Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.
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3.31/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
03-23-2013 22:03:15 | More by scruffwhor
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
3.79/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
03-12-2013 05:07:46 | More by DrDemento456
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
02-24-2013 02:07:29 | More by vic21234
3.44/5 rDev -6%
Pours out a cloudy reddish amber with one finger of off-white to tan suds that leave lots of lacing around the glass.
The smell is sugar malt and yeast with an alcohol burn. There is a slight fruityness like plum or raisin. Kind of one sided in the smell dept.
Taste is raisin bread and hop bitterness with the alcohol coming in right behind. Kinda over the top on the alcohol but it doesn't take away from the drinkiing experience.
Mouthfeel is clean for the most part then after all the alcohol is gone there is a dryness along with some stickyness.
Overall this is a pretty good try for Finch's and I will be trying out most of their offerings.
02-19-2013 22:42:02 | More by peabody
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, floral, and light rye spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity; quite malt forward. Taste of caramel, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, floral, light pine, and light rye spiciness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, floral, light pine, and light rye spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; malt forward with solid hop flavor balance; with minimal cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial red ale. Good balance and complexity of malt and hop notes; and quite smooth to sip on. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
02-16-2013 06:16:57 | More by superspak
3.91/5 rDev +6.8%
I love how this beer looks off the pour. It exemplifies perfection; hence the score of 5. Flavor profile is a bit tangy and fruity. Aftertaste follows the same lines. Following taste really exemplifies a red ale to me. Been quite some time since I've had one like this really. It's a bit too fruity, if I'm going to be critical. That seems to work in favor of its drinkability though. An extremely pleasant ale.
02-10-2013 05:32:29 | More by RblWthACoz
3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
16 oz can. no date, but a nice description of ingredients printed on side.
appears almost clear dark copper with reddish highlights. nice 1/2" off-white head, but it fades. nice hoppy aroma - fruity, juicy hops, mixed with a bit of caramel. the hop flavors aren't as dominant in the taste, which makes sense due to the dry-hopping. well balanced with sweet malt component. medium body, medium to high carbonation. a bit sticky mouthfeel. overall, a solid beer.
01-31-2013 03:09:53 | More by jmdrpi
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish to copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet caramel, rye notes and a small hop presence. In the taste, sweet rye with a caramel malt, with just a pleasant hop presence in the end. A small bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, and a dry green apple rye presence and a hop note in the aftertaste. Nice malt, nice rye presence, nice hop presence, and quite drinkable.
01-21-2013 17:03:55 | More by OWSLEY069
3.56/5 rDev -2.7%
This pours a murky reddish brown color with a dark beige head. The aroma is heavy with malts giving a sweet grain scent. The taste is very strong with sweet malts and rye in the beginning and as you finish, it grows into a slightly bitter after taste. I’m sure there are people that will like this beer, but it’s not quite I am looking for in an American Strong Ale.
01-11-2013 01:25:58 | More by Lemke10
3.38/5 rDev -7.7%
This beer pours a clear reddish amber body with thick, but not pillowy, off-white head.
Nose has a strong caramel malt and hoppy smell. Reminds me very much of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot actually.
Taste is medium to medium full bodied and very creamy and clean. A mix of toast, caramel, bready malts are mixed with a citric hop, not so much resin, but a fruity citric rind sort of taste. Hop bitterness isn't over the top, and although it's big, it doesn't kill you or dull tha the pallete at all. You can definitely feel the high 8% ABV. Ends very clean and smooth with no long lingering aftertaste.
It's not bad, but it reminds me more of a homebrew rather than a full blown imperial red ale. There's just an off flavor I can't put my finger on. Again, it's not bad at all, just doesn't seem like it's all there yet.
Although I will say, I love the bottle and name.
01-07-2013 22:48:12 | More by taez555
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.