Duck-Rabbit Märzen - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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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
4.25/5 rDev +13%
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.
10-31-2011 01:05:21 | More by Eriktheipaman
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
Strong, malty aroma has an undertone of bread and a subtle caramel note. It pours a nice clear cinnamon brown with a pale tan head that does not stick around too long. Flavor has a malty core with notes of bread and caramel and just a hint of cloves, lip-smacking and enjoyable, if not spectacular. Texture is smooth and a little fizzy, finish is a bit weak. Overall, worthy of at least a try.
10-30-2011 18:52:46 | More by Cyberkedi
3.1/5 rDev -17.6%
330ml bottle served into an Oversized glass.Enjoyed on may´11.
Pours reddish amber in color.Cloudy.Brief large bubble white in color head.No lacing. Intense caramel malt aroma & flavor. Slightly toasted malt on palate & sweetness mouthfeel.Medium body, soft carbonation.Peach & rough quince finish.Astringent fruit aftertaste.Quite cloying sensation.
10-26-2011 10:35:22 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Nova Scotia (Canada)
3.7/5 rDev -1.6%
Growler into a good beer glass:
A - Beautiful dark amber with red and gold hues. Excellent carbonation that you can really see on the glass and a good foamy white head.
S - Crips, malty, and almost slightly metallic. There's a bit of biscuityness and some subtle spice to the aroma, almost like a white pepper.
T - Big and sweet with a malty punch up front that lingers on to some earthier elements which reveal a slight spice. The finish is almost meaty with some slight roasted flavors escaping.
M - Big, chewy, and round. This has alot of carbonation and alot of malt going on.
O - Pretty good. The malt really wins, but there's enough backbone to give it a different character than alot of the other Marzens out there.
10-20-2011 02:45:42 | More by doopydoogle
District of Columbia
3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
12oz bottle split into a sam adams perfect pint glass. Bottle dating not clear, but it looks like a best-by of 11/11.
A- pours a deep amber, healthy 1-finger head. A bit dark for the style.
S- toasty malts, spicy, sweet caramel. A hint of soap/chemicals, but may be the yeast?
T- caramel takes the show over the malts. Sweet. Strays a bit for the style. Not clean.
M- crisp but sticky.
O- just an OK beer, and a bad Marzen. Sadly Duck Rabbit missed the mark on this one.
10-09-2011 20:46:19 | More by fo5s
3.23/5 rDev -14.1%
12 ounce bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass
a: dark amber, a lot darker than most oktoberfests.
s: caramel, sweet malts, and some spiciness in the background.
t: Very similar to the smell and the caramel and sweet malts come out. There is some soapy taste which I have had in other beers in the style which I cannot figure out where it comes from.
m: This is a full bodied oktoberfest. Not as crisp and clean as it could be.
o: Not a bad beer, but there are better in the style.
10-09-2011 20:36:48 | More by Shumania
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
10-07-2011 00:54:47 | More by titosupertramp
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
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!
10-06-2011 02:13:01 | More by AndyAvalanche
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
A: Pours a clear orange-copper with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with a little lacing.
S: Some pilsner and Munich malt aromas up front followed by some surprising nutty aromas. There are also some faint notes of sweet chocolate. The finish has a dry, biscuit smell.
T: Again, pilsner and Munich malt flavors up front followed by some nutty flavors as well. Biscuit flavors bring up the finish that is dry, crisp, and slightly bitter.
M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is dry, crisp, and clean.
O: A unique, but good Marzen. It has some atypical characteristics for the style, but they work well to make a tasty beer that isn't too sweet and flat like many Marzens.
10-05-2011 14:09:38 | More by n2185
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +6.4%
A: Poured sort of a pepper infused orange color, crystal clear, and with a soft, light brownish-white head that held its retention throughout the session.
S: Intense scent of freshly baked bread, very malty, and with a tinge of mothball-esque yeast makeup.
T: I got caramel upfront with the bread praying second string quarterback to that. The lingering is a bit sweeter than I like in Octoberfest's, but this was pretty tasty.
M: I actually thing that a bit more "creaminess" would have served this beer well and would have given a bit more lusciousness in the drinkability department. However, I dug the caramel lingering a spotty lacing.
O: I've yet to try anything truly bad from Duck Rabbit and I really respect what they do.... including this beer.
09-28-2011 22:16:03 | More by Chaney
3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
Dark orange brown pour reminds me of autumn. Bubbly white head with a fizzy crisp taste that feels like a cool autumn afternoon. The taste is bold for an octobrefest lager in my opinion. Very enjoyable to drink. I recommend drinking a six pack of these on top of an Appalachian peak overlooking a majestic valley.
09-26-2011 01:56:55 | More by MandatoryJimmy
4/5 rDev +6.4%
12oz bottle, brawleys
appearance: served appropriately in a duck rabbit shaker pint glass - clear amber body, foamy white cap
smell: sweet fruity aroma - apple, nuts, bread
taste: toasted malts, rich nutty character, crisp red apple, grassy noble hop, dough, toffee, woody notes. Solid oktoberfest
mouthfeel: rich medium body, filling
09-25-2011 01:48:59 | More by dirtylou
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia. For best flavor, please refrigerate and enjoy by date indicated: it looks like there're small indents on 11 and 12. I'm just gonna assume I'm good to go here.
