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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 71
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Franchise on 03-25-2010)
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ngeunit1

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright hazy golden-orange color with a think finger of frothy head. The head fades fairly slowly down to a spotty layer leaving some heavy lace on the glass.

S - Nice citrus flavors (lemon peel) and some nice light spices. Also some Belgian yeast, grassy aromas, banana, and other light fruits mixed in.

T - Starts off with some light citrus hops and some banana flavor. Some Belgian yeast in the background. Through the middle some stronger yeast flavor alongside some yeast and spices come through. Finishes with a mix of light citrus flavor, spices, and just a touch of hops that linger nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels really crisp and smooth without being watery at all. Finish is really smooth and pleasant.

D - Very drinkable. The 8.5% abv is not noticeable at all. Nice blend of flavors with a nice addition of a touch of hops. Really smooth and well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 01:59:28 | More by ngeunit1
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gdrydenc

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy medium straw color. A finger of white head floats above, slowly dissolving into a ring of white.

S - Lots of tripel smells in this. A bit of banana, but also a good amount of musty smells, almost like a saison. However, it's got the freshness of the hops in it to balance it out.

T - Much like the smell, the banana taste is what I can't get over. There's a bit of snap to it, as well, almost spicy. There's a citrus in the taste that I didn't really pick up on in the smell.

M - Seems a little bit under-carbonated for a tripel, or at least the bubbles seem quite small for the style. It's a hint more watery than I had hoped for with this beer, but it's still great.

Overall, it's an awesome beer. A cool take on a style that I haven't seen much done with. I like this beer a lot, and I'm not sure whether it would get better or worse with time...

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 01:15:32 | More by gdrydenc
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drinkiusmaximus

New York

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazy golden yellow with a fingers width head full of tiny bubbles. Little retention with no lacing.

S-Banana highly present,bubble gum,slight herbal hop notes and a notable graininess.

T-spicy herbal hops with banana and coriander fruit tart apple and pear.

M-light to medium bodied.

D-Let me be clear I am not a fan of Belgians,but that being said this has to be my favorite.

Prost!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 01:20:15 | More by drinkiusmaximus
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle poured into my Allagash tulip glass. Batch 2, bottled March 2011.

Aroma: Orange peel, coriander, banana, and tart green apples. Big fruity Belgian notes throughout. A touch herbal and earthy flavors in back. The banana really is the most assertive note in the nose.

Taste: Fruity Belgian esters upfront. Notes of banana and citrus zest really provide a nice backdrop. Bitter, earthy, herbal hop notes real in the background. Not overpowering at all, but this beer earns its title as a hoppy tripel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but the carbonation lifts it up enough to really give it a refreshing quality.

Overall, a really nice tripel with impressive balance. Nice combination of bitter earthy hops and fruity Belgian notes. Another solid, borderline stellar, offering by Pretty Things.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 04:09:29 | More by Gosox8787
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Apollo Grill, served in an oversized wine glass of sorts.

Pours hazy pale orange, starts out as a thin white cap, left with only a ring by the end, very little lacing.

Smell/taste - Smell and taste are mostly dominated by a huge orange/coriander flavor, reminds me of Sunny D. It's also got a grassy, slightly hoppy saison thing going on similar to Jack D'or. Not much to it other than that.

Mouthfeel feels thin for the style, a bit overcarbonated. Some booze present.

Not bad but definitely lacks the complexity of a good tripel.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 02:21:00 | More by Chico1985
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aerozeppl

New York

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Lionheart in Albany, NY.

A: Hazy golden color with a finger of white head. The previous times I have had this beer it had much more clarity. Good head retention and quite a bit of lacing but this is a hoppy tripel. Ho hum.

S: I like that they use mixed yeast cultures on most of their beers. This smells like a nice saison/ tripel hybrid. Lots of earthy hops. Fresh smelling and vegetable in nature.

T: It really reminds me of a hopped up Jack Dor. The beer has a nice fresh malt profile that is quite complex. A little bit of wheat. Lots of esters from what I think is a mixed fermentation. Finishes a little dry with some interesting esters.

