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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

youradhere, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Gschaf, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Pensfan0782, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

2dogbrew, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

SeriousALEment, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JoeBlevins, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of dheacck11
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can

Pour is a hazy dark ruby amber with a tan 2 fingers of dense head. Lots of lace left over

Nose is pretty subdued, largely of malts and just a little pepper.

Taste is pretty big and malt forward, with notes of caramel and sweet rye. Follows with lightly citric dry hops on the finish.

Mouth feel is a nice medium texture. Leaves a slight resiny slick on the after taste

I rather enjoyed this. not overly complex, but really nice balance and depth, and generally just nice and approachable.

dheacck11, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

oline73, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

AlbertVogler, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ystazi, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

cnbrown313, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jak, Mar 29, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep orange with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malts and vanilla dominate with notes of mangos and melons.

T: Vanilla and caramel dominate here as well with sweet breads and sticky toffee flavors. The finish is lightly boozy with a little bitterness.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is slightly watery feeling.

O: A solid beer overall, though lacks some depth. It's more like an old ale than an amber, but is enjoyable enough.

n2185, Mar 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Blavaq, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

mccallisters_dali, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

cwxc818, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of scruffwhor
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Rusty ruby and deep bronze hue. Quick tan head, very little residual foam. No bubbling and very little lacing.

Super malty sweet, caramel with an alcohol backbone. Smells warm, malty, and some hoppy citrus aromas there as well. Unbalanced, and a little overwhelming.

A toasted caramel malt bomb just went off in my mouth. Super malty, a little cracker dry from the earthen hop flavors and mouthfeel. The flavor starts super malty then finishes pretty bitter. I realize sweter flavors are sensed on the front of the tongue and bitter flavors on the end. But there's been some pretty good beers that seem to blur these palate-tial lines seemlessly. This is NOT one of those beers. Not bad, but I will not by this dry, boozey, palated beer for myself again.

scruffwhor, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

RichH55, Mar 18, 2013
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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%

KevinGordon, Mar 16, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paid 4 bucks for the pounder at the Beermuda. Loved their other beers so I gave it a go.

A - Very carbonated but not too much to overflow my tulip. Gave a 1/2 inc of opaque colored head atop of a rather hazy ruby brown beer.
S - Citrus hops at first, then as expected I can smell the caramel malts but they smell rather metallic, slight notes of rye make me hope it's balanced and not too dry.
T - Maybe it's the hops but the flavor is rather earthy in a dirty way. Still it has a nice balance of zesty hops to rye which I appreciate and a good level of caramel malt sweetness.
M - Drinks with a medium body, hides the ABV well.
Overall I guess it's the hops they used but I don't really love this beer but I did enjoy it as one of the better rye based beers I have had.

DrDemento456, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Mullinger1980, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

PHBoiler, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jplopez21, Mar 01, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No bottled on date listed.

A- Pours a bubbly red/ amber color with a finger's worth of off white head. Some sticky lacing can be seen along the sides of the glass.

S- Smells of nice citrus and pine notes with a hint of spiciness on the backend of the aroma. Some sweet caramel malt notes are noted too.

T- Initially I get notes of spicy rye. This then leads way to some notes of caramel and toffee along with some nice hop bitterness.

M- Medium bodied, plenty of carbonation, sweet and hoppy, spicy with a dry finish. Alcohol is only slightly noticeable.

This was a nice offering from Finch's, and glad I got to try it.

vic21234, Feb 24, 2013
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.