body but lightened up a bit with a lot of carbonation. slightly sticky.

o - decent brew, but nothing i'd go out of my way for. goes down pretty easy. personally i think leaving out the spices would improve this beer. one of my least enjoyable from the winter pack.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of mjurney
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep ruby color, see through. Good amount of carbonation. Thick creamy head. Very nice lacing.

Very light aroma... caramel, fruit and spice.

Medium-light bodied, slight dryness in the palate. Malty character, I'm getting mostly caramel and toasted malts. There some spice towards the finish and aftertaste, mostly ginger.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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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