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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

550 Ratings

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 111
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 12-12-2006

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a snifter. Will edit this when I research who exactly sent to to me.

Pours an opaque rust color with nearly no retention other than a few globs of suds along the edges. Greasy porn star legs don't last, leaving nary a hint of lacing. Why must you tease me so?

Smells of brown sugar, vanilla, and candied fruit with a dash of alcohol. Brown sugar cookies...gingerbread?...certainly plays front and center. I wish the hops tried harder here.

Taste mostly follows suit with notes a cider sweeping along the malt. Finish borders on cloying, but remains firmly on the positive side with an orange citrus bite that rounds things out. I'd like a fresh bottle for comparison, but this is nice.

Carbonation is sluggish...appropriate but low and soft in the mouth.

Overall, a good barleywine that doesn't show too boozy. Thanks for the opportunity!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured a clear reddish orange color with lots of foam that made it hard to pour and leaves sticky foam around the glass.

Smell - sweet and fruity with a bit of alcohol.
Taste - some apple and peach with a mild bitterness and slight sour bite in the finish.
Feel - light bodied, sticky, some what dry, seemed a bit over carbonated from the pour but feels a bit flat.
Drinkability - an easy to drink brew, nothing to complex, lots of alcohol but fairly well hidden.

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12 oz bottle oured in to a snifter.

Pours a brown amber with a thin tan head.

Big sweet malty smell of malt and candy.

Taste is slightly sour yet bold sweet pungent taste. Alcohol dominates.

Great frothey mouthfeel, but pretty hot beer that could use some quiet time.

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Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.