Old Fezziwig Ale

Massachusetts
United States
Sam Adams Boston Beer Old Fezziwig
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Spicy & bold, this festive ale is bursting with the flavors of the season.  With a full body and spice it’ll help those long winter nights pass more quickly.  The rich malt character creates notes of sweet toffee, caramel, & roasty chocolate while classic holiday spices like cinnamon, ginger and orange peel dance on the tongue bringing with them the celebratory spirit of the season.

Profile

ABV: 
5.9%
IBUs: 
25
Hops: 
Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Tettnang
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Munich 10, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Dark caramel candy combines with some cinnamon spice notes in the aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, and a little molasses make a showing as the beer warms. Deep brown in color with garnet hues, this beer is topped with a creamy tan head. Belgian lace decorates the glass through to the last sip. The flavor is a four-part harmony of dark caramel, chocolate, spice and roasted malts. A pleasant hint of molasses and smoke peek through just before the long roast and caramel finish. This beer is perfectly balanced with subtle complexity, and is not a big, boozy, overly spiced winter warmer, but rather it beckons you to relax by the fireplace and contemplate the season. Excuse me while I go pour another.

Popular Reviews

scrapmetal's picture

My Score: 
92
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
38/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
9/ 10
Overall Impression: 
18/ 20
Long available only in the Sam holiday pack from late Nov to January.this is the one limited edition id pay extra for to go into fulltime production. Th combo of chocolate-orange-cinammon has to be tasted to be believed.Ive truly never tasted anything like it. Of the close to 60 flavors Sam has producted to date this is in the top 15 if not 10.

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