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

BA SCORE
85
very good
600 Ratings
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleDuck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Barleywine is the hoppiest of all the Duck-Rabbit brews. This is a Farmville-style Barleywine, crafted the way brewers in Farmville have always done. Loads of Amarillo hops give a piney citrusy bitterness that's supported beautifully by a toffee malt backbone.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 12-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
600
Reviews:
359
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
58
For Trade:
1
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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a reddish brown body with some decent head and lace retention. Aroma is a little boozy but nothing bad and there is both some dark fruit and sweet malts coming through. Beer is medium bodied, smoth, not only a touch of dark fruits (I'm thinking figs) there is a caramel and toffee, even almost candi sugar sweetness, that pokes through at times. The alcohol holds things in balance from being too sweet and there is a good malt base that keeps it held together. An interesting and enjoyable barleywine.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.62/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a Duck-Rabbit snifter.

The beer pours a dark caramel color, hues of deep amber, brown and slight orange, extremely opaque and thick. A taught, firm khaki head appears, rising about a finger high, moderate retention and a fair amount of sticky lace is left behind. The aroma is bitter, earthy hops, crisp and a bit of spice, burnt brown sugar, caramel and rich, sugary dark grains. It unfortunately lacks any fruit presence and reads as just bitter and earthy. The flavors are powerfully bitter, no balance or complexity, just waves of earthy hops, hop spice and astringent alcohol. Light brown sugar, caramel and rich grain are present, like in the nose, but they are dominated by the bitterness, nothing sweet really shines. The body is rich, a little over carbonated for my tastes, crisp, although fairly thick and coating. The finish is a bit dry and crass, could be creamier and softer for sure.

Verdict: An unfortunate disaster. Overly simple, but not refined in any way, too bitter, too astringent and just unpleasant. Perhaps the high levels of carbonation are a sign of slight infection? I can't quite say, the flavors don't appear to be "off" other than they just aren't that good.

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Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 600 ratings.
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