RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Like FDRs 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fkoolen (1132) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Can at Phoenix hotel, San Francisco. Brown colour, creamy offwhite head. Weird combination of hops, lightly roasted malts, herbal, earthy, cough syrup: not too balanced. Finish is quite bitter. Lively carbonated, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (1064) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Aroma: earthy, caramel, spices Appearance: hazy amber with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, spices Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Can from a friend. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma of holiday spices and malt. Tastes like a nice, hearty English ale with a bit of kick to it. Has bitter hops and tangy hops. Medium bodied and lots of carbonation. A really good holiday brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4284) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pour is a cola brown with a small tan head. Aroma has an ample amount of cinnamon and clove with probably some nutmeg thrown in there. Flavor is of course spice but they kind of get muddled together with a heavy and sweet malt and also a fair amount of alcohol. Finish leaves a spice with a little cocoa on the tongue. This beer gets some horrible ratings on here for some unknown reason. It is as advertised, a spiced winter beer. Maybe a bit to sweet and boozy but it still has a nice spicy flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rick_91709 (419) - USA - NOV 30, 2015
Poured from a can. Dark reddish brown. Big tan head. Lots of lacing. Some spices in the aroma. Tastes like a rancid Coke. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SFtaster (66) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 24, 2015
12 oz can into a chilled tall glass. Served with pork and mushroom gravy on a cold rainy night. Another tasty seasonal offering from 21st Amendment. Dark, malty, not too spicy, and enough hops to balance - a perfect beer for the longer nights of winter. Clocking in at 7.9% ABV, this is definitely NOT a session beer. Rather, this ale pairs well with hearty dishes like beef stew, pork chops, and mashed potatoes. A couple of these cans will keep the holidays very cheery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 24, 2015
Can to snifter. Appearance is Deep dark reddish brown, like mahogany. Big creamy head, off white. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, orange, roasted chestnuts, honey, Brown sugar. Taste is honey, fig, date, raisin,pecans. Like a liquid mincemeat pie. Delicious. Low carbonation, but creamy and smooth. Quickly becoming one of my holiday favorites. Well see how it fares in the upcoming blind holiday beer tasting. I can almost hear FDR on the radio.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arn8897 (377) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of hops. Taste of hops and some spice. Not bad but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryecatcher (1407) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bullshit political comments aside (FDR had nothing to do with this beer... and regardless he was wayyy better than anyone who has been president since -- just sayin), this is a boring and uninspired holiday beer from a brewery that is hit or miss. Tastes like its trying to be Great Lakes Christmas or Avery Jubilation... but fails in both. The body is too thin, the spices stale. If Santa left this under my tree, Id punch him in the neck.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2015
355ml can. Hearkening back to a terrible president and terrible era of the US. Why? Aroma is hops, brown sugar, and some pumpkin pie. Tastes liek a rubbermaid full of christmas things, tastes christmassy ill give em that.

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