Fistmas | Revolution Brewing

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624 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by cadaugherty on 12-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
624
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
161
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 624 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of BSEDS
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Campodog
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber/ruby red. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big two finger off white head that slowly settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A toasty and fairly spicy balanced aroma with a scent of caramel, biscuit, and spice. Toasted malt with a scent of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and toast with yeast. Spice hints of ginger. Fruit hints of orange peel and grapefruit. Earthy hops with some grass and pine. Sweet hints of brown sugar. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty and spicy balanced taste with notes of caramel, biscuit, and spice. Upfront toasted malt notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and toast along with some yeast. Spicy notes of ginger. Some notes of orange peel and grapefruit. Earthy hop notes of grass and pine. Sweet notes of brown sugar. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good Red Ale. Good caramel malt and hop balance with some nice ginger and orange peel notes.

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Photo of Turbo
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color and nearly clear. Decent head which leaves spotty lace.

Lightly toasted malt aroma as the base. There's enough hop to create a beautiful balance to the nose.

The beer starts dry with a bitter kick from the hop. The body is thin and the carbonation is moderate. There's a strong ginger presence. It provides some heat and a bit of a Christmas spirit.

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Photo of iheartgeist
2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Accompanied by Giordano's before heading to Hamilton. Too sweet for my taste. Bitter aftertaste. Couldn't taste the ginger at all.

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Photo of crow
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DDiFran
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Deep amber with a full head. Slight spiced aroma and taste. Nice full body. Not as strongly spiced as most seasonal ales and that's not a bad thing.

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Photo of Cath
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Earthy, hoppy with moderate spice. Easy drinking for a winter ale.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BSiegs
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark red amber in color, extremely clear. Ample off white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is excellent, big pine, citrus, spice, sweet malt. The taste follows, malty, citrusy, piney. The orange peel definitely comes through more powerfully on taste. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish. An excellent red ale and great take on a winter beer. Some spices come through, but well balanced.

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Photo of J10Jordan
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattyrubes
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought a can at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer pours with a very large bubbly head and a dark amber appearance. Spiced hops and caramel malts are sensed in the aromas. Taste-wise, the beer is sweet with vanilla malts and a sharp spice flavoring from the ginger in the aftertaste. The beer had a generally creamy mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Overall, not bad, especially in the taste department.

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Photo of toddstolarski
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fistmas from Revolution Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 624 ratings.
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