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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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90
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264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 60
Gots: 12 | 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:
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(Beer added by: on 07-30-2009)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown-to-black coloring, with ruby highlights, and a thin, off-white halo of head. Nose of subtle smoke and char, richly sweet nut and earthy tones in the backbone. Flavors are an earthy and smoky blast forward, with bitter coffee and bittersweet chocolate in the backbone. Smoke and peat permeate every sip, on a slick, light body. The aftertaste is very bittersweet, with a solid, subtle, smoked linger. Slick, solid, lingering finish. Very well crafted, balanced brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2014 01:42:14 | More by GarthDanielson
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

07-24-2014 20:05:19 | More by tylergoov
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slym

North Carolina

1.35/5  rDev -66.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I think I got a bad bottle. It didn't taste "skunky" so much as it tasted like coffee made with seawater. It looks nice, but there was something off about it and I knew it as soon as I opened it.

I will have to try this again later, but for now, with nothing to compare it to, this review stands.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 04:56:21 | More by slym
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delta490

Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep, almost black, brown. A thick creamy tan head caps it and holds on, leaving great lacing throughout the beer. The aroma is delicious in and of itself with a huge roasted malt aroma, deep and rich. The taste is equally malt-forward with just a subtle hint of earthy hops to balance against the malt assault. It has a nice mouthfeel, not too heavy or light. This is a great example of schwarzbier.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 22:11:10 | More by delta490
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-11-2014 21:32:19 | More by JohnnyK
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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, best by 10/2014, served in a Rastel pokal glass.

Appearance: Black with some clear cola brown at the edges. Plenty of persistent strands and islands of lacing. Light tan persistent head as well the whole way down the glass.

Smell: Hints of coffee, chocolate, smokiness, and herbal leafiness that reminds me a tad of smoked tobacco.

Taste: Roasted malts with a hint of mocha. A smoky bitterness is mixed in along with a noble hop finish. Earthy with a hint of counterbalanced sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Spicy on the tongue - well carbonated but not fizzy. Nice thickness and not sticky on the teeth.

Overall /Drinkability: Nicely bitter but in a very refreshing way. Overall I found the beer actually quite nice - it paired well with food (sloppy joes) and I think I could sip and savor one as well. Interestingly, despite how much I enjoyed it, I only want one right now. 12oz seems to be a perfect serving for one evening. So in that regard, it is overall very satisfying to the point I don't want another one. Or at least another one this evening. I might have to get a six pack and try it over a few nights and see my enjoyment carries past one evening.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 22:53:42 | More by damndirtyape
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

06-26-2014 04:26:18 | More by vwbus7
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-12-2014 02:57:21 | More by TubaDan
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-31-2014 04:28:51 | More by ShepardCommander
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2014 06:32:49 | More by hellhammermario
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PGVG

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2014 01:29:11 | More by PGVG
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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2014 04:42:56 | More by fishguyac
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-07-2014 21:48:29 | More by polopaul20
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-03-2014 17:19:30 | More by cwguy5
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javlin624

Texas

2/5  rDev -50.1%

12-17-2013 05:38:41 | More by javlin624
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joe1510

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle

Big thanks goes out to Ryan for sending me a couple of these guys! Duck Rabbit's Schwarz is the darkest of browns bordering on black. Chestnut highlights glow through the body when backlit and good clarity shows. An easy pour yields a dense, whipped cream like beige head that sticks around the entirety.

Hazelnut comes to mind first on the aroma before moderate roast joins the fray. The roast runs from front to back and is joined by anise in the middle before segueing into a light roast coffee. No single aspect overruns the others. The balance is right on with seamless integration.

The flavor runs pretty close to the nose but shows more nuance. The roast again runs front to back and produces a light bitterness. Hazelnut, light cream, soft anise, and light roast coffee all play roles in the flavor profile. With warming dark berries emerge, not much but enough to add even more depth. There's a lot of different flavors but they blend perfectly.

A rather weighty body highlights this brew. Rich, dense, and creamy. The body is smooth and the roast leaves a soft lingering bitterness on the swallow. An incredibly easy beer to put away.

Duck Rabbit's Schwarzbier is one of my favorites. It's a little richer and heavier than some of the best German examples and even shows some porter-esque characteristics. Any time I have a chance to grab this beer in the future I will snatch it up. Thanks again, Ryan!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 01:04:06 | More by joe1510
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-27-2013 04:03:31 | More by TheBishopco
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-14-2013 11:58:04 | More by xseanprimex
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-09-2013 13:30:32 | More by Drknight
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SFNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-05-2013 00:44:52 | More by SFNC
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codysjb

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.2%

10-24-2013 00:49:45 | More by codysjb
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-22-2013 15:26:33 | More by HRamz3
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emerge077

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wil for another NC gem!
Label notched "enjoy by 10 13".

Pour is dark brown and transparent, plenty of tan foam billows up and laces very nicely on the glass. Frothy around the edges, a patchy skim floats in the center. Mellow but roasty aroma, clean and dry. Crisp body, deep roast malt taste, light lingering bitterness. Well rounded, very roasty and smooth. Earthy chicory, roasty coffee flavors. Easy drinking for sure. A classic example of a Schwarz.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 01:37:15 | More by emerge077
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

09-26-2013 19:36:54 | More by Falcone
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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.