Schwarzbier | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
North Carolina, United States
duckrabbitbrewery.com

Style: German Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier is a refreshing summer lager (sometimes referred to as a "black pils"). In true Duck-Rabbit fashion, we've made ours extra schwarzy! It's very dark and quite roasty. Lots of Hallertau hops give this brew an authentic German character.

Added by on 07-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,076
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
339
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
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Photo of jkrich
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. freshness dated bottle: deep brown (nearly black) with some ruby highlights when placed in front of the light; the foamy beige head quickly receded leaving some lacing on the glass.

Very nice aromas of cocoa and faintly spicy, European hops.

The lager begins with a noticeable roasted, bittersweet, chocolate flavor with some tangy hops following closely behind. Hints of molasses round out the overall flavor profile, while the lager always remains crisp and refreshing - never cloying.

Somewhat light-bodied with a nice, lingering bittersweet chocolate flavor lingering on the palate.

The brewery describes this is a "black pils", and I must agree. I have been searching for this one for a couple of months, and thankfully I finally located it. The bottle label states this brewer is "The Dark Beer Specialist"; after enjoying this, I have to agree.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTbrew32
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Duck-Rabbit rarely disappoints - and this offering certainly does not...

Though not really black (more like really dark brown) the brew pours out a nice tannish head that has no staying power or lacing. I was thoroughly impressed with the smell - I pulled out roasty notes, vanilla, and even a tang of sweetness. The rest of the beer was solid enough, not spectacular, but good - a medium to light-bodied feel, a taste that hangs its hat on the roasted malts, and overall, I found it to be good. Maybe not the best black lager, but probably up there on my list.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lobos62
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLewis
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csnyder83
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fisherbray
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harsley
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satsuma
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just above average. Missing that roastiness. Maybe a bit too hoppy as well. And thus not as balanced as I would believe fits the style and my taste.

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Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 339 ratings