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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale

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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The look is quite hearty and thick with a cloudy maroon color and a brownish thick foam.

The nose is very malty with chocolate and toffee. I can smell tea leaves, rye grains and even a little hops.

The flavors are equally as hearty with a thick malt of chocolate and toffee, rye, subdued sweetness and tea leaves.

The feel is thick with a hop bitter finish.

This is right down my alley with a strong malt character that really showcases the chocolate, toffee and tea leaf flavors.

Serving type: can

04-25-2014 23:11:17 | More by KYGunner
Photo of buschbeer


3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It pours a rust color with some burnt orange highlights. It is capped with two inches of tan head.

S - It is bready with some spice from the rye.

T - It starts out sweet. Then the rye builds and combines with the alcohol to warm and spice things up. There is also a slight bitterness.

M - Medium

O - It is as advertised, a malt forward red. It is flavorful, and the abv is nothing to sneeze at.

Serving type: can

04-25-2014 02:17:16 | More by buschbeer
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-08-2014 04:44:20 | More by freduardo
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2014 01:29:21 | More by Hopyard57
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-04-2014 18:26:37 | More by djrn2
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-04-2014 02:20:42 | More by vikinghorn
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-02-2014 23:02:34 | More by irish01980
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-26-2014 03:26:59 | More by beerhast
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-25-2014 14:01:35 | More by MidwestBA
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

03-24-2014 19:54:56 | More by seavercm
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2014 17:07:44 | More by Matthew607
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-23-2014 04:22:15 | More by mrmitsui29
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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

03-21-2014 23:18:58 | More by kushlash23
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-21-2014 21:00:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-16-2014 02:24:27 | More by Capt_kirk
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3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-15-2014 21:10:35 | More by krome
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-15-2014 19:21:36 | More by jgunther71
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-12-2014 14:45:25 | More by closisinthehouse
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4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-07-2014 04:26:16 | More by Motozappa
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-06-2014 22:28:37 | More by DMarlinJ
Photo of JayQue


3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-24-2014 20:10:54 | More by Inglewood
Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.