Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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3.49/5 rDev +2.9%
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a murky brown color, not amber at all, almost muddy, with a quarter of a finger of white-head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer in wispy clouds.
Aroma: Very malty and bready, with some pronounced sweet aromas of honey and toffee.
Taste: Malty up front, quickly followed by some pronounced but not overpowering hoppy bitterness. There’s practically no sweetness present, just a lot of pleasant hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.5%, there’s no presence of alcohol on the palate.
Overall: This is a pretty solid amber ale, and unique to other ambers that I’ve had (Fat Tire, Honker Ale, etc.) in that it’s much more hop forward that I’m used to, but in a very tasty way. I’d certainly have it again.
10-29-2013 22:39:01 | More by Jeffreysan
3.59/5 rDev +5.9%
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Pours a clear reddish brown with just a thin off white head.
Aroma of caramel and toast along with a touch of roasted malt. Some grassy hops sneak through too.
More roast in the flavor. It is on the light side, however, and there is a very healthy dose of toffee and toast. Grass and hay from the hops and a moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the watery side.
Overall, a decent amber ale but nothing really makes it stand out. Not my favorite from Duck Rabbit.
09-15-2013 01:28:34 | More by rangerred
3.8/5 rDev +12.1%
Poured into a wide mouth Lagunitas glass. Notched as best by 8/13, so I am right on the cusp of the freshness threshold. A nice amber color with a fluffy off-white head. Notes of sweet malt and earth.
Crystal malt flavors predominate. A bit chewy, which is nice as it gives the mouthfeel a lot of substance, particularly for an amber ale. Hops are subdued and offer enough counterpart to allow the flavor from becoming unbalanced. A touch of roasted warmth and creaminess in the finish and it ends on a semi-dry note. Carbonation is maybe slightly overboard, but it also helps too with sugary-cloy prevention. Overall, malty goodness and likely a great crossover beer (i.e., something to convert non-beer drinkers to trying different styles).
I bought a few from the Duck Rabbit line today to give the "Dark Beer Specialist" a try. I have to say this is quite nice for an amber; reminds me a little bit of Alaskan Amber; seems to be a bit of an American-German alt beer hybrid (or at least strikes me as so). Solid session ale for spicy pizza.
08-29-2013 19:52:19 | More by Zraly
Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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