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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: 45 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

jerefreakinmiah, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bigfnjoe, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ygtbsm94, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

kristougher, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

maketheheartglad, Mar 15, 2014
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Brewsed, Mar 09, 2014
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SFNC, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kurmaraja, Mar 02, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a reddish brown body with some decent head and lace retention. Aroma is a little boozy but nothing bad and there is both some dark fruit and sweet malts coming through. Beer is medium bodied, smoth, not only a touch of dark fruits (I'm thinking figs) there is a caramel and toffee, even almost candi sugar sweetness, that pokes through at times. The alcohol holds things in balance from being too sweet and there is a good malt base that keeps it held together. An interesting and enjoyable barleywine.

clayrock81, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BradShook, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Knoximoose, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

OldhouseRecs, Feb 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

dfhhead25, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

PEIhop, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

azorie, Jan 05, 2014
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2.55/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a Duck-Rabbit snifter.

The beer pours a dark caramel color, hues of deep amber, brown and slight orange, extremely opaque and thick. A taught, firm khaki head appears, rising about a finger high, moderate retention and a fair amount of sticky lace is left behind. The aroma is bitter, earthy hops, crisp and a bit of spice, burnt brown sugar, caramel and rich, sugary dark grains. It unfortunately lacks any fruit presence and reads as just bitter and earthy. The flavors are powerfully bitter, no balance or complexity, just waves of earthy hops, hop spice and astringent alcohol. Light brown sugar, caramel and rich grain are present, like in the nose, but they are dominated by the bitterness, nothing sweet really shines. The body is rich, a little over carbonated for my tastes, crisp, although fairly thick and coating. The finish is a bit dry and crass, could be creamier and softer for sure.

Verdict: An unfortunate disaster. Overly simple, but not refined in any way, too bitter, too astringent and just unpleasant. Perhaps the high levels of carbonation are a sign of slight infection? I can't quite say, the flavors don't appear to be "off" other than they just aren't that good.

kevanb, Jan 02, 2014
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.