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
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 431 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of silentkajun
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Heyy_heatherr
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Cook82
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Samp01
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

 452 characters

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

 799 characters

Photo of TonyJ815
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of spedprof
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Brams17
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of amishbooze
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of RandyWilde
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of TomTC
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of rapayn01
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of wurdmann
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Vierenner
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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 ...

 339 characters

Photo of bpatrick86
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of flynn1648
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ordybill
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Aroma- A pretty good mix of malt and hops, this was the best part of the beer to me. Appearance- Pours an amber color. Large white head. Taste- Not a big fan a lot of malt and hops but I just didn’t get blown away by it. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation Overall- Not a fan of this beer, it just didn’t taste that good, I may have to give it another spin later on

 428 characters

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.