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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

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-25-2013 18:09:54 | More by csmartin6
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chooch5

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

12-17-2013 03:25:55 | More by chooch5
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-16-2013 02:49:19 | More by PaulyB83
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67cuda

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9%

12-10-2013 21:57:08 | More by 67cuda
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-09-2013 17:39:15 | More by Lebzilla
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-07-2013 13:08:22 | More by myuncle
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-02-2013 02:43:10 | More by Dawkins
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BrandonSeal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-01-2013 04:00:56 | More by BrandonSeal
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BGCoon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

11-29-2013 03:52:37 | More by BGCoon
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz tallboy can poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazed red-orange color. The head is short-lived. Spotty lacing.

S: Mandarin orange, passion fruit, perhaps strawberry too. Green and a bit oily too. Sweet caramel malt base. Touch of bread. Spicy rye.

T: Green, oily hop tastes up front. Spicy and herbal too. Tropical fruity notes underneath. Very sweet malt base, waves of caramel and toffee. Hints of toasted grain and spicy rye. Finishes with caramel and a big oily hop presence.

M: On the thicker side of medium. Full and chewy. Low carbonation. Oily hop astringency. Mild warming alcohol.

O: Not a bad beer. Very much on the sweet side of things. It isn't very subtle either; big sweetness is tentatively balanced by a bold, oily hop addition. More of a one-and-done kind of beer, but I wasn't displeased with it.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 15:35:25 | More by ryan1788a5
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-21-2013 03:42:52 | More by KS1297
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-12-2013 22:41:09 | More by AngusOg
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

11-10-2013 00:14:41 | More by jera1350
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The only beer in the BA database with the word "Fascist" in it... reminds me of a couple lines from "Hot Fuzz", a film favorite of mine. I chuckle. 16 oz. can, picked up from Vineyard Liquor in Plano, IL on an early September 2013 visit ~ has been refrigerated ever since. No date to be found on the can. Poured to an Adnams nonic pint glass.

Label design: A "fascist"(?) pig wearing sunglasses, a Hawaiian-style shirt and a military cap, looking very much like a casual dictator - or a pig in a costume.

A: Caramel brown with a glowering redness when held to light. Slightly hazy, decent carbonation. Nice lacing beneath a half finger of dimpled foam, sticky ivory webbing that coats in a thin veil up and down the glass, breaking apart in places.

S: Sweet cereal grains and toffee/caramel meet wispy evergreen and steadier citrus. Orange is specifically at play here, something cake/dessert-like without being overtly candy-sweet.

T: Aroma introduced these flavors well, with layered orange roll/cake, piney spice and some rind bitterness in the finish. Use of rye is notable. Malt-forward and some hop flavors seem "dull" - but these may be indicators that the beer is past its prime(?).

M: Feel is smooth, carbonation tempered, little prickle on the tongue. Hides its 8% strength well.

O: Solid choice in a style I generally like - and nice to have in a pint-sized can serving! I'd have it again, although I'd prefer it on tap or from a DATED can so I know how fresh a beer I'm dealing with.

Serving type: can

11-01-2013 02:16:51 | More by msubulldog25
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metter98

New York

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can at Boston's Bistro & Pub, Dayton, OH

A: The beer is very hazy amber in color and has some hues of yellow. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of sweet caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste mostly has flavors of caramel malts with a little sweetness and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has good drinkability because it has a good balance between the sweetness from the malts and the bitterness from the hops.

Serving type: can

10-29-2013 21:20:09 | More by metter98
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New cans in MA with a pretty nice design on them, count me intrigued to add them to a mix-a-six pack.

A- Poured from the 16oz can into a super-oversized snifter. Body is dark ruby red and a small off-white head forms to about half a finger high. Creamy cap falls to a ring leaving some nice legs and spotty lace.

S- Sweet deep malts up front with notes of caramel sweets and toasted grains. Hops prominent here as well with citrus, pineapple, grapefruit and pine notes for me.

T- This one is definitely in the follows the nose category. Opens with rich caramel, toasted biscuit, toffee and even slightly nutty malts. Transitions to hops in the finish that meld nicely with the moderately strong malt flavors. Hop profile of citrus zest, grapefruit, floral and pine.

MF- Moderately thick body with a nice creamy and somewhat oily texture. Carbonation is medium and quite silky. Medium bitterness in the finish. Alcohol adds just the tiniest hint of warmth to it all.

Good use of malts and hops in this fairly big Amber Ale. Citrus, pine hops balance the big caramel malts.

Serving type: can

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North Carolina

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Fascist Pig Ale from Finch's Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.