Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Amber Ale – Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

                Earlier this week I enjoyed a Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout and posted a write-up on it this past Monday.  Since then I have tried their Amber Ale.  Unfortunately the Amber Ale is the last Duck-Rabbit beer that I have, and will likely be the last of their beers that I can review until they start distributing to Wisconsin.

                On to the review, at Beeradvocate, Duck-Rabbit Amber ale has a score of 78.  Over at ratebeer it has a score of 48 overall and 65 for style.  Pretty low ratings at ratebeer, but from what I have seen, the ratings there trend low.

They Say:

                The Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale is a medium bodied beer with a lovely tawny copper or bronze color. This brew emphasizes malt complexity with layered caramel malt flavors. We put a lot of effort into getting this amber ale just right and we're extremely proud of the result!

I Say:
                Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale pours brilliantly clear reddish amber with a moderate tan head that holds excellent retention and leaves considerable lacing in the glass.  The aroma is of light caramel malts with slight citrus hop notes.

                Amber Ale is pleasant malty, with a moderate level or caramel sweetness that is well balanced by citrusy hop flavor and a moderate level of hop bitterness.  It is medium bodied with a moderate to high level of carbonation.

                Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale is a good and very drinkable beer that I recommend if you enjoy the style.  Many amber ales overshoot either the sweetness or the hop bitterness and are less drinkable as a result, Duck-Rabbit strikes the balance well.  Unfortunately the distribution area for Duck-Rabbit is still fairly limited; hopefully they will expand distribution soon.

                That’s all for now, check back soon for another post.

                Happy Drinking!!

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