Appearance: Pours a clear, inviting-looking, amber-hued body with a finger of short-lived, off-white froth.
Smell: Lightly sweet-scented malty nose hinting of toasted bread and scant caramel. Modestly fruity. Small traces of herbal, earthy hops.
Taste: Sweetish, bready malts, moderately toasty, faintly nutty. Fairly estery with berryesque flavors as well as a touch of sweet cherry, too. Low hop character and bitterness. Somewhat drying on the relatively clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: It's a decent, drinkable Märzen, though a bit on the estery side.
09-21-2011 20:44:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
Pours a beautiful dark mahogany with a creamy tan head that fades slowly and leaves nice walls of lace.
The aroma is of toffee, brown sugar, caramel. Light leafy notes and hints of spice and vanilla.
Nice malty beer with loads of vanilla toffee, some toasty and nutty notes, brown sugar, and a little spicy note of warmth.
Nice, balanced, and very well done to style.
Delicious and easy to drink. Nice, sweet, malty and balanced.
09-18-2011 23:30:49 | More by JayS2629
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
03-12-2011 04:23:03 | More by cosmicevan
4.1/5 rDev +9%
12 oz. Darker than usual amber pour with a nice layer of white head. Just barely sticks to the glass.
Aroma is herbal, malt and leathery. Hint of floral/citrus hops
Taste substantially malty. There is a fair amount of bread and caramel. Some light red fruits as well. Realizing this is a good 5 or 6 months old, this has lost some hop presence in the flavor. Luckily I enjoy malty side brews. So many marzens are so mellow and bland this is a nice change anyway.
Light side of medium bodied, coats well, carbonation is level is good.
Another good one in the line of seasonals from Duck Rabbit.
02-28-2011 03:52:56 | More by Bung
District of Columbia
3.43/5 rDev -8.8%
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
Pours a ruby auburn color with a thick chestnut head that quickly fades to nothing without any significant lacing.
Aroma is a rich and pleasantly balanced malty blend of toffee and caramel; nutty and sweet with slight hop bitterness.
The flavor follows the body with a predominant caramel malt body with a lingering dry, light hoppy finish but there is also a persistent buttery taste from start to finish that greatly detracts from the drinkability and flavor. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium, assertive carbonation. Not bad, I enjoyed this more than the Bell's Oktoberfest this year, but not as much as Great Lakes.
02-23-2011 03:37:14 | More by yourefragile
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
Nice extra from a trade with BucketBoy
Pours a wonderful rusty copper with a slight haze. Gorgeous rocky head forms and sticks around, leaving great lacing.
Sweet aroma of malts and even some apples in there.
Pretty strong taste, lots of malt make it sweet. Just a touch of leafy hops at the end, and even a little spice from it. Touch of apple in the middle.
Neutral mouthfeel and nice carb, typical of a marzen.
Gorgeous fall weather beer, too bad they don't go far out of NC!
01-05-2011 22:29:40 | More by BranfordBound
3.18/5 rDev -15.4%
$2.00 single bottle from Abe's.
A darkish orange/light brown body, topped by three fingers of fuzzy off-white foam.
Toasty caramel aroma. Ok, but not highly enticing.
Caramel malt in the middle of the tongue. Toast. Needs more depth. An abundance of noble hops. Leans to the hoppy side far more than classic marzens.
Good mouthfeel. Certainly drinkable.
More malt depth and less hops please. Not bad, but not a classic interpretation. Worth a try but keep expectations low.
12-15-2010 04:31:22 | More by RonfromJersey
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
Hazy ruddy orange pour with a off white head. First thing that hits me is the buttery sweetness, orange candies and extra sweet malts. Tangy caramel malts, toasted sugar cookie and little hop flavor.
A little harsh on the tongue at first but that settles down. Not too bad of a beer but nothing mindblowing.
11-20-2010 00:33:00 | More by Lazerlobe
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
12oz bottle into a pint glass, glad to try this one.
Marzen pours your standard bronzish/copper color as per style with a off white, bordering on cream cap up top that dies, some squiggly lines on the glass that sink, no lace basically. Scents include grass, earthy hops, some grain and a touch of caramel. Tasting this I get a nice sence of earthy hops without being bitter or tropical at all, which is not a bad thing in this case. Grain, light biscuit, that about does it. Oh yeah, caramel, who could forget good ol caramel. Feel is light, crisp, refreshing, easy. I drank this quick and you should too. I did feel a bit of the alcohol afterwards so perhaps this marzen has a bit more booze than most (speculation here)
11-18-2010 03:57:29 | More by BARFLYB
3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
Acquired from JackTheBear so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Poured in to a pint glass, consumed 11/12
A: This beer pours a deep murky caramel color with a 1/2 inch of khaki colored head. Head recedes immediately and leaves no lacing.
S: Nose is sweet caramel and toffee, a lot of grain comes through.
T: Taste is extremely sweet but not cloying. Caramel, toffee and hints of brown sugar. And then it just dips off - grain and breadines fill out and finish the beer.
M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, a bit thin at the forefront and a rather oily finish.
D: Goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick,not a bad take on the style though I would reach for others if given the choice.
11-15-2010 21:26:25 | More by Jayli
Duck-Rabbit Märzen from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.