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Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

406 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 72
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silver0rlead on 05-15-2006)
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kkipple

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Grabbed a single from Asheville 'cause I can't remember the last time I had this one. Cracked after lunch on a cold, clear Sunday afternoon. "Enjoy by" date of 10/11

A. Murky, muddy red-clay. Short head with active bubbles and additional life thanks to my New Belgium lazer-etched goblet.

S. Sweet and malt-sugary, as most of Duck-Rabbit's bigger brews tend to be. This is sharp smelling, with some high fusel booze and some sugary, raisiny notes going on... sort of reminds me of a Muscat dessert wine. Minor aromas of darker malt and an almost tannic, woodsy-husky grain smell. No smoke, sadly. Subtlety is not this beer's strong point.

T. Hmm, yeah, this is pretty much how I remembered... fortunately the flavor here isn't as sweet as the nose suggests and has some real malt depth to it, sadly, it's neither as refined or approachable as that stalwart standby, Old Chub. OC is actually a good jumping off point, since most of my (few, if any) readers should be familiar with it. Duck-Rabbit's take is more 'rough hewn', with more evident booze in both the flavor and the warming factor. There is less dark fruit and more worty slickness, and I almost feel like I'm picking up a bit of hop citrus - probably just a byproduct of the fermentation though. This has a spicy, almost peppery kick to it upon swallowing. Interesting stuff, but not the best example around.

M / D. Slick, medium bodied, fully carbonated, perhaps a bit too excitable. Drinks... okay. I wouldn't go back for this one on a regular basis.

Duck-Rabbit here has a decent take on the style, too rough and sharp tasting for my personal preference, but your mileage may vary.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 20:01:09 | More by kkipple
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Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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