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

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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: 108
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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Ratings: 534 | Reviews: 338 | Display Reviews Only:
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Odysseyalien

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-15-2013 02:49:07 | More by Odysseyalien
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HollywoodNate

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

12-08-2013 04:18:42 | More by HollywoodNate
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oldmanwhitaker

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-29-2013 22:26:29 | More by oldmanwhitaker
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-21-2013 10:18:37 | More by Localdrinklax
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-18-2013 00:31:41 | More by zekeman17
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

11-16-2013 02:08:11 | More by jaydoc
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

11-06-2013 01:49:26 | More by Zaphog
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-31-2013 06:57:37 | More by MastaShonuf
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Bustersuess

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-12-2013 19:55:32 | More by Bustersuess
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-08-2013 21:55:14 | More by reitzbrewing
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-03-2013 22:57:08 | More by ejimhof
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-01-2013 23:51:43 | More by M1A2
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

Pours a ruby red with a soapy head that leaves plenty of lace. Aroma of booze soaked fruit and rich malts. In the taste, caramel, toffee, nuts, raw chocolate and citrus. Full bodied, very flavorful beer. Overall this was a good barleywine, big fruit and sugar, little hint of alcohol. I'd love to age a bottle of this.

09-28-2013 06:19:08 | More by Stinkypuss
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy chestnut color. The off-white shaded head is quite small - not even a finger high - and doesn't even retain itself well. It leaves a bit more lacing than I expected, though.

S: There seem to be a goodly amount of toasted malt notes, giving it a lush breadyness to it. Plenty of dark fruits lurk behind the malty goodness, and even a wisp of dark chocolate comes through occasionally. There are some tart and boozy touches. Some nice subtleties here - it isn't just malts and a bit of fruit.

T: It starts with plenty of toasted malts. Dark fruit flavors enter the picture after the midtaste, with some alcohol appearing on the finish. Touches of leather, chocolate, and cherries also come through. The boozy nature isn't just generic fusel nastiness, but it's also well nuanced, well integrated, mellow, fruity, and a bit tart - just like it should be in a barleywine. Complexity isn't forceful, rather it's subtle and challenging yet rewarding all at the same time.

M: The body is full, but perhaps not quite as creamy as I'd enjoy. It's quite well attenuated, giving it low finishing sweetness (for the style), but a noticeable booze presence and a tart bite. An 11% barleywine devoid of a significant hop presence shouldn't be this drinkable. And yet this is.

O: Where did this come from? All I know about Duck-Rabbit is that they only brew dark beers - and that they struggle with infection problems. This, thankfully, isn't infected, just damn tasty. One of the better non-barreled barleywines I've had in a while.

09-16-2013 19:55:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

09-14-2013 23:53:37 | More by outoffocus
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match1112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-25-2013 01:13:14 | More by match1112
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loupap

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-17-2013 20:23:14 | More by loupap
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%

Pour a semi transparent dark red with a thick foamy white hed.

The smell is cherry and other dark fruits.

The taste is dark fruit, with a little bitterness and alcohol.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very tasty and reasonably priced barleywine. If you like barleywines with a dark fruit flavour I'd recommend this.

08-04-2013 23:19:55 | More by Dave1999
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

07-30-2013 15:29:53 | More by mychalg9
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

07-21-2013 06:30:21 | More by bmjivi221
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

07-18-2013 22:19:17 | More by WOLFGANG
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

07-16-2013 01:39:59 | More by DonFrap
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-15-2013 22:33:06 | More by scott2269
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-15-2013 00:19:36 | More by Ivegotmule
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mscudder

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-14-2013 06:39:04 | More by mscudder
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.