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Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

771 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 771
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.31%
Wants: 18
Gots: 35 | 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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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-13-2013 01:59:19 | More by thomscottson
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swungomonkey


3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-10-2013 19:28:43 | More by swungomonkey
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Lelampp

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

02-06-2013 03:08:35 | More by Lelampp
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-05-2013 02:05:42 | More by Dirtinabottle
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JMartin

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-04-2013 17:37:21 | More by JMartin
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

02-01-2013 20:57:51 | More by CreightonSM
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-01-2013 20:49:24 | More by foureyedgeek
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-30-2013 16:50:29 | More by ramblinwreck101
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

01-30-2013 11:29:19 | More by ChrisMon02
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a deep brown with a slight reddish hue, call it mahogany. a finger of deep off white head sits atop and fades to a small mat after a decent time.
S: smells of spices, toffee and a little bit of plumb. very sweet on the nose
T: toffee up front, some spices like nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon, a bit of dark fruit, slight toastyness from the malt and some sugary sweetness. slight herbalness on the back end. aftertaste is hard to describe but it's like spice mixed with some hops and a bit more residual sugar
M: medium with active and slightly prickly carbonation, a little drying on the swallow
O: solid beer but the finish on the swallow really ruins it. glad I only got the one. overall it's not bad and if the aftertaste was cleaner and the flavors played better it would get higher marks. up until that point it was a solid B.

Serving type: can

01-30-2013 04:19:24 | More by SHODriver
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themind

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-30-2013 03:17:17 | More by themind
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mirish72

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-30-2013 03:09:39 | More by mirish72
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-28-2013 22:52:11 | More by Dizzy242
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Sleeve

New York

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

01-28-2013 02:34:16 | More by Sleeve
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a 12 oz. can poured into a mug.

It pours a opaque black with no particles evident in the beer. It smells sweet like vanilla and maybe ginger or some other spice. I feel that it is nicely balanced and welcomed. I love the spices of this beer. It has a warming very pleasant taste of vanilla and then fades to the other spices as well as to the malts of this beer which are rich. I taste lots of sweet tastes which escape me but I definitely get vanilla. I like this beer and would order it again especially if on tap.

Serving type: can

01-28-2013 02:25:14 | More by brewdude1982
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RJLarse

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought a couple cans of Fire3side Chat at Total Wine & More in Spokane. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a walnut brown color, translucent , with a foamy beige one finger head. The foam is fairly sticky and laces the side of the glass in a broad ring.

Smell is a darkly sweet aroma, with some dark fruit and rum notes. Dates, plums and a bit of a rum fruitcake aroma.

Taste is a lot like the smell, rich dark fruit flavors, a little spice and rum flavor. Just a touch of alcohol heat on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly cloying, with a heavy sweet aftertaste.

Overall a nice winter warmer. A little long on the sweet flavors.

Serving type: can

01-28-2013 00:36:09 | More by RJLarse
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JoanS

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-26-2013 06:58:36 | More by JoanS
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oishiibiiru

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-23-2013 23:24:06 | More by oishiibiiru
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-23-2013 02:43:40 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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dc4three

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-19-2013 01:54:09 | More by dc4three
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TheSixthRing

California

3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Poured into my Chimay chalice, this winter warmer poured a deep ruby brown color with an off-white, finger width head. Average retention, the resulting lace was spotty, with fair stick.

Smell - Really sweet, fruity smell, like dried pieces of stone fruit: peach, apricot and/or prune. Hints at bready malts.

Taste - Follows the nose, and then some. Big bread notes, complimented well by the strong fruit and spice character, a touch of bitter chocolate mid-taste and toward the back end, then finishes like burnt bread with a moderate amount of citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body, with a fair amount of carbonation. Tingles the lips. Finishes somewhat on the dry side of things.

Overall - This is a nice winter warmer. I don't know that I could drink more than a can at a time, but it's certainly festive, and a beer I might turn to for a one-off night cap on a day like Christmas Eve.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 07:41:27 | More by TheSixthRing
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HipHopinHooligan13

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-09-2013 00:33:49 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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Ry1975

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-08-2013 23:56:07 | More by Ry1975
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Bung

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-08-2013 03:39:31 | More by Bung
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Goobastic

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-06-2013 00:11:03 | More by Goobastic
Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 771 ratings.