21st Amendment Fireside Chat

21st Amendment Fireside Chat

Rated 3.300 by BeerPals
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Brewed by 21st Amendment Brewery

San Francisco, CA, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

7.9% Alcohol by Volume

45 International Bittering Units

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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.

ID: 40124 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank10201
Overall Percentile78.1
Style Rank212 of 1207
Style Percentile82.4
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.413
Weighted Score3.300
Standard Deviation0.409

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  • RICHSBEER 1654 reviews
    rated 2.5 4 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    pours a reddish brown with a medium to larger creamy head. Light lacing. Aroma and flavor are nutmeg, raisins, English malt, and other dark fruit and ready notes. Medium in body. Lots of spices being noticed, way to much!

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A translucent brown brew without a lasting head, just some white lace scattered across the top. Definitely some clove here, maybe cinnamon, and raisin. The flavor is spice & yeast bitter with some herbs and smoke, very little sweetness relative to the aroma. The aftertaste is unrelentingly bitter. Not really my thing, personally. Tingly, sticky, heavy.

  • CYBERCAT 9587 reviews
    rated 3.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Comes out of the growler a warm chocolate brown that lets in daylight only at the very bottom and has a thick, persistent, fluffy light tan head. Malty aroma has caramel, earthy and nutty hints. Flavor starts with a firm malty core and adds nutty, earthy and horehound tones plus a hint of caramel and a pinch of clove. Palate is fairly fizzy but only average in the thickness department. Overall, not too shabby. Drink it by the fireside.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Thick tan head following an amber~brown body. Medium-thin body, malty and neutral.....could be more filling. Gingerbread all around, mild spicy medly followed by berries and cocoa. A touch nutty, toasty and sweet. Nice rendition of a spiced winter warmer.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on 11/27/2010. This spice ale pours a medium to dark drown color from a 12oz can. Medium sized white foamy head with decent lacing and good retention. The aroma is dark fruity, sweet and spicy. A medium bodied spiced ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. Lots of spice flavors, kind of generic holiday spices, but I am unable to pick out any individual spices. Wish there was a little more malt sweetness to go with the spices. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • SPECTRE 10 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    This beer looked sexy in the glass. Nice lasting head, some lacework. It looks a lot like Old Peculiar, and this is a peculiar beer. Aroma is just plain odd -- I cant get a handle on it. Lots of different flavors going on, but they don't complement each other well. I taste bananna and vanilla, and a little molasses, but there are weird sour and metallic flavors that ruin the experience. I thought maybe I got a spoiled beer. Disappointing.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    ended up being a weirdish beer that i thought i'd like more. it poured a pretty dark brown with a nice hat. there's a slightly metallic tanginess/sour aspect that's right alongside the otherwise rich and robust malty cinamon and vanilla goodness. i wish there wasn't. this had the potential to be great, but falls short. Contract brewed in northern Minnesota. 11/2012 - as expected, get rid of the metallic sour off notes, and this is damn good. I've had it at a 3 and a 4, so ill comprimise on the score and shoot it a 3.5.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Interesting brew. Smaller head. Very dark amber color. Pleasant aroma. Well carbonated. Taste is overly spiced and does not last long with no aftertaste. Not very memorable. Just so-so.

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