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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%

Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Franchise on 03-25-2010)
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Photo of cpetrone84


3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is lightly hazed yellowish amber with a fairly tight white head. Nose is predominantly candied sugar, light earthy note, and some sweet lemon. Taste is a bit more sweet but has some other things going on. Hints of peppery yeast and light tang. Sweeter candied sugar, faint candied lemon, not much of a distinct hop profile. Smooth medium body and well carbonated, very inviting palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 20:15:36 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of BEERMILER12


3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled In: March 2013

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers worth of head that slowly settles down to a cap

S: Starts off with a hint of spices and fruitiness from the yeast. Goes into a nice floral hoppiness and a hint of malt

T: Starts off with the spices and fruitiness and goes into the herbal hoppiness fairly quickly. Finishes with a hit of phenols and alcohol

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Definitely quite a hoppy tripel with a good bit of spiciness, fruitiness, and funk to start off. Nothing mind shattering, but a solid stab at an Americanized version of the style

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 02:32:34 | More by BEERMILER12
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label notches indicate it was bottled in April 2013.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch beige head that retains wonderfully before creeping down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Yes, fluffy resilient lacing adheres to the glass.

S- Crisp, yeasty aroma that's a bit soapy and has some hints of spice. Not much hops detected but the little bit that's there is quite herbal. Just the slightest tinge of funk and alcohol.

T- Smooth Belgian yeast flavor plus some mild sweetness and spice bite. Notes of red apple, coriander and wheat. Minimal bitterness and, while the alcohol is certainly there and noticed, it's restrained enough to make for a pleasant drink.

M- Zesty, vibrant and tangy. Carbonation is a bit above medium and the body is a bit below.

O- In a sea of tripels, some overly complex and others boring, this one stands out as being very subtle yet very tasty. Only the second beer I've had by Pretty Things and both have been great.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 01:03:01 | More by Immortale25
Photo of risa83


4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

I had this beer on tap and in a bottle. The appearance is of a medium gold, yellowish plus a hint hazy with a  nice white head color. The smell is of dry apples, flowers, and a dash of vanilla. A wonderful almost bubble gum taste, along with hoppy, spicy yeast flavor. Yum! 

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 01:33:04 | More by risa83
Photo of lordofthewiens


4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 23:11:31 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of AgentMunky


4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. Brewed April 2013.

A: Hazy-gold, light creamy head. Looks like a tripel.

S: Softly floral and engagingly fruity Belgian yeast. Very nice. Hint of dry spice.

T: Tasty! A really good American tripel, in that it tastes indistinguishable from the best of the Belgians. The flavor may be slightly lacking in depth, but it hits all the hallmarks of a good tripel, from the crisp graininess to the dry-sweet spiciness. Lingering endtaste goes on for ages.

M: Luxuriously creamy in one of the best possible ways, punctuated by dry spells and coriander-esque spice. The final feeling is neutral-dry, leaving just a hint of its former glory. Moreish.

O: A damn solid beer; highly recommended. Pretty Things continues to impress, and this is perhaps the most precisely-executed of their beers I've had. Spot on. Kudos.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 06:58:27 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of HattedClassic


4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber that borders on gold and very white and frothy head that leaves some nice lacing.

The smell has a strong and bitter hop presence. The nose detects some clove, spices and yeast as well as a bit of alcohol.

The hops are flowery with a bitter aftertaste. Some of the flavors include banana, which accompanies the flowery hops, and a little bit of yeast. The malts are fairly sweet but play minor role and are usually overcome by the hops.

Biting carbonation and medium bodied. The beer feels a bit slick and ends dry.

A damn fine Tripel and worth getting your hands if you can. I plan on getting at least one more to share with friends. the Tripel is pretty complex but I had to wait a bit for the beer to warm up before I could get the flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 23:13:46 | More by HattedClassic
Photo of Sam21


4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased for $6.99. March 2013 bottle date.

A- Slightly hazy on the first pour. A touch more so on the second. Nice fluffy. White head with excellent retention. Great picture perfect carbonation feeding the head. 

S- I could smell banana the minute I began pouring my first glass. There are great clove spice notes amid other yeast notes. Bubblegum, pineapple, lemon zest, and plenty of banana. 

T- Sweet tropical and citrus fruits open. They are accompanied by a medium slick body that really supports them so nicely. Pineapple, banana, lemon, and plenty of yeasty spice. It's all kept in balance. The sweetness builds and carries into the finish that features spice, a nice mild herbal hop bitterness, and a mild phenolic note. The alcohol is integrated and nods its cap only slightly in the finish. The hops cut through the sweetness and make a memorable appearance without stealing the spotlight.  

