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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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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2013 23:49:20 | More by PatGreer
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-30-2013 22:37:08 | More by kristougher
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into tulip. best before 10/13.

A: slightly opaque. dark brown body with some light brown edges. head is slightly brown in a sea of a white foam. tightly bubbled. decent retention, minor spots of lacing.

S: dark fruits and toffee twang. perhaps a little bit of oak in there. minor heat as well. the dark fruit, plum and fig mostly, remind me more of a Belgian dubbel or even a quad than a scotch.

T: a lot of caramel and toffee. a little bit of coffee. a cola like sweetness right in the middle of the sip. heat gives a little zip to this brew. plum lingers long into the finish. hops on the backseat this is going in the right direction.

M: moderate amount of carb on a full body. works well.

D: not a bad scotch here. really similar to a Belgian ale to me. if there was a little bit of peat in here it would set it apart and really set it off, imo.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 03:38:39 | More by Jimmys
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-27-2013 17:58:47 | More by hellhammermario
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SMKilp

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-21-2013 02:03:19 | More by SMKilp
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-07-2013 22:28:24 | More by HattedClassic
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-05-2013 23:42:28 | More by GrindFatherBob
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-05-2013 21:25:42 | More by BostonHops
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-04-2013 22:17:46 | More by braican
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ElijahRivera

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-03-2013 17:02:55 | More by ElijahRivera
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-03-2013 16:07:04 | More by waiting4lunch
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-19-2013 13:26:15 | More by Photekut
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-04-2013 20:26:34 | More by Kelp
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-04-2013 19:16:18 | More by leftstagebrew
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-25-2013 03:54:59 | More by weaselchew
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Bluecane

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-21-2013 05:52:22 | More by Bluecane
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper with a finger of beige head that enjoyed some retention around the very edges of the glass. The nose includes caramel, nuts, bread and an odd note that was hard to place. This offering has a malty sweetness to it that gives way to a chewy bitterness that includes a trace of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 21:36:52 | More by 57md
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at O'reilly's tap room and Kitchen in Harrisburg, served in a snifter.

The color is deep copper with some bronze highlights and small thin head of beige which becomes a ring of beads yet revives with a swirl. There are legs on the glass as it is swirled. The smell is very nice with some light malt toasted odors and slightly sweet nuttty almost almond-like scents with a moderately alcohol influenced aroma. The feel is good with slight sweet entry and mild bitterness with not quite cloying feel and moderately high carbonation and semi boozy finish.

This is a pretty decent Scotch ale, a bit of roast and light bready toasted malt with mildly sweet almost caramel and nutty with a gentle bitterness to balance things out but the alcohol comes forward slightly in the flavor as it warms, not bad which might be expected of a beer 8% or higher, I like the dry finish. Overall a pretty good ale, not one I would want more than 1 snifter of however.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2013 14:03:19 | More by Slatetank
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer was served as a golden amber color with a one finger off white head. The head faded relatively quickly leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is big and sweet with a strong aroma of brown sugar and some lighter notes of toffee. With these sugary smells is a good presence of a dark fruit and a heavy malt nature with lighter hints of roast mixed within. Rounding all the aromas out is a light boozy smell which overall produces a sweet and comforting smell.

Taste – The taste follows the nose very swell. A big malty and sweet flavor of a lightly roasted malt and bready nature mixed with big flavors of brown sugar meet the tongue. Some flavors of toffee and a light amount of a dark fruit then hit the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. As the taste advances to the end, a very light alcohol flavor meets the tongue leaving an almost lightly liquored hard candy taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is creamier and smooth with a carbonation level that was on the lower side. This feel was quite nice for creating a slower drinker with it accentuating nicely all the sweet and malty flavors of the brew.

Overall – A rather enjoyable drink I must say. A bit on the candy sweeter side even for a wee heavy, but very enjoyable and pleasant to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 20:01:28 | More by Darkmagus82
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DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-20-2013 02:17:01 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

02-25-2013 15:16:17 | More by Boilerfood
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: burgundy liquid....tan head, somewhat creamy with an open structure, not much retention, decent lacing

S: dark, rich caramel....potent fruity esters woven in...bit of a toasty note, alcohol in the background ...really bright and inviting, overall

T: the requisite flavors seem to be all there...darker caramel malt, residual in the aftertaste....perhaps a little more alcohol-forward and malt depth/richness weak than it should be (if that makes sense) - there's a little something in there that gives it a true, characteristic Scotch ale flavor - and I hate to say it could be a "smoky" nuance - could be a yeast or special, adjunct malt character...there's some bubblegum, which should be there, and it's at a nice, mild ratio here

M: a little thinner than the aroma suggests... probably dead on with your average (within a small range) true Scotch ale.... has a sort of light velvety/satiny viscosity - not chewy.... quite dry otherwise, wine-like alcohol and spice feel

O: shit!... along with Bear Republic's Heritage Ale, one of the best, most textbook (not quite the word I was looking for, but close) Scotch ales from an American brewery. Very well done!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 09:29:38 | More by Bouleboubier
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-20-2013 18:37:43 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Rn2Ln3Tn4

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-20-2013 18:11:30 | More by Rn2Ln3Tn4
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-11-2013 23:53:12 | More by RyanAU
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.