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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

503 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 70
Gots: 48 | 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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stoppertb18

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

05-22-2012 20:00:20 | More by stoppertb18
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-18-2012 21:44:38 | More by grannaniwa
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njgoodspeed

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-18-2012 14:05:12 | More by njgoodspeed
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jomobono

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -75.3%

05-18-2012 00:26:05 | More by jomobono
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flagmantho

Washington

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: very hazy body with a silvery-gold type hue. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite good.

Smell: lightly malty aroma, somewhat wheaty in character. A hint of light, orchardy fruitiness comes in along with a touch of hops. Light in intensity, but quite nice in character.

Taste: malty with a very wheat-beer like character of clove and banana. A light fruitiness is also there, which I like. Well-balanced, but definitely one of the wheatier tripels I've had.

Mouthfeel: good body with a big carbonation which together yield a bodacious creaminess. Just what I'm looking for in a tripel.

Overall: an interesting beer, and a somewhat out-of-the-box tripel. I don't think the Belgians use quite this much wheat; it's almost an Imperial Wit. Still, I like the overall effect and I'd definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 02:31:16 | More by flagmantho
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-13-2012 03:05:06 | More by GuidedByBill
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Hirshi

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2012 18:06:09 | More by Hirshi
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 3/4" white head which faded a little faster than I'd expected. It has a pretty body, kind of a light hazy lemonade yellow color. Smell is very promising with tropical fruit and hints of sweet tartness. The taste mirrors that smell pretty well and adds some malt. There's a medium rich mouthfeel and a medium length finish. A fine product and true to the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 11:13:46 | More by MoreThanWine
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-11-2012 22:34:09 | More by 2dogbrew
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 17:18:28 | More by hagbergl
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-07-2012 21:18:47 | More by wesley14
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Bizon

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-07-2012 15:11:45 | More by Bizon
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy goldenrod coloring with a frothy, white, light, fluffy head that is low and clingy. Nose of light spicing, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove over a toasted grain backbone. Flavors are rich and roasty, with a slightly tangy, syrupy sweet highlight. Toasted grain backbone with some citrus sweet don't balance well, and the spicing just gets in the way. Too light to really effect the palate, the spicing seems superfluous. Smooth, full body with a rich, sweet, and slightly spicy aftertaste. The finish starts smooth and transitions into a spiced, slightly sharp feel. This beer was a bit all over the place for me.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2012 15:31:54 | More by GarthDanielson
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hlaus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-04-2012 02:46:49 | More by hlaus
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dancaplette

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-01-2012 00:14:26 | More by dancaplette
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Chazari99

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is, in my opinion, the best beer Pretty Things has offered. This triple has a sweetness, and goes down smooth. Moreover, it has absolutely no bitter aftertaste like some triple's. It would be ideal if Pretty Things offered this throughout the year.

A real gem.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 16:40:55 | More by Chazari99
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calmstock

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2012 01:18:27 | More by calmstock
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2012 23:54:07 | More by whatname
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Jammer42

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-29-2012 20:18:07 | More by Jammer42
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-28-2012 01:04:14 | More by ncworster
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-27-2012 20:27:41 | More by beerman999999
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Fattsmagee

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-27-2012 17:19:49 | More by Fattsmagee
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-24-2012 20:10:51 | More by ElGallo
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-21-2012 22:06:13 | More by mmmaaattt
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PhillyBrownEyes

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-20-2012 03:30:06 | More by PhillyBrownEyes
Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.