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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Vierenner
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Goes down smooth, has a wonderful balance, and mouthfeel is great. But during my second pour, finishing the can, a bunch of sediment let loose. I can see it floating around in what was originally a mostly clear glass of beer. I presume these are hop remnants, but I don't know for sure. Nothing written on the can to clue me in ...

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Beejay
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A deep murky brown in the glass, very little head to speak of.

S: When I first poured this brew, the hops were the first thing I picked up. Once it was in the glass the caramel malts really come out. Caramel and bread, followed by grapefruit, and a touch of pine.

T: Caramel, with a little bit of spice, there is a little bit of orange in there, as well as citrus from the hops. Actually really nice.

M: Medium bodied, and the carbonation is fine and fairly abundant. A little more lively than I would like, but still nice.

O: Overall I wasn't expecting a whole lot form the aroma, but the flavor is well balanced, and interesting.

Photo of GTJayG
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of JMS1512
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is amber, a little opaque, fine bubbled frothy head; head dissipates to a ring and light top with some lacing on the glass.

Smell is a nice malt and hop mixture: malt profile is touch of toast, caramel and some light earthy notes from the rye. Hops are piney and earthy.

Taste is also malt and hop mixture: malt is more caramely in the taste with subtle rye and toast notes, some biscuit presents itself as it warms; hops are earthy, bitter, almost biting. Flavors seem to blend to a cloying flavor at the end which takes away from it in some way.

Mouthfeel is a bit cloying, as the flavors blend together and bite the tongue on the finish; strong tongue presence and lighter on the cheek, but pleasant carbonation levels.

Overall, a very solid malt profile with a hop presence that is leans towards biting and cloying, strong on the tongue.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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