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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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. Celebrating the right to be original.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours dark dark brown, nearly black, and yet the head is only off-white. Aromas are vanilla, nutmeg, caramel, and cinnamon, with a bit of marshmallow and graham cracker tossed in. Jeez! Taste is similarly reminiscent of a s’more, with more of the above flavors, and a bit more burnt caramel. I like this.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz can. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with a large sized off white head. Lots of spices ... I’m not an overall crazy spice type of guy and these spices did not agree with me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2014
Can sample at a tasting at work. Clear copper dark brown with a foamy white head. Cinnamon and some clove in the nose. Mildly bitter with a little wood and a little alcohol in the mouth. Medium body and a little alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UkrainPubCrawler (92) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
This is a tasty seasonal. It has good spice notes and is an enjoyable brew. It’s worth a try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Can shared at a tasting at Mastikim. Pours brown with a nice head, aroma of pumpkin and spices, flavor is pretty much the same, medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davhgbrew (927) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours dark red light brown. Big spiced aroma of cinnamon, prune, and nutmeg. Sips medium full with a strong dark fruit malty presence. Hop balance is solid with a moderate hop bitterness that is evident in the finish. The hop flavor is more strong than in most winter beers with a nice resiny earthy tone. Slight coffee notes as well that ljnger. Hop bitterness plus medium carbonation make this a very dry and attenuated winter spiced beer. My type of winter brew!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, dark, reddish black hue with a nice, frothy 1.5 finger off white head. S- Sweet maltiness, mixed spices, cinnamon, coriander, clove. T- Indistinct sweetness off the bat followed by clove and cinnamon. Finishes with a slight malt liquor flavor that is a bit offputting M- Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. D- Definitely a decent winter warmer. A bit one dimensional and the alcohol in the finish makes it seem bigger than it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1247) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Overall: Spicy, warm, complex, full bodied.
Note: On-tap at 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant. Reviewed 2014-03-24.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoppygirlcda (29) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Reminds me of some if the Pumpkin Ale's that come out in the Fall. Not a bad tasting beer, but only one is enough.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5631) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2014
Can sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks zvikar. Brown color with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweetish flavor, malty, a bit toasty, caramelly, a bit nutty, with some spiciness and a slightly bitter finish, a bit roasty. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2014
Saw a review for this online and hoped that it would make it’s way to Japan, luckily I found it online! Another gorgeous can from 21st Amendment via Sugaya. 7.9% winter warmer served in a snifter. A dark cola brown with a light beige head that leaves quickly but makes some minor lacing. The nose is spices all the way with nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon over a chocolate base. The body is creamy med-full with a spicy flavor, straight from the fridge the spicing is somewhat subdued letting roasted bitter chocolate notes through. It’s truly a winter warmer you want to drink by the fireside, each sip gives you slightly different variations on fruity, spicy, earthy dark beers. Quite good.


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