Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by colts9016:
2.85/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a nonic at 40 degrees.
Appearance: A three finger head that has good retention. The head is off white, similar to ivory, the head is billowy and foamy. The head on the beer left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is used motor oil. The clarity of the beer is opaque. I can not tell much else going on in the beer.
Nose: A light grain bill that is toasty, caramel, and biscuit. Other aroma in the beer is spices like cloves and nutmeg, citrus, floral, grass, and molasses.
Taste: A medium grain flavor that is toasty, caramel, biscuit. Other flavors in the beer is molasses, cloves, nutmeg, citrus, floral, grass, molasses, wood, and grapefruit.
The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated, slightly chewy, and astringent.
Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium full. This is just an okay beer. The flavors are all over the palate. I was hoping for a more solid malt foundation and more uniformed in flavor. Good beer, glad I got to try it.
Serving type: can
12-04-2012 01:28:29 | More by colts9016
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3.29/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
When cooler weather comes calling, so does the flock to indoor convening- hovering around the fire for bar banter and cosmos riddling. And the San "by God" Francisco brewery makes a beer for such the occasion.
Fireside Chat opens with the common brown ale charm. Its dark chocolaty austere highlights its initial toffee, nutty and sweeter malt tones while aromas of butter pecan, walnut, chocolate and toast waft about.
Spicy introductions are made upon the middle palate as the creamy but semi-dry ale balances that malt sweetness with the supple spices of coffee and allspice- lead by cinnamon. Yet as delicate clove and nutmeg round out the beer's juicy malt center, its bigger-than-usual taste and effects take hold.
Drying alcohol and fleeting malt sweetness gives the ale a semi-sweet finish, creating crevices in taste that allow for the strong astringency from spice to balance the beer more so than hop additions. Those broad an woodsy hops are no match for the tannin-heavy unsettling that comes with those excessively boiled tea and spent coffee ground flavors.
While the ale simmers in the glass like coffee- there's a lot of promise in its taste. Allowing the spices to join the process in more post-fermentation usage would have retained the delicate oils from the spices and without leaching its brash tannin.
Serving type: can
05-27-2014 17:02:42 | More by BEERchitect
Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.