Fascist Pig Ale | Finch Beer Co.

431 Ratings
Fascist Pig AleFascist Pig Ale

Brewed by:
Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

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

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3.16/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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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 ...

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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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

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