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Dirty Little Freak - DuClaw Brewing Company

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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 19
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: duceswild on 02-27-2014

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Photo of Fubar94
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TomMorris
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of alexkwilhelm
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McAndrew
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BerBen
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alking956
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.75] Nice cola color. The beer is clear and has red hues. The beer forms a 1/2 finger off white cap of head. The bottle lists the ABV (5.8%). Bottled 11/4/15.

S: [3.50] Nice mix of dessert flavors. Vanilla, chocolate like a liquid candy bar.

T: [3.75] The taste follows the nose. Lots of candy flavors. Chocolate, caramel, brown sugar. I have to admit - I read the commercial description and then the coconut flavor hit me. It was a taste I wasn't able to describe before.

M: [3.75] The body is a bit thin. There is no noticeable carbonation or alcohol. There is a slightly dry finish.

O: [3.75] I really like this beer. It is just a mass of different candy flavors. Maybe this isn't for everyone - but I really like it. At 5.8% I didn't expect a massive body so I wasn't surprised it was a little thin.

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, dark red-brown in color. Lacing is just half a finger of almond colored foam, but it leaves fair lacing on the glass.

S: Cocoa, and a nutty aroma I can't quite place. No real hops aroma.

T: Malt flavors are reminiscent of dark bread. There's a strong mix of cocoa and coconut in the middle. The finish is moderately bitter, but it's more like burnt toast than your typical hops bitterness.

M: A little thin, but so moist and smooth that it hardly matters. Just a touch of dryness in the finish.

O: A nice after-dinner beer, almost dessert quality. It still has a connection to its brown ale base, but the coconut and cocoa flavors take it in a new, enjoyable direction.

Photo of RobDB
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWBirmingham
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Brown bodied beer with a thin off-white fuzzy head that fades out to a ring and rafts of bubbles.

Aroma: I get a chocolate aroma right off the bat. It's a strong tootsie roll smell. Then there is this wood-like aroma. It smells pretty great!

Taste: I get chocolate and this sweet coconut flavor that is very strong. Again there is this wood presence. It's very nice.

Mouthfeel: The body of the beer is too thin. It just doesn't stand up to the big flavors.

Overall: I really like this beer. It's a thin bodied beer...a bit watered down...but it has a great flavor and aroma. I would recommend it especially if you're a fan of coconut, and the chocolate adds a nice finishing touch.

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thickfreakness
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Bandi
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear deep mahogany in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and hints of amber + copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel and toasted malts with a light amount of nuttiness. That is followed by slightly stronger aromas of coconut, chocolate, and vanilla.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of caramel and toasted malts with a moderate amount of cocoa sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of coconut (slightly artificial) and vanilla. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which does not linger for long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: The flavors of coconut, vanilla, and chocolate overwhelm the flavors of the base beer which is unfortunate - I wish they were more complementary rather than dominating. Additionally, the coconut flavor is slightly artificial. Not sure I would grab this one again.

Photo of johnfantonius
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cheesy26
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dhesington
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WckdVbz
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Lots of coconut, chcocolate, caramel and vanilla!

Photo of AMCPhD
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Dirty Little Freak from DuClaw Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.