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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

558 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 42
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 10-06-2004)
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BrewMaster

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3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark, semi-cloudy brown with a slight amber hue. Big fluffy head that filled up half of my chalice. Decent head retention as well.

Smell: Slighty hoppy with a bit of piney character. There is also a nutty, woody nose. Not much maltiness in the those, which is a bit odd.

Taste: Very strong hoppy opening that is uncharacteristic for the style. It's earthy with a nut and soft wood flavor. Some astringency and metallic flavor in te ending. The beer is sandy with notes of peat and bark. A sweet middle and a watery ending and a dry aftertaste. the aftertaste is biscuity and tastes lke a catholic communion wafer. This beer is certainly unique but it does not hold much to style.

Mouthfeel: Sandy and dry feeling on the palate. Definately an odd ball fora brown ale.

Drinkability: Good with red meat or BBQ. Not terribly drinkable because the hop flavor is a bit haphazard, especially considering the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2005 19:45:10 | More by BrewMaster
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Smell: Roasted malt, burnt sugar, cocoa powder, root beer.

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Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.