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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 48
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 06-22-2009)
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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

cindyjeffsmith, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -19%

ncstateplaya, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

KevinGordon, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev -0.2%

kristougher, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

OKCNittany, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

ygtbsm94, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of hellhammermario
4/5  rDev -0.2%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Daktah
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
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!

Daktah, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of AltBock
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

AltBock, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Kegatron, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Falcone, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

twenty5, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

OldhouseRecs, May 08, 2013
Photo of Kelp
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Jason1337, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

spycow, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of fdig23
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

fdig23, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

PStriedl, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

BARFLYB, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

bacher468, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Duvel
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

b2rade2n, Feb 16, 2013
Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.