Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierDuck-Rabbit Schwarzbier
BA SCORE
83.3%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 335 ratings
Duck-Rabbit SchwarzbierDuck-Rabbit Schwarzbier
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:
#4,358
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
335
Liked:
279
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of hardy008
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of jsh5771
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of psuscott1
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of StratManKudzu
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of phishbone23
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
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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Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of mcaulifww
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of rjvanston
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this an an extra in a trade. Not my usual style, but it's pretty tasty.

Looks quite nice and black, lets some light around the edges. White fluffy head that leaves some very nice lacing.

Scents are gentle all around. Roast, coffee, chocolate malt.

Taste follows the nose with a clean flavor. A light chocolate malt appears on the finish.

Mouthfeel is very nice for the style and ABV.

Great to try this but I would not seek out again. Overall an enjoyable easy drinker.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of TerrapinWakenBake
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug.

A: Nearly black (clear dark red-brown) with three-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a very long time. Good lacing.

S: Toasted malt and faint chocolate.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Roasted malt and faint chocolate.

M: Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Slightly dry and crisp.

O: Good black lager, but I'm not sure it's much better than the Sam Adams black lager. It looks pretty awesome in the glass.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall pilsner glass, color is dark brown to black with some amber edging; head is tan and dense and frothy, light lacing.

Smell is a wonderful blend of mild toasted malt, roasted malt and chocolatey malts - delicious.

Taste is clean, a little sweeter than most schwarzbiers, maybe closer to a stout but very clean finishing and only a bit of light fruitiness, but no excessive bitterness - smooth. Flavors start out roasty, blend to chocolate and finish a little thin and clean.

Mouthfeel is nearly exceptional, a bit of roasted bitterness, but other than that exceptional clean flavors and lighter lingering sweetness. Carbonation is not excessive, light lingering bitterness

Overall, a great, tasty brew - great roast presence, nice sweet balance and great smooth finish

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Photo of jeanphony
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of DaveStroud
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BigTrubble
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Lantern
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of csustar001
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dcbdc1
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 83.3% out of 100 with 335 ratings
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