Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
3.58/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
a - Opened the bottle and filled my southampton RIS snifter. Classic cloudy murky soft orange with a thin yeasty head. I couldn't see through the beer, but I could see rampant carbonation dancing in the glass...looked pretty steady and even. Semi-sticky lacing.
s - Bubblegum, clove, banana...a bit grassy...kind of saison-like. A hint of an almost lager too, or at least reminiscent of the part that I dug about the american darling smell (although I wasn't wild for that beer).
t - Much like the nose...bubblegum, clove, banana and that same lagery type of thing (must be a common pretty things ingredient). Not bad, but a bit odd for a tripel in my opinion. Very heavy malty and a touch bitter. The lagery type of vibe (or that common pretty things ingredient) detracts from this beer for me.
m - Good carbonation, tad bittery in the aftertaste. ABV is invisible.
o - Overall it's ok. I've been finding that Pretty Things has a a style to the flavor and sometimes it works (I LOVE Baby Tree and Jack D'Or...and don't even get me started on Our Finest Regards) and other times it is a bit off. None-the-less, this is a brewery worth checking out and I will continue to try their catalog. I could see people loving this one and I can also see them not being blown away (which was the case for me). Easy drinker though...just a bit overboard on bubblegum...kind of like if Short's made a beer called bubblegum.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2011 03:39:01 | More by cosmicevan
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4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber bottle (bottled apr/14) poured into a stemmed tulip glass, colour is a clear light gold. Creamy white head with really solid lacing and retention.
S - slick candy sugars, lemony yeast, pecan. Grassy and piney hop notes, a bit of a full bodied belgian yeast character, spicy and robust. Quite light overall with some floral character.
T - an immediate rolling flavour cascading in. Strong full sweet belgian yeasty notes, and also a grassy hoppiness. A really intense flavour, lightly caramel, malt sweetness, lemony, spicy yeast, peppery, and a subtle smoky foresty character. Piney and a bit herbal as the flavour transitions, coating with a bit more robust oiliness then dries out to an even balanced finish. Flavour is a bit more aggressive than some of the belgian tripels, but pretty things makes it a controlled rollercoaster.
M - Quite full but balance is done really well with so much going on. Starts with more sweet alcohol then gets more hoppy and bitter, some of the yeast comes into play as well helping to dry out the finish. Carbonation is on the light side but the alcohol is a positive aspect here, though it does make itself known, it doesn't mean this doesn't drink really sublimely. A big beer, but it satisfies.
Haven't had many tripels in awhile, but fluffy rabbits is excellent, and a good example in general of american brewers staying relatively true to style while upping the assertiveness of these beers. This is a complex melange of full bodied yeast, sugary alcohol, with also an assertive floral/piney/herbal hop character, all woven together to make for an intense but memorable brew.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 01:52:00 | More by mick303
Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.