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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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86
very good

280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | 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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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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

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
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uwmgdman

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale pours brilliantly clear ruby amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is moderately hoppy - mainly citrus as well as moderately malt, sweet and caramel. Orange peel also comes through in the nose and melds nicely with the hops. The flavor hoppy, bittersweet, and rather citrusy, quite pleasant. The beer finishes with hop flavor and bitterness balancing out the sweet malt. The carbonation is moderate as is the body. Overall a very flavorful ale, orange peel/ginger component is nice but still subtle allowing the hops and malt to shine, well done.

Serving type: growler

12-06-2011 02:44:41 | More by uwmgdman
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-02-2011 05:09:19 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a 5oz taster glass. I'm not sure you can even consider this the same beer, as this year's batch used Nelson Sauvin hops instead of Chinook, and that's a pretty substantial difference.

A - A thin white foam settles to some wisps and a thick collar, leaving behind plenty of splotchy lacing. The body is a transparent garnet color.

S - Smells like straight up Nelson Sauvin hops. There's the faintest hint of a beer in the periphery, but it's pretty hard to get past that signature hop aroma. Perhaps the faintest bit of chocolate malt and ginger in the background. In any case, the usual suspects for the hop character - tropical fruits, earthiness, white grapes, cat pee.

T - Unfortunately the taste isn't nearly as compelling. The Nelson Sauvin hop flavors fight with the orange peel, ginger, and overall spiced character of the beer. The roast and chocolate malt flavors also seem incongruous with the hops. Complex, and not overtly 'bad', but clashes and confuses more than it challenges and stimulates.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, no alcohol, and a lightly sticky finish. Pretty easy to consume, but not particularly memorable.

D - Strange experience. I liked some aspects of the beer, but only insofar as they were reminiscent of another (far superior) beer from Revolution - the Nelson Sauvin-hopped Mr. Crowley. As far as Christmas beers go, this is actually one of the best ones I've had in recent memory, but I wish they'd just used the hops in an IPA of some sort instead.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2011 02:59:44 | More by MasterSki
Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
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