Fireside Chat | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

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

User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,277 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of jtw004
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apperance: A pretty dark brew with a slightly amber tone

Smell: Kind of a light smell, a somewhat unrecognizable smell

Taste: The beer at first glance gives you the smoothness and fullness you expect from any good dark brew but offers some exciting flavor from the spices

Mouthfeel: Not much carbonation about. Very very smooth.

Overall: A solid winter beer.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of ksimons
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-a dark ruby with two fingers worth of creamy looking head

S-rich malt, cocoa, and light holiday spices

T-getting a bit more roasted malt in the taste, along with chocolate, toffee, and spices

M-medium body, good carbonation, slight dry roasted mouthfeel

Overall I think this beer is better than the average rating it's getting. Not spectacular, but still pretty decent

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a brandy snifter.

Dark, opaque, murky brown. Heavy lacing.
Stewed fruits, generic malts, hint of yeast.
Spicy, earthy, and lightly sour in a way that reminds me, not unpleasantly, of British beers. Some peculiar yeast? General over spiciness? I couldn't stay. I enjoy it, and the strength is apparent.
Mouthfeel is light, spicy, spritely, and heavy. Paradoxical and enjoyable.
A bit bittersweet for me, but still not a bad beer. Would have again. Recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Fireside Chat from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 38.4% out of 100 with 1,277 ratings
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