Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
2.83/5 rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Presentation: Huge thanks to Alewatcher for throwing this one in as one of MANY extras! 12oz brown pop top with cool DR label; this is my first go at this brewery. Best by 2-2011, but considering the style, I'm not too nervous.
Appearance: Slightly hazy orange amber brew, with a nice dark ivory/light beige cap with nice retention.
Smell: Definitely more in the English tradition, with dark boozy caramel and a bit of dark fruit. Sweet, boozy, and pleasant, but not a lot of depth.
Taste: Perhaps the fruitiest barleywine I've had to date. Boozy medium fruits and...well, more booze. Not really 'hot', but damn close. Not getting any of the big, sticky caramel notes I expected from the aromas. Decent bitter kick on the finish, with a hint of toast.
Overall: Really glad to have finally gotten to try something from this brewery; thanks Alewatcher! I must say, however, that this is a bit disappointing. All booze, no real depth of flavor, etc. I know this is out of date, but this really should be ok. Probably not one I'd go back to again.
C = Doesn't particularly offend, but nothing here to make me revisit this, when there's so many better options out there.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2011 05:13:46 | More by BedetheVenerable
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