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
Ratings:
328
Reviews:
178
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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68
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28
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a reddish black with a large light brown head. Smells of fruit notes in the dark roasted malt with very slight hints of chocolate. Tastes of dark roasted malt, slight caramel, and slight fruit taste, a little different. Beer is light bodied and sessionable, carbonation is perfect. Overall, an above average beer.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

(best by date of Nov '14 - poured into a tall, fluted goblet)

A: deepest ruby-brown... sandy-brown, spongy foam

S: somewhat even play between roasted barley, coffee, and baker's cocoa... certainly a bit of hop coming through, contributing to a mild herbal hard candy character in the background

T: core of cocoa-dusted coffee enveloped in a thick winter coat of an arguably (hop+sugars) fruity, dark malt ... the roasted and bitter notes come on a bit slowly but, once at full volume, buzz and hum in the center of the palate till the end... modicum of bittersweet-ness... pretty nicely dry though

M: at first, it appears on the fuller side for the style, but all that means is it's about medium-bodied... starts off thickish, but drops off quietly, quickly... bit of residual sugars scraping down the back of the tongue, but it never feels at all heavy

O: definitely on the bolder side (roasted and bitter flavor) for the style, but more or less pretty true to its mild finish and overall weight

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4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown to black with a decent head at pour the disappates to a little foam around the rim. Smell is sweet and chocolately. Flavor is dry up front and dark malty through the middle but converts to a nicely balanced chocolate taste on the finish. They really eeked a lot out of this sessionable but flavorful brew!

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4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a large foamy tan, with very nice retention and lacing. the aroma has dark roasted malt, cocoa, and some earth. The earth smell is almost like the inside of a cave.

Tastes like dark roasted malt, cocoa, and a little smoke. Somewhat sweet, with bitterness for balance provided by the dark roasted malt.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. A nice beer for sure.

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3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a very deep amber almost black in color with a finger of creme colored head. smells of roasted grains, chocolate, bready yeast. slightly fruity like cherries with lots of chocolate, and roasted grain flavor. has a nice tartness to it from the lager yeast. medium body, high carbonation.

a nice offering from this brewery.. they sure do like their dark beers!

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Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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