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Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

750 Ratings
THE BROS
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(view ratings)
Ratings: 750
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 18.37%


Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Like FDR’s Depression-era radio addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation.

Fireside Chat is our early winter seasonal brew available from October through December in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like a classic, warming Strong Ale but with a subtle blend of hand-selected spices for just the right festive flair.

(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 10-19-2010)
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Thur123

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3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours dark reddish brown with one finger of parchment colored head. The smell is deep rich brown malt with a slight edge of spice and no hops to speak of really. Very earthy smelling.

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The flavor is nutty malt with a very earthy edge. The yeast flavor seems to be prominent as well. The spice is pretty subdued. The flavor of this for some reason reminds me of a doppelbock. The end of the flavor comes off as tart with a bit of spice kick. Overall this needs more spice of bigger malt or perhaps a bigger malt profile, because this is kind of underwhelming, albeit tasty. There are dark cherries involved along with plums too.

Serving type: can

10-22-2010 20:41:09 | More by Thur123
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Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.