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Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

829 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 22
Gots: 55 | FT: 0
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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4.08/5  rDev +18.6%

dodsonm13, Oct 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

vermilcj, Oct 24, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +20.9%

aclough, Oct 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Soterios, Oct 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Ludwigkpa, Oct 23, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

Jpierce1585, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Cincy_Brew, Oct 22, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +20.9%

ProstMasterson, Oct 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

sachie23, Oct 20, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -7%

Brewben_James321, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

johnwetterstrand, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of brongladest
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

A: deep amber, transparent
S: malty, grainy, bit spicy
T: malty, spicy, a bit grainy, mild bitterness, lingering alcohol
MF: medium to big body, creamy
Overall: a,solid brew, i would quaf a few with pleasure

brongladest, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

somalley26, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

stevehagy, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of dank203
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

really dark, almost pitch black with frothy, light brn head. aromas are slightly boozy, fig, raisin, coacoa, vanilla, cinnamon. taste of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, coacoa, vanilla, fig, all blended with a kiss of black cherry. feel is solid, just enough carbonation and smoothness

dank203, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

timmy2b, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Kimchi270
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Poured out of a 12oz can into a pint glass. Fireside chat pours a dark molasses brown with a prominent off white head about two fingers I length. It leaves a light lacing with a head that dissipates quickly. Smell is an upfront sticky sweetness with a hard spice undertone. Heavy clove and nutmeg with a molasses finish. Taste is of upfront spice and molds into a nice sweetness, in the middle I'm picking up aged fruit, dried figs or currants with a light alcohol astringent at the end (not at all bad for a 7.9% beer). Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy with a mild carbonation that I feel really suits the style. Overall this is the first beer in the "winter warmer" category I have ever tried and I will be returning! A very smooth spiced beer that won't overpower.

Kimchi270, Oct 17, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

nodder, Oct 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

VashonGuy, Oct 14, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

cantal, Oct 12, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +2.3%

Michaelcc73, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Oct 12, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +14%

The_Bob, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

cyber_phoenix, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

sansho, Oct 10, 2014
Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.