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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

553 Ratings

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 111
Gots: 46 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into SA pint glass

A: Pours a deep reddish amber, tannish white head about 1" thick rises and fades quickly, leaving spotty lacing. Very clear brew, very red-tinged.

S: Sweet! No really, brown sugar and fruity notes hit the nose almost immediately. Blended nicely. Some tartness follows, and faint hint of floral hops also detected.

T: It's obvious there is a fair amount of sugar in this one, but is quite pleasant and the dominating fruit and malt sweetness fits the english style quite well. Hops are barely noticeable. Overall, one tasty beverage.

M: Medium body, light carbonation. No problems here.

D: Good, well for 11%. Barely noticeable abv.

Pleasantly surprised with this one, will seek out more.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from svosie so a big THANK YOU goes out to her!

A: This beer pours a hazy caramel color with about a 1/4 inch of tan head that recedes quickly. Spots of lacing are left behind on the glass.

S: Nose is of toffee and caramel malts, a fruitiness - apple and maybe a touch of pear, and then in the back end some spicy hop notes.

T: Taste starts very sweet - extremely light toffee and caramel with some acidic quality to the beer. The hops really come in to play at the forefront. Some fruity notes of apple and pear come in around the middle. The finish is of bitter grapefruit but at the same time a toffee sweetness. Just a very interesting back and forth with hops and malts in this brew.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat oily but dries out in the back of your throat.

D: Pretty tasty, not overly sweet, nice balance, goes down far too easily for an 11%. Barleywines aren't my favorite style, but I could see myself having another one of these.


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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. It pours a deep copper with a nice sticky 2 inch white head. The aroma is sweet and has a ton of bready notes. Lots of sweet toffee and caramel with a pleasant,warming alcohol finish. Definitely a full bodied sipper. An enjoyable barleywine.

Photo of stimulus
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz (from a 6 pack) into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear amber/brown with a one finger tan head that sticks around for a bit.
S: Caramel, toffee, and citrusy hops.
T: A blast of hop bitterness is followed by the subtly sweetness characteristic of a barleywine (the caramel and toffee).
M: Great carbonation, full bodied, and just a little bit sticky on the palate.
D: Not easy to put down by any means for the style. However, this brew is flavorful enough and lacks any taste of alcohol to add to its drinkability considering its style.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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