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Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by c64person, Dec 17, 2014.
Speaking of this beer, the new Duckworths Uptown has it on draft.
I may have to go have a draft for science
I reached out to them and they responded rather quickly. I was satisfied with their response and attempts to make a bad situation right.
They quickly responded to me when I contacted them too, but didn't do anything besides thank me for the info and say they would pass it along to the folks in charge. Did they mention anything additional to you?
I popped a bottle last night and it was fine. I do have 3 or 4 more but we'll see what happens.
i am drinking my last one now. it tastes ok, not nearly as good as the first two, but better than my last infected bottle. i can tell this is one is also infected , but not as bad so its going in my belly.
I'm drinking one now that was cellared and don't taste an infection. I definitely get the red wine barrel and stout.
couldnt finish the one i popped open earlier tonight. got about halfway in and dumped it.
Having one right now...
Nose...sharp metallic and booze.
Taste...Red wine dominates. Some oaky notes.
It's not terrible... But this can't be what they were going for. The nose is unappealing.
The other infected duck rabbit I've had, I think it was hoppy bunny was super metallic too, but in taste. It was a straight drain pour. This isn't at this time. I'll finish this bottle. To be fair, I've had much worse "sours".
How did that turn out for you??
That was Tuesday night!
Had mine last night, stored cold since purchase and it was great (no sign of any infection).
What response are people getting from DR? I haven't heard a peep from them since emailing through their site. Are they actually trying to make this right? Doesn't look like it from where I'm sitting.
I messaged them via Facebook. Got a response apologizing, and offering to have me return the beer to their brewery (not an option) or to send me some schwag. Not to be a jerk about it, but you've just sold me infected beer...why would I want to rep your brand publicly?
Anyways, I replied that I'm far away and cannot return the beer to the brewery (and given how they're near essentially nothing, they have to know this is a nonstarter), and asked if it might make more sense to return the beer to the retailer. Crickets since then. As people have said here before, it really is better to be unresponsive than to respond once, then vanish. Very frustrating.
The day you feel the need to apologize for recommending/praising a beer simply because of an infection that causes delayed deterioration is a sad day indeed.
Interesting. I saw it when it first came out, it was not all that appealing to me because honestly Duck Rabbit is not one of my go to breweries from NC and it was an odd style (I really never could figure out how to classify it?), but since it was a special release and they were part of that whole OldeRabbitsFoote deal I thought why not try at least one bottle, so I bought one. I have not tried it but I had no idea so many people were discussing issues of infection. I am glad I only bought the one now! I considered getting a full sixer that day! Beer gods were looking out for me!
I've been super stoked about this guy, got one from a good friend, damn infected. Sounds like the good bottles are stellar tho!
About to drink one, as I'm out of beer and have resorted to raiding the cellar for the 2nd set of panic. Will report back on level of infection!
I'm gonna drink the whole thing either way, that much is certain.
Most definitely infected, but not 100% unpleasant. Definitely not the same beer as it was previously. And it had a really weird type of carbonation/head that was like when you pour a soda into a glass. Really small fizzy bubbles that then dissipated completely.
Given your post, it looks like you drink this at or around 1AM. So, if you had it right now, would you have the same opinion
Ha actually I put it in the fridge for last night but passed out before I got to it. Drank it this morning while watching soccer.
I had it on tap last week, it was terribly infected. Huge ass, dissapointing, cottage cheese tasting POS. I hope my remaining bottles have held up better.
Seriously? I don't understand how this brewery continues to put out infected beer. I swear almost everything I taste from Duck Rabbit is infected (though many don't taste it). I took a flyer on this because I had it on tap and it was so damned tasty... Guess I'll learn some day.
Where did you have it on tap? This is extremely frustrating as I would hope a brewery rep was there as it had to be a rare tapping. You would think someone would've tasted it and then pulled it off tap.
Selling pours of that is bush league, IMO.
I stopped buying D-R beers a few years back when they had a serious infection problem. I had horribly infected six packs of Rabid Duck, Hoppy Bunny, and Milk Stout. At the same time, people were saying no problems with the draft stuff. D-R acknowledged the issue in an email. I had started buying again here and there in the last year or two with no issues. I opened a 2 year old Rabid Duck the other day that was great. If this is happening again this is pretty unnerving. As others have mentioned, this has to be a bottling issue. I've never had an issue with draft D-R beers.
Drank a bottle Saturday night. Not infected. Stored at room temp before Saturday AM.
Had a bottle on Saturday that was infected. Opened another--same thing. Have one left that was actually the first one I bought, but I'm not holding out much hope. Contacted the brewery to let them know.
Can't believe that places are serving this--in its infected form--on tap. That is bush league.
Why are the ratings for this so high? I finally tried ione of my bottles last night and it was infected. Perhaps many reviewers don't know an infection when they taste it and don't want to look ignorant in a market where developing a palate for sours is viewed as being trendy?
I would think it's because most people drank it and rated it when it first came out and wasn't infected yet. It was quite good then.
For those of you with Anarchy in the cellar, I'd move them to the fridge. The cooler temps will slow the growth of what sounds like Brett. The reproduction rate of the infection progresses much more quickly at room temp.
the one I had on tap at Duckworths Saturday wasn't infected in the slightest.
Brett doesn't sour beer. This is lacto or pedio.
I noted that, but even the recent reviews have mostly high scores. For some reason it appears that many of us on this thread who are tasting infected bottles are not also rating the beer.
I think it is likely too late. I moved mine from the cellar to the fridge when this thread got started but that did not stop the infection.
Well I personally rated it when I first had it and then only recently had one that was infected. I guess I could go back and change my rating based on that, but I don't really care that much so hadn't event thought of it.
I had a bottle maybe 3 weeks ago and thought it was fine. And there are still some non-infected bottles out there too based on what some other people are saying in here. It sounds like a good number of them are infected, but I'm sure there are some that aren't. I'd more likely believe that someone had an okay bottle versus them not being able to taste the infection.
The thing that bothers me most about this whole situation isn't that Duck-Rabbit is once again putting out infected beer and at a premium price (even though that's pretty bad) -- it's that they won't publicly acknowledge any of this. People make mistakes, I get that. And they can't simply replace that beer with non-infected bottles, even if they wanted to -- I get that as well. But man, just acknowledge there was an issue, apologize, and work on re-establishing some trust with your consumers and the people who were once some of your biggest advocates. That would go a long way, in my opinion.
As it stands, it looks like there was clearly an issue, Duck-Rabbit was made known of it and pointed to this thread, and decided to just leave it without comment.
I just re-rated based on the last bottle that I had. Thanks for the reminder. I never heard back from DR and share the frustration at their complete lack of customer service/human decency. I'm beyond disappointed because I see them as one of the true founding fathers of the NC craft scene. I thought that they were better than this. I was wrong.
I drank another one tonight and I guess it was infected, but honestly tasted kinda good. Was kind of hard to tell with this one, maybe it was in an earlier stage or something. Tasted like a sour stout.
Yes, you're right. Brett doesn't sour beer, but I expect there's brett along with the lacto/Pedio
I'm not trying to sound funny, but if anyone actually enjoys the taste of the infected beer I'm happy to trade for whatever. I have a couple bottles left.