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Duck-Rabbit Märzen - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NCSUdo on 10-07-2009)
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Chris_S, Sunday at 06:38 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

mquinn919, Sep 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Squacher, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Nearly perfect looking Oktoberfest beer in a Sam Adams glass. Dark orange/brown with perfect carbonation and retention. Only thing from a perfect 5 is head was small 1-finger.

Smell - A wonderful sweet and malty smell. Caramel is noticed as well. Incredible for the style.

Taste - Follows the nose perfectly. Malty and sweet but light and very sessionable. A touch of hops is noticed in the finish to provide balance. Nice refreshing finish that is very thirst quenching.

Mouthfeel - Perhaps the only thing not perfect with this beer is its a tad light and watery.

Overall - A very fine Marzen. One of the best I've had. If Duck Rabbit beers were sold in MD I'd buy regularly and in bulk.

bubseymour, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of hitokiri
4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first time having this beer and I have loved almost every one of the Duck Rabbit beers I have had so far.

I love this style, and it is the best one I have had so far.

Appearance is pretty good for this style to me. Poured slightly vigorously it produced about a finger or two head. It stuck around for a little while, but no lacing. Color is like dark copper.

Smell is very delicious, lots of roastiness, and maltiness.

Taste is right on what I expect for this style, on the sweeter and maltier side with hints of caramel and chocolate. Mild hop profile but it is noticeable.

Mouthfeel was very nice, moderate carbonation, not too much. A little slickness but balanced by the carbonation.

Very very drinkable. I could drink this constantly. Forget water.

hitokiri, Oct 07, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ShepardCommander, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of IPAbro
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Best Marzen I've had this fall so far. Color is a darker amber than others I've had (Bell's, Foothills, Brooklyn, Highland). I'm only providing a review for domestic Octoberfests and this is the best I've had out of all those listed. Tastes malty with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Easily a session beer, as Marzen is one of the best styles for this. I could have a sixer easily.

IPAbro, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of dbexpert
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

App: Deep mahogoney and carmel tones with a slight tan/amber tinted head. Head builds solid on an aggressive pour, receding to a skimmig after a few minutes.
S: Toasted biscuts with touches of brown bread, little to no hop notes on nose.
T: Very clean, malt offers a good sweet backbone with alcohol and subtle hop bitterness making for a clean finish.
M: Sweet, balanced, clean
O: This is a very good beer. Reminds me of Paulaner, a touch less spice. Worth seeking out when in season.

dbexpert, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of stimulus
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. (6 pack)

A: Pours a transparent amber with a one finger cream head.
S: Caramel, nuts, and toffee.
T: Sweet and malty with a big caramel presence and a nutty finish.
M: Light bodied and well carbonated.
D: Very drinkable, as most marzens are, and although it would be nice to see its abv, it's probably around 5.5-6% and nearly undetectable.

stimulus, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of beer2day
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours straight amber with thin 1/2 finger head. No retention. Laces well, with very thick coating on the glass.

Nose is light toast and biscuit. Decent, but not inspiring.

Great malt body. Slight fizz at first, grows smooth and even gets a little creamy in the finish. Very bready and gets sweet in the finish with very sweet apricot. Not tart at all, though.

Extremely nice fest beer.

beer2day, Apr 12, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appears a caramel copper hue with light beige head, fine even lacing down the sides of my glass. Aromatics mild fruity note with a touch of green apple. Caramel mild cereal graininess going on with herbal hop balance in the background. Flavor is rich with malts and herbal hops a nice blend of caramel crackers and biscuit malt flavors going on bringing a nice complexity to the party. Herbal hops in the finish do this malt present right. One of the best fest style lagers around I can't believe this beer is drinking so well right now in mid January it's great, one of the best of the year. Drinkability overall is solid front to back in every aspect a beer I will have to seek out next year in the Pittsburgh market.

WVbeergeek, Jan 26, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

KevinGordon, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

c64person, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Brasso, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown/ruby with little head.

