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

very good
3,630 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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In a pint glass:

A: light tan head, the color of the body is a dark red amber

S: wheat, nutmeg & spices

T: all of the previously mentioned flavors and adds a bit of a gingerbread with some light orange peel

M: light to medium, crisp, sessionable, orange watery aftertaste, quick sharp finish

O: good winter warmer that I would have again, nice to have with some ginger snaps

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, deep reddish chestnut colour with a thin cap of fine beige bubbles. There was a little bit of lace left on the sides of the glass as the beer disappeared. Smells sweet, a bit spicy (mostly ginger), caramel, slight orange character. The flavour had more of a roasted malt quality, a chocolatey mid, and mild bitterness. Spices and orange were more muted than in the aroma and were present mostly in the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent winter warmer.

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Aroma leads with some spices, ginger and orange hops and caramel.

Taste has some raisen, caramel, along with toasty malts.

Full bodied mouthfeel that starts with the spicy hops, maltiness with a tad of semi-sweet chocolate and a warming dry finish. Would be great with filet, strip or rib-eye.

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S- Gingery with a hint of alcohol.

T- Laugh if you must, but I get a bit of green olive flavor upfront. Then sweet with a dry alcohol flavor. Malt to finish and little aftertaste.

M- Medium-bodied, with little after-mouthfeel. Perhaps a little dryness on the inside of the cheeks.

O- I like the flavor but there is nothing special for me. Try it in the sampler and move on ...

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.8 out of 5 based on 3,630 ratings.
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