Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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444 Ratings
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 10
Gots: 86 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Red ale brewed for the holiday season with specialty malts to achieve a beautiful deep red hue and the aromas of fresh baked bread, caramel, and stone fruits. Steeped with ginger root and orange peel.

31 IBU

(Beer added by: cadaugherty on 12-02-2010)
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Ratings: 444 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice easy drinking amber. Nothing overly crazy going on here. Just an even keeled and well made brew. Don't see too many examples of this style out there being done well, so it's nice to come across one that comes off right.

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt2509
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brown, with mahogany hue in the light. Nice. Smells of fresh, resiny hops and just a hint of lemon peel. Bright and refreshing tastes... some interesting spices (won't lie, can't pinpoint them)... I do like them though. Not the traditional Xmas spices from my experience. This is nice... I would say it is a very unique Xmas! Nice, clean mouthfeel. This is a really nice beer. Haven't had a subpar Revolution brew yet!

Photo of RayVB
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartos
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattyb79
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MattM
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukebell15
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dtm426
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip

A. A beautiful slightly dark amber color. Quite a bit of haze. 1 finger khaki head.

S. I get some cracker or biscuit hair aroma with caramel and a nice amount of spice. Notes of nutmeg.

T. Backing up the nose big nutmeg and ginger with caramel and a sweet make character. Some piney hop flavor that finishes just a little bitter. Very enjoyable.

M. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation for the style that slowly subsides on there swallow and finishes a little chewy.

O. This beer really surprised me. Easily one of my favorite Christmas beers that really takes notes for the season and puts them on full display. Very well done.

Photo of stogirelli
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Qbdoo
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A beautiful looking nut brown beer. Scent is fairly understated, a bit of ginger,cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is similar, with a well balanced touch of hops and a solid malt backbone. I am wary of holiday beers but will definitely go back to this one.

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeyYoMar
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A hopped up take on Anchor's Christmas Ale, basically. Better balanced than you might assume, but it doesn't quite come together.

Smells of chinook along with cinnamon and ginger. Tastes like it smells only with more pronounced malt toastiness: starting with a medium-strength hops, moving into a middle and finish that's basically like liquid gingerbread. The two stages are each good, but they're plainly separated from one another and even as the can comes to its end, there's still a marked lack of cohesion.

Photo of GRap
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.