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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 573
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 71
Gots: 63 | 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: 573 | Reviews: 180
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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip. Nice new bottle caps, but what happened to the stickers that denoted freshness and batch number?

A: Pours a very cloudy golden color. Two finger eggshell-white head settles shortly and leaves only wispy patches of lacing.

S: Creamy banana (pudding, maybe) and ripe bananas. Soft spiciness, pepper, chalky yeast. Trace of biscuity malt. Faint leafy hop character in the background and traces of vague light fruits. Not the most complex or invigorating nose, but not bad.

T: Yeast action up front with clove and chalky and spicy tastes. Mellow citrus rind and tropical fruit (mostly pineapple) follow very closely. Mild oily hop bitterness mid-palate, along with a faint leafy, earthy impression. Slight tobacco. Lightly honeyed malt and biscuit tastes. Vague, fleeting touch of green banana. Yeast flavors build once again with mild spicy/chalky tastes and ride into the finish with a lingering leafy bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied, but full enough and certainly fluffy and creamy. Carbonation is a bit low-key, especially considering the style, but it does just enough.

O: The intent here seems to be for the hops to accentuate, but not dominate. That is exactly what they do. Don't be expecting a Belgian IPA riddled with American hops. The hop tastes are mellow and seem predominately English, though the American hops shine through too (and more-so as the beer warms). I never really thought those oily/leafy tastes that English hops bring to the table really meshed well with the tripel style. American hops are the better play, accentuating the tropical esters (which are also largely absent here) by adding citrusy/tropical tastes of their own. Perhaps my memory fails me, but this beer is not what I remember it being when I had it a year or two ago. I find myself slightly underwhelmed. It has some complexity, but it comes mostly from the hops rather than the base beer. Still, I can't leave it without some praise. It is very drinkable, and its more charming attributes begin to grow on you as you drink. Definitely worth a try, and I will make an effort to revisit it in the near future. I had given it glowing reviews in the past; maybe I'm having an off night.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy honey color. Head is medium sized and bleach white. Head retains and consistently leaves lacing.

S-Smells like its description. A Tripel hopped up with Euro hops. Light honey notes are detected. Clean and plentiful noble hoppiness. Yeasty and overall quite aromatic and attractive.

T-Crisp and hoppy. Yeasty with fruity notes of apples and pears. Light sweetness. Very clean and dry. Spicy. The hoppiness truly adds a great component to the overall flavor.

M-Plenty of bubbles accentuates a medium body. Dry and a bit bitter. Nice feel...high grades.

O/D-This has been one of the more elusive Pretty Things brews for me. It is also one of the breweries most highly regarded creations. Its pretty damn tasty but not my favorite from Pretty Things. I don't love Tripels generally and this may be one of, if not my favorite from the style.

Photo of timster01801
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hard to believe the ABV is 8.5% with this one. Taste is fruity and a little sweet, but with a niiice hop presence. I'll definitely keep a stock of this in the beer fridge this spring. Give it a try if available...mmmm

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mnbearsfan for this one!

A: Pours a hazy yellow/orange color with a fluffy white head on top, about two fingers in height. Great retention, eventually settling to a nice cap on top. Some bubbly lacing forms.

S: Some nice spices up front and some Belgian yeast, a little bit of banana and pear, with some flowery and grassy hops.

T: Doughy malt with some light citrus zest mixed with spices and some Belgian yeast flavor. Slight alcohol presence right at the end. The hops have died off a bit, which isn't a surprise as this is a 2011 vintage.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slight alcohol presence right on the finish as it warms.

O: A really nice tripel, Pretty Things does it again. Will be on the lookout to try this one fresh to get the hops fresh, but this beer was great without it.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2012 launch party at the independent in Somerville.

A: served in a pt glass with a nice fluffy white one finger head and a hazy golden body... Good head retention and excellent lacing.

S; a nice fruitiness accented by Belgian yeast. Pear, melon, cantaloupe, and a light tropical fruit note.

T: much like the nose, except the Belgian yeast... I feel is a bu more prevelant adding a Belgian spice into the mix... Also the hops come into play here, I didn't really detect them much in the nose, perhaps they lens the tropical fruit aroma? But they mix in wonderfully here... This beer is very well balanced.

M: medium body, with medium carbonation, and I swear it has an almost fluffy mouthfeel.

O: another very good brew from pretty things... One i look forward to every year.

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Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.