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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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Reviews by marcobrau:
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a burst of carbonation that forms an off-white head that falls fairly quickly, leaving some bits of lace and maybe a centimeter of foam. Woodsy with a hot cereal aroma mixed with a slight bit of cooked corn. Lots of malt flavor with woody hops and marmalade notes that build towards the finish. Bit of cooked corn sweetness. A bit drier than expected. The malt flavors and aroma didn't do much for me, yet I'm a still intrigued and would like to try this beer again sometime.

12-26-2012 01:56:49 | More by marcobrau
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

03-17-2013 22:07:43 | More by oberon
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-27-2012 20:02:08 | More by ajkiser12
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-25-2013 18:09:54 | More by csmartin6
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

08-09-2013 00:24:09 | More by DWolf
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Weavah

Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

02-17-2014 00:50:34 | More by Weavah
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Mattco

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-17-2013 21:33:21 | More by Mattco
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possumteeth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-25-2014 05:04:42 | More by possumteeth
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

08-06-2014 06:53:48 | More by MattyG85
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acknight

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-03-2013 03:40:08 | More by acknight
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

06-16-2014 13:03:49 | More by chinchill
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Arherring

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-27-2013 17:44:25 | More by Arherring
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

08-03-2014 02:40:18 | More by JMS1512
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seavercm

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-24-2014 19:54:56 | More by seavercm
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-17-2014 13:22:42 | More by Griffith
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

12-02-2013 02:43:10 | More by Dawkins
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JoeBlevins

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-14-2013 17:23:52 | More by JoeBlevins
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-12-2013 00:19:41 | More by WoodBrew
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ordybill

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

08-24-2014 06:12:02 | More by ordybill
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

03-21-2014 21:00:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.29/5  rDev +17.2%

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!

06-14-2013 05:35:27 | More by russpowell
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

05-28-2013 12:53:02 | More by PaBeerLover
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18%

07-29-2013 17:38:50 | More by Lanstrum
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tweezer159

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-08-2014 05:33:42 | More by tweezer159
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Rostie

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

12-28-2012 13:21:40 | More by Rostie
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Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.