Dirty Little Freak | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale, first brewed in 2014, takes the traditional American Brown Ale and gives it a sensual new twist – Coconut! This medium-bodied, 5.8% abv brown ale is a feast for the senses from its dominant blend of warm, roasted malt, coconut, caramel, and chocolate flavors barely restrained by a gentle hop bite, to its tantalizingly satisfying finish. But if you submit to our Dirty Little Freak, be warned: there is no safe word.

Added by duceswild on 02-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
668
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
252
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 668 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of Cindicameron
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle, from Whole Foods. The first couple sips were good. coconut flavor was nice. But then it seemed thin and the flavor wasn't as good. Didn't end up finishing it.

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Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown color. 1/5 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of coconut, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coconut, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, weak appearance, simple body, with an average aroma.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light ringy lacing that spider webs nicely. The smell started off with a nice level of nutty malts cascading through a light caramel background and allowing decent light coconut tones wrapping it all together. The taste was sweet and roasty smooth through nutty and caramel malts. The coconut comes back to balance and keep sweet. There’s no aftertaste but has a nice dry roasty sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Coconut sweetness and a light roasty coffee strolls along my tongue nicely in a smooth way. Overall, nice brown ale with added coconut flavoring I’d smack my lips on again.

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Photo of probert
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kristyngoody
4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure why but I really don't like the packaging of this beer, besides that I LOVE this. There's a strong coconut taste throughout the whole sip of beer. I highly recommend if you like chocolate coconut beers!

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nate139
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joshautry
2.15/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of generallee
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of philday
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ROGUE16
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tommy5
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lelampp
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly light brown on the pour; darker in the glass with garnet and purple highlights on the edges. Head production is solid, and retention is excellent.

Sweet aroma: chocolate, toasted coconut, caramel and toffee, earthy hops, and nuts.

Fairly thin feel, but very smooth. A touch bitter up front with hops, dark chocolate, and toasted malt leading the way, but on the back half, toasted coconut and caramel really take over. Very smooth and accessible; not too sweet. Slight pine and citrus peel from the hops.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a wonderful beer in general. Coconut and caramel, chocolate and roasted malts make up this nice beer. dark in color small tan head . Coconut and caramel most prevailent. Great tasting and smooth all around

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dirty Little Freak from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 668 ratings.
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