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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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very good

341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cadaugherty on 12-02-2010)
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With the overwhelming need to beat beer drinkers over the head with abhorrent amounts of spices, it seems that beer makers underestimate our ability or appreciation for subdued taste- opting rather for the effect as if a Yankee Candle store just threw up. However, Revolution Brewing says, "we'll have none of that..."

With a light crimson pour, the beer's reddish tone is bright as only the faintest of haze lifts the abundance of bubbles to the top. There, an arid and fluffy off-white bead builds into a lather. Long lasting in its stubbornness, it laces the glass with well-defined rings at each sip.

Bright and juicy aromas are unmistakably of ripe Ruby Red grapefruit. Its plumb and vibrant scent rests just ahead of toasty malt notes of fresh-baked bread crust. Light nuttiness rises along with spicy scents that are reminiscent of cinnamon and freshly zested orange peels.

The fresh-toasted malt taste greets the early palate with short-lived toffee sweetness before its ginger-snaps dry malt taste carries forward. Juicy with grapefruit and orange pulp, the middle is all hop flavor to appease the taste buds of hop-heads. But the ale trails with a spicy zip- again light cinnamon, ginger and alcohol spices ensure a clean and refreshed palate.

Effortless on the palate, the ale is as dry as you'd want an IPA. But first its light sweetness and lightened carbonation provides a dry creaminess that wisps away in order to prefer a malty-dry finish with spicy warmth that's hard to quite put your finger on.

Fistmas is what well-spiced beers should be. The base "beer" flavor is easily understood and brewed to perfection, while the spices add intrigue and complexity without overwhelming the beer. "Fistmas"- isn't that also a name in the adult films industry?

BEERchitect, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.12/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from the can into a goblet glass. The fourth beer of my 2014 twelve beers of Christmas.

A- Poured a very dark red color with off-white soapy head that left no lace.

S- Lots of big spruce notes and piney hops, some minty notes.

T- Tons of spruce, pine needles, and minty flavors dominate the flavor profile of this beer. Some cinnamon and potpourri flavors.

M- Lighter bodied, slightly watery, and pretty high carbonation.

O- This is a truly unique beer that does capture the flavor of the season without being as big on the traditional Christmas ale spices. . Not a bad beer, but not anything I would pick up again. It hits you over the head with the spruce, pine, and mint flavors, so you better be a fan of those flavors.

Hoptometrist, Saturday at 04:21 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Favorite seasonal offered from Revolution.

brentdill, Friday at 02:56 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.