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Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Duck-Rabbit Brown AleDuck-Rabbit Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

605 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 44
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 10-06-2004

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Photo of Oldmankeebler
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is a very average brown ale. It tastes like beer but is nothing special.

Photo of liquorpig
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of winningwes91
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
4.69/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has an awesome aroma of toasted malt.
Appearance- A beautiful brown color that has a thick light brown head on top.
Taste- An excellent toasty malt flavor with a caramel finish.
Palate- This is a medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation and has a semi-creamy feel to it.
Overall- Excellent brew, first time drinking this and it won't be the last.

Photo of PA-hunter
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured 12oz glass into snifter. 5.6% abv

Appearance- An extremely dark shade of amber. Borderline dark brown. Massive head with a fine froth. White with a tannish tint.

Smell- Sweet, toasted malt. Cooked veggies, a bit of lemon as well.

Taste- Starts with a smoky flavor along side of toasted malt. Slight sweetness. Ends with a strong bitter note, still on the smoky side.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body, lots of carbonation.

Overall- A mediocre brown ale. Could use more complexity and balance as far as the malt goes. So-so

Photo of Bookie2131
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oesarth
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

best head i've had on an "american brown ale". perfect hopping.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertConway
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of NC-AmateurBrewer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MattFox
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of saison90
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of epyon396
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Grannyknot
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

My recent forays to NorVA and WASDC have enabled me to stop in at Total Wine & More stores in those areas, which is where this beer came from.

From the bottle: “Made in Farmville, North Carolina”; “Proudly hand made in small batches”; “Hoppy and Beautifully Bitter”; “The Dark Beer Specialist”.

In Pop!ping the cap, I released a bunch of gas and even the bottle gave off a hissing noise. I had a feeling as to what this might mean, but I began a heavy-handed pour anyway. It was not long before the glass began filling with foam and I had to back off in order to allow it to settle. I am going to be frank here and say that due to its overcarbonation, I was irritated and impatient, neither of which are conducive to a positive review. It finally settled into two fingers of dense, soapy, light-tan head with good retention. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity and copper highlights. Nose had a minty hoppiness and a chocolate malt sweetness. To quote Wendy’s, “Now, that’s better!” Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, so even with all of that carbonation, it did not lend anything to the mix. Taste was initially minty, thanks to the hops, but slowly giving over to a chocolaty sweetness. I was put in mind of a York Peppermint Patty and I was getting the sensation. In the interim, all of that foamy head had begun to create some sticky lacing on its way down. Finish was semi-dry with the hops outstripping the malt. It was definitely an American Brown Ale and if you like that sort of thing, more power to you. I was left waffling about the whole experience.

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Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.