Finch Beer Co.

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Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #927
Ranked #23,927
3.67 | pDev: 11.99%
Dec 02, 2021
Aug 23, 2015
Notes: An American kettle sour in addition to a palindrome. Hazy in color, this session sour has a nice citrus aroma, is mildly tart, and has pleasant notes of peach, tangerine, and white grapes.
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3.49 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by hoptheology from South Dakota

I admit it, what's to say. I did get it, for the kitt-ay.
Once, upon a time, I could control myself

Bearded Iris glass. Canned 11/5/20.

Gold, halfsies on the transparency, with a half finger of creamy white head.

Weak aroma of pilsner malt, froot loops, and sour apple juice.

Flavor of watery apple juice, sour froot loops, pilsner malt, and slight straw. Would actually go swell with some hard shell tacos.

Feel is semi-starchy but stays in check, remains crisp throughout the profile, very carbonated and busy which fits the beer, and no alcohol which also fits the beer. Disappears ass-over-teakettle real quickly.

Overall, this is a traditional Berliner fan's beer. Nothing exciting here, just a pilsner-meets-bacteria in a can. There's nothing wrong with it, there's just immensely more exciting beers on the market right now. Belch. Just finished it.

Good for what it is.

$1.79 @ Total Ass in Lafayette, LA

Jul 09, 2021
3.21 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Apr 04, 2021
2.47 by Jcreek from Illinois on Sep 26, 2020
3.62 by jchanley from Illinois on Sep 26, 2020
3.24 by Seshin from California on Sep 08, 2020
3.91 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Feb 26, 2020
3.5 by jschott75 from Illinois on Oct 11, 2019
3.89 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Oct 11, 2019
5 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana on Sep 26, 2019
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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jzlyo from Iowa

Aroma sugar/candy, slight sweetness and malts. The flavor is fruit/lemon, malts/slightly grainy and a mix of mildly hoppy and sugar/candy in the finish.

Jul 21, 2019
4.02 by Chilmer from Iowa on Jun 27, 2019
3.74 by EdFed from Illinois on Jun 09, 2019
3.62 by Thirstygoat from Illinois on May 03, 2019
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2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: tart, fruit forward, a bit vinegary at the end. Mellow tart and yeast nose. Golden hue, crystal clear, delicate head and some lace. Medium body. 10 IBUs

Mar 26, 2019
3.5 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Mar 08, 2019
2.54 by CherryStreetReviews from Louisiana on Feb 27, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Tacocat has a thick, creamy off-white head, a hazy, slightly bubbly orange appearance, and heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of sweet-tart candy and candy sugar. The flavor is the same, with some lemon peel. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Tacocat finishes medium dry.


Feb 26, 2019
3.83 by animal69 from Louisiana on Feb 21, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at the Archives

Feb 07, 2019
3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2019
3.79 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Jan 19, 2019
3.64 by ndrwmngn from New York on Dec 27, 2018
3.56 by holygrams from Louisiana on Sep 28, 2018
3.99 by Eman17 from Illinois on Sep 22, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by bobv from Vermont

Moderate pour yields a small white head over a hazy body with some lacing. Nose of slight tropical fruit and some citrus. Nice tropical fruit and citrus flavors and not too tart. Fair to good feel and overall, not too bad.

Sep 20, 2018
3.73 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Aug 23, 2018
4 by pstam87 from Illinois on Jul 27, 2018
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3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of slight sweet malt, citrus hops, citrus, grass, hint of yeast, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, piney hops, slight sweet malt, hint of grass, hint of yeast, salt, and a hint of bacterial funk. Overall, closer to a Gose than an American Wild Ale, but decent body and feel.

Jul 15, 2018
3.82 by pianobeer from Illinois on Mar 12, 2018
4 by Davit from California on Mar 06, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

On tap. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled tart lemon, apple and hints of sweet caramel. Nice tart flavor with lemon and apple flavors.

Mar 04, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a relatively clear medium yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint medium golden yellow + apricot colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering a little more than 85% of the surface of the beer and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of tart light fruit (white grape), stone fruit/peach, citrus/lemon, and citrus/tangerine over slightly sour wheat malts with a light presence of lacto.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavors of slightly sour wheat malts with a light to moderate presence of lacto. That is followed by light flavors of tart light fruit (white grape), stone fruit/peach, citrus/lemon, and citrus/tangerine. No discernible hop presence and no bitterness but there is a lingering tartness through the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a light amount of acidic prickliness in the finish.

O: A very simple kettle sour without a lot of complexity but easy to drink and refreshing. I could easily have a couple of these on a real hot afternoon.

Mar 01, 2018
2.86 by jpd4968 from Illinois on Jan 01, 2018
3.44 by Mikexw from New York on Oct 06, 2017
4 by AuntBea from Illinois on Sep 19, 2017
3.12 by markallmon from Tennessee on Sep 09, 2017
3.41 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Sep 04, 2017
3.89 by filthyhabits from New York on Jul 30, 2017
3.99 by REVZEB from Illinois on Jun 12, 2017
Tacocat from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 44 ratings