Fascist Pig Ale | Finch Beer Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
431 Ratings
Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
finchbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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.

Added by emerge077 on 07-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
431
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
70
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nichols33
1.5/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of animal69
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paoloboston
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PopGun
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured into a nonic pint to an amber beer topped by a finger and a half of dense off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing
S: Smells of caramel malt and rye spice with a slight citrus and pine hop note
T: Taste is toasted bread and caramel malt with some pine and herbal hop presence as well as a hint of citrus. Nice spice from the rye as well. Swallow is more herbal hops and spicy rye with a little more toasted malt and citrus.
M: This beer has a nice medium body with adequate carbonation that is a touch under prickly. The beer has a refreshing finish as well.
O: Overall this is a pretty decent Amber ale. There's some stuff out there that does it a bit better but the beer has some nice flavors and complexity. Not one to seek out but if there's nothing else I wouldn't be disappointed.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage, found in cellar.

Aroma is very caramelly, toasted, with a hint of sherry oxidation.

Flavor is lightly sour, which plays well with light sherry and cardboard oxidation, with notes of specialty malt fruitiness and citrusy hops exacerbating the effect. Rich malt character. Finish is fairly bitter, and peppery rye lingers in the aftertaste. It's an odd one.

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Photo of Ottoj55
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Deep brown mahogony color, didn't get much foam on my pour. Smells like caramel malt, a bit of hop presence. Taste is malty sweet. Smells strongly of the hops. Not familiar with Zythos and Palisade, so not sure what to expect, or what each contributes. Medium to full body, heavy mouthfeel. I think its too hoppy and the ABV too high to be an American Amber.

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Photo of cantal
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h0wdy
4.63/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - A constant deep black color.
Smell - Caramel and is there anything else needed here?
Taste - Caramel sums this topic up.
Feeling - Definitely packs a kick to it with the carbonation to a near perfect finish.
Overall - Enjoyed drinking this and some time soon I'll search this out again!

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greencovesteve
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Freeman132
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JaZe3oNe
4.86/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FickleBeast
2.88/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

16 oz can poured into a DFH snifter.

Pours a murky brown color with glop of sediment that dumps from the bottom of the can... I didn't see anywhere that this was supposed to be can-conditioned, so immediate alarm bells are going off. Chunks of particulate slowly settle to the bottom of the snifter. Completely unappealing.

Aroma is oxidized, cardboard, with remnants of caramel malt sweetness. First sip is quite sweet, but tastes quite oxidized as well. I get toffee, cardboard... it tastes a lot like an aged barleywine, but has a sharp bitter finish. Very thick and chewy mouthfeel, very sweet.

Could I have gotten a very old can? I really am not enjoying this beer, and a large part of that is visual / psychological. It's a sweet malt bomb with a very bitter finish.

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Fascist Pig Ale from Finch Beer Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 431 ratings.
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