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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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very good

274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 61
Gots: 13 | 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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Falcone, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

gabe23, Sep 16, 2009
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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)

harrymel, Nov 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

Brewsed, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Evoforen, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Wasatch, Sep 23, 2009
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4/5  rDev 0%

spycow, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

polopaul20, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GJ40, Oct 05, 2009
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4/5  rDev 0%

RblWthACoz, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

PStriedl, Mar 02, 2013
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fishguyac, Jan 11, 2014
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EasyReader, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

jjauga, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

ElGallo, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev 0%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

kodt, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

cfinch2, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of beer2day
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beer2day, Aug 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

CwrwAmByth, Mar 31, 2012
Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.