The Duck-Rabbit Marzen

Tonight’s beer is one that I had in October, but never got the chance to post. I’ve had a few outstanding beers from the brewery, so I was curious how this seasonal would be. It looks like on the website that this beer won silver at GABF in 2014. It’s also available on draft and in bottles. Since they don’t distribute to New Jersey, I had to get this beer in Maryland.

ABV: 4.6%

Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I’ve still not made my way down to North Carolina to visit breweries.

The beer poured with a half a finger of head that dissipated almost instantly. It didn’t leave any lacing on the glass. The body was clear and a dark brown color with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of sweet malts. I specifically picked up caramel and toffee along with some notes of Fall leaves. The taste started with some brown bread and caramel and toffee malts. It had a slight roastiness to it with hazelnuts. The body was overly light to me, bordering on watery. It had moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with caramel malt. A bottle of this was $1.61, which came to $.13 per ounce. This beer was alright, but not one I feel the need to revisit.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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