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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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Reviews by cjoc83:
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, clear brown, amber hues visible at the edges of the glass, with about 2 fingers of tan head that sticks around for a few minutes before receding to a frothy layer. Leaves nice lacing.

Smell is nutty, earthy hops, roasted malts, hints of chocolate and coffee.

Taste is dark, bready malts, biscuit, touches of chocolate and bitter coffee, and some floral hops. Definitely bitter, as the bottle promises.

Low carbonation (a little too low), mouthfeel is a bit thin, medium bodied, clean finish.

Overall, a very drinkable brown ale, but with how much I loved their Rabid Duck RIS, I was expecting it to be a little bit better. The flavors are nice, but nothing out of this world, and the mouthfeel is a tad thin. I also wish the bitterness was dialed back a bit. A solid brew, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 07:51:50 | More by cjoc83
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3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
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

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4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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Look: A LOT of head. Light tan in color and very fluffy. Head sticks around a while. Looks like a cream soda, almost. Has a deep, amber, reddish color with a lot of bubbles.

Smell: A little hoppy, with a hint of roasted nuts and chocolate. Almost has a slight scent of cream soda as well as it's looks.

Taste: Roasted nuts upfront, with just a very light hint of dark, unsweetened chocolate. A slight hop finish.

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