MF- Medium body with moderate carbonation and a great slick fullness in the finish. It's certainly not as effervescent as some of the Belgian versions or even other American versions. That said, it carries the fruity flavors so well and does the alcohol content justice. 

O- This is a complex brew, but can be simplified as a hoppy tripel. Plenty of tropical fruit, citrus rind, and spicy yeast notes. It's balanced in some ways, but has so much personality. It's absolutely an expressive and unique tripel, but is put together so well. Well done. Dependable. Exciting. Complex. That said, it can be enjoyed as both a special sipper or an everyday drinker. It's that flexible. This is Pretty Things. 

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 00:02:32 | More by Sam21
Photo of bobhits


3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Classic triple body, orange and yellow hazed to nearly opaque looks just about perfect here. Head and lacing are rather lacking...or heck almost non existent. Edit, second pour form the bottle gave a nice inch of white head. I'm not sure if there's more yeast in the bottle or it was just a faster pour. Still not much in the lacing department.

Caramel malts with clove spices and a very subtle hint of hop aroma in the finish. Not a lot to speak of.

Given the simple nose, I'm rather pleased with the intense and complex flavors. Pear fruit flavor complemented by clove spices and caramel and cracker malts. There's a nice finish of hops, nothing to justify calling it a hoppy triple, but still well done.

I can't find an abv number on the bottle, but this one is clearly a big heavy beer. There's a good bit of carbonation, but the bite of alcohol is a good bit stronger than the carbonation.

A well made triple have a new brewery to be distributed here in Kentucky. Nothing special here, but I can't see anyone a fan of this style being disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 11:07:01 | More by bobhits
Photo of DrDemento456


4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well I assume it's from this year making it around 8 or 9 months old. Snagged at the house of 1,000 beers for 5 bucks!

A - A nice hard pour produced a 1/2 inch of foamy white head. Beer itself is a hazy bright yellow with a ton of tiny yeast floaties (to be expected with unfiltered or aged beers)

S - Grassy hops is quite interesting in a triple makes it smell earthy along side of fruity yeasts, bubble gum malts, and coriander spice.

T - Ow that's quite good the hops counter act the dry aspect of your typical Belgium yeasts giving it a fruity sweet body. The finish is a tad bittering with pine and spiced coriander. At times the sweetness reminds me of pound cake. Tasty stuff.

M - Damn good for almost 9% drinks with a medium bodied and has just enough hop bite to conceal any alcohol taste.

Overall I love this experimental brew it takes the aspects of dry hoping and mixes it up with the fruity aspects of your typical Belgium Triple. If it's still around I will be sure to acquire another bottle especially for 5 bucks!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 23:37:09 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of cvm4


3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours very golden or straw like in color with a fluffy white head. Not much lacing.

S - Pears & apples on the nose, bready malts and spices.

T - Oranges, belgian yeast, grassy & a slightly bitter finish.

M - Somewhat lighter body but medium carbonation.

O - Nice twist to a tripel belgian. Overall, I'd rather just have one style or the other, not combined.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 00:36:15 | More by cvm4
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great hops and Belgian integration. Orange and lemon peel Citrus, strong American Ale. Fruity peachy and apricot tasty, a little apple juice and good drinkability. A nice spce sweetness. Decent head and lace on cloudy body. Hoppy aroma.Dry finish.Something special.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 06:12:34 | More by Sammy
Photo of morimech


4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a two finger head that looked awesome in the glass. The head settles to a thin cap. Quite a bit of lacing as well as rings are left down the glass.

Not your typical tripel aroma thanks to the Amarillo hops and its citrus qualities. I also get yeast esters that gives the beer a vinous quality. Some spice, hay, and cake batter make up the rest of the aroma.

More bitter tasting than most tripels. Still an underlying sweetness that helps balance the beer. Grassy and floral with an angel food cake flavor. Yeast esters are present but take a backseat to the hops. Slight warmth in the finish

Medium body with nice carbonation. Enjoyable texture as always from Pretty Things.

Another very well done beers from one of my favorite American brewers doing Belgian styles. This beer maintains the spirit of Belgium while giving it a definate American twist.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 20:37:25 | More by morimech
Photo of Oakenator


4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is golden to yellow in the glass, but has good head and laces nicely on the glass. Head retention is good too, and the mouthfeel is somewhat creamy. The aroma is grassy and citrus - most likely lemon. Taste is great - but I think this is somewhat misclassified as it comes off as a strong Saison - lots of nice spice and a good citrus presence.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 01:48:51 | More by Oakenator
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy straw yellow pour with visible carbonation, 2 fingers of fluffy white head.
smells of orange, bread, lemongrass, peppers.

tastes and drinks much like a saison. bready (yeasty), citrusy (lemon), with a slight peppery bite. sweet backbone to even things out.

medium body, nicely carbonated, rich and creamy yet very refreshing.

this is a fantastic beer - it's hard to be let down by pretty things honestly.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 08:23:26 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of mactrail


4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A rich, golden brew with a fine white foamy cap. Tangy and spritzy on the tongue. Quite well endowed with the meaty "umame" flavor of the Japanese. Spicy, salty, fruity all in one. Apricots and honey to give it some sweet and tangy taste.

