Brown Ale | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale is an American brown brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it's hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo boil hops provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops offer a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by seven varieties of malt. The Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale is a great choice for anyone who appreciates assertive hops and nutty toasted malt flavors – oh yeah!

Added by brentk56 on 10-06-2004

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#28,764
Reviews:
329
Ratings:
694
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
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Photo of Rockhead
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgiordano88
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. A 1" cream colored head drops slowly with moderate lacing. Color is reddish brown. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, mild citrus. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly powdery with a mostly dry finish. Flavor is not what I expected from the aroma. The bitterness outweighs the malts and lingers long after the swallow. The caramel and chocolate/cocoa flavor is still present but the sharply bitter hops dominate. Decent, but not what I expected.

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Photo of Mxsluis
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkrich
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. freshness dated bottle: clear, brownish-red with a thick, sustained tan-hued head.

Very aromatic and spicy aroma promising to have some hop bite in the flavor.

Indeed, this is a hoppy version of a brown ale - hop bitters mingle with bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. There is a spicy and fruity, wine-like quality as well.

This medium bodied ale has a smooth and clean mouthfeel with a lingering, slightly bitter flavor on the palate.

Not hugely complex, but it certainly has plenty of flavors - just what you would expect from a first-class brown ale.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very nice brown ale, with just about enough roasted malt aroma and tons of hops to provide some nice floral bitterness. Medium body and mild and pleasant carbonation.

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Photo of Sable
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The brown ale is in fact brown. Deep, rich brown as it happens. The flavor is very caramelly, with a citrus bite to balance the sweetness that I wasn't expecting. I expect a brown ale to be smoother, but I am more used to the Samuel Smith's Nut Brown.

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Photo of Gatch
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gsquared12
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malprep
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CTbrew32
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briandschorr
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good beer fur for me the taste was too hoppy. I did like the wonderful color of brown mixed with a slight haze. The head was decent and the bitterness is just right. The nose is a bit too hoppy for me but I did get a nice brown sugar mixed with floral notes. The feel is just right. The bitterness is not fighting for attention and does not overpower.
There is a noticeable balance between the hops and malts. Overall good but not great.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated to one big lump in the center. This lump just kinda settles down really slowly. A light speckled lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell had a decent bitter harsh citrus to spicy hops over coating a fairly decent rich nutty maltiness. The taste copied the smell to balance between the bitterness and the spice to the nutty maltiness. There wasn’t any aftertaste but it did have an ample nutty dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate for the style and for me. A nice level of bitterness and combined nuttiness hit my tongue nicely. Overall, yeah, I dig this one as an American Brown Ale, definitely worthy for its style to have again.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
2.66/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ab39z
2.35/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of spelingchampeon
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDis
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Brown Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 694 ratings