Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured a fairly clear, dark red color that, when looking straight at it, started red at the bottom and got darker to the point of almost total darkness as it reached the summit. It was topped off by a two inch cloud white head that stayed frothy throughout the session.
S: I've read some reviews of this, and I wonder if I just drank the same beer as everyone else. No christmas spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, or anything else of the sort. On the nose, I got straight up sour beer with aspirin and Belgian yeast. Kinda cool..
T: Yep... same thing on the taste, only the fact that the sweet elements were as tempered as they were was a total shocker. A very soft, almost grainy quality made an appearance on the finish. I sensed a tinge of brown sugar, but certainly not much. Maybe melon or cantaloupe?
M: Like I said ... almost non-existent sugar. The carbonation was fine and filled out the palate nicely. Yeasty and silky smooth.
D: Hmmm.... I would have never pegged this as a Christmas holiday brew. Sort of generic, but I could easily drink a couple of these without needing any other food or drink to cut it. I know that my review looks totally different than the others on here, so maybe my taste buds are off.... just maybe. I'll stick to my guns for now.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2010 03:11:22 | More by Chaney
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3.8/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can poured into a tulip glass. Date on the can says bottled on 10/08/13
A: Dark opaque brown body with 1.5 finger khaki head tons of lacing and great retention.
S: Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. MAybes some other spices I cant make out. Its a pretty standard smell the style.
T: Follows the nose, along with some carmel and toasted flavors.
M: Mouthfeel is alright could be a bit thicker, theres a slight astringency on the finish. The booze is hidden well.
O: Im not super impressed buy it, but its fairly decent and above average for the price point, I'll probably get it again eventually.
Serving type: can
01-14-2014 05:15:54 | More by watermelon
3.9/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce can in to tulip glass, canned on 10/14/2013. Pours lightly cloudy dark ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big brown sugar, molasses, raisin, prune, ginger, cinnamon, clove, dark bread, light roast, toast, and herbal earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity of malt, yeast, and spice notes; with good strength. Strength of spices is a bit too much in the nose. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, cinnamon, ginger, clove, brown bread, light coffee, toast, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, cinnamon, clove, ginger, brown bread, light coffee, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice winter warmer style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and spice flavors; and very smooth sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: can
01-13-2014 00:36:06 | More by superspak
Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
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