All the friendly mellow flavors are nicely sharpened by the bitterish yearty tang. The bitterness rises up in the aftertaste, but each sip renews the sweet, malty honeymoon.

This is a good example of the Pretty Things style, which I find totally appealing, which is off-beat but highly drinkable. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Krisp in downtown San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 05:41:54 | More by mactrail
Photo of Bierguy5


3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty things fluffy white rabbits

22 oz bottle, pours a slightly hazy gold color. Fizzy white head disappears quickly, leaving a very thin ring. 

Ripe pears and some apples in the nose. Great fruity notes, with just a medicinal touch. A slight yeasty and earthy note in the background. 

Cereal malt feel up front, just a bit of sweetness. Not as much fruit as the nose indicated. Earthy bitterness with a dry finish. Bitterness lingers.

Lighter body, but carbonation doesn't lighten things up very much. Some warmth from alcohol. Not bad. I expected a bit more complexity as the nose indicated. 

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 01:02:34 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of daledeee


4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A 22 oz. bottle

Pours a really bright gold slightly hazy. Good white head and lacing.

Smell is grainy, yeasty and fruity.

Taste is a nice departure from all the IPA's I have been drinking. This one has lots of Belgian hops which I like better right now. Good citrus rind flavor with fruits and spice. A big dose of orange.

Mouth feel is carbonated nicely and alcohol is hidden. This is a well done Tripel. Top two from the US in my opinion. .

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 23:46:52 | More by daledeee
Photo of smakawhat


3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice white head creamy, and solid at two fingers, frozen and nowhere to go, languishises on a simple faint peach yellow body, opaque, with some nice carbonation. Simple solid and nice.

Nose is a bit small, but a noticeable butter diacetyl, but not too big. Some faint floral notes, a mild airy garden sweetness, hints of jasmine and floral/herbality.

Fantastic mouthfeel, of a mild and controlled clotted cream. Palate give off a dense malt and softness, without much heat or boozy. Finish brings some mild hop character, and a lingering floral dryness. Faint hints of citrus orange and melon on the swallow too, mixing in with that big body.

Overall it's the feel of this beer that gets me the most, it's very enjoyable. Super easy to drink too at 8.5 ABV! More Pretty Things home runs!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 22:40:24 | More by smakawhat
Photo of BEERchitect


3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Whimsical floral notions waft over the palate and seem to accompany the "sugar and spice" moniker to adorn the label. It seems that the brewers allowed their four-year old daughter's imaginary friend to name their company and beers. ...and the taste of flowers, perfume, and fruit say much the same.

Fluffy White Rabbits pour with a semi-turbulent action that pulls the cotton-tail foam stance to the top of the tulip with ease. Goldenrod in color, the beer's signature yeasty Belgian haze casts a diffused glow across the glass. Firm retention and decorative patterns of lace round out the aesthetics of the beer.

The perfume and botanical character of the beer really kick off in aroma. Strong flowers and soft spice casts aromas of honey, honeysuckle, rose, passion fruit, banana, clove, coriander, pear, and pepper seem to leap from the rim and startle the olfactories.

Honey-soaked fruits of pear, passion fruit, apricot, papaya, and pawpaws seem to give the otherwise dry fruit flavor a lift with brightness and zeal. Yet, the soft candied taste of powdered sugar and cookie dough gives the beer its roots and ground the fruit sweetness in its semi-malty richness. Light acidity and spice swirl above the fruit and malt with nearly the punch that they do in the nose- but forbid the overtly perfume and favor the soft coriander, curacao, and white pepper. The spice that does linger invites accompaniment from hops that develop from a taste of lemongrass at mid palate and morph towards and hay-like bitterness to finish.

Firmly malted, the tripel remains true to style with a rich pilsner texture that steadies the beer until deep into finish where the warmth of alcohol, balancing hop dryness, and waivering malt sweetness give the beer its semi-dry closure. Embedded and creamy carbonation contributes softness but doesn't allow for the pang of champagne-like effervesence that I look for in authentic, especially Trappist, tripel ales.

