650. Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale

650. Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale

They had a few beers left from a Sam Adams Holiday pack at beer hour a few weeks ago. I grabbed a bottle of Old Fezziwig Ale and the Holiday Porter. I served this one at around 40ยบ F in my NERAX pint glass.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Boston Beer Company
Alcohol: 5.60%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: Winter Warmer, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (3.5): Pours a clear, reddish brown with a thick, fluffy, beige head that thins to a patchy film.

Smell (4.0): Malty and spicy. There are notes of cinnamon, caramel and strong dark fruit.

Taste (4.0): Malty. Toasty, caramel and dark fruit upfront. Some spiciness emerges in the center with some cinnamon and orange. The finish is lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Medium-bodied, moderate to high carbonation.

Drinkability (4.0): Very drinkable, not overly spiced and not too sweet.

Overall (3.85): This is a very well balanced and drinkable beer. The spices are noticeable and
add a nice flavor element to the beer, but don't overpower the nice malty notes.

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