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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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86
very good

283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  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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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Pours a translucent nut brown color with a fingers worth of white head that leaves behind just a bit of lace.

The nose brings notes of piney hops, a bit of nutmeg, and sweet caramel malts.

The flavors are well-rounded and balanced as the hops meet with sweet malt. There is that same pine hop note as the nose suggested but when tasted, there is also some citrus fruits offered by the hops. The malt acts as a backbone here and has a nutty and sweet flavor to it. Nice finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Pretty smooth.

Overall, I was impressed with this beer and found it easy drinking. Definitely not over the top but definitely one I would purchase again.

11-26-2012 21:36:52 | More by ChugginOil
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Chisfinest84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-23-2012 21:42:19 | More by Chisfinest84
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-22-2012 03:46:10 | More by BeerOps
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-19-2012 23:42:30 | More by pirmannt1
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MagPie

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

11-19-2012 15:05:42 | More by MagPie
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SCZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-17-2012 01:59:07 | More by SCZ
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johunnic

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-16-2012 04:28:56 | More by johunnic
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JaysusJr

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.7%

11-14-2012 06:06:34 | More by JaysusJr
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-12-2012 00:47:18 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-11-2012 06:45:58 | More by coz
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dna1964dna

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-07-2012 03:30:05 | More by dna1964dna
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev 0%

Poured into Darkness snifter. Appearance is crystal clear red with a thin collar of white head. Sticky lacing present, poor head retention. Nose features deep earthy spices, notes of spruce, earthy hops, pine, candied fruit, and brown sugar. Taste leans heavy towards the bitter hoppy side of things with a decidedly earthy profile. Spice and herbs are present, but not in the spice-rack-dumped-into-the-kettle kind of way that many Christmas brews are. The hops play nicely with the spices. A touch of clove and spruce in the middle which prevent any sweetness from coming through. The finish is dry and quick. Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation with a medium body. I was hesitant to try this as I often times am not a fan of spiced xmas brews, but this was a nice surprise. The spices are present, but tame enough to let the beer qualities shine through.

11-06-2012 06:24:14 | More by homebrew311
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harrylee773

Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.4%

11-05-2012 21:22:37 | More by harrylee773
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tm1956

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

11-03-2012 03:33:33 | More by tm1956
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-02-2012 03:08:31 | More by mkennedy119
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-31-2012 16:12:40 | More by JohnnyChicago
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-28-2012 18:50:13 | More by warnerry
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AndreaAle

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

10-26-2012 05:16:11 | More by AndreaAle
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

First bottling just appeared on the shelves. Let's check it out. 22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours an orange-ish brown with a nice egg-shell head. Good lacing.

S: Assertive tropical hop notes - pineapple, mango - and some minor slightly roasted maltiness in the background.

T: Hops come in first, with some mild citrus and mango notes, followed by spice (ginger?) and some hop bitterness. Pleasing bready grain comes in at the end to round things out.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with fine carbonation.

O: This is ok; everything's pretty well-balanced and it tastes fine. The hop + spice combination is a little weird but it sort of grew on me.

10-24-2012 23:42:17 | More by Etan
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mpdrago

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-06-2012 05:16:01 | More by mpdrago
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Brianito

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-27-2011 11:17:53 | More by Brianito
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KDawg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

had this on tap and it was poured into a pint glass. Pours a medium brown/amber color with a quick head

good aromas of fruitcake, malts and citrus peels. Kind of straightforward and slightly muted as well

Medium bodied with a nice feel and very good flavors of spices, fruitcake and malts

A very good christmas beer. If the aromas were more pungent this would be extremely good. It's enjoyable, but doesn't lend itself to being drunk a lot

12-24-2011 04:59:49 | More by KDawg
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SolarMikey

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-24-2011 03:36:00 | More by SolarMikey
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-23-2011 22:27:07 | More by thewimperoo
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Florida9

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-10-2011 22:13:14 | More by Florida9
Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.