Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.
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3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
clever beer, and i love clever beer. a strong red ale, with a good hearty dose of rye malt, which delivers some spice to the grain bill and relaxes and counterbalances some of the sweetness. it is also remarkably hop driven, one of those rare beers that is both. very full bodied and only moderately carbonated. starts sweet, finishes hoppy, but more than just bitter, citric too, which bounces off the rye in a unique but complimentary way. heady in looks but I'm wishing for a bit more carbonation. i find myself wishing for a more excited carbonation level, but i also find myself impressed by the fusion of rye into this beer and its low key overall tone. good stuff here from a brewery that keeps impressing me with innovation and subtlety.
Serving type: can
03-22-2014 22:23:34 | More by StonedTrippin
3.59/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a slightly hazy reddish amber color with a two finger head of a just off white colored foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready and caramel smell mixed with some aromas of rye. Along with these aromas are a lighter showing of some hoppy smells being mostly of an earthy and pine nature and mixed with a little bit of grapefruit as well. Even while the nose was rather light overall, it was quite pleasant.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and rye bready taste. As the flavor moves on, the rye grows slightly stronger while the bready and caramel flavors all grow slightly lesser in potency. All the while hop flavors get stronger on the tongue. The hop start out predominantly of a grapefruit nature, but this flavor is soon lost as more flavors of pine and earth come to the tongue more toward the middle and the end of the flavor profile. Of the hop, the pine flavors get strongest at the end and with the mix of flavors that is there at this time, the profile ends up leaving a still moderately sweet but crisper, nicely hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are fantastic for the crisper but still malty and sweeter flavors of the brew in combination with all the more savory hop flavors, and overall create a nice mouth coating feel by allowing all the hop and rye flavors to be soaked into the tongue.
Overall – A rather nice rye amber brew with a good blend of sweeter rye, bread, and hop. While not out of this world, it is a nice drinker none the less.
Serving type: on-tap
03-16-2014 01:00:45 | More by Darkmagus82
4.18/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thin head disappeared quickly, leaving a deep amber color behind.
Smell is strong hops, a little resiny.
Taste is dominated by hops, but the bitterness is balanced by the malt character so it's not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: medium body, high drinkability.
Overall, I'm impressed by this beer. Since it's a limited run, it's something I'll watch for so I can get more before it's gone.
Serving type: can
03-12-2014 00:53:23 | More by tbonci
3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Good Red/Amber Ale. Pours a reddish amber color, fairly clear, into a pint glass from a 16 oz can. Head wasn't much to speak of, even with a hard pour, but there was plenty of of thick lacing and a nice clear color.
Aroma is pretty robust, mostly caramel malt, but there is a good hoppy presence too.
Flavor is strong, malt forward and slightly sweet, but there is some hops bitterness here and a touch of sour rye too. If this beer was stronger and boozier, I would have thought it was a barleywine.
Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. Seems like a strong Amber Ale or a "Barleywine Lite". Certainly not a wimpy Red/Amber Ale.
I liked this beer and would enjoy trying it again some time.
Serving type: can
02-28-2014 02:38:49 | More by JayQue
3.54/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
A: A good looking hazy and foggy "caramely" cooper.
S: The nose is barely there. A little bit o' sweet date but you gotta try hard.
T: Lot's of buttery malt and mild hop. A slight bitterness lingers on the tongue.
M: The mouth feel really belie's the taste. It's really thin for a 8% beer. But this isn't necessarily a bad thing, just unexpected. Carbonation also in waning, but again, not such a bad thing with this brew. Still, a lot of stick icky on the tongue.
O: The lighter mouth feel coupled with the 8% makes this a dangerous combo. Goes down way too easy and before you know it you're feelin' a little heady. I enjoy this beer a lot. It's got a great creamy head and wonderful lacing. If you can get over the thin body and low carbonation I think you'll find it quit enjoyable.
Serving type: can
02-17-2014 00:50:34 | More by Weavah
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
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