Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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4/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured into DFH signature glass.
A: The pour is a golden color with a finger thick "fluffy white" head that slowly dissipates.
S: The scent is an herbal spice, there is some yeast like notes,and a banana characteristic to it.
T: The taste is exactly as you smell the beer. The upfront taste has some spices coming through with some herbal notes. The fruit like characteristics come through in the middle and the finish is dry and spicy.
M: Medium bodied with a tingly carbonation. The feel is spicy and dry.
D: It's only fitting to drink this beer on Easter. This tripel from the "Gypsy" Brewery that is Pretty Things is a very good beer. It has nice spicy notes with subtle fruity characteristics, well balanced and a very easy drink at 8.5%.
04-24-2011 19:07:46 | More by mavbrew
4.43/5 rDev +9.4%
A-Cloudy golden hay color with a frothy white head and a bit of stickiness.
S-Sweet pear, banana and pineapple with a touch of honey and Belgian yeast.
T-Sweet fruitiness, banana and clove with some piney hops and a fine Belgian zing in the finish. Delicious.
M-Medium bodied, slightly dry finish.
O-Really good version of a hoppy tripel. Delicious.
04-21-2011 23:48:03 | More by sholland119
3.45/5 rDev -14.8%
Poured from a bottle into a goblet.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy light amber color with a finger of fluffy white head, that seems very fitting. The head dissipates leaving just a layer. Pretty beer.
Smell: Herbal qualities from the yeast and quite sweet. I also found a hint of sour citrus.
Taste: Again, I'm picking up the spice from the Belgian yeast. This beer is sweet, but definitely not too sweet. There are some floral notes with a bitter hoppy finish. I was expecting more of a hop presence given the description.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation. There is a very mild dryness in the finish.
Overall: I thought this was a good beer, but I wanted more of a hop presence given the description. The other flavors are well balanced and I would have another.
04-21-2011 17:32:10 | More by oline73
3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
on tap at hawthornes in philly
Pours a clear straw color with some darker gold tones, thick fluffy head, tons of spotty lacing, layer of filmy retention which lasts throughout the beer.
Soft fruit sweetness, banana and clove, floral hops, hints of spices and herbs.
Slight hint of floral hops with spice and pepper up front. Fruited sweetness, banana and pear, a bit juicy. Slight yeasty funk and lemon grass. Toasted biscuit and straw malt. Finished a bit hoppy and dry, hint of alcohol.
Lighter medium body, higher carb, tingly and dry. Drinks well, fairly refreshing despite the higher ABV which is actually masked nicely. Would drink again.
04-19-2011 23:43:51 | More by xnicknj
3.8/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured from the bomber into a tulip. Hazy golden yellow color. About one inch of white head, very little lacing.
Smell is quite strong, and quite pleasant. Banana and some other generic fruitiness. There's some coriander as well, giving this an almost hefeweizen type smell. Some citrus hops are present as well, and mix in nicely.
Taste is also quite fruity. Lots of banana. The hops are more present now, but come across as herbal and earthy with the citrus less of a factor. Finish has a pretty strong spiciness to it.
Body is on the thin side, but doesn't bother me at all. Finish is dry fro the style, but I prefer that anyways. There is some warming as it goes down, hinting at the 8.5% but not detracting too much from the overall score. Not my favorite PT beer, and certainly not the best tripel, but well worth seeking out this interesting take on the style.
04-17-2011 22:29:18 | More by dciBA
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
22oz brown bottle. Freshness date stamped on cap cover.
Served in a Chimay golblet.
It looks like a dull caramel candy drop with a snow-white head on top. Not much in the way lacing.
The aroma is Tripel all the way. Caramel candy, woody, resinous, citrusy lemon zest, yeasty and bready at once. A slightly medicinal bandage smell (in a comforting way) is in the background. Lovely!
It is hoppy for a Tripel, but it says so on the label, so be ready for a resinous, citrusy blast. A taste of white rum and sweet caramel are steadying influences, but really can't, or don't care to compete. A light taste of banana bread slides in and stays till the end. The candy sugar inches forward as it warms.
The body is fairly substantial and slightly oily. It's meant to be quaffed, not gulped, but it's hard not to take huge slugs now and then for the fuller effects.
Somehow I suspect that Dann Paquette understands this phenomena when he brews certain styles in his own off-the-path way and just smiles a knowing smile realizing the consumer will somehow “get it”. I’ll get some more!
04-15-2011 13:02:42 | More by BeerResearcher
4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
Thanks to ShogoKawada - though we now have fleeting distribution in California of their saison, I'm always happy to see another bottle from Pretty Things. Notably amusing bottle art as always...batch 2, bottled March, 2011. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Trappist Westvleteren goblet.
