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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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86
very good

425 Ratings
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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 81 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cadaugherty on 12-02-2010)
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Photo of spacecake9
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Now this is good. My first sip of any Christmas beer is always tentative - you never know what the spice load is going to be. This is a warm, soft on the tongue, drinkable Christmas Ale. That 12 oz. went down as easy as anything I've had in the last month.

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3.36/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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

Pours a light amber brown color with a white head. The aroma smelled of hops, caramel, toffee and citrus (more hops). The taste had a solid sugary caramel malt base but also a big dose of piney, citrusy hops. Solid bitterness and a nice well rounded beer. Reminds me of hopped up american amber ale which I guess is what this is. I didn't get any spices or anything, just a straight ahead hoppy winter seasonal and pretty good. Worth snagging, I got to try it ontap.

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.85/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rborre321
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of GallowsThief
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a can into my tulip, from my man Kevinpitts. Thanks Kevin.
A – Poured out a caramel brown with a full two fingers of foamy, off white head that stuck around and left a nice lace on the glass.
S – Super fragrant brew. Floral hops, pine, orange, grapefruit. Very nice.
T – Immediately tastes like an IPA light with a nice burst of grapefruit and orange. Transitions to more of the holiday spice palate with some flavoring of Grandma’s fruit cake…except this is good and Grandma’s fruitcake sucked. I would describe the overall taste as odd but good.
M - Light and easy on the palate and leaves a residual sweetness. Lightly carbonated.
O – I dug this brew. Easy drinker and tasty. What more can you ask?

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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Sabrina_Nicole
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of grimey68
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottsayler
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jwale73
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Brew33 for the opportunity to try this. 12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a lovely translucent mahogany hue with a loose, cream-colored head that sizzles and pops and gradually recedes into a fairly consistent slick. Nose expresses ginger, orange peel and something reminiscent of the spices you find in Chinese food - weird. Taste consistent with nose; fortunately the characteristics in the nose are muted by the malt profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, perhaps a little watery, with a light carbonation and a slight acidity. Overall, this is a strange beer - I'd classify it as an asian-inspired winter warmer. Not something I need to revisit.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%

Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.