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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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very good

538 Ratings

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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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4/5  rDev +5%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

scott2269, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Ivegotmule, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mscudder, Jul 14, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

Served on tap in a snifter

Appearance – Served a deep copper color with a one finger cream colored head. The head has a good level of retension slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of sweeter aromas. The main is that of a caramel and butterscotch nature, but it also has lots of fruity aromas of cherry and raisin. Along with these smells is a moderately strong boozy smell of rum and a bit of a herbal hop aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and moderately sweet flavor of caramel and darker fruits upfront. A bit of booziness is present from the start with it growing stronger and more rum like in flavor as the flavor advances. Some wood and herbal flavors begin developing more toward the middle to the taste, with them remaining rather light to the end. Some roasted flavors come to the tongue more at the end and when combined with the herbal and a bitter citrus, one is left with a hot bitter-sweet boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather low. Both are appropriate for creating a more chewy and thick beer which in concert with its strength and boozy nature make for a slow sipper.

Overall – Not too bad, but a little messy at the end of the taste as the bitter and sweet sorta collide with the booziness leaving a slightly off flavor in the mouth. Not one I would necessarily frequent.

Darkmagus82, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

josephwa, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

enelson, Jun 23, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: This poured a decent sized head that reduced to a thin layer with nice lacing on the glass. It is a dark copper color with slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Fruity, boozy, malty, caramel, dried citrus, raisins, and bready.

Taste: Same as above with a bit of chocolate, bitterness, nutty, and roasted coffee.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low carbonation, medium bodied, lingering bitterness, and a little chewy. The alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A very interesting barleywine. So many characteristics and still a tasty beer.

Flounder57, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

HattedClassic, Jun 07, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

Best by 2/14

A: A clear, deep red pour with a large fluffy tan head.

S: Big raisin bread aroma.

T: Raisins up front, followed by a nice toasty, almost burnt bread flavor. In the finish, the sweetness drops out, really giving you that acrid, burnt toast flavor. In a good way, that is. Very grainy from start to finish with lots of toasted malts. Surprisingly not boozy.

M: Nice robust body. Hearty.

O: A pretty simple barleywine but I really liked the toasted bread notes. They really come through strong and sharp. Tastes like you're drinking alcoholic liquid bread. The raisin is just enough to add another layer in with some raisin bread quality. Surprisingly tasty.

Dope, Jun 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

AndrewMichael, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.