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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

533 Ratings
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 69
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
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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Photo of justintcoons
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy pale gold with a good 3 fingers of fluffy white head. Decent head retention, webbed lacing and low carbonation.

N: Pear, lemon zest, clove, wheat bread and grassy noble hops.

T: Wheat bread, candy sugar, some orange juice and perhaps a hint of pineapple upfront. This is followed by notes of caramel, banana, pear and honeydew mid-palate. Finishes with grassy noble hops, lemon zest, dried hay and a persisting clove spiciness.

M: Full bodied, soft, creamy, smooth and slightly drying in the finish.

O: As the name suggests; soft and fluffy. Surprisingly juicy on the palate. Very balanced with a nice hoppy zing in the finish of lemony citrus and grassy florals. There is no alcohol presence whatsoever which makes this one dangerously drinkable. This is an excellent American-made Tripel.

justintcoons, May 31, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, love the label,

A: Pours a hazy gold with a medium white head, great head retention and lace.

S: Yeast dominated with a lot of pear and white pepper.

T: Bready malt and sugar cane, has some definite sweetness. Hoppy it says on the label, but not overly so. Earthy flavours with a hint of grapefruit, but still very much to style.

M: Medium to full-bodied, soft carbonation, creammy, thick and sugary at times but holds it.

O: Once again I am impressed by Pretty Things. A tripel that really hides the alcohol, great for springtime per the label.

Halcyondays, May 28, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

raythealeman, May 28, 2012
Photo of IronLover
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow in color with just the slightest haze. Poured with a billowy white foam that is fed by an endless stream of migrating bubbles. Wheat malt, banana and yeasty aromas with a hint of spice in the background. Creamy smooth with a heavy wheat malt body and rich carbonation. Wheat malt up front that quickly transitions to a combination of citrus hops and sweet fruity banana into the middle. Spicy flavors pick up in the middle that return to light bitter hops and sweet banana. Wheat and bready malt flavor grows through the middle and to the finish as well. Finishes with a spicy flavor that tapers to bitter hoppiness. Very complex and enjoyable. A fabulous triple.

IronLover, May 27, 2012
Photo of AJD1201
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

AJD1201, May 27, 2012
Photo of stoppertb18
2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

stoppertb18, May 22, 2012
Photo of grannaniwa
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

grannaniwa, May 18, 2012
Photo of njgoodspeed
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

njgoodspeed, May 18, 2012
Photo of jomobono
1/5  rDev -75.3%

jomobono, May 18, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
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.

flagmantho, May 15, 2012
Photo of GuidedByBill
4/5  rDev -1.2%

GuidedByBill, May 13, 2012
Photo of Hirshi
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Hirshi, May 12, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
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.

MoreThanWine, May 12, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

2dogbrew, May 11, 2012
Photo of hagbergl
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.

hagbergl, May 09, 2012
Photo of wesley14
4/5  rDev -1.2%

wesley14, May 07, 2012
Photo of Bizon
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Bizon, May 07, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
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.

GarthDanielson, May 05, 2012
Photo of hlaus
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

hlaus, May 04, 2012
Photo of dancaplette
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

dancaplette, May 01, 2012
Photo of Chazari99
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.

Chazari99, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of calmstock
4/5  rDev -1.2%

calmstock, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev -1.2%

whatname, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Jammer42
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Jammer42, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of ncworster
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ncworster, Apr 28, 2012
Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.