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Duck-Rabbit Märzen - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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85
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
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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Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jeffthepony, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

Pours a deep amber with a garnet tint. The head is white and creamy and small amount hangs on for a while, leaving a little bit of lacing, too. The aroma is light, with malt fruit and caramel sweetness and just a hint of hops earthy-ness. The taste is a nice big malt blast with just enough hops to balance it. The body has a nice weight to it with a good crisp finish. An almost-great fest beer.

delta490, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.25/5  rDev +13%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

A: Pours a crystal clear rich copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and light to moderate amounts of golden yellow + amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy dark beige head that reduces to a mottled thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts and toffee, along with lighter aromas of light fruit (apples). There is a light aroma of herbal and spicy hops as well.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted and bready malts with a light amount of toffee sweetness and hints of light fruit (apple) as well. That is followed by light flavors of herbal and spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A very enjoyable beer in the style and a pretty good example from a North Carolina brewer. fairly easy to drink and definitely one to look for during the season.

dbrauneis, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of ECT
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ECT, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of SLewis
4/5  rDev +6.4%

SLewis, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Mantooth, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of KirkFrancis
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

KirkFrancis, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Dbot
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Dbot, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Paul_Zills121
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Paul_Zills121, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Dferrante
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%

Dferrante, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of marley2112
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

marley2112, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of TheBilskiWay
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

TheBilskiWay, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of MichaelProcton
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

MichaelProcton, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Squacher
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Squacher, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of vwbus7
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Brasso
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Brasso, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of polopaul20
4/5  rDev +6.4%

polopaul20, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of DCHritz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DCHritz, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
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 slusk
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a nice copper/amber color with a moderate tan head. Clear as a bell, filtered I imagine. Decent head retention and a moderate amount of lacing.

Aroma - Nice and malty, No hop aroma to speak of. I detect a prominent earthy note mixed into a nice malt profile.

Taste - Much like it smells, this is a very nice malty flavor with an earthy backbone. Almost an oaky taste and some hidden, slightly perceptible acidity in the finish. It has a good amount of carbonation that adds an ever-so-slight bitterness as well. It breathes a pleasant bready aftertaste that makes me want to open another.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and pleasant with a gentile creaminess but not too much. Almost a slick mouthfeel.

Overall - I like this beer. I can't identify the source of the earthiness I'm detecting, possibly in the yeast strain; it seems a little unusual for this style, but not in a bad way. It's hitting all the high spots with a rich malt character and disguised hop bitterness. I'd buy this beer again.

slusk, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep, dark brown color, with a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Actually, there’s not much in the aroma department, either that, or I’m stuffed up. I do get faint, and I mean faint, notes of malt, caramel and hops, but I mean faint.

Taste: Very malty up front, followed by some caramel-like sweetness and some nicely balanced hops bitterness. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.8%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Very solid American version of an Oktoberfest beer. Good balance between hops and malt and sweet. I’d certainly get it again.

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of foureyedgeek
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

foureyedgeek, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Falcone, Oct 20, 2013
Duck-Rabbit Märzen from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.