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Dirty Little Freak - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 13
Gots: 63 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: duceswild on 02-27-2014)
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4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into shaker glass
Aroma of caramel
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing fair – partial rings and many medium islands of small to medium bubbles
Body dark amber, small particle suspension
Flavor of caramel and vanilla (faint), no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75, Overall 4

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.8/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -12%

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4.56/5  rDev +23.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

a beer that taste like an almond joy wow its a hit a spot a diffrent spot then the other beers you drink but if you enjoy brown ales you will like it a diffrent taste with each sip

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DuClaw "Dirty Little Freak"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, freshness dating is illegible
$1.83 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Appearance: Hazy deep mahogany body. Khaki colored head. Limited head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Caramel, fudge, coconut, nuttiness, vanilla.

Flavor: Coconut is fairly strong, followed by chocolatey and caramel notes giving it the distinct characteristics of an "Almond Joy" candy bar. It's delicious, but a little bit of a one-trick pony. It finishes fairly quickly but leaves behind quite a bit of residual coconut, and a mild bitterness. There is one off-note to the finish, which I originally thought might be alcohol, but now feel is actually coming from the "natural flavors" which have been added. It's a little bit chemical, giving it a drying, somewhat solvent-like nature but overall it's balanced, and the limited, drying finish gives it perhaps a greater drinkability than if there were more malts and sweetness there.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium in body; median carbonation level. Gently bristling across the palate.

Overall: Really interesting right up front. Great coconut, toasted coconut, and caramel/fudge flavors. Balanced and drinkable. Additionally, I think this would make a great dessert beer, and it would probably make for some great, unusual and unexpected food pairings. For straight-forward drinkability, however, the coconut ultimately becomes the main component, overshadowing the base malts, and it's not really compelling enough to want a second within any given session.

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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.04/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Wegman's in Mechanicsburg, PA

A- deep brown color with minimal head and lackluster lacing on pint. Somewhat opaque.

S- coconut and chocolate with coffee malt tones.

F- toasted coconut flavor with chocolate coffee notes. An interesting mix and it works well together.

M- coconut medium bodied with the chocolate lingering nicely.

O-this was the last one in my six pack and it was a good try....worth purchasing more than one of.

Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Dirty Little Freak from DuClaw Brewing Company
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