Fistmas | Revolution Brewing

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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 chrishiker1409
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a nice amber with a little bit of tan head. It leaves a nice film on top which last to the bottom.

S: Some citrus hops, but then the caramel malts and ginger come through.

T: Malty and spicy. A nice amount of ginger but definitley not too much. Earthy.

F: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Revolution is in NY!!!

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Photo of darktronica
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shanegatter
2.31/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Too hoppy/ bitter for my liking

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

Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank

Smell: Caramel, biscuity, doughy, bready, gingerbread, and orange peel.

Taste: Total gingerbread cookie flavor. Ginger, caramel, doughy, biscuity, orange, and bready malts. Slight bitterness and chewy notes too.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little chewy, herbal, festive, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not too shabby for a holiday beer. I do have to say that there is a balance between malts and the ginger and orange peel. I'd grab another before it's gone till next late fall.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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