The amount and type of flowery overtones are what I normally expect from Witbiers or overly floral blonde ales. This seems to mask the dry spice and earthen tones that are celebrated best in Trappist versions. Its creaminess seems to give the beer more body instead of dryness and is slow to develop dryness. But these are picky criticisms- this is still a very well made tripel ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 05:12:34 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of BarryMFBurton


4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Anything I haven’t had from Pretty Things is an instant-buy; needless to say, when I saw this on the shelf, it was gone. Cheers!

A: Pours a pale, hazy yellow, so lightly colored that it looks like white wine. The head takes after the name, sitting white and fluffy, but dissipates quickly. Layers of foamy lacing and a slight ring of retention cover the interior of the glass.

S: Steady base of vanilla and banana – natural sweetness – adorned with a tart, spicy hop presence. Lemon is the most evident hop aroma, but there are moments of black pepper and ground cinnamon, too. Quite a pleasant yeast presence, showing clove, coriander, and rose water in an estery fashion. One of the few Belgian-style brews that shows totally equal balance between malt, yeast, and hops – excellent.

T: Begins with an unexpected tannic grain flavor, pulling hops slowly from a moderate tingle to the main event; a slow-burning palate, accomplished by the spicy (as opposed to acidic) nature of the hops. Malts are raw and chewy instead of the characteristic smooth of the style; still, the tastes of tapioca, vanilla, and banana are evident, with splashes of orange juice early on. Hops start very herbal and grassy, moving into a peppery bitterness as they blossom into the fore. Breads are sparse, but not totally missing from the palate – bits of smooth yeast appear toward the end of the drink. Aftertaste is herbal and grassy, with dry grain husk tones for the most part.

M: Pretty full-bodied for the style; definitely a sipper, though it has the palate of something more quaffable. Carbonation is light enough to just smooth over the tongue without a moment’s hesitation, contributing to the thickness of the beer.

O: A delicious tripel – standard flavors, but with a hopped-up balance that separates it from the more traditional Belgians you’d come across. A must-try for Belgian fans.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 23:59:43 | More by BarryMFBurton
Photo of beesy


4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A - pours a cloudy medium straw with a 2 finger rocky white head.

S - sweet. Wheat. Lots of typical belgian spicey, peppery estery profles, especially as t warms.

T - pepper, belgian, hoppy, earthy, wheaty, malty, fruity

M - full bodied. A little fuller than I prefer Triples.

D - middle of the road. Not easy nor difficult to consume.

Overall, not a bad beer. I was expecting a little more hoppiness, but I'm not sure of the bottle age

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 01:55:55 | More by beesy
Photo of BilbosNuts


3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy light golden straw color. A rocky white head sits on top, but fades quickly to a thin film. It looks fairly lively with a moderate amount of carbonation.

S: Lots of cloves and other spices including black pepper and a touch of coriander. A noticeable amount of hops, creating a tropical fruit aroma also makes a presence.

T: Similar to the aroma with the plethora of spices. The hops make a bigger appearance here than in the aroma as does the typical belgian yeast taste you'd find in belgian pales.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a light, crisp sensation towards the finish that beckons you to take another taste. It is quite refreshing.

O: This is a decent tripel. I like the ingenuity of adding amarillo hops , creating that tropical fruit characteristics. Overall, very enjoyable, but not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 01:55:09 | More by BilbosNuts
Photo of bluejacket74


3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in an Orval chalice, the beer pours a hazy gold color with a thin white head that went away quickly. There's also a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like lemon peel, light citrusy and grassy hops, cloves, peaches and some bubblegum. The brew tastes like bready malt, lemon peel, cloves, peppery spice, grassy hops, and some pears. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew, and at $7.99 a bottle I'd buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 21:15:40 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of SouljaSaia17


4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer yesterday and got a Bomber for $5 as part of a sale. This is batch #2 and was bottled on March 2011. I was really looking forward to trying this 16 month aged brew.

A: Appearance is a hazy golden straw color with a tint of orange. Has a bright white 1/2 inch head, which leaves some nice lacing.

S: The smell is bursting with floral aroma, some lemon zest, clove, grassy noble hops, and a hint of honey.

T: Definitely some orange citrus hops at the front, followed by some peppery spice, pear & banana flavor. Finishes with some bready notes and a bit of bitterness.

M: There is moderate carbonation to this medium bodied brew that has complex flavors which makes this a unique but pleasent drinking experience.

O: Overall the aging of this beer really brings out the flavors 10 fold and make this an excellent beer to try. The 8.5 ABV is well hidden behind all the bursting flavors. One of the best fruit type beers Ive had!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 02:54:07 | More by SouljaSaia17
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Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.