Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Duck-Rabbit Amber AleDuck-Rabbit Amber Ale

Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale is a medium bodied beer with a lovely tawny copper / bronze color. The lightest of all our dark ales, this is a great introduction to full flavored beers. This brew emphasizes malt complexity with layered caramel malt flavors. We put a lot of effort into getting The Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale just right and we're extremely proud of the result. Enjoy!

Added by brentk56 on 09-23-2004

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Photo of Kendo
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My first beer from Duck-Rabbit, purchased by my sister-in-law last week, given as a Christmas gift. Notches on label appear to indicate this one was best by October 2011, making this - consumed on 12/29/11 - about 7-8 weeks beyond that freshness date.

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is turbid orangey-amber with a small whitish head.

S: Odd - quite yeasty, with scents of ripe apple noted.

T: First impression is more about the mouthfeel -i.e., an overactive sharpness. After I get used to that, I can figure out the flavors. Like the nose, I'm getting a good amount of fruit - ripe apples - and a sour/tartness (apple skins come to mind) that really seems out of place. Lingering tartness at the finish that occasionally seems like hop bitterness.

M: Like I said, overactive sharp fizziness here detracts from the overall experience (which isn't that good to begin with). Weight is about medium, I suppose.

O: Borderline drainpour, to be honest. It doesn't seem like an amber/red at all - no malty toffee flavors and too much fruit. This reminds me of homebrew I'd get from somebody who's new to homebrewing. Hoping the 2 other varieties of Duck-Rabbit that I got for Christmas are better.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of dankster
2.77/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thanks to jamie for this. 12 oz bottle

A- deep copper red no lacing and small head

S- sour malt smell with some dark fruit noted. plum and fig maybe.

T- more dark fruit than malt or hops on this one.

M- somewhat thick but drinkable.

O- just ok for an amber. somewhat funky but glad i got to try it.

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Photo of getlonely
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: double-poured from bottle into frosted mug. Three fingers of cream-colored head, recalls whipping cream. Head dissipates over 3 min, lacing the mug nicely.

S: sweet and fruity, with hints of apple/pear.

T: hits with sweet caramel apple, then moves into ever-so-slight roasted malts. Finishes with simple, bitter sugar taste on the back of the tongue.

M: a bit airy for an ale, after the head dissipates it becomes very drinkable. Really activates back portion of tongue as sweetness fades to bitterness.

O: This so-called amber ale could be more accurately described as a light brown ale--just doesn't have the roasted/burnt malt flavor to constitute true amber ale. But enjoyable, session ale that North Carolina beer advocates can get behind!

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of SloppySouthie
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

(A)Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into pint glass. Nice amber/dark gold body with a finger high light khaki head that clings with light lacing and stays around just long enough for bubbly appreciation.

(S)Notes of light caramel with slightly grassy undertones and maybe a hint of citrus.

(T)Some biscut with caramel undertones upfront balanced by a slight hop bitterness with some of the citrus almost lemony tones to finish.

(M)Slightly dry with medium carbonation and a good body.

(O)Almost a little too generic for me, has decent characteristics overall but nothing that makes this stand out from other offerings. Could maybe use more of a fuller malt profile. Not my favorite from these guys but not the worst amber I've had either.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 529 ratings
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