1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

Not Rated.
FistmasFistmas

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 292
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 292 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KyleRV
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

KyleRV, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of HoppyHansen815
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

HoppyHansen815, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz. can, with canned on date 11/26/2013 printed on the bottom of the can. A new holiday beer to me from Revolution Brewing, out of Chicago. I haven't had too much from these guys in the past, and I can't remember ever really being wowed by them, but here we go.

Poured into a Mr. Punch pint glass.

A - Pours a dark amber orange colored body with some small sediment floating in the glass. Two fingers of thick fluffy doughy tan head. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is alright, but not particularly appealing. Almost an old IPA like aroma at times. Faded pine needles / grapefruit. Earthiness / woodiness. Caramel. Grassy herbal spice rack notes. Some darker licorice / anise notes. Reminds me of how some of the Anchor holiday ales smelled and tasted at times. Some metallics imparted from the can.

T - Taste is of bitter grassy pine / grapefruit hoppiness. Dry bready caramel malt. Some spritzy cola. Ginger / anise / licorice spice. Some herbal spice rack notes.

M - Feel is crisp, lightly bitter, lightly sticky, but mostly clean. Some sticky green apple skin / bready caramel malt on the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Easy drinkability.

Overall, it's not very impressive, but it's not bad for what it is. More bitter and herbal than other holiday ales, good carbonation, and easy drinking at 6.10% abv. I might prefer it better from the bottle next time.

Revolution Brewing Fistmas ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Auslander
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Auslander, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of bdelonj13
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bdelonj13, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of jimmy13
4/5  rDev +5.3%

jimmy13, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of PMP
4/5  rDev +5.3%

PMP, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of sully11277
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark orange with a light brown head that sticks around for awhile.

S- Very piney, citrus juice, and some spices.

T- you get a lot of pine and bitter taste right upfront. Then you get the nice sweet citrus juice and then finishes with some spice.

M- Very light with nice carbonation.

O- Fistmas is a great Christmas beer. It is very different from the other Christmas beers out there.

sully11277, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can in to pint glass, canned on 11/8/2013. Pours lightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, orange rind, caramel, bread, floral, grass, pine, light ginger, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of bright hop and moderate malt/spice notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, caramel, bread, floral, grass, pine, light ginger, and floral earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, light ginger, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and complexity of hop, malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced pale ale style. All around good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3/5  rDev -21.1%

iatethecloudsfor, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of JVB
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

JVB, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Mtooman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Mtooman, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

teamwiggum, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of cestlavie
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

cestlavie, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of AirborneBeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

AirborneBeer, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Le_HopHead
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Le_HopHead, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of clay23
4/5  rDev +5.3%

clay23, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of twonder23
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

twonder23, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

csmartin6, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Lanstrum, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Kaveman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Kaveman, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Stinger80OH, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of HoistinBrews
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

HoistinBrews, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

ystazi, Dec 25, 2013
Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.