Fireside Chat | 21st Amendment Brewery

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78
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1,275 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

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.

Added by elgiacomo on 10-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,275
Reviews:
352
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
249
For Trade:
0
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Photo of moodyxc9
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of luke12345
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jricharc
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Head caps quickly, and the nose is dark malt with dark fruit and a little winter spice.

Chocolate, caramel, leather, spice, smoke, baker's chocolate, prunes, and coffee in the finish. Relatively smooth as a sipper but I would prefer a thicker texture.

Not worth looking out for again but not without its charms.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of toddstolarski
4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fireside Chat | 21st Amendment Brewery. Poured from the can into a snifter, the head on this beer is three fingers thick and khaki, with solid lacing, and a very, very deep garnet body.

Smells like hearty grains and roasted malts, with hints of molasses, ginger spice, and nutmeg. Nothing about this is overpowering or artificial-smelling, mind you.

I taste a full bodied, yet balanced blend of the aforementioned with a small zip at the end. Clean finish with a smaller booze warmth, which I'm rather grateful for on this frigid December night in Northeastern Ohio.

The mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Fireside Chat | 21st Amendment Brewery with an overall 4.5. A winter ale that's not too heavy but still delivers its share of flavor and warmth.

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Photo of shivtim
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpolewan
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WadeBridgman
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of detgfrsh
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can dated 10/18/16. Pours a nut brown color with a finger of tan head. Smell is sweet toasted malt. Medium feel. Taste is sweet malt at first followed by a rush of spices. Bit of a metallic aftertaste.

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Photo of LoudDerp
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weredone
4.51/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of m1k3g3tz
4.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grue_soda
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karenremom
4.16/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.43 out of 5 based on 1,275 ratings.
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