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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: 46 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

HollywoodNate, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

oldmanwhitaker, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Localdrinklax, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

zekeman17, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Zaphog, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

MastaShonuf, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Bustersuess, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

reitzbrewing, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ejimhof, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

M1A2, Oct 01, 2013
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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.

Stinkypuss, Sep 28, 2013
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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.

ThisWangsChung, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

outoffocus, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

match1112, Aug 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

loupap, Aug 17, 2013
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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.

Dave1999, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

mychalg9, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 18, 2013
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.