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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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313 Ratings
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pretty solid offering. Flavor blends caramel and dark fruits like plums. A bit muddled overall but I like the flavor. More malt forward but hops balance nicely. Reminds a little of Rogue American Amber but more muddled.

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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can. Pours a cloudy brown amber with a medium beige head, mild lacing. Aroma and Taste is caramel malt, yeast bready notes, some dark fruit and alcohol esters, mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium to full body, moderate carbonation and some sticky mouth feel. Finishes with caramel malt, mild roasted malt, yeast and bready notes, a bit of dark dried fruit and mild bitterness. Overall not the best in class but still quite good and enjoyable.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Compares well with Stone Arrogant or perhaps Deep Red Imperial IPA (Torpedo)?
Overall, I'm rating this brewer higher than BA.

A: Deep ruby red with mild haze body topped by dense sandy head that lasts and laces.
S: A bit faint, mostly caramel at first w hints of molasses, bread crust, nuts, hops, brewery room. Some Roast as in red ales. I find it a good seesaw between sweet malts and zippy hops.
T: Ditto on taste. Stronger, plenty here, and dominantly french toast sweet. Maple, marmalade, toasted bread crusts. Then finishing with some hop pepper and spice. There's a bit of medicinal shellac too. Complex, too sweet for more than one, but not cloying.
MF: plenty of sticky body.

Match this with robust foods, not a first beer of the night. Very much a beer hall / tasting room beer.

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