Dirty Bird | Finch's Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by emerge077 on 08-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by Treebs:
Photo of Treebs
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Village Tap for their Local Tap Takeover. Served in an 8 oz. taster glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with some light ruby hues around the edges and half finger gray head that subsides quickly.

S: The smell is a mix of many things. It has a roasted nuttiness and malt flavor with some light dark fruits as well.

T: The taste is like the nose. The are more dark fruits present with a backbone of roasted nuts and malts with a woody undertone as well. There is a nice sweetness on the finish as well.

M: Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied with a decent carbonation. Dry finish keeps you coming back for more.

O: A very decent brew and it looks like Finch's is going in the right direction. More dark fruits than I expected but still good. I'm excited to see what come of the BA version of this and what the whiskey barrels will add to the overall flavor profiles.

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Photo of emerge077
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an imperial pint.

Deep and saturated reddish brown, an autumnal tone with sharp clarity. Stiff cap of creamy offwhite foam, leaving an irregular scalloped collar of lace inside the glass. Okay retention, a thin skim on the surface, and a fairly thick ring around the edges.

Sweet malty aroma, hints of tobacco and maple. A little coarse, some raw malts, maybe not as rich as it could be, but but good.

Somewhat robust, medium to full bodied. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste, heavy malt flavor upfront, slick and a little sweet. Slight hint of alcohol in there but it disappears quickly. A little bit of dried fruit of indistinct origin...grape, currant, or something. Pretty smooth and pleasantly malty. Flash of initial sweetness isn't overwhelming. It needs some time to warm up to fully appreciate some of the nuance it has. Overall a good effort from Finch's.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Limestone.

I thanked many gods and god-like things when I didn't get the song stuck in my head whilst drinking this. It pours a clear russet-garnet topped by a finger of lightly dirty cream-white foam. The nose comprises toffee and light dark chocolate powder. It's exceedingly simple, but it smells pretty good nonetheless. The taste holds notes of toffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee, and a touch of greenery. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decently smooth feel. Overall, a pretty nice doppelbock. Based on my experience, Finch's needs to can their darker beers, 'cause they've been much better than what's already available in aluminum...

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Photo of vespahulb
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally got a hold of this one on tap. After digging on the Cutthroat Pale Ale, I was excited to try this one and honestly, it lived up to my self-created hype.

In the nose, a great sweet backdrop of malt, a bit of tea, and milk chocolate. In the mouth, more of the same. Excellent caramel-malt on the outer palate, with excellent chocolately flavor. It really was reminiscent of "Whopper's" candy. Super chocolatey with a nice malty milk ball center....but with just a slight kick of green hops...maybe Saaz or Haullterau.

All in all, for the style, it was unique. But beyond the style, just a good drinking beer for the fall season. An enthusiastic B+ for sure! Well done, Finch's...another excellent offering.

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Dirty Bird from Finch's Beer Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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