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Duck-Rabbit Märzen - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 16
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of Zraly
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a stein. Clear, medium to dark amber with slightly off-white head. Head dissipates after a few moments. Looks as though it falls within style guidelines.

Soft malty smell.

This tastes very good. Bready malts and smooth, sweet flavors. Slightly slick and a bit chewy. Hops are soft and subtle, as they should be. Body is medium with a notch toward the full side; pretty substantial for style. Finishes crisp despite the malt-forward presentation.

Very good interpretation of the style.

Zraly, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of JustinAycock
4.8/5  rDev +27.3%

JustinAycock, Yesterday at 12:16 AM
Photo of joe1510
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
Good Bottle - Charlotte

Duck-Rabbit's version of an Oktoberfest is saturated copper and tarnished like a penny. Gold highlights run the length when backlit and the clarity is very good. A dirty white, crackling foam forms on the pour but fizzles out fairly quickly to a thin ring. Bits and clumps of delicate lace stick here and there.

Big, rich caramel can be smelled from a long way away. While the caramel rules from front to back there's a good toasted bread undercurrent along with a touch of earthy maltiness. A quick flash of baked apple flashes through in the middle along with a soft, earthy hoppiness on the backend. Very nice!

Caramel washes over every tastebud instantly while toasted white bread follows close behind. That breadiness turns to soda bread in the middle and is met with those soft baked apples in a very complimentary way. The end, while caramel still leads, brings along that earthy hoppiness for some added depth. A smooth, clean, peppery alcohol finishes it up well.

The body lies squarely in the middle of the scale at moderate with a luxurious carbonation that keeps this beer plush. The finish, with that peppery alcohol, dries up fairly quickly and leaves me wanting another drink immediately. Numerous pints of this could be drank consecutively.

Another malty delicacy from the folks at Duck-Rabbit. It's rich in malt but still clean, moderate in body but still luxurious, and, most importantly, delicious. These need to be in my fridge often.

joe1510, Thursday at 10:31 PM
Photo of ScotB260
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ScotB260, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of scotorum
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this product of North Carolina at a Wegmans in a mixed six on my recent late October Pennsylvania trip. Not available in my state as far as I know.

Fun label graphic of two-faced rabbit/duck head under a cap, apparently representing the unusual brewery name.

"Enjoy by date indicated" 11/14. Close.

a: Clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded to nada.

s: Caramel malt.

t: Nondescript bitterness up front over mild malt base. Later the caramel malt becomes more prominent but remains mild.

m: Light to moderate, ok body, light carbonation tingle.

o: Al all right Marzen, too strangely bitter at first and not as malty as I would prefer, but a decent oktoberfest-style brew good for Fall weather.

scotorum, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

6thstreetbrewpub, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of SuperHop18
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%

SuperHop18, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of rangerred
2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear deep copperish-brown with a thin soapy head. No head retention at all and also no lacing. Pretty disappointing.

Aroma is an interesting mixture of caramel, vegetables, and metal. Some apple notes too.

The flavor is a little better but still an odd mixture of what seem to be off-flavors. Caramel and fruit are more pronounced with apples figuring in even more prominently. A touch of tartness with a bit of a chalky finish.

Overall, this beer just seems a bit "off". Not sure if it is a sanitation issue or a yeast issue but there are definitely off-flavors here. Really needs to be cleaned up.

rangerred, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Drew
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Drew, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark copper color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, bready. Taste is smooth, bready malts, touch hops, highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

tone77, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of cursive7
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

cursive7, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

beernads, Oct 21, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.3%

ascags, Oct 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Chris_S, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

grover37, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

bellce0, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

curlybird, Oct 16, 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%

c64person, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

aleckpa, Oct 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

ChipChaight, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Mikemcgrath4, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ShepardCommander, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Lewdd, Sep 29, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%

jaswilson2, Sep 26, 2014
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Duck-Rabbit Märzen from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.