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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
Ranking:
#20,150
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
230
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
25
Trade:
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Ratings: 230 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of kylehay2004
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head on a a clear amber body with excellent lacing. As good as it gets just about.

S: aroma is a little light with toasted malts, hint of burnt toast and caramel.

T: this one is mostly sweet caramel and toasted malts with a hint of toffee finishing with spicey and earthy notes. As good as it tastes for me its about what isn't there and thats the sour, old beer taste that for me many in this style tend to have.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall: for the style this one is excellent, definitely one of my favorites.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A great looking specimen, with brilliant auburn clarity and a thick head that leaves sheets of lace behind

Smell: Toffee apples and tart fruit

Taste: Rich toffee, up front, with an increasingly fruity flavor that adds some bitter and tart elements by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweet, bitter and tart flavors play amongst each other

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Just now getting around to reviewing this after having tried it a few times when it was first released; I didn't recall the tartness back then, so I suspect that the beer is starting to turn; I marked it higher in my score as I recall really enjoying it when fresh

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Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a sam adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy reddish amber with a half finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet, bready caramel malt with some fruit notes, I'm picking up some cherry.

Taste: Not nearly as sweet as the smell. Bready malt with very mild fruity notes. The finish is bitter with some malt notes as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I would have liked this to be either a little more delicate or a little more aggressive. Either way would have been fine, but I'm not a huge fan with where it is.

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Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Pours a crystal clear rich copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and light to moderate amounts of golden yellow + amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy dark beige head that reduces to a mottled thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts and toffee, along with lighter aromas of light fruit (apples). There is a light aroma of herbal and spicy hops as well.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted and bready malts with a light amount of toffee sweetness and hints of light fruit (apple) as well. That is followed by light flavors of herbal and spicy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A very enjoyable beer in the style and a pretty good example from a North Carolina brewer. fairly easy to drink and definitely one to look for during the season.

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Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap (TCT) at the 2015 Albino Skunk Music Festival.
As might be expected from the"dark beer specialist", this looks darker and has a darker roasted malt flavor than usual for style.
Otherwise, and overall, this is on style. This includes the aroma which features caramel(?) malts and hops in about equal measure.

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Photo of oberon
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I didnt think I would see anymore of the DR Marzen,I got lucky today.Poured with good clarity a cpper/bronze color with a one finger white head that was pretty fast.Aromas were pretty muted with some light caramel and toasted grain notes coming through,not much really.Typical flavors for the syle although a tad sweeter than most in my mind,caramel flavors with a hint of vanilla,melding into a toasty, sweetish dough-like finish.Not bad, but not up to the par of most DR offerings in my opinion.

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Photo of nickfl
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of lightly off white foam on top of a clear, dark copper colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves good lace.

S - A thick, malty aroma with notes of toasted grain, sweet caramel, and red apples.

T - Slightly sweet, dark bread up front with some caramel and toffee notes in the middle. Finishes with a touch of red apple, licorice, and toasted grain.

M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - This beer has a very promising aroma and it certainly looks good, but it doesn't quite manage to live up to the promise in the flavor. It is a bit undercarbonated and I find it too sweet in the finish without enough hops to balanced it out. Drinkable, but not up to the level of a good German fest beer.

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Photo of billab914
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was surprised and happy to find a 6 pack of this recently in a store in NOVA. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear red-copper color with a small head that disappears quickly. Not much lacing on the glass.

Aroma has a lighter bready, malty sweetness to it. Taste is crisp with some caramel sweetness and light on the roasted malts.

Mouthfeel is light with above average carbonation. Drinkability is very good, this is a light bodied beer without any overpowering flavors that I could easily drink a few of.

Overall this was a decent beer but I wasn't as impressed with this one as I am the rest of DR's lineup. Still very drinkable though, would be a good choice if I was choosing a beer to have multiples of in the same night, or at a fest.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks go to my partner in crime Barscream for this bottle.

Pours a clear copper, with 2-3 fingers of off-white foamy head. Thin layer of froth skims the surface, leaving back some good looking spotty swathes of lacing. The aroma smells of buttered bread and Noble hops. Nice evenness here, with the hops in particular giving this both a spicy tang and pleasant airy feel in the nose.

The sharp spicy notes of hops control the taste for the most part, with the malts this time coming off as less bready and more sticky sweet. There is touch of earthy citrus in the back of this, along with a deep finishing dryness that coats the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate amount of crispness to the feel yet this retains a bit of softness to it that lets this flow very nicely in the mouth.

Not much to complain about here. A decent take on the Märzen style that was a touch more hop forward than I expected but still remained well balanced and quite drinkable. Another good effort here from Duck Rabbit.

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Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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 ChainGangGuy
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia. For best flavor, please refrigerate and enjoy by date indicated: it looks like there're small indents on 11 and 12. I'm just gonna assume I'm good to go here.

Appearance: Pours a clear, inviting-looking, amber-hued body with a finger of short-lived, off-white froth.

Smell: Lightly sweet-scented malty nose hinting of toasted bread and scant caramel. Modestly fruity. Small traces of herbal, earthy hops.

Taste: Sweetish, bready malts, moderately toasty, faintly nutty. Fairly estery with berryesque flavors as well as a touch of sweet cherry, too. Low hop character and bitterness. Somewhat drying on the relatively clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: It's a decent, drinkable Märzen, though a bit on the estery side.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - dark amber with a soft, thin layer of off white head that fades quickly

S - caramel, lager-y, dark fruit

T - caramel, toasty, fruity, very faint roastiness, faintly hoppy

M - medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, very smooth

This is a nice, balanced, flavorful beer that has great drinkability. This is an Oktoberfest that I could drink a lot of. It's a great Oktoberfest seasonal offering.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appears a caramel copper hue with light beige head, fine even lacing down the sides of my glass. Aromatics mild fruity note with a touch of green apple. Caramel mild cereal graininess going on with herbal hop balance in the background. Flavor is rich with malts and herbal hops a nice blend of caramel crackers and biscuit malt flavors going on bringing a nice complexity to the party. Herbal hops in the finish do this malt present right. One of the best fest style lagers around I can't believe this beer is drinking so well right now in mid January it's great, one of the best of the year. Drinkability overall is solid front to back in every aspect a beer I will have to seek out next year in the Pittsburgh market.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of imbibehour
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Been looking for this when the time is right, finally got the last of the main Duck Rabbit beers (except for those real obscure one offs it seems!).

An almost ruby amber body color, but with lots of cola like bubbles stuck to the sides of the glass. Head forms maybe two fingers, light white and tan in color, lots of swiss cheese appearances and not much retention at all.

Nose is real interesting. Toasty caramel, but also a sweet almost turkish red delight or something. Very unique. Good hop presence, along with some almost bark tree woody sense or something, like dry leafy tobacco even.

Really good creamy feel on this beer, but a bit flat on the palate, oh so close to 4.5 rating. Coating toffee and caramel with a real good spicy finish. Strangely hardly any sense of carbonation at all. Spicy character akins to brown toasty clove and nutmeg

At first taste the beer seems alright, but strangely the spice character really starts to shine as it warms up making it even better. Quite an enjoyable Marzen, more hits for the duck!

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Photo of imperialking
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 230 ratings
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