Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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185 Reviews
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Reviews: 185
Hads: 620
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 71
Gots: 79 | FT: 2
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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Franchise on 03-25-2010

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Reviews: 185 | Hads: 620
Reviews by brydeen:
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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jstilwell for sending this my way.
March 2011 Batch 2 bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours a crisp golden color, with a thin but bubbly white head. Good retention, and sticky lacing throughout. Lots of bubbling action.

S: Sweet fruity notes hit me right away, especially pear. Subtle belgian yeast aroma, with a grassy, earthy finish.

T: Sweet fruit (pear, peaches) open the door to a spicy peppery flavor. Really nice balance between the two. Has a really dry finish that makes all the sweetness fade away. Very pleasant.

M: Very light bodied and crisp. Champagne like carbonation gives a smooth but tingly sensation.

O: Really solid brew. The sweetness and spicy notes play well off each other, and the dry finish brings it all together. (755 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

gosh i love this brewery, has to be one of the best in the country, and beers like this confirm that. such a wonderful american take on this style, maybe the single best american made tripel i have ever had. pale egshell finish wheaty color with some sediment. the head is as thick as marshmallow fluff and permanent, just beautiful. it smells herbaceous and grassy, very summery and alive, with a belgian yeast strain that is unlike others i am familiar with. it has notes of coriander in the nose and a pleasant sweetness like vanilla and white grapes, tantalizing. the flavor is not overly complex, but everything is dialed right in perfectly, its a tripel no doubt, but there are few subtle differences in this one, its softer and bigger in the feel, has a brilliant freshness, and the yeast has notes of rock candy, tangerine, tarragon, and even black pepper. so full and flush in feel, really lively carbonation, and just a delicate and elite level beer that shows the perfection of the recipe and the skill of the brewer both clearly. pretty things is amazing, never had even an average beer from them. (1,109 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a large tulip glass a deep honey color with a full on thick white head that leaves a broken ring of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Grilled pineapple and other overripe tropical fruits in the nose along with a hint of vanilla,mild yeasty banana-like phenols in there as well.One of the more sweeter tripels I have had but it's no not near cloying,grilled fruits and white pepper,I got alot more spice on the palate than I did in the nose,some mild vanilla fills out the palate.A rich tripel,a good dessert beer in my opinion. (542 characters)

Photo of npala86
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a tulip glass this beer was gold in color. It had a fluffy white head with an aggressive pour. There was minimal to no lace.

There was a sweet fruit aroma, as well as some earthy hops. A smidge of funk.

Apple and pear taste. A little bit of late hops.

Very pleasant to drink. Not overly hoppy, but very flavorful. (319 characters)

Photo of otoolman221
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerswag
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Bomber bottle, Bottled March 2010, noted on the over the cap label. Pours light, golden amber, lightly hazed, eggshell head, moderate in stature, reduces to a thicker collar and just bits and a few blobs of lacing. Pungent nose of ginger, lime, assorted Belgian type spicing and yeasty notes. Zesty tripel, flavorful, spiced up, and nicely crafted. Notes of more citrus, ginger, pepper, light honey, Belgian yeasty phenolics. Quite dry in the aggressively hopped finish. Well done and quite refreshingly enjoyable. Better then average American style take on the classic style. (576 characters)

Photo of Perkyanda
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is a pretty sunny golden yellow. opaque, thick, and hazy. Little bit of white head that quickly diminishes.

The first scent is sweet and yeastey and light. It's nice! It's a little more lemon-apricot-honey-orange than simply orange itself. It has a fruity taste, with hints of lemon, apricot, honey, and a tangy orange. It tastes like juicy spring. There's also a little bit of sour bitterness to it, and and aftertaste that's more lemon and orange peel than lemon and orange themselves. Honestly, I wasn't impressed with it on tap at all, but I like it a lot better in the bottle.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Carbonation is a good amount-- less than some, but with a bubbly texture in the mouth, still. I feel like I could drink this all day. (759 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: minimal head, cloudy, orange-yellow in color, high carbonation

Smell: Belgian spices, oranges, lemons

Taste: orange, lemons, Belgian spices, big hops in the middle, with a caramel sweetness at the end

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet start with a bitter middle and less bitter finish

Drinkability: Another beer that has truth in advertising. This tripel has a super hoppy. I could have a couple. Nice and clean. A good beer. (456 characters)

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of hagbergl
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 22 oz. bottle of Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits into a snifter. The bottle doesn't have a bottling date–unlike most PT beers, which feature a month and year bottled-on date printed on the label–but I know that this is the 2012 edition of the Easter seasonal brew.

Appearance (4/5): A moderately hard pour into the snifter produces a 1 and a half finger creamy white head that sits atop a hazy golden-colored body of beer. The beer looks very nice in the glass. Though there are, admittedly, better looking tripels out there, I can't complain too much since the beer leaves behind quite a bit of lace on the sides of the glass as you drink. It looks and behaves like a genuine Belgian beer.

Smell (4/5): The bottle says "Hoppy Tripel" on it, and you can definitely smell the aroma of hops rising from the glass as you pour it. But the hop aroma is in in no way aggressive and, to my nose, smells more earthy and herbal–definitely not a case of a Belgian-style Tripel retooled with aggressive American hop varieties. The beer's aroma is therefore subtly more hoppy than you'd expect from a traditional tripel, but it still has a Tripel-like smell–sweet, fruity aromas mix with the earthy hoppiness to create a very pleasant smell overall.

Taste (4/5): At first sip, I taste earthy hops in the front that give way to that sweet, fruity maltiness that you expect from a tripel. I am immediately struck by how refreshing White Rabbits tastes. I just want to keep drinking; the fairly high alcohol content (8.5% ABV) is only hinted at by a warming in the back of the throat and doesn't impact drinkability in the least. Its subdued but noticeable hoppiness in the foretaste reminds me a little of a saison, but this beer doesn't have a saison's dry finish. The beer's flavor can't compete with that of the best tripels out there (Westmalle, La Fin du Monde, La Rulles, Ename), but it's damn good and definitely distinguishable from other tripels, which earns points in my book. It may not be as pleasantly yeasty or sweet as some, but it tastes great.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): The mouthfeel is the best thing about Fluffy White Rabbits. It's amazingly creamy and lends this beer a wonderful texture. It gives the beer a nice medium body and truly enhances the taste and drinking experience; each sip sits in on the tongue pleasantly and leaves you wanting more. Words really don't do this beer's mouthfeel justice, so I won't ramble on about it any longer. Seek this beer out and you'll understand.

Overall (4/5): This beer is an excellent piece of brewing. As I noted above, it may not have the flavor to hold its own against the most revered Belgian-style tripels, but it has its own distinct character. It's subtly hopped-up, refreshing, and has a beautifully creamy texture that I personally think is to die for. This is not a beer you could call forgettable. I highly recommend it if you can get your hands on it. It runs between $7 and $8 for a 22 oz. bomber. One of the best Pretty Things' beers I've tried. (3,035 characters)

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.