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Dirty Little Freak - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 11
Gots: 58 | 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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Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark cola color. Some light passes. The head is low-riding, thin, surface-covering, but spotty.

Yep. Smells like a Samoa cookie. Malty roast, caramel, coconut, toffee sweetness, cocoa, and a hint of maraschino cherry. Maybe a thin mint hop, too. Chocolate grows as it warms.

Toasted coconut bookends flavors of caramel, devil's food cake, roast, pomme, and earthy bitterness. Tastes like slice of German chocolate cake. Pretty impressive, really. I love German chocolate cake, and there's nothing off-putting in the flavor to distract me away from a guilty pleasure dessert beer. So easy to drink, too. Soft body and soft carbonation. One might fault Dirty Little Freak for being too light. It's not rich or fulfilling, it's just pleasant and unobtrusive.

Merely, delicious with the added ingredients.

thecheapies, Apr 20, 2014
More User Reviews:
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
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Love the combination of coconut, chocolate, and caramel. This one is like drinking a beer version of Almond Joy. I could have several of these.

tigg924, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

acurtis, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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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.

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

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Dirty Little Freak from DuClaw Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.