Fistmas | Revolution Brewing

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86
very good
621 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:
621
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
160
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of tone77
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, caramel malts. Taste is hops, ginger, some malts, but not as much as in the aroma, orange peel is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is tasty and an interesting twist on this style.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TFB5
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattymystique
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruderhip
4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty darn good. A smoother version of celebration ale and that is another good seasonal!

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great seasonal beer for that cold winter trip to the bar or when partying. Great amount of hops flavoring. My favorite Christmas beer wouldn't choose any other. Very drinkable/enjoyable.

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Photo of acashk
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

1/23/16 Chicago (16 oz draft at Mo Dailey's in standard pint glass). Dark orange pour, mild carbonation and quickly dissipating thin tan head with minimal lacing. Strong nutmeg and cinnamon sweet aroma and taste. Nice texture, easy going down. Good dessert beer.

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

Photo of creepinjeeper
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into Fistmas can glass.
Looks amber reddish brown. Decent head.Unleashed the fragrance of ginger, pine, caramel. As it warmed, I tasted hop, ginger, plum sweetness. A little ginger burn in the finish. Nice body, that of an IPA. Overall, it reminded me of Celebration. I wanna check this one out again next year.

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Photo of Dinkel
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedvagen
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Low B- (3.28)

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

Ok nothing great wont buy!

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Photo of StoneTSR
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: A solid finger of head caps this beer for half a minute then fades into a paper-thin cap that coats the entire surface of the beer. Aside from a small mound of foam in the middle, being fed by the etchings on the bottom of the glass, the cap is a uniform thickness. The color is pretty, a deep, reddish, copper, like an old penny.

SMELL: Pleasantly spicy notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove perfectly with bready aromas and a touch of caramel.

TASTE: Bready notes and the spices from the nose both come through on the palate, but the caramel comes from the back of the pack to the spotlight here. It seems like it’s going to get too sweet, but pulls back just in time.

MOUTHFEEL: The very beginning of the sip feels like it is going to be a little thin, but a wave of big, sweet (but not cloying) malts washes over the palate making this more like medium to big bodied. The Fistmas is also just a tiny, little bit sticky. Carbonation is clearly visible, but less noticeable in terms of feel, just a light tickle.

OVERALL: Someone once used the phrase “it would make a nice glaze for a ham” to insult one of my homebrews (and yes, that was probably all it was good for), and I could say the same about this beer as well. It would make an amazing ham glaze, however, this one is just as good to drink and I bet it’d pair pretty great with that glazed ham.

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Photo of freundianslip
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prototypic
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stanale
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fistmas from Revolution Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 621 ratings.
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