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Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

589 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 43
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

BlueMoon10, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of slym
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.

slym, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

patre_tim, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

DrMindbender, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of PTEdelman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

PTEdelman, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of mwar
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

mwar, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Jgravholt
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Jgravholt, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of bret717
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bret717, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Sweenz
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Sweenz, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of nealbert
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

nealbert, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of ToddThompson
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ToddThompson, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Squacher
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Squacher, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of damndirtyape
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.

damndirtyape, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DaveRinn, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

CraigTravor, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of delta490
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.

delta490, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of ChrisFurlowLSU
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

huntermop, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

wrightst, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

midlifec, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

jebrew, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

SLewis, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

billhelm, Jun 09, 2014
Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.