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Duck-Rabbit Märzen - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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85
very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
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 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
Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Boone757, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ADTaber, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Ohiovania
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Ohiovania, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ygtbsm94, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of hemorhoidzz
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

hemorhoidzz, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of barneysdad
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

barneysdad, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

2dogbrew, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of JohnnyK
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JohnnyK, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SmellsofMahagony, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of hellhammermario
4/5  rDev +6.4%

hellhammermario, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

davemathews68, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sam adams custom glass, color is amber, transparent; head is light tan, frothy, dense, presenting 1/2" thick followed by some lacing and lingering.

Smell is somewhat subdued, which is not out of place, pleasant malt and some light caramel or chocolate sweet scents are noted but very subtle.

Taste is very good, solid malt profile, light clean vienna or munich malts with hints of chocolate and caramel, light toast and some biscuit; hop flavors are not strong, maybe some light earth and grass; lightly acidic in its finish.

mouthfeel is clean, hitting the tongue mainly, acidic finish lingers, malt sweetness is nice, carbonation is not overdone.

Overall, this is a very, very good american marzen, clean flavors, good mouthfeel.

mvanaskie13, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of BradShook
4/5  rDev +6.4%

BradShook, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Diane1216
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Diane1216, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +13%

KevinGordon, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2011, so this is totally out of date. Acquired a while back from a webshop, though it would have been out of date even then. Curse them and their scaly hides! As I probably won't see this again I'll review with caveats.

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A deep coppery-amber hue with fine sediment and light carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of mildly sour, earthy yeast with hints of caramel malt, grain and faint stewed leaves. A touch of cardboard and sherry in the background - this smells rather oxidised.

Tastes of stale, acidic yeast and caramel malt, with a dry finish. Notes of grain, caramel, husks, earthy yeast, mild natural yoghurt, faint stewed leaves and cardboard. Rather oxidised, accompanied by a whisper of sherry. Well-attenuated and mildly bitter upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with subtle carbonation and good body for the style. Slightly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of sour yeast, caramel and cardboard/stewed leaves.

OK - being out of date this is obviously not on top form. However, the underlying character is discernible and seems pretty good. Stripping away the mild acidity and oxidation reveals hints of a quality märzen with a rounded flavour. Looks alright and the body seems decent. If I ever have the chance to grab a fresh one then I'll revisit this review.

jazzyjeff13, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of mquinn919
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

mquinn919, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Radiosox
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Radiosox, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a reddish-mahogany color with tiny off white head. The head fades almost instantly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is sweet of a brown caramel smell with a good deal of roasted malt mixed within. Some aromas of dark fruit mingle with the roasted and sugar smells as well as a bit of a spice and nut aroma to produce a rather nice marzen aroma.

Taste – The taste begins very mild with a bit of a caramel and darker fruit flavors as well as a bit of a bready taste and a very light roasted taste. As the flavor advances the sweetness gains a small amount of potency with more caramel coming to the tongue. While the sweetness only gains a light level of intensity the roasted gets quite a bit stronger with some lighter spice and nut flavors developing rather late. In the end a little bit of a yeasty and more sweetness of apple and caramel come to the tongue leaving a rather pleasant roasted and sweet flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is rather average. While the body is a bit thin, it does give the beer a bit more crispness which with the lighter flavors upfront create an easy drinking brew when combined with the average carbonation.

Overall – A rather tasty brew overall that has a decent flavor profile and a rather easy drinking feel.

Darkmagus82, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

herrburgess, May 29, 2013
Duck-Rabbit Märzen from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.