RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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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2.9
bpreo (2836) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Very original indeed. A unique and distinct blend of spices and flavor. It strangely reminds me of the winter holiday season, both in smell and taste. But, just like FDR running for four terms in office, I can’t help but feel this beer goes just a little too far.

3.1
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a minimal amount of light brown head. Aroma of ginger, cinnamon, and other spices. Flavor is a bit malty, but mostly dominated by the spices. A bit of raisin. Pretty smooth up front, with a slight bitterness in the finish. Pretty heavy, but the alcohol content is well-hidden. Not bad, but I was hoping for a bit more out of this.

3.2
kassner (1659) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at te dive bar. Amber color, small ead, some frarance of malt and spice, not muc for ops and a bit tin for a winter beer.

3.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Draft at ebp. Thanks b! Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a rich and creamy tan head that sticks around for a while. Big raisin and pie spice nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Raisins and pumpkin pie spice on the mid palate. Long sweet sticky finish.

3.7
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours a deep amber color with a full head. Rich, slightly bitter and spicy - I detected some cinnamon, chocolate, and nutmeg flavor. Bonus point for the cool packaging - loved the design on the can.

3.3
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Growler: Poured a dark brown with a reddish hint. The hea was thin and off white. Aroma is spice and herbal. Taste is ginger and spice, earthy as well on the palate.

2.8
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
A weird beer, but spice / herb beers always are Some nice chocolate, corriander notes with spice and grass. It was ok.

3.3
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2012
Can from Sam’s, Durham. Pretty handsome garnet pour, well carbonated and buoyant looking. Roasty, spicy nose, kind of a generic WW thing happening. Body wasn’t quite as slick as I’d feared, even if the flavors were a bit boringly spicy-sweet.

3.3
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2012
A - Served a dark black-red color with a finger of frothy tan head. The head fades down slowly with some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of toasted caramel malts with spice, lightly burnt malts, and some yeast. T - Starts off with some sweet toasted caramel malts with some dark spices and some light yeast flavor. Through the middle, some more spices come through with some more yeast flavor. The finish is a mix of christmas spices, with some sweet caramel and toasted malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a spicy and sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. The balance is pretty good, but it feel just a touch off. The spices are a bit too rough compared to the rest of the beer.

2.7
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2012
A beer like this is built on the belief that sweet n’ hot spices like cinnamon and clove will contrast with caramel malt in a satisfying way like hops can. Any spiced beer steps far enough out of the mainstream to make it hard to rate. On first pour I didn’t think the additive went well with the sweet malt aroma, but found that it quickly mellows out. After a few initial sips this beer feels like a heavy strong English ale. It has the appearance of one of those premixed black and tans. The body is unfortunately too thin for what the beer intends. This makes it about as easy drinking a a strong spiced beer can be. So it has FDR painted on the can. This is a brewer all wound up in nostalgia.


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