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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

269 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 60
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 07-30-2009)
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

02-22-2013 04:09:34 | More by Bouleboubier
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

09-26-2013 19:36:54 | More by Falcone
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gabe23

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

A - Black with a fizzy tan head that fades fast. Not much in the way of lacing.

S - Roasted malt with a touch of black coffee and burnt toast. A little hops mixed in as well.

T - Toasted breadiness up front that transitions smoothly into a slight hop bite. The finish has some sweetness balanced with dark chocolate bitterness.

M - Fairly heavy body for the style, though carbonation is high which lightens things up a bit.

D - I'm a fan of dark lagers, and this is a good one. It has the signature Duck Rabbit flavor that I taste in all their beers, which I like, but I'd like prefer them to branch out a bit more. Still it's a nice addition to the lineup from a great NC brewery.

09-16-2009 01:49:17 | More by gabe23
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harrymel

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

Best by: 10/2011
A: black and opaque with a finger of dirty brown foam and cobweb lace. Looks nice. (4)
S: Nuts, coffee, hollow co2 chill. Leaves in the fall, a bit muddy. (4)
T: Hints of unsweetened cocoa, coffee grounds, metal and the slightest hazelnut give this an interesting and pleasant flavor. Never thought I’d say this, but this beer might benefit from the smallest addition of smoke malt. (4)
M: Nice and smooth with a light body and dry finish. (4)
O: Good beer. Could drink this on a cool summer night in volume. (4)

11-11-2011 17:07:46 | More by harrymel
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

01-03-2012 22:17:30 | More by Brewsed
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Evoforen

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

09-01-2013 18:17:23 | More by Evoforen
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev 0%

Thanks goes out to cvstrickland for this brew.

Pours a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with lots of chocolate/toffee, vanilla. The taste is sweet, malty, nice little bitterness, chocolate/toffe, slight vanilla note. Medium body. Drinkable, a very nice Schwarzbier, thanks Chuck.

09-23-2009 00:28:42 | More by Wasatch
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

04-12-2013 02:26:55 | More by spycow
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

01-07-2014 21:48:29 | More by polopaul20
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a standard pint glass. Enjoy by date is 11/09.

A deep brown with a touch of light coming through and a small tan head that dissipates quickly. A strong smell of coffee dominates the aroma. In fact, it hits you before you even raise the glass. The coffee taste is milder than the smell but it's pretty prominent. Other flavors include cocoa, fruit and floral hop flavor. The consistency is moderate and the carbonation isn't high but the bubbles make a noticeable impact.

A little strong in coffee flavor for me (though I see no references on the bottle or online to any actual coffee used in the beer) but this is a good beer.

10-05-2009 00:41:13 | More by GJ40
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

11-29-2012 02:46:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2012 10:59:30 | More by dprophet
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PStriedl

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2013 21:11:05 | More by PStriedl
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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 04:42:56 | More by fishguyac
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2011 03:35:41 | More by EasyReader
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

08-03-2012 00:44:44 | More by whartontallboy
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jjauga

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

02-15-2012 01:33:52 | More by jjauga
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

11-14-2011 08:14:52 | More by Jspriest
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2011 03:11:37 | More by ElGallo
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mklinger

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

07-17-2012 14:31:43 | More by mklinger
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

04-28-2013 16:14:57 | More by kodt
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

11-21-2013 00:58:17 | More by cfinch2
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beer2day

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

Dark black pour with deep cream head. No lacing. Good retention.

Deep coffee nose with toasted malt. chocolate and weak toffee.

intense chocolate hit . Deep roast flavor. Bitter chocolate in the finish. nice bitters.

feel is very creamy. surprisingly so.

very easy to drink.

08-29-2010 01:01:24 | More by beer2day
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a dark black colour with a very mouth-watering and lovely brown head. Some good lacing too.

Smells dark and malty.

Tastes thick yet slightly watery. Fairly dark and burnt malts present too.

Overall a decent beer. Couldn't drink it in large quantiities though.

03-31-2012 19:06:13 | More by CwrwAmByth
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

01-12-2014 06:32:49 | More by hellhammermario
Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.