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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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very good

427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
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 barczar
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep copper with ruby highlights and a fairly quickly dissipating foamy khaki head.

Resin, pine, and grapefruit leap from the glass. The hops are fairly dank and dominate initially, but notes of cola and sweet malt surface late.

Flavor reflects the subtle spice more prominently, becoming toasted and nutty at the finish. Slightly sweet caramel malt, is overtaken by ginger mid palate, with light bittering hops and hints of grapefruit rounding out the finish.

Body is moderate to a touch syrupy, with moderate to slightly low carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

If the flavor had followed the aroma more closely, I would've been much happier with this one. I'm not big on cola or ginger, and that's mostly what surfaces for me. Definitely an interesting combo. Flavoring hops become more noticeable as it warms.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a brightness and clarity, both complete, in an orange-red body. The off-white head, foamy and fairly stocky. It holds itself up determinedly at perhaps 3/4 finger and distributes steady, hearty lace.
Pine is there behind grapefruit, both juice and zest, with mild pith and a gentle, easy sort of spicing to back it up. It's plenty strong, backed up by bready and toasty malts but almost brilliant in its juiciness. The orange peel smell and taste is just right, enough to give it that zesty something without coming too hard. The same could be said for the spicing, mostly notes of cinnamon and allspice, possibly nutmeg.
This is a smooth ale and softly carbonated. It sits between sweet and dry and finds the middle, both elements making their case while keeping it civil so there's no clashing. There's abalance in the crispness between bite and flow, so to speak, and the entire session it remains soft but strong.
This is definitely one of the better Winter/Christmas beers out there, and one of the best spiced beers available overall.

Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.