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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

601 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 43
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 10-06-2004

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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.

Photo of DaveRinn
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

Photo of ChrisFurlowLSU
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of huntermop
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of midlifec
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jebrew
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of SLewis
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of billhelm
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of EvoRich
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Feel: Very carbonated, light bodied.

Overall: The beer looks great, smells great, Tastes, pretty good, and overall, I'd consider it good to go. Not something I'd typically drink, but pretty good. I'd buy it again.

Photo of rydev24
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of u2carew
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz long neck.

A) Pours with a very active tan colored head. Great head retention. Creamy with some big bubbles, but amazingly sticky. Though a dark body, very good clarity with energetic upward carbonation. Mahogany in color.
S) Caramel. Toffee. Roasty notes.
T) Subtle malt sweetness up front then drops off quickly. Hints of coffee. Noticeable hops in the finish.
M) Medium-light body. Slightly dry finish.
D) An alright brown ale. This is my second attempt at trying this brown ale in hopes of improvement. I wish the body was a little bit heavier and the taste profile would last longer.

Photo of Durandal_777
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kayrex
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MikeWard
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cdoan4
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cantstandya65
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of xbrettfavrex
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.