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Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Duck-Rabbit Amber AleDuck-Rabbit Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
78
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419 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 09-23-2004)
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-14-2013 01:10:37 | More by FrankShirley
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3/5  rDev -11.5%

09-08-2013 21:26:38 | More by grumpygerman
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18%

09-07-2013 22:16:02 | More by ejohnson654
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Zraly

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 19:52:19 | More by Zraly
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jkd03c

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

08-24-2013 23:07:19 | More by jkd03c
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LMH88

New York

4/5  rDev +18%

08-14-2013 13:12:12 | More by LMH88
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

08-11-2013 02:57:29 | More by avisong
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

08-09-2013 20:53:36 | More by EBeckett3
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Radiosox

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

08-02-2013 21:25:13 | More by Radiosox
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pualie84

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-30-2013 13:18:36 | More by pualie84
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-26-2013 23:27:46 | More by dgherm
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-24-2013 21:34:09 | More by TonyTalon
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-21-2013 06:28:55 | More by bmjivi221
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-19-2013 16:13:07 | More by JMUbrewz
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-14-2013 17:27:08 | More by KevinGordon
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I recently had this on tap on the pier of Atlantic Beach, NC and it was worthy of a 3.5 overall. I always find bottled offerings a bit better. Why risk, so instead of reviewing it I went 3 miles down the beach and bought a single bottle. This review is based off that bottle.

While the excellent part of the draft version gave a solid pour the bottle was equally good. 12 oz Brown bottle with usual Duck Rabbit artwork and label with Amber ale sketched toward the bottom of the label. Really a nice looking label from this Georgia brewery. Both versions were poured into a standard pint glass.

A - deep amber with some ruby highlights. soft colored light tan head pours nice and settles into a sturdy ring of lace never really losing any size in terms of the creamy ring of lacing. Some excellent stick to the walls of this glass.

S - roasted malt aroma with some nuttiness. Breast with some caramel and toffee whiffs. a faint earthy hop whiff in background.

T - very similar to the aroma of roasted, caramel and toffee malts. A light readiness to it with some nuts. The difference in the flavor is the addition of some sort of weird weird fruitiness. I can't describe it other than that. It could have benefited this amber ale greatly, but instead I feel it hurt its flavor a touch. earthy hops show themselves again, but again just aren't quite enough for me.

M - very drinkable and while being fairly thin it still carries a pretty good texture and its drinkability is off the charts impressive in regards to a sessionable amber ale. Smooth mouthful.

O - I do like Duck-Rabbit and I always try to grab their stuff when I'm down this way. This amber offering has a lot of good things going for it but it's one that if rethought and one if they went back and tweaked a few things would be extremely tough to beat in the style. But for right now it's just another ale that is worth a try but nothing that will leave you remembering it's name. For me I don't get that awesome American amber ale style with this. No knock on duck rabbit or English made ales, but while drinking it I couldn't help but think this thing carries an English malt forward style. I love English ales but they aren't doing what American breweries are doing to amber ales. not a ton mote, but some more hops would send this into the 4 ranking. But it still does have a few pretty gold qualities.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 18:11:05 | More by BradtheGreat7
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4/5  rDev +18%

07-04-2013 17:29:05 | More by LouDogg114
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-04-2013 11:52:00 | More by Houser
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-02-2013 21:32:50 | More by WOLFGANG
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-30-2013 22:35:57 | More by kristougher
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-29-2013 13:19:57 | More by ejimhof
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SMKilp

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-21-2013 02:03:53 | More by SMKilp
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Harlock

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-16-2013 00:33:42 | More by Harlock
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-14-2013 20:52:24 | More by Amedlin18
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baconman91

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-13-2013 20:02:53 | More by baconman91
Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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