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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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very good

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 07-30-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Dcunicelli, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Evoforen, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of mattsdenney
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Duck Rabbit finally available in Nashville. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into tulip glass.

Pours nice and thick, dark, oily. A nice thick medium brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and toasted bread. Some hops in there as well. The upfront taste is a relatively strong hop bitterness, this quickly turns to sweet, smoky coffee and chocolate. Slightly smoky, excellent flavor. Consistency is perfect, medium bodied and very drinkable; low carbonation. Overall an excellent beer. I haven't had many of this style but I can't imagine there are many that are better than this one.

mattsdenney, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Zraly
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Zraly, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

brotherloco, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

zekeman17, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Lob, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

M1A2, Aug 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

pathman, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

OldhouseRecs, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

scott2269, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

KevinGordon, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

paulys55, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

kodt, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

cyclonece09, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

spycow, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

dailyminefield, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

PStriedl, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

DIPAFAN, Feb 23, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +5%

(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

Bouleboubier, Feb 22, 2013
Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.