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Fascist Pig Ale - Finch's Beer Co.

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Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

329 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 11
Gots: 36 | 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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-11-2012

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.
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3.16/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.36/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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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%

Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.