Duck-Rabbit Märzen - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Been looking for this when the time is right, finally got the last of the main Duck Rabbit beers (except for those real obscure one offs it seems!).
An almost ruby amber body color, but with lots of cola like bubbles stuck to the sides of the glass. Head forms maybe two fingers, light white and tan in color, lots of swiss cheese appearances and not much retention at all.
Nose is real interesting. Toasty caramel, but also a sweet almost turkish red delight or something. Very unique. Good hop presence, along with some almost bark tree woody sense or something, like dry leafy tobacco even.
Really good creamy feel on this beer, but a bit flat on the palate, oh so close to 4.5 rating. Coating toffee and caramel with a real good spicy finish. Strangely hardly any sense of carbonation at all. Spicy character akins to brown toasty clove and nutmeg
At first taste the beer seems alright, but strangely the spice character really starts to shine as it warms up making it even better. Quite an enjoyable Marzen, more hits for the duck!
10-06-2012 02:20:45 | More by smakawhat
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
Dark red-amber. Just a ring to show after an overpour. Looks a little stagnant. 3.0
Richly toasty, German hops, and some cherry and apple esters. 3.5
Very toasted flavor. Caramelized grain sugars, earthy hops, and oxidized apple. Moderate-to-light bitterness. Very malty with a savory finish. 3.5
Medium body. Medium carbonation. A little slick and sticky. 3.0
Decent little beer. Held up in the keg better than I'd have expected. 4.0
06-20-2012 02:35:35 | More by thecheapies
3.5/5 rDev -6.9%
Wow fall release in winter early spring!
A - Little to no sediment is surprising. More so is the actual carbonation that quickly dies down to a nice lace ring. Color is of a nice ruby red brown and nice sticky lacing.
S - Does smell too hoppy or malty mostly biscuit like malts, mild hops, and caramel.
T - Grains and hops flow throughout every sip revealing mostly bready malts and caramel. Tasty but grainy and no where offensive.
M - Light to medium with faded hops.
Overall most Oktoberfest beers take a turn for the worse or are completely gone by the end of winter. This one is still drinking pretty awesome.
02-07-2012 01:37:34 | More by DrDemento456
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours a deep copper color, slightly off white head. Appetizing aroma of caramel, roasted malts, toffee and faint cocoa. In the taste, a firm malty flavor, nicely toasted and caramelized. Pretty well rounded with a faint hop bitterness, this is not a cloying sweet malt bomb, more of a well crafted robust American version of a Marzen. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and smooth. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. In the lighter range for Duck Rabbit, but still, they remain the dark beer specialists. Prosit!
02-04-2012 04:26:39 | More by Stinkypuss
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured from a bottle into a sam adams perfect pint.
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy reddish amber with a half finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.
Smell: Sweet, bready caramel malt with some fruit notes, I'm picking up some cherry.
Taste: Not nearly as sweet as the smell. Bready malt with very mild fruity notes. The finish is bitter with some malt notes as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
Overall: I would have liked this to be either a little more delicate or a little more aggressive. Either way would have been fine, but I'm not a huge fan with where it is.
11-21-2011 01:21:25 | More by oline73
4.38/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
11-19-2011 02:39:54 | More by dbexpert
3.38/5 rDev -10.1%
Pours a dark ruby/copper color with golden orange edges and a half finger off-white head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing.
Slightly earthy aroma with lots of sweet malt and subtle autumnal spices. Piny, spicy hops along with hints of caramel, rye and biscuit. I'm also picking up some cinnamon and brown sugar in the nose.
Medium bodied with a decent balance of dry hops, zesty spice and sweet malt notes. Earthy hops up front provide slight dry bitterness that compliments the spices. Hints of cinnamon, brown sugar, pepper and nutmeg. The back half of the palate consists of a lot of sweet malt. A good amount of sweetness with caramel, nut and toffee. Well balanced and easy to drink but not overly complex or flavorful.
11-01-2011 04:02:23 | More by corby112
Duck-Rabbit Märzen from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.