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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

538 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 111
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
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)
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Photo of crewfan16
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%

thanks triagestat for this beer in a great trade. poured a 2012 vintage to a snifter after a rough day at work....hopefully it will cheer me up.

a- pours a dark ruby/brown color with surprising clarity. aggressive pour produces an inch of off-white foam that fades quickly leaving some nice lacing. a nice looking beer.

s- sweet raisin and lots of malty sweetness. there is some citrus hop aroma that balances it out nicely. smells about like i would think a barleywine should.

t- sweet raisin is there, but way more hops than the nose, again in a citrus fruit like variety. lots of malty sweetness as well but not overpowering.

m- enough booze that i can tell its high abv, but nothing that takes from its drinkability. a bit of a oily, sticky mouthfeel that i would expect. a dry finish. moderate carbonation.

overall, a very nice barleywine. decent complexity, and i like the hop-forward profile. if it was distributed around here, i would have a few more in the cellar, but wouldnt go out of my way to trade for it.

crewfan16, May 17, 2013
Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +5%

Casey3236, May 16, 2013
Photo of mrwelk
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mrwelk, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

pcsnyder, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
Photo of Brewski
4/5  rDev +5%

Brewski, May 09, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

pathman, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cliff1066, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +5%

rolltide8425, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
4/5  rDev +5%

Jason1337, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of LouDogg114
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

LouDogg114, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Pookie
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Pookie, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Bluecane
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Bluecane, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of AmitC
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A very nice pour. Deep amber color with an excellent off white tan colored head - about two fingers thick. Nice head retention. Excellent lacing that is just awesome with every sip. Very beautiful looking. Clear and transparent.

Aroma is full of malts. Strong booze. Piney, spicy and herbal hops. A little bit of fading citrus and grapefruit. Some wooden character. Strength is good. A good mix of hop and malts. Aroma reminds me of Big foot. Very close.

Taste is of bitter hops upfront. A silent malt middle. Very boozy and warm. Hops and malts combine really well to deliver a bitter taste that is very likable.

Mouth feel is medium bodied with a nice amount of oily and boozy touch. Warmth from alcohol is somewhat strong. Low to moderate carbonation.

AmitC, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of HardTarget
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance: Light amber glass shows good clarity and has a sticky white foam cap that laces my glass like a pro.

Smell: Rich rum raisin, deep sweet malt, and a whiff of leafy hop to keep it all in check.

Taste: There's a slight off note, but it's quickly drowned in sweet grainy malt and slightly earthy hops. The off note is a bit solvent, maybe a fusel alcohol of some sort. It's mildly distracting, but there is a lot of goodness around it so it's easy to forgive.

Mouthfeel: Very still, little gritty carbonation seems a bit flat, even for style.

Overall: A tasty tasty beer. A heavy hitter with a soft glove.

Big thanks to Illudium for the sample!

HardTarget, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of marley2112
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

marley2112, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Illos
4/5  rDev +5%

Illos, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

This bottle has no dating but must be at least eight years old. It's been well-cared for; I think it was my last one so I held off drinking it, but the time has come.

Appearance - pours a murk reddish amber with a thin short-lived cream-colored head. In seconds it's at a few bubbles and thin collar.

Aroma - caramel and syrupy citrus.

Taste - sweet, vinous with raisin and fig. Sherry on the swallow, notes of oxidation are evident. Tart cherry on the finish and a fine warmth at the end along with a note of cocoa and toasted grain.

Mouthfeel - low end carbonation, good weighty feel and smoothness.

Overall - aged amazingly well, though the tartness at the end gets lengthy after a while, approaching cough syrup like flavor at times. Overall, a successful aging experiment in my book.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of roundthewaygirls
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

poured into a tulip glass

A: poured half a finger of off-white creamy head. beautiful auburn, burnt orange color. translucent, a little light gets through. a few bubbles.

S: bready malts. caramel. ethanol. a hint of dark fruit, fig or apricot.

T: surprisingly fruity. slightly sour. deep, smoky malts. hops are only noticeable in the dry finish. booze is well concealed.

M: fine carbonation. medium body. sour going down and sticky on the lips.

O: pretty decent. liked the fruity character. i love the body of most barleywines, but this one was a little thin for me. there's a lot of confused malty character that has potential. could be developed with aging?

roundthewaygirls, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Sivad, Apr 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

dailyminefield, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JoninVT, Mar 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Soomars, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.