Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Old Fezziwig Ale – Winter Warmer at 5.9% ABV

Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) Old Fezziwig Ale Winter Warmer at 5.9% ABV ($2.50 from NLC Kelsey Drive, 341ml, best before 1-Mar-2015)

Pours clear deep amber with a short, short-lived light tan head, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is bready malt, holiday spices, some roasty notes. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, and an off-dry bitter finish. (3/5)

Starts off a bit on the sweet side, but the malt kind of dies halfway through and leaves… well… not a lot backing it up. Spices are reasonably restrained, though, and it’s fairly drinkable. Serviceable but nothing too special. (12/20)

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