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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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89
very good

283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 64
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: on 07-30-2009

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Ratings: 283 | Reviews: 169
Photo of Zraly
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to black with a fluffy tan head. Soft notes of smoke and roasted malt.

Nice chocolate and roasted malt notes predominate. Coffee bean note works in well. There is also a very soft, subdued creamy note lingering toward the finish, which is really interesting for style (but totally works). Carbonation is a bit on the happy side, but for style, it works out. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium. Nice head retention. I could drink more than one of these and would be very happy doing so.

Smooth and crisp, slightly bitter but pleasantly so. A very good American-made example of the style. Ham and aged gouda would be heavenly paired with this.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a reddish black with a large light brown head. Smells of fruit notes in the dark roasted malt with very slight hints of chocolate. Tastes of dark roasted malt, slight caramel, and slight fruit taste, a little different. Beer is light bodied and sessionable, carbonation is perfect. Overall, an above average beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

(best by date of Nov '14 - poured into a tall, fluted goblet)

A: deepest ruby-brown... sandy-brown, spongy foam

S: somewhat even play between roasted barley, coffee, and baker's cocoa... certainly a bit of hop coming through, contributing to a mild herbal hard candy character in the background

T: core of cocoa-dusted coffee enveloped in a thick winter coat of an arguably (hop+sugars) fruity, dark malt ... the roasted and bitter notes come on a bit slowly but, once at full volume, buzz and hum in the center of the palate till the end... modicum of bittersweet-ness... pretty nicely dry though

M: at first, it appears on the fuller side for the style, but all that means is it's about medium-bodied... starts off thickish, but drops off quietly, quickly... bit of residual sugars scraping down the back of the tongue, but it never feels at all heavy

O: definitely on the bolder side (roasted and bitter flavor) for the style, but more or less pretty true to its mild finish and overall weight

Photo of Oakenator
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown to black with a decent head at pour the disappates to a little foam around the rim. Smell is sweet and chocolately. Flavor is dry up front and dark malty through the middle but converts to a nicely balanced chocolate taste on the finish. They really eeked a lot out of this sessionable but flavorful brew!

Photo of hardy008
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a large foamy tan, with very nice retention and lacing. the aroma has dark roasted malt, cocoa, and some earth. The earth smell is almost like the inside of a cave.

Tastes like dark roasted malt, cocoa, and a little smoke. Somewhat sweet, with bitterness for balance provided by the dark roasted malt.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. A nice beer for sure.

Photo of jsh5771
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.