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Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleDuck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

510 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 510
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%


Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 12-12-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 510 | Reviews: 338 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jamie2dope:
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one came as a gift from some friends going to Philly, many thanks. Pour reveals a copper colored beer, with less than a finger of white head. Smell is of sweet brown breads, a bit of metallic aroma, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is initially sweet upfront. I get sweet molasses, alcohol, more dark fruit, and just a little hint of caramel. Body is heavy, though there is little carbonation, which makes it feel bigger than it really is. This is more of a sipper than anything else. Overall a good beer, though one that might benefit from a tiny boost of carbonation. This is my second beer from Duck Rabbit, and while their stuff is certainly respectable so far, both offerings have left a bit to be desired. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 04:22:50 | More by jamie2dope
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Poured a reddish brown body with some decent head and lace retention. Aroma is a little boozy but nothing bad and there is both some dark fruit and sweet malts coming through. Beer is medium bodied, smoth, not only a touch of dark fruits (I'm thinking figs) there is a caramel and toffee, even almost candi sugar sweetness, that pokes through at times. The alcohol holds things in balance from being too sweet and there is a good malt base that keeps it held together. An interesting and enjoyable barleywine.

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12oz bottle poured into a Duck-Rabbit snifter.

The beer pours a dark caramel color, hues of deep amber, brown and slight orange, extremely opaque and thick. A taught, firm khaki head appears, rising about a finger high, moderate retention and a fair amount of sticky lace is left behind. The aroma is bitter, earthy hops, crisp and a bit of spice, burnt brown sugar, caramel and rich, sugary dark grains. It unfortunately lacks any fruit presence and reads as just bitter and earthy. The flavors are powerfully bitter, no balance or complexity, just waves of earthy hops, hop spice and astringent alcohol. Light brown sugar, caramel and rich grain are present, like in the nose, but they are dominated by the bitterness, nothing sweet really shines. The body is rich, a little over carbonated for my tastes, crisp, although fairly thick and coating. The finish is a bit dry and crass, could be creamier and softer for sure.

Verdict: An unfortunate disaster. Overly simple, but not refined in any way, too bitter, too astringent and just unpleasant. Perhaps the high levels of carbonation are a sign of slight infection? I can't quite say, the flavors don't appear to be "off" other than they just aren't that good.

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Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.