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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

288 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Antnyd82, Dec 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

PopnLoads, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of mrlitch
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

mrlitch, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of bralston345
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bralston345, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mychalg9, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
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.

ChugginOil, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Chisfinest84, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BeerOps, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

pirmannt1, Nov 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

MagPie, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SCZ, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

johunnic, Nov 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.7%

JaysusJr, Nov 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

coz, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of dna1964dna
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dna1964dna, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
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.

homebrew311, Nov 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

harrylee773, Nov 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

tm1956, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mkennedy119, Nov 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

JohnnyChicago, Oct 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

warnerry, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

AndreaAle, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Etan
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.

Etan, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

mpdrago, Feb 06, 2012
Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.