Duck-Rabbit Märzen | 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: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Märzen is the lightest of our German-style lagers. This is a beer designed for outdoor autumn festivals! Soft malt flavors take center stage here. This one is subtle and beguiling.

Added by NCSUdo on 10-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a coppery amber with a moderate head. As you enjoy it, lacing of a sort is left behind. Malt is noticed by the nose... and mouth as well. Ein Prosit!

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Photo of klimoja
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amedlin18
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayQue
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good Marzen. Pours a hazy copper color into a pint glass, Medium size antique white head with good retention and solid rings of lacing around the glass. Nice mild aroma, bready malt and mild floral hops. Taste is what you would want in a Marzen. Malty, crisp, smooth with a little bitterness in the finish to make it interesting. A few US Marzens come with some metallic biterness, none of that here. Mouthfeel is somewhat light, appropriate for the style, crisp and refreshing. Nice finishing bitterness. Nice brew for a fall day.

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Photo of Ctb6582
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Pilsner glass. Medium-colored brownish copper hue with a generous off-white head that settled into a resilient cap. The nose showed sweet malt, bread, toast, and a hint of floral hops at the end. Bready malt up front, followed by sweet Vienna malt notes and a slightly bitter floral hoppiness. Clean finish. Very nice Marzen. Less melanoiden that I like, but a great beer.

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Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am winnowing through the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody with an eye towards styles, brewers and other commonalities. This is another acquisition from The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop here in Lancaster, PA.

From the bottle: "Made in Farmville, North Carolina"; "Proudly hand made in small batches".

A Pop! of the cap and I was off and running. I was somewhat heavy with my pour, creating a finger of foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose held a nutty breadiness which was unexpected, but not unpleasant. I am not a fan of sweet beers to begin with and so when I style that I usually associate with being sweet veers away from that, I am not going to complain. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very bready, less nutty than on the nose, but not really what I would consider sweet. There was a light, underlying grassiness, probably from the use of Noble hops. Warming, I began to experience more of the nuttiness that I had perceived on the nose. It really was becoming more and more like nut bread! Finish was semi-sweet, nutty, bready, but not overly sweet and certainly not cloying. I still felt unfulfilled, though. I need more hops.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tillmac62
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

EBD 11/15. Clear amber pour. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Typical marzen nose of bready malt - caramel and biscuit. Underneath is a light fruity ester - apple or apricot.

Light medium body that is quite smooth in texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a noticeable amount in the finish.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding. It begins with a rich wave of malt - toasted biscuit and caramel. Sweetness is perfectly balanced and never becomes cloying. The middle has a very subtle bitterness and an equally subtle noble hop earthy flavor. As the finish approaches, the fruit notes are evident as it becomes more grainy with a subtle nut aspect. The finish is a slow fade of slightly sweet noble hop flavor.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBishopco
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mojo
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemochas
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear dark amber color with a 1" ivory head that soon recedes to a thin layer of foam. Sipping creates a couple of big arches of foam with lots of scattered patches and legs of lacing, a few of which near the top of the glass become liquid.

The aromas include a nice mix of toffee and bready with no distinguishable hops showing

The flavors pretty much follow the nose with some sweet, almost toffee like bready character from the malt and just a light touch of spicy, herbal bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is medium long and begins as the sweetness of the toffee and bready mix slowly fades and a light touch of spicy, herbal bitterness shows up to join the other flavors as they all fade almost into dryness, but with the sweetness hanging around a bit too long.

Overall this is an enjoyable beer but seems just a bit off the style with the toffee like sweetness towards the end. It is smoothly drinkable and having another would be fine. That said I don't think its going to replace any of my local favorites on the list of beers to have again next year.

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Photo of twage04
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent Marzen, pours a dark orange/light brown with small head, inoffensive carbonation. Taste is a little sweet but not cloying or anything. This beer is pretty smooth and a tasty easy drinking lager but nothing really out of the ordinary. No noticeable out of line bitterness and the malt presence is appropriate and tasty.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pints with dinner at the Nantahala Outpost Center with Bro, Sis, Bob and Spanky. Better than average marzen from this NC brewery. Would definitely drink again, especially while in NC.

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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