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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Duck-Rabbit Barelywine 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. ABV: 11.0%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (257) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a light brown color with a thin off-white head that doesn’t last long. Not too much carbonation. Aroma is caramel and fruit. The caramel and fruit continue into the taste along with some sourness, especially in the finish. Warming alcohol after the swallow. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1865) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Hazy lite brown with moderate white head. Sweet caramel malt and dark fruit. Bittersweet. Straightforward but quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (165) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
6 pack at the brewery for 13 bucks. Pours a hazy copper/reddish color with a pillowy white head. Looks nice. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel, a little raisin. Taste is similar but with a heavier emphasis on the fruit and a little boozy with a lasting alcohol/caramel flavor coming through. Body is a little thicker and creamier than most Barleywines, low carbonation. Overall a fine Barleywine ale and one of the better offerings from Duck Rabbit. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Best by: Dec, ???? A: dark caramel ale with a finger of whipped toasted cream foam. This sticks around for quite some time before barely retreating to a quilt of the same. Sheet lace. excellent clarity. S: Toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, hints of oatmeal and maple. Nice. T: Sweet malts, subtle cotton candy tone. Some nice maple syrup notes and a bit of raisin. Maybe a little bit of metal. M: Medium on heavy for the style. Lower, appropriate carb. Semi dry finish. O: Nice beer. Flavor a little off. would like a little thinner in the body. Serving type: bottle 11-17-2011

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a copper color with little head. Notes of dark brown sugar syrup, english hops, cookies, and fruit. Sticky mouthfeel, long warming finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (871) - - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie. Sweet dark fruit aroma along with caramel malt. Pours light brown with a good, tan head and excellent lacing. Sweet caramel malt to start. Finishes smooth with a good amount of dark fruit on the finish with just a hint of booze. Hides the high alcohol well. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle, 11%. Peppery vanilla and coconut aroma, fried fruit and nuts... Studentenfutterbier? Cloudy red brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour is very sweet and nicely alcoholic. Has the same flavour notes as aroma notes, but the flavour is also citric. Not as flavourful as it could have been considering the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4395) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle from Embrouille - thank you! Pours slightly hazy ruby / copper brown with small off-white head. Clear, sweet aroma of malt, caramel, raisins, nuts and alcohol. Sweet flavour of fruit, and caramel malt, raisins, and juniper berries. Bitter, boozy notes, rather pleasant. Bitter aftertaste. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1672) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12oz bottle shared, pours a murky brown color with off white head. Nice aroma of sweet malts and raisins and plums. Medium bodied. Flavor is malt forward with lots of sweetness but not cloyingly sweet. Plenty of dark fruits and raisins. Classic barley wine very well made. Only detraction is its a little bit light on the mouth feel and no real deep alcohol burn that should accompany a barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Burnt Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Boozy, Plums, Sweet Bread T: Caramel, Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread, Boozy M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet Overall, for a properly aged bottle, it still packs quite a kick on both taste and booziness. Probably one of the better Duck Rabbit beers that I have had.


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