Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.22/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:
In true American style a lot of hops are thrown at this beer from start to finish and dry-hopped to boot (Amarillo and Saaz respectively).
Cappuccino style froth yields a beautiful trail of tan lace that drapes the inside of the glass. Dark chestnut hue but not dark enough to hide the clarity when put up to the light. Pungent and slightly sharp hop aroma, suggestions of citric peel, pepper corn and freshly cut grass come to mind. Mild-roasted malts drop a thick scent of chicory on the nose. Smooth with a slick medium body, perfect level of carbonation still provides crispness throughout. The bitterness from the hops seems to be on top of the palate, though never sharp or overly bitter. A bit of spicy, citric and herbal flavor from both the Amarillo and Saaz. Maltiness comes slightly roasty with some sweetness. A touch of toffee and unsweetened chocolate. Finishes semi-dry.
Some stellar drinking here, impressive flavor profiles from the malt and hops yet still very sessionable. Duck-Rabbit raise the benchmark a few notches in the American Brown Ale style with this one.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 17:52:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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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