Lightly hazy jasmine body topped by a light papaya whip head. Nice creamy collar, sandy lacing, and faint legs. Decent retention.
Honey, white tea, rosewater, and other floral notes in the nose. Soft malt, faint peppery yeast and citrus and gooseberry notes from hops.
Sweet intensely herbal palate entry, suggesting lavender, thyme, sage, fennel fronds, and (noble?) hops, swirling together in a malestrom of flavor. Fruit comes forward, presenting as white grapes, banana, and possibly even a hint of coconut. Brisk, light yet persistent bitterness throughout. Finishes slightly sweet and spicy.
Effervescent, medium-light bodied, creamy, somewhat flacid mouthfeel. Alcohol well controlled.
The spices/herbs are almost too much, though they never quite overwhelm the base yeast/malt/hops combination. Something about this beer (other than the rabbits) reminds me of Easter - While not exactly true to it's Belgian progenitors, I'd definitely buy this again on a seasonal basis were it in my market.
04-15-2011 04:22:04 | More by augustgarage
3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
Poured into a tulip. The color is light straw and slightly hazy. There is a nice 2 finger nearly all white head that leaves a bit if sticky lacing.
The aroma has a good amount of orange candy and a hint of spicy hop character.
The taste starts out with a mild sweetness akin to a sweet lemon candy. There is a bit of a honey flavor there too. All this is wonderfully balanced by a gentle hop finish and a nice spicy yeast flavor; both yielding a slightly bitter finish.
The mouthfeel is light to medium, and dare I say a little "fluffy." This one drinks about as crisply as a tripel can.
This is a wonderful tripel. It is a little more hoppy and a bit lighter feeling than some of the Belgian styles I've had, making it almost like a heavier saison, but it's really delicious nonetheless.
04-14-2011 05:23:21 | More by andrewinski1
4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
22oz bottle poured into a chalice.
Bottle Dated: Mar 2011 Batch 2
A-> Straw colored. Pour yields about .5 finger head that subsides into a clingy ring around the walls of the glass. Some lace but not much.
S-> Smells of Belgian yeast and fruit off the bat. Some hay aromas as well. Very herbal and earthy with some floral notes also. Can't quite pinpoint the fruits.
T-> Holy fruit batman! Definite spicy orange peel and banana. Hops make a splash immediately. Doesn't taste as bitter as it feels but has a large hop presence. Belgian tasting for sure with a malty bread-like back end.
M-> CARBONATION BABY! As mentioned, bitter sting is felt but not necessarily tasted. Dry for sure but in a good well balanced way. I enjoyed the carbonation and would say it is medium-bodied. Really has a bite.
O-> This is really quite enjoyable/drinkable. Tastes so fresh and earthy/grassy = perfect for Spring. Again, enjoyed the hop bite and bitterness, really pops on the tongue. Some may find it too bitter or over the top with hops but I really felt like it was well balanced in a way. Very smooth drinking. Curious as to how this would hold up with some time in the cellar...
04-14-2011 02:17:38 | More by Fluke828
3.48/5 rDev -14.1%
Poured into a pint glass.
A hazy yellowish orange, with a light head.
The aroma is a mix of spices. I picked up some orange, but everything is pretty blended together.
Taking a sip... woah! There are beers that hide their alcohol very well. This is not one of them. This is a potent potable, and it makes it known. Getting past the booziness, the taste is a mix of spices so blended together that I couldn't pick out any particular flavor. It is balanced to be neither sweet nor bitter. But man, that booziness.
Overall, I think the booziness hold this beer back. I regularly drink imperial stouts and strong belgians like it's nothing, but this beer was a bit of a chore to get through.
04-11-2011 14:53:57 | More by timobkg
4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
04-11-2011 01:59:28 | More by ngeunit1
4.18/5 rDev +3.2%
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...
04-11-2011 01:15:32 | More by gdrydenc
3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
04-10-2011 01:20:15 | More by drinkiusmaximus
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
04-09-2011 04:09:29 | More by Gosox8787
3.38/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
04-09-2011 02:21:00 | More by Chico1985
3.8/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
04-09-2011 00:30:00 | More by aerozeppl
4/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
04-08-2011 19:56:38 | More by foogerd
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
04-08-2011 11:55:54 | More by metter98
4.43/5 rDev +9.4%
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.
04-08-2011 01:40:41 | More by muttyd
4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
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!
04-06-2011 22:23:30 | More by Liverpool08
3.98/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
04-05-2011 03:19:22 | More by Teleweizen2
4.33/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
04-03-2011 05:47:43 | More by rudzud
4.47/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
04-02-2011 22:26:06 | More by brianjay
3.8/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
04-02-2011 22:10:31 | More by DrinkingDrake
4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
04-01-2011 23:12:27 | More by OtherShoe2
Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.