Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.