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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye. Brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-11-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Arherring, May 27, 2013
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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an imperial pint glass a lighter amber shade with a thinner but sticky white head atop.some pine resin and caramel malts in the nose but they really don't stick out at ya,not bad just wanted a little more oomph.Flavors have a nice resiny/spicy hopped up start then meld into a deep caramely maltiness with an ubrupt finis.The alcohol creeps a little and it has a nice shot of hops it just lacks that "something" to be really good,it's decent.

oberon, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

csmartin6, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -18%

DWolf, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Weavah
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: A good looking hazy and foggy "caramely" cooper.

S: The nose is barely there. A little bit o' sweet date but you gotta try hard.

T: Lot's of buttery malt and mild hop. A slight bitterness lingers on the tongue.

M: The mouth feel really belie's the taste. It's really thin for a 8% beer. But this isn't necessarily a bad thing, just unexpected. Carbonation also in waning, but again, not such a bad thing with this brew. Still, a lot of stick icky on the tongue.

O: The lighter mouth feel coupled with the 8% makes this a dangerous combo. Goes down way too easy and before you know it you're feelin' a little heady. I enjoy this beer a lot. It's got a great creamy head and wonderful lacing. If you can get over the thin body and low carbonation I think you'll find it quit enjoyable.

Weavah, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Mattco, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

possumteeth, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: An earthy, juicy, and sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel, biscuit, and citrus. Upfront toasted malt with sweet hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, toast, toffee, yeast, and subtle roast. Spicy hints of rye. Sweet hints of sugar. Solid hop presence with earthy hints of grass and pine along with citrus fruit hints of orange, lemon, and grapefruit. A pretty solid big red aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy, spicy, juicy, and sweet malt forward taste with good notes of caramel, biscuit, rye, and citrus. Toasted malt with some upfront notes of caramel, biscuit, toffee, toast, grains, yeast, and some light roast chocolate. Spicy notes from the rye. A little sugar sweetness as well. Earthy and herbal hops with notes of pine resin and grass. Citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Solid balance. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Chewy, spicy, and fairly drying on the finish. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A pretty solid take on an imperial Red Ale. Good caramel malt flavors with a solid kick of rye spice and hops.

MattyG85, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

acknight, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fascist Pig poured from a tall can into a small tulip.

Hazy dark amber with s fine light beige head and excellent lacing.

Aroma complex and semi-sweet.

Flavor. Nice balance and complexity wWith a touch of smoke. Sweet and darker roasted malts mix with a near equal hop component.

O flavorful yet not challenging beer.

chinchill, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hard-poured into a classic pilsner glass.

From the outset, I don't smell much except a light citrus and a hint of bread. When held to the light, this pig gives off a nice burnished orange, topped with a tan head... not too unlike a slow-roasted suidae. Head fades leaving a small, thin, but sustaining cap. Lacing varied between dots and a grid-like network of strands. Very cool. First sip provides a good malt presence which cedes to citrusy hops. Bit of dry sourness from rye? Mouthfeel is medium, not too thin. Finishes with more hops and a bit of carbonation, for a clean refreshing experience. Some reviews say its cloying, but I think it's just fine. I look forward to trying their Pig on Wood version.

JMS1512, Aug 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

seavercm, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Griffith, Jan 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Dawkins, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JoeBlevins, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

WoodBrew, Oct 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

ordybill, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

woodchip, Friday at 12:09 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Gonzoillini, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent copper/amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & nice head retention

S: Pears, toastyness, orange rinds & tangerine; plus breadyness & biscuitty malt

T: Follows the nose, toastyness in abundance, along with some wood hops & grapefruit. Pineyness, woody hops, tangerine rind, plus breadyness as this warms. Finishes fruitty, citrussy, dry with a touch of boozeyness, plus pine

MF: Medium bodied, creamy carbonation, great balance

A super solid red, easily the best of the line up I've had so far. So easy to drink, especially for the ABV. A great old school amber/red!

russpowell, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

PaBeerLover, May 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Lanstrum, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

tweezer159, Jun 08, 2014
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Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.