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

Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig AleSamuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale
BA SCORE
63.7%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 3,637 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
Ranking:
#17,574
Reviews:
1,406
Ratings:
3,637
Liked:
2,317
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
13.53%
Alströms:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
598
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,637 |  Reviews: 1,406
Photo of chris826
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ABabbidge
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Dark red-brown color. Thin head.

S: Malty with ginger and orange rind.

T: Roasted malty up front, quickly followed by some spicy notes, I get mostly ginger and cinnamon. There is a bitter, spicy finish that lingers for awhile.

F: Medium body and carbonation.

O: The spices are good and not over done, although I wouldn't mind if they kicked up the spices maybe a little more. Like everyone else, I wish I didn't have to buy a sampler pack just to be able to get 2 bottles of this.

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Photo of jfeyes
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fezziwig poured a dark amber with legit lacing......caramel, orange peel, spice notes, not especially bitter on the finish and the pleasant tastes lingers. I found this to be a most enjoyable brew.

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Photo of drews240
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hermit990
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown with an orange tinge. Thin tan head. Appearance is nothing special, but is appropriate for the style.

Smell is very carmel-ly. Malt forward with a nice balance of mulling spices present in the beer.

Taste robust. Tons of rich malts. Nice array of mulling spices is present with some ginger and orange peel. Touch of bitterness on the back end more reminiscent of the orange rind.

Feel is full bodied yet light and drinkable.

This is one of my favorite winter warmers - I've loved this one for a long time - and its one of Sam Adams' better beers. Just wish I could get it without needing to buy the big variety pack.

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

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I know my rating will probably be higher than most, but this beer is an almost perfect Winter Warmer to me. Brilliantly clear deep amber-reddish hue with a nice fluffy white head. Smells like Christmas! Cinnamon, citrus, mulling spices carry perfectly into the flavor backed by a sweet caramelly breadiness. Well balanced, and light enough to chug, heavy enough to savor. One of the only Sam Adams beers I have continued to look forward to year after year. Cheers!

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Photo of mmorris15
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Buck89
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. A moderately hazy muddy brown color with a frothy tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, nutmeg, and coffee. The taste was warm and malty, with a prominent toffee and caramel flavor but not sweet. All was accentuated with restrained spices - cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium-bodied and flavorful.

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Photo of Tbulling
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjmj51
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Squire123
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5.9% ABV, 25 IBU

Dark mahogany color with a reddish cast, moderate cap and good lacing.

Dark toffeeish malt aroma with hints of spice peaking out like tiny whitecaps on a relatively calm sea.

This is a full flavored brew with roasted malt, caramel, toffee, also touches, and I mean touches, of the cinnamon, ginger and orange peel mentioned on the label. Hops are enough to be noticed from the beginning to the finish with lingering roasted nuts in the aftertaste.

Texture is full, almost chewy.

Overall a good effort for what I will call a Winter Warmer style. Everything is neatly in it's place with all the gears meshing in good order. Not an alcohol or hop monster, it manages to convey bigness without the support of those two. Classy without being flashy.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark, amber in color with a good foamy head and lacing. Smells of malt, grain, and some nuts. Taste is pretty decent, get a sweet malt taste with some mild grain and light bitter flavor. Overall a smooth finish. Not a bad beer, nothing extreme about it just a good mix from the norm.

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

Photo of nater919
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Holderness
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L -- Dark amber with a dense and foamy off-white head that leaves a little lacing on the glass
S -- Cinnamon, malts, orange peel, squash,
T -- Pumpkin ale - like. No hoppiness but a solid malt backbone
F -- Starts off medium bodied, but finishes watery
O -- Festive and vibrant. Great name, too

78/100

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Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 63.7% out of 100 with 3,637 ratings
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