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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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544 Ratings
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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 70
Gots: 56 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Franchise on 03-25-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Gatch, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1%

SocalKicks, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Oakenator, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of AllanC
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

AllanC, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Texasfan549, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

GrindFatherBob, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

facundoCNB, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of ladyivory
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ladyivory, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of BeerTruck
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

BeerTruck, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

trevorpost, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of mactrail
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

mactrail, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Bierguy5
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
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. 

Bierguy5, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of daledeee
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
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. .

daledeee, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

oldp0rt, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of BostonKyle
4/5  rDev -1%

BostonKyle, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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!

smakawhat, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of LCannon4
4/5  rDev -1%

LCannon4, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

smithj4, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

kjkinsey, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

BarryMFBurton, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of MaineMike
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

MaineMike, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of beesy
4/5  rDev -1%
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

beesy, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

freewill35, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of RussBecker1
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

RussBecker1, Jul 29, 2012
Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
89 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.