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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 71
Gots: 65 | 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

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Beer added by: Franchise on 03-25-2010

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Ratings: 574 | Reviews: 180
Photo of morimech
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of sliks96
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Oakenator
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of AllanC
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.2/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of ladyivory
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BeerTruck
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of mactrail
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
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. 

Photo of daledeee
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
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. .

Photo of oldp0rt
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BostonKyle
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  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!

Photo of LCannon4
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.83/5  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.

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Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.