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Dirty Little Freak - DuClaw Brewing Company

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256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 11
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
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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Photo of DrDemento456
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found this at my local Beermuda mixed and matched for around 2 dollars. Into a pint glass.
A - Very nice deep brown color with a 1/2 inch of mocha head that sticks around for quite a bit. Really good looking medium body on this brown.
S - Very strong toasted coconut with chocolate malt tones. Not subtle in any way just in your face. Getting some underlining hazelnut smells from the brown ale as well. Sweet.
T - Pretty much like Kona's Koko Brown but much more robust toasted coconut and great chocolate malt tones. Finish is rather sweet with some hazelnut twang and some hops. Really loving it.
M - Light to medium somewhat chewy. Decent body.

Overall this is a winner what a great experimental brew. I had my doubts with this since most beers they make are rather lackluster but this may be the best beer I had from them to date. I have never experienced such robust coconut flavor in a beer so if thats your thing BUY THIS NOW!

DrDemento456, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Robbie_Fish, Yesterday at 03:15 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

bschinelli, Monday at 12:00 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

weezarc, Sunday at 11:54 PM
Photo of wac9
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

wac9, Saturday at 02:50 AM
Photo of saison90
4/5  rDev +8.7%

saison90, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
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.

NeroFiddled, Nov 17, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

DeadWalkerAir, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dabarton, Nov 16, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -17.4%

ChrisR123, Nov 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

SarahSupaSaiyan, Nov 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

matridium, Nov 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

Skabiski, Nov 08, 2014
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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.

Dodo2step, Nov 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Knapp85, Nov 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

hophead81, Nov 08, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

dmartin244, Nov 08, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

shoretaxi, Nov 07, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

Scott_Thomas, Nov 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Belittle, Nov 04, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +12%

Geech, Nov 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Urk1127, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

thewilliamhart, Nov 03, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +14.1%

babyredfish, Nov 02, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

dexterk1, Nov 01, 2014
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Dirty Little Freak from DuClaw Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.