Duck-Rabbit Märzen | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Duck-Rabbit MärzenDuck-Rabbit Märzen
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Duck-Rabbit MärzenDuck-Rabbit Märzen

Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
North Carolina, United States

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

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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 100
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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of delta490
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a deep amber with a garnet tint. The head is white and creamy and small amount hangs on for a while, leaving a little bit of lacing, too. The aroma is light, with malt fruit and caramel sweetness and just a hint of hops earthy-ness. The taste is a nice big malt blast with just enough hops to balance it. The body has a nice weight to it with a good crisp finish. An almost-great fest beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.89/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bubseymour
4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Nearly perfect looking Oktoberfest beer in a Sam Adams glass. Dark orange/brown with perfect carbonation and retention. Only thing from a perfect 5 is head was small 1-finger.

Smell - A wonderful sweet and malty smell. Caramel is noticed as well. Incredible for the style.

Taste - Follows the nose perfectly. Malty and sweet but light and very sessionable. A touch of hops is noticed in the finish to provide balance. Nice refreshing finish that is very thirst quenching.

Mouthfeel - Perhaps the only thing not perfect with this beer is its a tad light and watery.

Overall - A very fine Marzen. One of the best I've had. If Duck Rabbit beers were sold in MD I'd buy regularly and in bulk.

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Photo of slusk
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a nice copper/amber color with a moderate tan head. Clear as a bell, filtered I imagine. Decent head retention and a moderate amount of lacing.

Aroma - Nice and malty, No hop aroma to speak of. I detect a prominent earthy note mixed into a nice malt profile.

Taste - Much like it smells, this is a very nice malty flavor with an earthy backbone. Almost an oaky taste and some hidden, slightly perceptible acidity in the finish. It has a good amount of carbonation that adds an ever-so-slight bitterness as well. It breathes a pleasant bready aftertaste that makes me want to open another.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and pleasant with a gentile creaminess but not too much. Almost a slick mouthfeel.

Overall - I like this beer. I can't identify the source of the earthiness I'm detecting, possibly in the yeast strain; it seems a little unusual for this style, but not in a bad way. It's hitting all the high spots with a rich malt character and disguised hop bitterness. I'd buy this beer again.

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Duck-Rabbit Märzen from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 60.2% out of 100 with 226 ratings
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