M: A little thick at times. Well carbonated.

O: It is a weird beer. One sip it drinks like a champ the next it can feel like a chore. Better on tap than in the bottle IMO in that the extra carbonation really helps it out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 00:30:00 | More by aerozeppl
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foogerd

New York

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

A- Golden straw colored, hazy body, one inch white head that leaves plenty of legs.

S- Belgian yeast, orange peel, sugared malts, light grassy hop aroma.

T- Lots of candy sugar then the hops pop in unexpectedly very interesting turn adds a pop to this brew that I did not expect. Some wheat quality as well, bread puddinglike.

M- Slightly stinging carbonation, dry finish.

O- Very interesting American take on this classic Belgian style. Hops meld beautifully with the classic taste of this brew. Hops werent just carelessly thrown into the kettle.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 19:56:38 | More by foogerd
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a thin white head that died down and left lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of spices and yeast in the nose along with some notes of fruit.
T: Like the smell, the taste is both spicy and fruity and has some notes of alcohol. There are hints of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a light amount of dryness in the finish.
O: Because you can taste the alcohol, this is a beer that needs to be consumed slowly, although it is a good sipper.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2011 11:55:54 | More by metter98
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muttyd

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear yellow/orange with a thin soapy head. Crystal clear with some bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very inviting: Belgian yeast-spice, apples, florally/herbal hops. Very traditional Belgian tripel aroma with a hoppy American twist. Flavor is of sweet pale malts (grainy), apples/pears, Belgian spice, white peppercorns, and finishes with a sharp herbal/citrus hoppy bite. Very sharp/prickly carbonation. Leaves a slightly tart/earthy flavor on the tongue. Probably my favorite offering by Pretty Things. I will definitely be sending out these this spring/summer as extras.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 01:40:41 | More by muttyd
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Liverpool08

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is a nice golden sunset yellow, very cloudy with a nice thin white head. Aroma is belgian funk and crisp pears and green apples. Taste is unique for a Tripel. There is still the funky Belgian yeast but there is also this slight hop bitterness at the end. The hops really go well with the sweetness of the upfront flavors. It makes this Tripel one of the most drinkible and thirst quenching out there. I love the different take on one of my favorite styles!

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2011 22:23:30 | More by Liverpool08
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - the first pour is a bright, golden, and incredibly clear. Not much foam at first. On the second pour I pour the yeast as well. This time the it pours a cloudy yellow straw color and three fingers worth of head. Decent retention. Looks a bit nicer without the yeast.

S - a very layered aroma. Tons of Belgian yeasty goodness. Some clove, granny smith apples, white pepper and a mild funk. there is also a bit of fresh baked bread from the malts and a zesty, floral hops as well.

T - very mild sweetness. Malts are very bready up front. The hop bitterness explodes in the middle, much more bitter than expected from the aroma but it adds depth to the spicy, yeasty flavor profile. Finishes dry.

M - very light. Delicate. Slightly creamy. Spirtzy carbonation.

D - a very nice American take on a classic Belgian style. Complex but balanced and the added bitterness from the hops give this ale an extra dimension.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 03:19:22 | More by Teleweizen2
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up on a whim from Julio's. Really enjoy Pretty Things and havent had a chance to try this offering yet.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super light almost crystal clear straw colour with a one finger white head that quickly faded to leave a tiny halo and hardly any side lacing.

S - Nice cloves notes here along with that lovely yeasty funk. Picking up some nice banana notes too.

M - Like the nose just more intense. That yeast characteristic becomes much more assertive, right behind that initial spicey clove flavour. At the very end though I get a very nice banana flavour. Yum.

M - Medium carbonation here keeps the body light and crisp. Considering the ABV is above 8 I'm quite impressed at how refreshing and sparkling this triple is.

O - Mmhmm, this ia yet another solid, delicious offering from Pretty Things. Great tripel characteristics with their own slight take on things. My only knock on this would be the appearance. A nice fluffy head and clinging lacing would make this beer oh so much better.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 05:47:43 | More by rudzud
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brianjay

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is very cloudy with a dirty gold color and thin lace. A rustic and lively looking brew.

