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

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Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleDuck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

534 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 338
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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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-10-2013 22:21:04 | More by mikeburd1128
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

05-09-2013 02:36:06 | More by Brewski
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-04-2013 20:25:38 | More by Kelp
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-03-2013 00:22:31 | More by pathman
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-29-2013 04:13:03 | More by cliff1066
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

04-26-2013 03:04:37 | More by rolltide8425
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

04-24-2013 15:54:34 | More by Jason1337
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-23-2013 00:40:16 | More by LouDogg114
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Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-22-2013 13:28:41 | More by Pookie
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Bluecane

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

04-21-2013 05:52:33 | More by Bluecane
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AmitC

New York

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.

04-14-2013 02:59:43 | More by AmitC
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HardTarget

Texas

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!

04-14-2013 01:48:59 | More by HardTarget
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-12-2013 01:58:30 | More by marley2112
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

04-11-2013 05:10:25 | More by Illos
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

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.

04-09-2013 02:05:09 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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roundthewaygirls

Virginia

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?

04-09-2013 00:46:44 | More by roundthewaygirls
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Sivad

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-08-2013 03:45:55 | More by Sivad
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-17-2013 05:15:55 | More by dailyminefield
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JoninVT

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-16-2013 01:03:04 | More by JoninVT
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Soomars

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

03-11-2013 15:21:24 | More by Soomars
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

03-10-2013 23:41:21 | More by spycow
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musicman7070

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-10-2013 07:18:50 | More by musicman7070
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Jcola200

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

03-09-2013 20:27:26 | More by Jcola200
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Duvel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-09-2013 15:35:41 | More by Duvel
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.16/5  rDev +9.2%

Appearance 4.0: Beautiful, deep golden amber in color. Nice head for a growler pour, about 1/2". Lots of little bubbles floating around and a decent amount of particulate matter, which is usually a great sign.

Smell 4.25: Lovely bouquet. Very upfront hops with some appealing deep caramel sugars. I could almost place this particular hop... . Regardless, this is a wonderful way to begin a session... .

-Taste 4.25: Front is spicy and very lively on the tongue. Middle is where the hops come in and mingle perfectly with the big barley punch. Lots of residual sweetness here that the obvious dry-hopping balances out. Finish also benefits from dry-hopping as the resiny taste of the hops perfectly accentuates the caramel taste of the malts. Finish is long and dry and all alkaline hop residue. Nice.

-Mouthfeel 3.5: Carbonation/conditioning was spot on for this beer. Usually barley wines are flat, but the added bubbles helped the enjoyment of this complex brew.

-Overall 4.25: Excellent brew. Complex, big and delicious. The 11% (!) ABV is completely invisible in the hazy swirl of hops, malt and yummy goodness. The dry-hopping was stroke of genius as was the added level of CO2. Excellent beer.

03-04-2013 04:05:33 | More by BeerDocT
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.