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Fireside Chat - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

780 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 18
Gots: 41 | 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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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

02-16-2014 18:43:15 | More by JayKay412
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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-15-2014 22:56:24 | More by AlbertVogler
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-11-2014 02:19:28 | More by BigBry
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-07-2014 17:30:07 | More by Benesi88
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9%

02-03-2014 17:56:34 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-31-2014 18:09:23 | More by mattsmith413
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-28-2014 04:18:42 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-26-2014 19:44:39 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-23-2014 04:52:58 | More by Pensfan0782
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-22-2014 16:25:08 | More by Cooker_stp
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-22-2014 03:27:48 | More by SadMachine
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hansenme

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-19-2014 23:35:09 | More by hansenme
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-18-2014 23:12:16 | More by Lehighace06
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-18-2014 23:08:36 | More by LarryMyers
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-18-2014 03:42:42 | More by Gschaf
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-18-2014 00:36:12 | More by hinemk76
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-18-2014 00:11:32 | More by jrpapajcik
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

12oz can poured into a tulip glass. Date on the can says bottled on 10/08/13

A: Dark opaque brown body with 1.5 finger khaki head tons of lacing and great retention.

S: Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. MAybes some other spices I cant make out. Its a pretty standard smell the style.

T: Follows the nose, along with some carmel and toasted flavors.

M: Mouthfeel is alright could be a bit thicker, theres a slight astringency on the finish. The booze is hidden well.

O: Im not super impressed buy it, but its fairly decent and above average for the price point, I'll probably get it again eventually.

01-14-2014 05:15:54 | More by watermelon
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +13.4%

12 ounce can in to tulip glass, canned on 10/14/2013. Pours lightly cloudy dark ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big brown sugar, molasses, raisin, prune, ginger, cinnamon, clove, dark bread, light roast, toast, and herbal earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity of malt, yeast, and spice notes; with good strength. Strength of spices is a bit too much in the nose. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, cinnamon, ginger, clove, brown bread, light coffee, toast, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, cinnamon, clove, ginger, brown bread, light coffee, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice winter warmer style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and spice flavors; and very smooth sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

01-13-2014 00:36:06 | More by superspak
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WolfStOner

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-12-2014 05:16:18 | More by WolfStOner
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-08-2014 22:04:39 | More by Eric908
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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JarMills

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-07-2014 02:59:51 | More by JarMills
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diverite

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-06-2014 15:14:59 | More by diverite
Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.