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Fistmas | Revolution Brewing

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a can into my tulip, from my man Kevinpitts. Thanks Kevin.
A – Poured out a caramel brown with a full two fingers of foamy, off white head that stuck around and left a nice lace on the glass.
S – Super fragrant brew. Floral hops, pine, orange, grapefruit. Very nice.
T – Immediately tastes like an IPA light with a nice burst of grapefruit and orange. Transitions to more of the holiday spice palate with some flavoring of Grandma’s fruit cake…except this is good and Grandma’s fruitcake sucked. I would describe the overall taste as odd but good.
M - Light and easy on the palate and leaves a residual sweetness. Lightly carbonated.
O – I dug this brew. Easy drinker and tasty. What more can you ask?

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Brew33 for the opportunity to try this. 12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a lovely translucent mahogany hue with a loose, cream-colored head that sizzles and pops and gradually recedes into a fairly consistent slick. Nose expresses ginger, orange peel and something reminiscent of the spices you find in Chinese food - weird. Taste consistent with nose; fortunately the characteristics in the nose are muted by the malt profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, perhaps a little watery, with a light carbonation and a slight acidity. Overall, this is a strange beer - I'd classify it as an asian-inspired winter warmer. Not something I need to revisit.

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12 Fl. Oz. Can
Packaged on October 22nd, 2014
Reviewed on December 3rd, 2014
Served in a Nonic Pint Glass

Light brown body with a copper glow. Average sized foamy head collapsed and left a good amount of sticky lacing.

Floral hops really stood out. Strong backing presence of festive spices (think nutmeg, coriander, clove…. you know, your average wassail blend)

Hops crossbred with spices hit the tongue first. The spices were pleasing… bold flavours but nothing too overwhelming. The brewery states they infused this red ale with ginger and orange peel… exactly what the tastebuds detected. The bulk of the spice lived in the malts. Semi-sweet notes of spice cake contained the vibrant hops, balancing this one out quite well.

Not bad at all. Well executed spiced brew.

85 (B)

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Fistmas from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 643 ratings
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