Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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Reviews by SuperSpy:
2.6/5 rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
12oz with a drink by date of May 09 (this month).
Poured into a pint glass it is a very cloudy brown with ruby hues and a thick tan head that leaves behind a lot of lacing.
The smell is very faint. In the little bit of aroma I can detect I get a hint of roasted malt but not much else.
The beer is pretty light and goes down easily. The first taste is roast malt with a decently crisp hop finish, but there is not much complexity anywhere in the flavor. Even though brown ales are typically brewed to strike a balance between malt and hops, it doesn't mean that those two ends of the spectrum can't have any character to them.
There isn't necessarily anything wrong with this beer, but there would have to be a pretty weak selection for this to be my drink of choice at one of the local bars. For the style and overall I just find it lacking in aroma and taste complexity, but I will give this another try in hope that this bottle was just past its prime.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2009 01:28:39 | More by SuperSpy
More User Reviews:
3.59/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy, reddish hazelnut brown with three fingers of puffy beige head that clumpily settles to one finger or so. Good retention; spider web-like lacing.
Rich, dark malt with yeasty esters. Dark fruits, nuts, leather, and some other woody kind of hop smells.
Dry and earthy-tasting. Lots of floral hops up front with some mellowing bready malt tastes at the finish.
Thin and dry with a tingly hop character and a warm finish.
Okay take on a brown.
This is a beautiful-looking, different-smelling, hoppy-and-dry-tasting, thin-feeling beer and although I may be being hard on it it was not bad. It is not what I was expecting by any stretch of the imagination, but it was not a terrible beer. A very aromatic beer that is hoppier and drier than I usually anticipate with a brown.
Might have again; if you want to try it, who am I to stop you?
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 01:28:04 | More by TheDoctor
3.83/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pretty nice brown ale - one of Duck-Rabbit's lighter beers I've had.
Real-ale-like loose foam at the start, drops to nothing... liquid looks flat, burgundy, with a slight glow... Mostly fruity hops and higher alcohols on the nose - vibrant yet fairly mellow.... fairly potent nuance of caramel cuts through its bold blend of sweetish, bread-crusty malt, soft floral/melon hop flavor and bitterness, and tonic, warm rush of booze.... as round a mouthfeel as they come without any residual viscosity - surprisingly light on palate.
Overall, it has a pleasant, bold, malty flavor with a nice, soft balance with the hops/alcohol. Taste-wise, I could have a couple in a sitting, but it's more of a one-a-day beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-28-2014 06:36:08 | More by Bouleboubier
Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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