Fascist Pig Ale | Finch Beer Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
432 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:
432
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
70
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 94
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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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KeithS
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ripetomata
4.68/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrob21
2.45/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Qbdoo
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gorgeously appetizing in appearance. A dark, hazy, reddish orange. Aroma is not powerful. I just don't detect much at all. Taste is mostly malt: slightly sweet caramel, a bit of spicy rye perhaps. Nice creamy texture. The beer tastes a bit weak when really cold. Letting it warm brings out some unexpected complexity. Still, while I like this beer a good deal, I wish it were a bit bolder.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swordofisis
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep red-orange body, good carbonation, rocky sand-colored head with good layers of lace. Smells of toasted malt and considerable hoppiness. Flavor is similar with elements of toasty/chocolate malts, spiced rye in the vector of black pepper, and bitter hops, which also add a small taste of pine. The malts add toastyness all the way to porter-like chocolate, while there is some spice from the rye and inflated by substantial hop bitterness. The hops' main contribution is bitterness and heat, but do add actual flavor in the way of minty pine. Body varies between smooth and slightly viscous to drinkable and highly effervescent, compounding the spicy intensity.
Wild combination of flavors, but this does, in subjectivity, work. All the flavors are heated and intense, yet work well together. Almost teeters out of control, but keeps things in rein. Well done.

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Photo of WKyle
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tdestefano
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edouble0015
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tschnab
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.59/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nstygles
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma was the best thing here with good malt, rye, hops. Flavor had a huge metallic component.and a medicinal finish. Body is ok. Hopes were kind of dashed after that first great whiff. Oh well.

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Photo of thewilliamhart
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of argock
4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark red with a one-finger off-white head. Very little to no head. Malty smell with piney hop and a little funk smell. Malt forward with lighter hop. The rye is very present. A sweet lingering taste helped by the Carmel. The fruity hop also jumps up in the finish. The Rye makes it a more medium body. Nice.

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Fascist Pig Ale from Finch Beer Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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