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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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very good

465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 99 | 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:
Beer added by: cadaugherty on 12-02-2010

Red ale brewed for the holiday season with specialty malts to achieve a beautiful deep red hue and the aromas of fresh baked bread, caramel, and stone fruits. Steeped with ginger root and orange peel.

31 IBU
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the Fistmas...its probably one of the best Xmas ales I have had. The beer pours a rich clear amber with thin creamy head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent carries fresh hops that lean towards a pine with slight citrus. The taste follows the scent and is well balanced. There is a subtle hint of Belgium malt/sugar in this beer. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall I like it...nice job Revolution!

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a snifter.
6.1% ABV

A - Gorgeous warm ruby mahogany in color, Fistmas has a sturdy off-white head resting on the clear beer while wispy lace encircles the glass.

S - Sharp hoppiness provides a quick slap in the face with a sack of pine needles drizzled with tropical fruit juice, overtaking the subtle holiday spice nuance quite quickly but, the aroma is welcoming, balanced by underlying toasted malt.

T - Spruce and pine needles stay at the forefront of Fistmas, providing a woodsy, generally earthy profile that still works well with the beer's undercurrents of juicy tropical fruit and base of nicely toasted malt. Holiday-themed spice assimilates itself into the woodsy character of the beer nicely as well, nudging towards the holiday cheer!

M - Smooth and crisp, Fistmas has a bitter hoppy nip that's complimented by toast and balanced by a touch of sweetness for a spice-and-hop leaning finish.

O - A unique winter warmer, Fistmas' spiced profile peeks through the toasted malt background but seems to get lost in the hop-infused woods of pine and tropical fruit. Revolution's Fistmas is interesting, seasonally appropriate and tasty, but one of this beer is enough for me in one sitting.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This pours a vibrant amber color with a small head that leaves some lacing and has little retention. The smell consists of grapefruit, bread, and pine. In the taste there's a unique orange flavor that I really enjoyed as it deviates from the typical winter flavors, and there's some bread coming from the malt, and the malt outweighs the hops here. This actually tastes more alcoholic than it is. The mouthfeel is medium and the beer goes down very, very easily without being too thin. Overall, this isn't the best Christmas beer out there but the flavor profile makes it stand apart and certainly worth trying.

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.