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Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

240 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 48
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 06-22-2009)
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-24-2013 01:41:51 | More by TonyTalon
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mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a globe.

A - Deep ruby hue here with a nice light-bronze head. Fair retention with good lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malts, dark fruits, chocolate and roasted coffee. Nice balance on the nose!

T - Starts with sweet caramel and heavy roast. Progresses into a dry fruity melody, closing with a strange sharp-chocolate sweetness, accompanied by black pepper.

M - Medium+ body with moderate carbonation.

O - This is a really odd doppelbock. Not a huge fan of the style, although this is better than most I have encountered. Lots going on here... I can see where the hype comes from, just not for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 02:33:09 | More by mscudder
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body, housing a little hint dirtied garnet at the edge against the list. Smallish, light beige head that settles fairly quickly. No appreciable lacing or retention.

Smell: Sweet-scented, alcoholic, with a fruitiness of figs and grape-flavored candy (like Nerds or such), a step ahead of the dark-colored syrup, Tootsie roll, and molasses.

Taste: Molasses, caramel atop toast, and a noted roastiness. Dark syrup sweetness upfront. Rather bright fruitiness, fig and grape, followed by slight, herbal hops and a persistent pinch of alcohol (a bit fusel). Snippet of licorice. Slight nuttiness, with a touch of Tootsie Roll. Drying, rather warming, fruity finish. A little coffee pops into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Potent in many of its aspect, it's not the best doppelbock to be had, though, I'm sure you could do worse.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 01:52:47 | More by ChainGangGuy
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

appearance: Fairly dark brown. When held to the light appears medium dark orange. slight tan head.
smell: sweet, and malty. A bit of chocolate. Nice, fairly simple.
taste: Much like the nose but with more happening. Dark fruits, drier than expected. Full and rich.
overall: Nice Dopple. Not a standout imo, but decent enough brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 23:17:40 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2013 22:20:16 | More by WOLFGANG
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-14-2013 18:44:55 | More by pathman
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

07-08-2013 17:36:19 | More by ncstateplaya
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-07-2013 03:03:04 | More by KevinGordon
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-30-2013 22:36:56 | More by kristougher
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-30-2013 03:38:00 | More by OKCNittany
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-29-2013 01:35:11 | More by ygtbsm94
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-27-2013 17:57:15 | More by hellhammermario
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Daktah

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy dark brown. Light tan head with decent lacing. Smell is dark fruit, caramel, malt, and a good amount of smooth chocolate. Taste is more of the same, with additional malt sweetness. The sweetness isn't cloying though and the finish is clean, leaving you ready for another sip. Smooth and creamy without being heavy.

Another great Duck-Rabbit beer, and a solid doppelbock that I'm happy to have made in NC. Really need to make that trip to Farmville!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 15:02:02 | More by Daktah
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AltBock

Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with the usual Duck Rabbit symbol on the front. There are two things separating this label with their other labels. This one has a gold background and the Duck Rabbit has gray ram horns coming out of its head. Off to the sides is the Government warning, brewery's address, and a notched best before date.

When poured into a Paulaner Salvator Pilsner glass, this southern Doppelbock was a semi hazy dark mahogany brown with a burgundy center. It was a rather interesting color. The red center was a nice touch to this beer. On top of this brew was a nice little head of foam. The initial head of foam was between 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch in height and light tan in color. It had great retention that left behind a small tan film and a ton of tan sticky streaks of lace around the glass. The film on top of the beer lasted until the last drop of beer was gone.

This Doppelbock was more sweet than roasted. The first aroma that I picked up was the sweet lightly roasted malts. After the malts had their fun in the sun, in comes a pinch of caramel, a touch of milk chocolate, and a subtle whiff of black cherry. The aroma as a whole was a little too faint for my liking. If they would have pumped up the aroma just a little more, this would have been a great aroma.

While the aroma was sweet, the taste was more dry and roasted. The first taste that I found was of course the dry roasted malt. Waiting behind the malt was a pinch of milk chocolate, a drop of molasses, a dab of caramel, and a sprinkle of roasted coffee beans. After all that, this beer then finishes up with a gentle touch of roasted hops. The hops were more roasted than bitter. A little more sweetness wouldn't have hurt this beer at all.

This was a straight up medium bodied dry roasted Doppelbock. As for the aftertaste, that was filled with dry roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, a pinch of caramel, a drop of molasses, and a big bite of alcohol. At least the alcohol wasn't overpowered. Even though I could taste the alcohol, I couldn't feel it.

Not a bad Doppelbock! It had an interesting color, a sweet aroma, a dry roasted taste, and an alcoholic mouthfeel. I think this NC brewery did a good job. The aroma could have been better, but everything else was good. Would I drink another one? Yeah, I wouldn't mind another single.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 21:04:19 | More by AltBock
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2013 19:01:39 | More by Kegatron
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-05-2013 10:50:40 | More by Falcone
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-17-2013 15:34:50 | More by twenty5
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-08-2013 00:57:54 | More by OldhouseRecs
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-04-2013 20:25:55 | More by Kelp
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-24-2013 15:54:56 | More by Jason1337
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-12-2013 02:27:11 | More by spycow
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-26-2013 20:24:41 | More by fdig23
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PStriedl

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-24-2013 19:33:55 | More by PStriedl
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-24-2013 05:25:30 | More by BARFLYB
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-09-2013 18:30:11 | More by bacher468
Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.