Samuel Adams describes their seasonal Old Fezziwig Ale as "spicy and bold, a big Christmas cookie of a beer." It’s a brown ale style of beer sitting at a warm 5.9% alcohol, and comes in their seasonal packs during the holiday season.
Appearance: Clear brown with garnet tints. Tan head, smooth, collapsed relatively quickly.
Smell: Spicy and malty. Hint of cinnamon; toffee; molasses?; maple syrup.
Taste: Brown ale with a kick. Black pepper at the back of the throat; bitter orange; cinnamon bark; chocolate malt; twiggy/woody. Cloves?
Mouthfeel: A little light, with a woody feel. Kind of wassail-y with the spices and orange.
Overall: Not sure what to expect with a name like "Old Fezziwig," but I thought it turned out remarkably better than I was expecting. A good holiday ale, not overpowering in the spices.