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Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery

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749 Ratings
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Ratings: 749
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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elgiacomo

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3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz canned October 7, 2010.

Pours dark brown, red/orange under the light with a large foamy tan head that holds a good cap and leaves some rings of lacing.

Aroma is heavily spiced, as expected. I'm not a spice expert but can pick up some ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Some citrus hops also manage to come through with some caramel malt, toffee, and brown sugar. Good strength.

Flavor generally follows suit, although the spices aren't quite as pronounced as they are on the nose. The citrus character comes through more here, along with the maltiness. Finishes mostly dry.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, slick, medium carbonation.

A very good spiced Winter Warmer, although not quite to the level of Anchor's Our Special Ale. Drinkability takes a bit of a hit as it is hard for me to drink more than one spiced beer in an evening, but I certainly did enjoy trying this and will save the rest of the 6-pack for around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Serving type: can

10-19-2010 00:42:02 | More by elgiacomo
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Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.