The smell is of raisins and cinnamon.

The taste has a little bitterness on the front but this beers true glory is on the back. A sticky sweet raisin, prune, and caramel all come through on the back.

To be honest I haven't had a whole lot of the style but I really dug this beer and would buy it again for sure.

Eriktheipaman, Oct 31, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ariceclemson, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

brutalist, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of titosupertramp
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Handle for another great trade.

A: A dark copper color with a heavy red tint, crystal clear. Finger or so of off white head that leaves minimal lacing and thin film. Beautiful color and clarity, average head/lacing.

S: Bready, toasted malts, nutty, mineral/earth..has a somewhat floral tinge as well.

T: This is really tasty beer. Toasted bread, nutty, earthy hops and something fruity...kind of like apples.

M: Good, full body with a clean finish.

O: Duck Rabbit does such a good job with their beers - at least the ones I've had. Of all the American made Marzens I've had, this is tops. I want more.

titosupertramp, Oct 07, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. An amber and orange type color. Very good clarity on this one, can see pretty much everything right through the glass. Off white colored head that has decent lacing a small layer of the head that's skimming the surface.

Smell is good. Plenty of malts, caramelized and toasted malts. Toffee and hints of some darker fruits that are just past the ripe phase. Slightly spicy and some herbal/earthy scents.

Taste is really good, one of the better of the style I've ever had. Caramel and toffee flavors, hints of orange sweetbread or brown bread. Spiciness and a hint of earthiness. Hops slightly present, mild more tha bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. Full bodied, sweet with big malt flavors, slight bitter finish. Good carbonation level that's smooth and creamy. Good overall, Duck-Rabbit does it again!

Thanks CuriousMonk for the trade!

AndyAvalanche, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - poured from 12oz'er into duvel taster glass. Deep ruby amber with lots of small bubbly carbonation and a nice frothy bubbly head with medium/well lacing.

s - Malty caramel biscuits. Lagery.

t - very toasty. some brown sugar, touch of hops. toffee malts dominant.

m/d - pretty even ended in the feel, not watery, but silky. smooth with a cooling afterfeel. overall a really subtle and tasty oktoberfest, this is a style where i don't love every beer i try and this beer is an oktoberfest that i would more than happily drink again and again.

cosmicevan, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of aerozeppl
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A:Very clear copper color with a touch of honey to it. Poured with a quarter finger of white head with decent head retention.

S: Nice caramel and toffee notes up front. Very clean fermentation. No detectable hop aroma. Little bit of wet leaves.

T: Nice clean malt profile. The Munich malt is detectable and gives it a really nice sweet toasted character. Very neutral yeast. Finishes clean with dryness as part of the taste.

M: Very dry. Carbonation is a little bit lower than I would like.

D: A very nice example of the style. I am enjoying it but it is not something I find myself reaching for sip after sip. I would recommend it as it holds up to the imports.

aerozeppl, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of kylehay2004
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head on a a clear amber body with excellent lacing. As good as it gets just about.

S: aroma is a little light with toasted malts, hint of burnt toast and caramel.

T: this one is mostly sweet caramel and toasted malts with a hint of toffee finishing with spicey and earthy notes. As good as it tastes for me its about what isn't there and thats the sour, old beer taste that for me many in this style tend to have.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall: for the style this one is excellent, definitely one of my favorites.

kylehay2004, Oct 16, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle picked up in North Carolina this weeked. Despite Duck-Rabbit's well earned reputation as dark beer specialists, I figured their mastery of the craft would warrant trying a lighter style. The beer is crystal clear and dark copper color, with 2 fingers of dense off-white foam. The smell is strong with malt, sweet and bready, about what you'd expect from a marzen. This is a sweet and flavorful marzen, toasty and rich, a light malt bomb. The body is spot on for the style, light enough to quaff in quantity but substantial enough to make its presence known. A VERY solid Oktobefest.

TurdFurgison, Dec 13, 2009
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Duck-Rabbit Märzen from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.