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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Thanks to SoLan for letting me try this. I am a little surprised this is rated so low. I really enjoyed it. Pours a deep orange-red. Nice half inch white head. Smells of sweet pine and citrus. Taste is fruity, caramel, finishes on hops that quickly fade leaving you ready for another sip. I thought it was nicely balanced, my kind of barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle courtesy of TURDFERGUSON (thanks!). Pours reddish orange with some off-white head. Aroma was rather sweet, perhaps peaches (that’s a first for me), with slight piney hoppiness in the background. The taste was pretty sweet, plenty of caramel and fruity taste, and not much hoppy bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel was somewhat thick and not too bubbly. The alcohol was certainly well-concealed. This certainly wasn’t a bad beer, but I must say it was a little too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2007
From a trade with Shigadeyo. Pours a clean dark amber with a big off white head. Big lacing and decent carbonation. Great looking pour. Aroma is sort of a sourish fruit. I can’t put my finger one it. Maybe apricot?? Flavor is quite fruity. Plum, maybe soem raison, malts and sweet hops. Has a thick mouthfeel and is warming in the gut. I liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Firey orange color. Big head. The nose doesn’t offer anything of distinction...just a very light smell. Flavor brings some super sweet malt and some unusual fruit flavors. Some nice elements in the flavor, such as the caramel-like finish, but for the most part this is weird and below average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11593) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2007
12oz bottle shared courtesy of jasonmech77. Bottle labeled BB 12 ’07. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, orange peels, light alcohol, spicey and spruce. Tastss on the spicey side with caramel, sugary sweet, citrus, and had a medium alcohol burn in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 Thanks to jasonmech77. Pours a translucent amber with a medium foamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of orange and various citrus, some caramel, lots of hops, fruity esters, some dark fruits. A lot hoppier than I was expecting from a Duck-Rabbit. Flavor was earthy, yeasty, spicy, some toffee, alcohol, pine and grapefruit. 7-4-6-4-13 Re-rate on a 3 year old aged bottle. Pours a deeper brownish amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of rich dark fruits, tobacco, caramel, pecans, earthy and leathery. Flavor of sweet dark fruits, candy sugar, tobacco, caramel, prunes, earthy motes and sugary pecans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Reddish amber in color with a moderate off-white head. Very earthy nose hints wit hhints of smoke. Sweet, candylike malt flavor ... very rich. Full-bodied with a lightly dry finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle... Mostly clear burnt amber ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Incredible retention... looks like the head on a root beer float. The aroma is very malty with tons of candied fruit esters, orange blossom honey, brown sugar, caramel and, oddly enough, soy sauce. Candy-sweet flavor with tons of peach and caramel. Some other fruit in there... maybe mango or papaya. Full-bodied and syrupy with prickly carbonation. Sweet, fruity finish. Thanks to boboski for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Dark Red Colored with Big Sandy Head. Diminishes Slowly. Alot of Plum/Raisin on the Nose. Very Sweet Malt, Lightly Toasted. Noes of Plums and Raisins..Syrupy Mouthfeel.. Sweet Dry Aftertaste. Nice Warming. Nice Simplistic Barleywine. Quite Enjoyable on a Winter’s Night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Yet another bottle courtesy of boboski. Thanks again.

This beer poured a stunning clear deep copper with 3 inch fluffy tan head. It has a sweet aroma of candied cherries, plums and dates that have been beaten with a mallet and allowed to soak in alcohol. I also get a note of sweet caramel. The first impression of the flavor is that it tastes like an English style barleywine. There’s a medley of fruit such as dark dark cherries, sweet black grape juice, dates, raisins and cranberries. I also get a cherry cough drop quality.

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