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Dirty Little Freak - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 15
Gots: 76 | 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 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

Photo of Agentveba
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joe_
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodchipper
2.9/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12oz bottle dated 8/14, poured into a tulip.
L- dark caramel. Nice rising bubbles that dissipate in about 30 seconds.
S- like a Mounds bar
T- like a Mounds bar
F- high carbonation is nice, especially given the heavy flavors.

Photo of Amedlin18
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of off-white head that completely dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Interesting aromas of roasted malt, imparting notes of toasted dark bread, followed by some aromas of toasted coconut, dry-roasted peanuts, a touch of vanilla and brown sugar. Very earthy and enticing.

Taste: Very nice flavors of toasted malt and coconut up front, followed by some molasses and brown sugar-like sweetness, finished by some nicely balanced hops. Quite interesting and quite good.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth, as there is no carbonation to speak of, what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no alcohol present on the palate.

Overall: A very interesting and quite good beer. I like the earthy aromas and flavors. I’d certainly get it again.

Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Only my second Duclaw beer I have tried.Pours a russet brown with a creamy textured light beige head atop that leaves an almost full ring of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Toasted coconut stands out in the nose along with mild milk chocolate.Although not a fan of coconut it's pleasant on the palate and goes well with the chocolate notes.Again not a fan of coconut so much but this is a pretty darn good beer.

Photo of KimFazioRuggiero
4.53/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty beer! Seems like there is a coffee taste as well to me.

Photo of jjd315
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lonelyshadow
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DCHritz
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tnjsrich
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look is quite lackluster in the glass with minimal head and body color that is kinda brown/purplish. Has a very nice vanilla and slight coconut sweet smell. Taste is that of a very typical brown ale though. Nothing really noteworthy here and a quite bitter finish as well along with some burnt roasty notes. Body and mouthfeel is quite thin. Overall, this is just a very pedestrian brown ale and not the most enjoyable. Good but nothing really making me want to revisit.

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of hopsolutely
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

As I am not a fan of coconut, please take this review with a grain of salt. Feel like I am drinking Tropicana suntan lotion and would prefer not to...

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Well it certainly is an interesting little freak. You pick up some coconut in the smell along with what seems like chocolate. The vanilla is faint. The flavor is interesting, reminds me of the old sno ball cake by hostess, which I was not a fan of. There is also an off taste on the finish that does not seem like a bitter. Overall, interesting, but not very good.

Photo of Hearneator
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NHguy
2.99/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Dirty Little Freak from DuClaw Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.