Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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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Photo of Michaelsthlrnd
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Give me a burger, and Fascist pig. My wife can call me a fascist pig all day long. This is a big malty red ale with enough hop to balance the taste. Finch's has a more hop forward angle but the caramel malts balance beautifully in this beer.

This is my got to beer for when I want to sip on a beer for a while, watching a game. The caramel malts take the first taste, and the hops dry out the finish.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had chilled chez White

A: dark toffee; small head; decent lacing and good carbonation
S: very malty aroma
T: as advertised, very malty and sweet; it approximates to a barleywine style; the hops are distinctive and not frequently seen (or at least not to my knowledge): zythos and palisade

A very satisfying beer, and good as a closer.

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4.4/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of guityler83
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark maroon color with dark orange and red hughs its hazy apperance. The sustaining head, a light kahki color, retains well even as its being sipped.

S: Juciy fruit gum, kiwi and strawberry hop aroma climb to the top of the rich malt aroma. Rye and biscuity with no alcohol detected.

T: An upfront rye, bread crust and toasty malt profile washes over the pallet first in a plesantly unexpected way. Bitterness is strong and keeps the sweetness in check, but doesn't get fatiguing as your reach the half way mark of the 16oz can. There is a muffled troppical fruit hop flavor at the tail that the rye over takes.

M: Oily mouthfeel coming through from all the rye (wondering if oats are in the grist also) low carbonation with a middle-high amount of body. No astringancy that i can detect.

O: This is my favorite normal run Finch beer for sure. I tend to get very similar flavors from their other usuals (Threadless, Golden, etc) likley due to the same yeast strain they use for all of their beers (confirmed on the tour). But this one has enough character and flavor to be a winner.

Photo of Mitchster
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$7.99 for a 22oz bomber @ BevCo. My first beer from Finch's BC. Brewed with caramel malts, rye, and hopped with Palisade and Zythos.
OG=18.2, FG=2.9, 14 SRM, 72 IBU, 8.0% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly cloudy deep red amber, forming a nice whipped yellow head with good retention and lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation, ~2.2 carbs or so. The aroma is nice with mostly citrusy and fruity hops (mango, pear) and a nice touch of pine on top of the crystal malt nose. Mouthfeel is smooth, quite tart for the style, medium-bodied and a touch syrupy. Bitterness is firm, but balanced with the big malt body. Grain husks and grapefruit pith in the finish. Clean ferment. Not boozy. Lots of late addition hops. A touch of pepper in the aftertaste. A touch of crystal 90-120, raisins, toast. This reminds me of a beer somewhere between the mouthfeel and body of arrogant bastard and the flavor/maltiness/bitterness of old guardian. ..kinda between a red IPA and a barleywine.

Nice job. Since this was my first from them, I'll have to give their others a try. I could see myself buying this again if it actually cost less than either Stones, but it doesn't.

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!

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Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.