Aroma is also lively: bright fruits and spices and bread aromas most likely brought from the yeast.

Body feel is light, but the carbonation gives a sharp, short kick to the tongue. After it subsides, the taste explodes with candy flavors and hints of chamomile. Finishes with flavor of honey and a slightly dry feel.

Could not guess the alcohol level on this one as it hides in the expressive flavors. Great on a warm spring day.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 22:26:06 | More by brianjay
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2011 Batch 2
A hazy golden orange with no head an only a little lacing. Smells of lemon zest, green apples and some orange peel. Also has a spicy twist from yeast and hops. The hops are deep in the background. Taste is light and crisp with a lot of carbonation. A refreshing lemon/orange juiciness upfront with a full middle of some doughy sour malt that finishes with a strong tingle and a dry lemon peel finish. The hop bitterness in the end is strong and makes you want more and more.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 22:10:31 | More by DrinkingDrake
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with some haze and a light bubbly white head. No lacing that'll stick.

Sweet fruit nectar, some grain husk, toasted malt, and yeasty funk and spice.

I was afraid this would be over-hopped, but the bitterness works. Good tropical fruit or peach/apricot, leading to grainy bitter husk and some spice white pepper and who knows what. It fits the tripel mold. Bitterness in the end is right and enjoyable. this is really well made beer.

Fuller bodied, but just right carbonation.

Good drinkability. Wanted just a touch more complexity, but that is a real picky bitch about this. I will get this again before it disappears. Very worthy.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 23:12:27 | More by OtherShoe2
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EdyRuOk

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love it...I'm a true hophead, but I've fallen in love with this one. Surprisingly smooth for an 8.5 abv. Enters the mouth spicy and goes down with a slight kick of bitterness. Somewhere in there is a sniff of Belgium wheat. Again, with limited experience, pretty much top of class for a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 03:32:57 | More by EdyRuOk
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Kinsman

California

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color in the body with a dense and fluffy white head that rises to about 3 fingers of thickness in the glass, leaving a bit of lace behind.

Immediately upon popping the cap you are greeted with a strong spicy and grassy mixture of hops and yeast. A bit peppery with the yeast and some fruity malts in the background.

The strong yeast aroma seems to be a bit more balanced in taste with a more noticeable grainy malt flavor and fruity sweetness. Hops provide a nice bitterness and a some grassy and herbal flavors.

Mouthfeel is smooth but crisp and feels rather light for 8.5% abv. Overall, this is a highly drinkable and very refreshing beer and provides a unique twist on the tripel.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 00:01:10 | More by Kinsman
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gameface23

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Extremely hazy orangish-yellow with a fluffy white head. It really is an attractive looking beer.

S: Belgian phenols (clove, apple), but not what I was expecting. I was anticipating more of an American hop presence in the aroma and I was somewhat let down with the initial olfactory test.

T: Awesome! The American hop presence that was lacking in the aroma was just playing a game of hide and seek on me. I took my first sip and it was as if I had yelled "Olly Olly Oxen Free!" and my friend Amarillo came out of hiding. I tasted traditional Belgian tripel flavors along with a smooth blast of orange blossom.

M: Medium-bodied. The mouthfeel accompanies the hops and dryness of the Tripel style perfectly.

O: A great offering from a brewery that is local to me. I will definitely pick up a few bombers each year that this is released to celebrate the oncoming Spring.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 14:20:07 | More by gameface23
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, batch 2, into glass. enjoying the artwork and name

pours a nice golden color which i cant see through. the head is white and dissiapates very quickly

berries at first, apples sometimes. also prominently getting that smell of the peaches & pears you can eat in a can. smells so deliciously sweet.

this tastes amazing. bursting with the tripel flavor first and finishes with the hops which linger in a good way. the flavors both linger and i definitely liked to take time in between sips to savor all this flavor. sweet fruit flavor. very great balanced taste. has a buttery smooth mouthfeel with nice carbonation.

put this beside delirium tremens and la fin du monde any day and I'd say it'd be just underneath them. this is very good and being from MA, it's nice to have this brewery close by. I'm gonna need more. maybe a case...

