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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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563 Ratings

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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 42
Gots: 23 | 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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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours brown (no, really?) accompanied by a beige head with nominal lacing.

Smell: Aroma of chocolate malts with a slight nuttiness and a flowery citrus zing.

Taste: Chocolate malts reach out first, while the spicy hops impart a nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Its medium, its mild, but surprisingly drying. Good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: A simple beer that, although a bit more hopped than most browns, is still rather mild mannered. If you take to this style, then you should be pleased with this one.

Re-Review: March 12, 2008

Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-brown body with a small, ivory-colored head.

Smell: Malty aroma with a few flecks of chocolate and dark caramel. Touch of grains. Light floral hop character.

Taste: Maltiness represented by chocolate and caramel with a mild sweetness. More pronounced grain flavor. Slight nuttiness. Light, spicy bitterness scrubs away the sweetness and leaves you with a lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: In the neighborhood of medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Much better than when I first came across this beer back in November '05.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2005 07:12:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was a tryout from a mix-pack I bought. Local (in-state) brewery, and it's a brown ale, what could go wrong?

On the pour, it's got great colour. Nose is gorgeous, malt and bread and yeast. The taste doesn't follow the nose as much, there is some hops (not bad) but the roast gets a little too bitter as the flavour hits the back of my palate. Finish is just too much on the bitter side. Mouthfeel is OK, maybe a little too carbonated but no real foul.

Overall, I was not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 02:13:26 | More by slym
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-19-2014 21:43:50 | More by patre_tim
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-17-2014 20:20:15 | More by DrMindbender
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2014 00:28:22 | More by PTEdelman
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1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

07-14-2014 21:47:49 | More by mwar
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-13-2014 19:04:28 | More by Jgravholt
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-13-2014 04:45:18 | More by bret717
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-12-2014 12:08:04 | More by Sweenz
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-11-2014 20:51:36 | More by nealbert
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-11-2014 01:12:41 | More by TheFightingMongooses
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-09-2014 13:58:43 | More by ToddThompson
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-07-2014 01:02:28 | More by Squacher
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3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass. Date stamp not on bottle, but I see the spot for it on the label.

Appearance: Clear Dark amber to deep copper. Thin persistent tan head. Thick strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt, burnt sugar, cocoa powder, root beer.

Taste: Initial sweetness with caramel, burnt sugar, toffee. Hoppy finish of pine, black coffee, and English bittering hops.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, spicy on the tongue. Sticky on the teeth.

Overall/Drinkability: A very interesting combo of strong malts and bittering hops. Tasty, but didn't pair well with pizza. Still, full flavored and I look forward to another. Interestingly, one per evening for me with this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 23:10:25 | More by damndirtyape
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-02-2014 18:28:34 | More by DaveRinn
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-30-2014 21:29:14 | More by CraigTravor
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4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bottle claimed something to the effect of "dark beer specialists", so I had my hopes up. I was not disappointed. The beer pours out a beautiful, clear ruddy brown with a nice cap of creamy tan head. It clings to the glass and leaves nice lacing. Aroma-wise this one is spot-on. Dark caramel and roasted nuts play off each other with just a little hint of earthy hops to round it out. Flavor-wise, this one is great. The hops take a more dominant role but the balance becomes much better and enjoyable. There's a little bit of fizz from the carbonation but it has a nice weight to it and is mostly smooth on the palate. An under-appreciated style, frequently butchered. This is just about perfect.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 19:55:28 | More by delta490
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-26-2014 21:39:46 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-26-2014 18:38:44 | More by huntermop
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-26-2014 02:52:02 | More by wrightst
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-24-2014 00:26:12 | More by midlifec
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-22-2014 22:53:42 | More by jebrew
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-17-2014 21:36:59 | More by SLewis
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2014 19:56:34 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-09-2014 15:07:55 | More by billhelm
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Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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