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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

539 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 109
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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4/5  rDev +5%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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jpd7374, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%
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.

bonkers, Oct 30, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5%
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.

stimulus, Feb 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

yaksurf, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark ruby with a finger of tan head. Bit of lacing as you go.

Smell: Alcohol is prominent, along with some dark sweet fruitiness and a bit of malt.

Taste: Alcohol is big up front at the start of the glass, but as you go, the sweetness takes the first spot. Bit of oakiness and vanilla is present in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body with low carbonation. Nice sweetness and alcohol lingers and there is a bit of warming as you go.

Drinkability: Nice barleywine. High ABV may limit what you can drink, as may the heaviness. Good beer and nice example of the style.

hellcatsjg, May 12, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5%

rolltide8425, Apr 26, 2013
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adrian21, Nov 15, 2011
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JeffTheJuice, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a ruddy orange with a nice cream colored head that fades to a ring and leaves no lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has really big aromas of caramel, toffee, bready malt, and citrusy hops. Smells more like an American Barleywine than an English one.

T: The taste starts with a huge blast of grapefruit along with some sweeter flavors of caramel and toffee. Definitely an American Barleywine...needs to have the classification changed.

M: Feel is medium bodied oily and slick.

O: This is about on par for the correct style. Huge hop presence makes this kinda hard to drink though.

GregSVT, Jan 20, 2012
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HollywoodNate, Dec 08, 2013
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Jcola200, Mar 09, 2013
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.