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RATINGS: 552   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Trade with Ross, thanks. Pours an amber color with nice white head that fades quickly. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, slight notes of hops. Taste is very sweet caramel malt with mild citrus hops. This barleywine is too sweet and syrupy. It does hide the alcohol very well, but is too one sided. **Re-rate after a year** Wow, this is a lot better then when I first had it. Similar to Mikeller Big Worse. Lots of fruit and caramel with the alcohol subdued. Not like the average barleywine, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with Ty5592 - Pours a clear deep amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Has a floral, resin hop and light brown sugar aroma. Has a very sweet caramel malt flavor with some light dark esters. Medium to fully body. Alcohol is well hidden. Very nice beer. Thanks Ty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 Pours a bright ruby copper with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Aroma has a good, fresh peppery piny hoppy presence with some lightly toasty caramel malts and some bready yeasty notes along with a touch of tart fruity esters. First sip presents a sweet pale malty flavor with a nice fresh peppery hoppy balance and some mild soy beans toward a mildly bready, yeasty bittersweet sticky finish among a fine, foamy, full mouthfeel. Has some fruity fusel off-flavors that seem out of place, otherwise a decent barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Duck-Rabbit is quickly emerging as one of the premier craft breweries in the South and this offering more than justifies their rise. A radiant copper body is topped by an impressive beige hued head that retains well and deposits generous island chain lace on the tulip glass. Pungent aromas of citrusy orange and tangerine are joined by some pine sap and grapefruit rind. Malty caramel and toasted brown sugar notes lurk underneath. Mouthfeel is a bit slick, with a medium body and carbonation. Tastemis awash in fruity complexity as apple and melon join the citrus cornucopia of the aroma. Lots of sweet malty backing here, with caramel, toffee, and brown sugar meeting up with a hint of darker fruits. Difficult to classify as American or English in style, but very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6322) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma consists of caramel, fruit, hints of apple, and lots of citrus hops. It pours a transparent amber with a small white head. The flavor is very sweet with lots of residual sugar and caramel up front. The finish has a huge citrus kick with lots of sweet orange and mild grapefruit hops. The mouthfeel is very syruppy. There are no real signs of alcohol because there is so much sweetness that covers it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Dark fruits stand out in the aroma.Pours dark with red highlights.Dark fruits come through in the flavor as well.Medium to full mouthfeel with a warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Thanks to my new trading buddy--Ty5592! This baby has a sweet, vinuous and candi-sugar aroma. Dark brown with ruby red highlights. Medium palate for a barleywine. Sweet and slightly hoppy in the front end. It has a good warming malt sensation throughout. Lots of belgian candi-sugar type flavors and just a hint of that 11%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Pours outa an orangy semi dark amber, forms a small beige head. Aroma of malts, malts and more malts. Distinct aroma of raisins, figs along with the lovely maltiness. Taste of pure lovelyness! All of the above with a particular smoothness that makes me proud to live here in NC. DR puts out excellent beer products, this one is no exception. DR has a wonderful baltic porter as well, but this my friends, may be thier best beer/ale ever. Absolutely no hint of alcohol, well hidden, and overall KICK ASS beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2007
The color was an amber/red. The head was fizzy but barely there. The flavor was bitter, waxy, and alcoholy (for lack of a better adjective). The palate was thin and carbonated. The finish was warm and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3366) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Very nice smooth beer. Big head with big lacing and slightly sweet characteristic. Red fruit flavors and floral aroma. Slightly creamy texture. Very well balanced and not alcoholic at all. The sweetness is mild for a barleywine and makes this a very drinkable, highly potent, beverage. Good job duck rabbit.

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