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Duck-Rabbit 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: 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:
#4,605
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
336
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 336 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12oz bottle in a standard pint glass. Enjoy by date is 11/09.

A deep brown with a touch of light coming through and a small tan head that dissipates quickly. A strong smell of coffee dominates the aroma. In fact, it hits you before you even raise the glass. The coffee taste is milder than the smell but it's pretty prominent. Other flavors include cocoa, fruit and floral hop flavor. The consistency is moderate and the carbonation isn't high but the bubbles make a noticeable impact.

A little strong in coffee flavor for me (though I see no references on the bottle or online to any actual coffee used in the beer) but this is a good beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Dark black pour with deep cream head. No lacing. Good retention.

Deep coffee nose with toasted malt. chocolate and weak toffee.

intense chocolate hit . Deep roast flavor. Bitter chocolate in the finish. nice bitters.

feel is very creamy. surprisingly so.

very easy to drink.

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

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a dark black colour with a very mouth-watering and lovely brown head. Some good lacing too.

Smells dark and malty.

Tastes thick yet slightly watery. Fairly dark and burnt malts present too.

Overall a decent beer. Couldn't drink it in large quantiities though.

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

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

Dark brown/black color, almost opaque.
Nice dense dark tan head.
Aroma-dark malt, slightly sweet with some chocolate and coffee notes.
All flavor components come together well. Nice malt roastiness,a tad of sweet malt with some bitter chocolate and noble hop flavor in background.
Nice drinking beer. Very good representation of style.

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

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

12 oz. bottle.

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a medium beige head.

The aroma has a nice roasted malt base, coffee, dark chocolate and an interesting smoky component.

The flavor is much of the same: roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate with a mild smokiness. Medium plus bodied.

This is another all around solid beer from The Duck Rabbit.

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

16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Dispensed a dark brown, near black body beneath a scant layering of foam the color of sandstone (according to TheLibrarianGirl).

Smell: Smells of brewed and subsequently chilled coffee with a notable roastiness to it and tag along notes of smoked licorice rope, unsweetened chocolate, and fruits of the dark variety.

Taste: DRS has a start of sweet roastiness akin to sugar-sweetened coffee dosed with a small lump of baker's chocolate and trailed by a hint of smoky burnt grains and a very, very light touch of dark caramel. Some time and warmth bring about a small amount of roasted grain astringency. Slight dark fruitiness of prunes. Earthy, roasty bitterness. Continued roastiness and some mild, lingering bitterness on the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Has a nice smoothness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A quality Schwarzbier with its light lager qualities but still plenty of roasty, malty goodness.

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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 336 ratings
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