Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
476 Ratings
Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style AleDuck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit’s Scotch Ale is a full-bodied, deep copper-colored treasure. Bold and malty, this beer’s sweetness comes from a massive quantity of grain complemented by some serious kettle carmelization. The flavor is rounded out by a warming alcohol sensation.

Added by silver0rlead on 05-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
476
Reviews:
286
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of reizorc
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jadjunk
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No label information. Duck-Rabbit's Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale is brewed in the style of a Scotch Ale, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on seasonal draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy creamy head of a caramel-tinged cream color over a deep copper brown body with substantial haziness and no visible carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3

(Smell) Biscuit and bread malts with soft caramelized sweetness, some delicate graininess in the malt profile, soft fruit sugars. Potency is moderate. 3.25

(Taste) Up front, a good bit of bread malts with caramelized sweetness, subtly syrupy and moderately sweet, giving way to delicately toasted grains and a softly roasted finish. Some mild alcohol character here and there. Better constructed than the aroma suggests, although the flavor profile is fairly shallow and dry, the graininess takes a bit too much residence here. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slightly slick, softly syrupy, lightly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a light frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even grainy and earthy bitter to sweet. Alcohol presence is moderate and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Another challenging bottle to figure out the date on (antiquated date notching system), and considering Duck-Rabbit's difficulty finding presence in the Atlanta Markets, it's difficult to place exactly the age of this beer. It's a decent Scotch Ale and drinkable enough, not quite as "Wee Heavy" in the malt flavor profile as I'd have hoped, missing many of the marks that create a lot of richness in this beer style's flavor. A creeping graininess is a bit more emboldened than I'd have expected, perhaps indicative of the beer's age. Hopefully in the near future I can try these beers in their prime and get a fair impression of their quality- in the meantime, buyer beware and check those dates! 3.5

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery's
Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale
3.41/5.00

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Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: clear, dark reddish brown body with a weak head that leaves negligible lacing.

S: dark fruits, herbs (oddly), heated brown sugar and light alcohol.

Flavor: As expected, lots of toffee and medium malts but it also resembles a barleywine or quad more than a typical version of the style. Disappointing up front, this finishes strong.

M: light-moderate amount of carbonation; full body.

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Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Girouxsalem
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Seriously, this is a great beer for the beer-drinker. Though similar to a Doppelbock, it's got a great, sweet barely flavor with enough malt, and goes down super smooth. for me, it was a great first impression from Duck Rabbit.

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Photo of BEER88
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of travelguy
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jacobprice
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLewis
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbbransc
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prospero
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 476 ratings.
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