Fistmas | Revolution Brewing

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3.81/5
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663 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): 6.50%

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,900
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
663
pDev:
11.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
171
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 663 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Gajo74
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drinking this on Christmas Day. From the can it pours a dark amber and reddish Santa Claus color. A fingernail length head quickly dissipates and leaves a thin ring of lace.
Dark stone fruit and the sweetness of amber malts hit the nose first. I then detect more of a modest herbal dank from the hops, rather than Christmas spices. Light citrus and toasted malt round out the aromas.
Piny bitterness and dryness up front suggest a hops forward brew. However, a caramel sweetness soon sets in, highlighting the rich malt base. Then, hints of Christmas spices, perhaps cinnamon and nutmeg, add a nice touch without overwhelming.
Medium bodied, well balanced and easy to drink. A subtly spiced ale. Decent for the style.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce can into a glass tumbler. Crystal clear deep amber in color, with a thick eggshell-colored head that leaves scads of lacing. Very pretty! Burst of piney hops on the nose, with some dark malt in the background. The flavor profile is quite interesting. This has an almost gin-like quality about it. Juniper is quite prominent, with notes of lemon and herbs. The malts provide some structure while remaining in the background on the palate. The finish is quite dry, allowing a little alcohol warmth to come through. Overall, a very unique and outstanding beer.

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Photo of Grupatre
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Revolution Beer LLC "Fistmas Holiday Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, "FILLED: 10-25-2017 16:31:06" and sampled on 12-18-2017
$2.09 @ Wineworks, Marlton, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Great label. It pours a slightly hazy deep copper/chestnut brown colored body with crimson-orange highlights beneath a full head of frothy yellowed off-white foam. The aroma is caramelish with pine and a light bit of ginger and orange. I wouldn't have gotten that if I didn't already know they were in there, well maybe the ginger. The flavor follows, and thankfully it's not overdone with the ginger and orange. Nor is it overdone with caramel malt, or bitterness, or hop flavor. In fact, it's really nicely balanced and rounded. Looking back I still have a foamy surface covering and there's some beautiful broken lacing all around the glass. It's got a median bitterness and it finishes spicy and dry despite a little bit of residual malt being there as well. Medium bodied and crisp. Overall, very nice. Very much a holiday ale but without jumping the shark. Nicely done.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice shade of red. Really thick, frothy reddish head.
Nose has a nice malty aroma. A bit of hops.
Taste somewhat mellow up front, but the hops kick in on the backside.
Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate body.
I like this beer. Easy drinking.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingTen144
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice reddish-amber color. Head is a bit thin and dissipates quickly. The beer smells like a holiday ale, with a hoppy nose. The hops and orange peel work well together for the taste, with a flavor that seems right at home in the holiday season.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jsalz21
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptD
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 11/08/17. Nice amber red color. Small head. Smell is somewhat subdued. Just the right amount of hoppyness for a holiday ale. Some citrus and Carmel malt all the way to the end. Well done

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Photo of kkazemi
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sanitarium16
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric_T_07
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Commandophile
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fistmas from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 663 ratings
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