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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Ratings: 431 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 42 degrees into shaker
$ 7.99/bomber at Opperman’s
Aroma of caramel, slight flowery hops, weak
Head small (one cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, diminishing to two mm ring and layer
Lacing excellent – complete curtains of tiny bubbles
Body dark amber, chill haze
Flavor caramel malt, slight rye bite; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation
Very pleasing brew
Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of Peter1977
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Demon_Lung
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Userme59
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmamay22
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very murky amber brown. Cloudy mess with thick chunks of yeast and / or hop matter floating about. Head is tan colored and settles to a thick collar.

Smells of caramel, browned sugar, and tropical fruits. A unique and somewhat unlikely pairing that comes together well. Taste has a fairly forward malt bill that covers the full spectrum of caramel. Floral and tropical fruity finish with a sweet lingering taste. Mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium. Thicker than anticipated.

Overall unique with a stronger malt and sweeter character than expected. I could see the hops fading quickly on this on with the crystal malts heading towards a stale character with time. Try to catch this fresh if possible. Interesting beer that came across a bit muddled at times.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color of this beer is an almost medicinal reddish brown. The aromas are neither strong nor weak, and present an odd combo of sourdough an tropical fruits. Lovely sliky mouthfeel, thick without being syrupy. Flavor is very well balanced between malty, bready flavors and tropical hops. Certainly an odd beer, but a very enjoyable one.

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

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of far333
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Burnished copper color with a beige orange colored head that lingers long. Aroma of ripe stone fruit, brown sugar, floral notes. Alcohol stays subdued. Flavors of toffee, caramel, grainy malt, brown sugar, some sweetness from the alcohol, notes of florals and lemon. Interesting mix. Moderate mouthfeel, even carbonation. Good beer overall.

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

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pours medium ambe, khaki cap that stays pretty well and leaves nice looking sheeting on the glass.

Malty nose with caramel and maple coming to mind

Malty brew, imperial red ale in my book. Malts and tasty caramel in control here. Smooth, easy drinking and dangerously tasty. Nice offering from Finch.


Would work just fine in a chicken/pork marinade

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmesce2
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Draft in Finch's specialty glass. Low head, moderate to high carbonation. Great deep amber color. Smells of pine, resin, slight citrus, and moderate hops. IMHO this could be a Christmas ale...something about it tastes like the season. Probably pine notes. Finishes almost exactly as it starts...nearly no flavor or feel change on the end. Would order again, and would recommend to others.

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Photo of benjamincarter
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mambajahamba
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours clear reddish amber color with a foamy 1 finger tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly leaving good spotty foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of citrus hops and floral hops up front, followed by caramel, light syrup, French toast, herbs, tea leaf, lightly roasted grains and more malt which gives off a sweet aroma. Deep and malty, the spicy hops add some nice balance and character to this brew.

Tastes similar to the nose but with more pronounced malt and additional spices like piney hops and pepper showing up along with the rye mentioned on the can. The malty sweetness is more toffee than caramel, with syrup, French toast, herbs, tea leaf, lightly roasted grains, and then some grapefruit, citrus hops, floral hops and mild spices that add better balance than the nose, but it's still malt dominant.

Mouthfeel is smooth with average carbonation, a medium body and a mild bitterness that comes through the general malty sweetness. This hides the 8% ABV very well, with only a little warming taking place after a few sips.

Overall it was good, but I lost interest towards the end as nothing changed as this pint warmed up – it just remained on cruise control with no deviation or turbulence.

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Photo of mschrei
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bieniek30
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrfrancis
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, murky amber with a creamy, thick khaki head. Head retention is great, lacing is moderate-to-thick. Little chunks of yeast are clearly visible in the liquid.

S: Aromas of biscuit, caramel, cream, toffee, brown sugar, honey roasted nuts, and mildly herbal, lemony hops present themselves on the nose.

T: Notes of nougat, heavy cream, biscuit, caramel, toffee, honey roasted nuts, brown sugar, leather, and vanilla bean are underscored by subtle hints of lemon, lime, and fresh herbs. The finish is rich, sweet, and punchy, imparting lingering flavors of caramel, toffee, herbs, and tart citrus underscored by peppery, prickly alcohol.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy, silky, and smooth. Carbonation is firm, yet rather fine. Alcohol presence is pronounced, but not distracting.

O: This is really more of a strong ale than an amber/red ale, but overall, it is very good. I do not understand the comparatively pedestrian ratings Finch's stuff gets on this site. I have yet to have a beer from this brewer that is less than satisfying.

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Photo of kwjd
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasonpossible
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not for everybody, there's a distinctive taste to all Finch's beers. You either love it or hate it and I love it!

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