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 07:35:06 | More by Sensaray
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a snifter.
bottled: march 2011 (batch 2)

pours a very cloudy straw yellow yielding about 1" creamy white/off-white head that lapses rather quickly into the thin cap, collar around the glass; decent lacing.

nose is sweet with notes of spice, yeast, honey and lemon zest; a nice aroma that definitely holds its own, but probably won't floor you.

flavor is excellent, an improvement over the nose in my opinion. nice range of notes as it delivers what was evident in the nose and expands on it, notably with a marked jump in the hops department. well-balanced and tasty, with a dry, slightly puckering finish.

medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall this a great, enjoyable tripel, full of flavor and quite refreshing... nice take on the style and another hit from pretty things.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 02:31:00 | More by perrymarcus
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SirSketch

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Bright yellow and murky. Soft white head falls to a ring and leaves nice lacing.

S - Pepper, wheat, coriander, citrus and floral notes upfront. There's a multigrain bread, almost nutty smell that seems a bit off.

T - Firm bitter hop, along with tangy citrus and light grain flavors. Definite floral hoppiness.

M/O - A little thin for a tripel. Lacks a little in complexity, too. Easy to drink, though.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 02:56:28 | More by SirSketch
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. march 2011 batch 2. fresh as can be.

ah pretty things my first review of your stuff certainly not my last and certainly not my first beer of yours (or of fluffy white rabbits). also it must be noted how awesome your art work is. wholesome ridiculous (in a great way) playful all around just quality.

A - yellowy orange with a nice head that settles to a whisper quickly but holds there.

S - floral and citrus are definitely the prominent two here. further sniffs and im noticing some banana in the background here.

T - citrus and hops attack first. can taste some apple in there and banana. bitter but it doesnt hit too hard and doesnt stick around too long either. light taste of alcohol compliments in the end.

M - great level of carbonation here which i've come to expect from pretty things. tickles the tongue but doesn't numb. its not thick but its thicker than it looks which i feel detracts a bit.

O - a very quality beer. everything they put out seems to be. its not my favorite by them but its certainly in the top 5. keep 'em coming.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 00:09:35 | More by celticfutblclub
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2
Bottled March 2011

Poured from a 1pt. 6oz bottle into a Chimay challace.

The color is cloudy yellowish/orange with two finger of foamy white head and some lacing left on the glass.

The smell is yeasty with some banana aroma and some grain flavors present in the nose. Sweet and sugary, the nose reminds of banana Now & Laters.

The taste is again yeasty with some grainy flavor that is popping out with the short, first sip I took. There is a buttery like flavor but is held up by some fruity sweetness that drops all else away till there is a slight bitter turn toward the end. There is an almost marsh mellow like flavor in the background of this beer that is intertwined with the sugar flavor.

The feel of this beer is big and fluffy, (if I can steal from the name) there is a loosely open feel to this beer. It is big but it is also inflated with carbonation to make it feel light at times.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 05:39:40 | More by Duhast500
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ksimons

New York

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-cloudy golden with a fingers worth of white head that leaves some lacing on top

S-sweet malts, yeast, and a hint of hops

T-hops comes out more in the taste, but is predominately sweet, spicy yeast, and doughy malts. The hops picks up in the middle to end.

M-medium body and carbonation, dry finish

D-very drinkable, refreshing, and has the right balance between the hops and typical Triple sweetness

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 22:41:31 | More by ksimons
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled March '11 Batch 2...so super fresh!

Poured into my Urthel tall chalice nice bright golden hue, hazy with light fluffy foam that quickly tapers into a ring of lace.

Nose of light fruit/belgian yeasts and grass with some banana. Yes a banana in grass.

Crisp, actually fluffy carbonation releases a slightly spicy citrus and subdued hop with lingering pineyness.

Just a crispy clean drinker and a perfect spring offering from the best brewer in Boston.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 22:40:33 | More by OldIronLungs
Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.