Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by mecummins:
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Fistmas poured a semi clear light brown color with hints of orange amber to it. An off white, one finger head rose quickly and gave a reasonable amount of light lacing. I took a sniff and my first thought was of a freshly cut pine tree. I could also detect some cardamom and ginger scents.
The first taste was very similar to the aroma. There was also a bit of malty sweetness and a back note of orange peel under the pine and spices. This balanced out the earthiness of the beer nicely.
It sported a well carbonated light to moderate mouthfeel and a medium finish, but I think anything heavier would have felt very out of place.
It was a decent spiced ale and showed some well thought out work by the brewers. I'd drink it again.
Bottled date was 11/19/12 and I consumed it on 12/16/12
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2012 21:30:29 | More by mecummins
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4.18/5 rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz. can poured into a nonic.
(A)- Pours a clear nutty brown mahogany color. Produced some off-white froth. Decent retention.
(S)- A nice rich nutty but sweet profile to it. Some nutmeg spice with bits of raisin.
(T)- Slightly woody, but with a nice raisin sweetness. I like the nutmeg spice this has. An ever so slight juniper berry fruitiness to it underneath.
(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Very minimal bitterness yet the spices and fruitiness goes well with its mellow sweetness.
(O)- Been enjoying almost everything Revolution has been putting out and this is one well balanced; not overly sweet beer great for the holidays.
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 16:27:16 | More by sweemzander
3.89/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
---WARNING - THIS REVIEW IS DEEMED NSFW!---
A little background is in order here. This was a gift to me from the fine folks at @pinbeer Pinocchio's Pizza & Bottle Shop who know how dedicated I am to The CANQuest (TM), but what a gift! I love Chicago, I have been to Revolution B.C.'s taproom many times, I get that their logo is a raised left fist in homage to the revolution, but that is NOT how my mind works. Local friends hold and annual party for our mutual friend, Mitch, that they call "Mitchmas" and this CAN be the beer for the December 2014 event. Flash back to Portland, ME, 1990. An exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe photos was on display in Boston, having been kicked out of Cincinnati weeks before. I tried, to no avail, to get my drinking buddies at Amigo's B&G to take the bus down to see it with me and so I set out on my own. The really shocking (for some) pics were tiny prints, under glass, and behind a velvet rope with clear signage designating the subject matter as potentially disturbing. Pour moi? Non! B&W photos of (an especially) homoerotic nature do not bother me. I am as straight as an arrow, despite having been described as "the gayest straight guy [he had] ever met” by an old shipmate. The best (?) pics were those involving a very darkly complected person and a pasty white guy engaged in various sexual positions, but especially that of fisting. Upon return to Amigo's that evening, everyone was curious as to what had caused the uproar. I tried to describe what I had seen in couched terms, but there is no way to dance around fisting. The young, fresh-faced server asked me what I was referring to, to raucous applause and laughter, leaving me to have to describe a VERY naughty act. Listen, if you feel compelled to engage in such, do not take it literally. Bodily orifices are NOT designed to receive a fist. Instead, extend the fingers, fold the thumb underneath them, and SLOWLY begin insertion, using LOADS of lubricant. Once engaged, if the recipient is down with it, SLOWLY ball your hand into a fist, but if not, GENTLY remove the hand as originally positioned. Even if the green light is given, remember to unclench the fist before removal. Also, be sure to visit the Joe Louis Statue in Detroit, which is a monument to fisting, in and of itself. Dr. WoodySavageRuthLove has spoken!
Think that was twisted? On the CAN, Santa is wearing a barrel and boots and apparently not much else. He holds a bag of presents over his right shoulder and a mug of beer in his left fist. From the CAN: "Fresh Beer"; "Brewed in Chicago"; "Keep Cold".
The loud Crack! revealed a brimful craft CAN and as is tradition at Chez Woody, an inverted Glug was CANducted. The pseudo-cascade formed two-plus fingers of thick, tawny head with excellent retention. When I demonstrated this technique at Garage (PHL), a young woman crinkled her nose and remarked, "Nicely done. Look at all of that head! It's going to take forever to settle!" My response? "Baby, when did you ever meet a guy that doesn't like head?" BTW, most of it fell in the time that it took me to type that, so there. Color was a mahogany-brown (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of dried dark fruits commingled with a pleasant mustiness. Mouthfeel was big, full, thick and creamy. The taste was spicy, but I was having a tough time discerning precisely what was involved. Cinnamon, almost certainly, but with it, maybe nutmeg or allspice. I jut am not sure. What I CAN definitively say, however, is that it was not applied in a heavy-handed/fisted manner. It was just enough spice to dry it out nicely without blowing the bready malts out of the water. It had a sort of gingerbread-like flavor to it, in total. The finish was semi-dry, again, striking a nice balance between the malt and spices. Would I want a whole lot of this? No, but it would certainly have a time and place around the holidays.
Serving type: can
05-25-2014 11:34:19 | More by woodychandler
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can courtesy of Jakeox pours a lightly hazed crimson color with a large cap of fluffy tan head. Nice retention and lace.
Nose is rich caramel and spruce-esque hops. Nutty with a side of fruitcake...quite nice.
Taste is has a nice earthy, nutty and toasted malt presence that is balanced well by piney-citric hops. Not sure what spices are used, but they are pretty subtle - maybe nutmeg. Whatever it is has a husky flavor. Mouthfeel is ok, it feels a little light for a Christmas Ale, but it goes down easy and is refreshing. I liked this one.
Serving type: can
05-03-2014 21:24:15 | More by twiggamortis420
Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.