DuClaw Dirty Little Freak

When I was at Atlantic City Beer Fest, I stopped by the DuClaw tent and tried this brew and really liked the small sample that I had. I liked it enough to buy a full bottle to review. Let’s see if I liked it as much this time around.


ABV: 5.8%

Style: American Brown Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I’m on the last episode of season 1 of “Carnivale.” I’m still not really enjoying it.

This brew poured with a one finger, slightly off white head that dissipated quickly, but left some lacing on the glass. There was a crown that was left on top of the body that was about a sixth of an inch high. The nose was really fragrant and inviting with toasted coconut and rich caramel. There was also some hazelnuts as well. The taste didn’t match up exactly as well as I would have hoped. The toasted coconut and caramel was apparent with some chocolate notes as well, almost like an almond joy. There were some roasted malts there as well, but the coconut was slightly more apparent in the nose than the taste. After smelling how inviting this one was, the taste was a little bit of a let down. I really enjoy coconut, so I was hoping that it would match up to the nose exactly. Despite this, it was really good. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. It had a moderately long finish with roasted malts and caramel. This beer was pretty good, although I can’t imagine having a lot of them in a sitting. If you like coconut, definitely try this one!

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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