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

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3.77/5
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3,701 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:
#21,531
Reviews:
1,417
Ratings:
3,701
pDev:
13.53%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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Ratings: 3,701 |  Reviews: 1,417
Photo of Illdoone
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A winter warmer that I wish was a little warmer. Bottle says it has cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg but you don't get much of a kick from it. Decent mass produced winter beer but lacks any craft beer goodness that comes with this style of beer.

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Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hroth
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Craven
3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of MyBlondeHasGreatBody
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The pour leaves a very small head with trace amounts of carbonation trickling up. The beer itself has a dark brown, with russet highlights, color. The smell is inviting, but not captivating. A mixture of bready and winter spices is quite evident upon first sip. It finishes with with a slight bitterness that begs for another sip. The mouthfeel has an effervescent mixture. I suppose the name is a bit of a misnomer; Fezzi~ / Fizzy (yes, I'm aware the name is based on the Charles Dickens character, not the beer).


Overall, it conjures up great memories of snowboarding weekends with my buddies. A solid beer to warm the soul.

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

Photo of nick_perry
2.68/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown with a slightly red hue. Thin white head.Bready malt flavor. Some notes of ginger on the finish. Very dry.

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

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

Photo of sicilian
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NOAA_ALL_HAZARDS
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thampel09
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A decent winter warmer.definitely malt heavy but spice and hops were detectable. I would definitely try it again

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Photo of mbrando33
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my all-time favorite beers. Rich and hearty in flavor with a quick hint of cloves at the first taste, with other lingering holiday spices throughout. It's got a malty finish and almost creamy texture. I do wish Sam Adams would re-release this in a six-pack, which they did years ago. Unfortunately, we have to buy the twelve pack just to get a couple bottles of it. Give it a try this Christmas, and I think you'll agree it's like Sam Adams somehow managed to pour the holidays into a bottle. Cheers!

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nace4
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davedog_7
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | 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 -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CobraDC23
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 3,701 ratings