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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 70
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of tigg924
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: minimal head, cloudy, orange-yellow in color, high carbonation

Smell: Belgian spices, oranges, lemons

Taste: orange, lemons, Belgian spices, big hops in the middle, with a caramel sweetness at the end

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet start with a bitter middle and less bitter finish

Drinkability: Another beer that has truth in advertising. This tripel has a super hoppy. I could have a couple. Nice and clean. A good beer.

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

Thanks goes out to GoGriz for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Poured into a chalice a nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, bready, some coriander, pepper. The taste is malty/yeasty, bready, coriander/pepper. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew, a little to spicy though.

Photo of deereless
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A solid inch of head on a hard pour, very light and fluffy head that dropped quicker than expected for a triple, dark straw to light gold in color - 3.50, S: I pickup a mildly tart aroma that reminds me of green apple, there is also some green that reminds me of freshly mowed grass, faint honeydew melon - 4.00, T: There is a slight citric zest on the tongue, noticeable hop bite, quite earthy and herbal ending with a grapefruit-like sweetness, candied sugars are quite prominent, dry finish and slight alcohol - 4.25, M: Light to medium mouth feel, a slight slickness to the beer - 3.50, D: A solid interpretation of a triple, quite drinkable and refreshing - 4.00

Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Loterbol tulip. Special thanks to axeman9182 for this from our recent trade!

Bottled MAR 2010 SPRING TIME!

A: Pours a gently hazy gold. Sitting on top is one finger of creamy bright-white head. Retention is fleeting and a few whisps of lace are left behind. Swirling tendrils of yeast are visible.

S: Mostly apples, pears, and peaches with some clove-y undertones. Maybe a touch of banana, as well?

T: Exactly as above.

M: Pretty dry yet with a definite sweet character. Full and sticky despite the dryness.

D: A fantastic drinking Tripel. Alcohol is virtually non-existant. Great beer!

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was only told that this was a tripel when I asked about it. It was served to me in a twelve ounce glass and I enjoyed it very much. It was a little on the dry side but I wouldn't have guessed it was a "hoppy' Tripel. In any case I really enjoyed it. The alcohol is high enough to pack a punch but not so high as to knock you out (pardon the metaphor). Very good drinker. I'll get it again.

Photo of EPICAC
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This Tripel pours a cloudy, golden-tinged, straw color. It's topped by a sudsy, white, short-lived head that fades to a sudsy, patchy film. The aroma is that of a classic tripel. There are fruity notes of banana and citrus, subtler notes of yeast, and grassy hops. The hop aromas are well within the range of a standard tripel.

There's a mildly sweet grainy maltiness upfront. Banana and citrus appear in the center. The finish has a bit of pepper, and a strong, grassy bitterness. This beer is medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated, but it feels a bit thin, which is my only complaint.

Fluffy White Rabbits is a very refreshing beer, and it has a nice interplay between fruity yeast flavors and hops. My only complaint is that it feels a bit thin.

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

Pale golden with a small white head and a light haze.

Clove with a very floral ester that is very pleasant. Spicey fruity character very reminiscent to a Gewurztraminer wine. Loam, limestone earthy aromas. Very nice.

What a crazy tripel but oh so good. First off it tastes like a bowl of fruity pebbles cereal but with only the lemon fruity pebbles. Obviously lemony with hints of clove, earthy , flowers, loam, spice, and apricot. Light in weight and body but big in flavor.

Photo of axeman9182
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy golden yellow into my Duvel tulip. Judged on the first pour alone I would have scored a 3 for appearance, as a two finger white cap formed and dissipated quickly without leaving much lacing behind. The second pour was a bit better though, with a 3+ finger head that stuck around at least briefly. Still not much in the way of lace though, and this is one style where I definitely have some expectations in that department. The nose is decent, an appreciable sweetness and some juicy citrus hop notes fill in where usually I'd notice the yeast's influence. Fluffy White Rabbits is a damn tasty beer, a brief opening hop bitterness quickly fades and is replaced by traditional tripel pale malt sweetness and yeast spiciness. The beer closes beautifully with the aforementioned hops, still juicy and citrusy. The mouthfeel is appropriately light for the style, with a nice bubbly carbonation. No booziness at 8.5% is always appreciated, and helps make this beer disappear quickly, though any brew that tastes this good isn't bound to last long in my glass. Another wonderful beer from Dann Paquette at Pretty Things, but that's par for the course from them.

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to rlmartin for this delicious brew.

A - Beautiful brassy-golden hue; sparkling and clear if poured carefully (there is some serious sediment that settles out of this brew.) It has a nice white head, but it is short-lived and there is not a tremendous amount of lace, either.

S - Great leafy hop aroma and the pristine crisp and fresh character that is expected in a fine Tripel. The aroma is somewhat reserved, but it works well in the grand scheme, as it allows the tremendous flavor and body of the brew to shine.

T - The taste is phenomenal. Just everything I want in a Tripel. Very bright flavors and exceptional balance are the hallmark of this brew. The pale malt is pristine, crisp, slightly bready, with mineral-water elements; the hops are very balancing and still flavorful, interesting and sublime. And of course there is the fruity-floral esters imparted by the yeast which are punctuated by a little bit of an alcohol kick. Highly recommendable.

M - Very enhancing; effervescent, crisp, refreshing, lighter-medium-body.

D - I am crazed over this brew. I will crave it daily, from now until I live in a distribution area.

Photo of abriggs1
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is much better than the Baby Tree I had by these guys. The color is a beautiful and fresh looking; a beautiful golden hue with a bit of cloudiness. Smell is weak compared to the taste. Carbonation is subtle but fits the style. The taste is extreme in it's peach and melon flavors, and has a hop profile that is both smooth and strong. This duality is very unique and extremely complex. There's a whole lot of floral and honey on the aftertaste.

This beer manages to be smooth, balanced, and sharp all at the same time. Completely original. I've never had a beer that tastes much like this at all. This is one of the most original beers I've ever come across.

Photo of philbe311
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers of foam recedes to one fingers worth before displaying any retention... The head is slightly off-white thick, creamy, and frothy... Moderate retention gives way to a lacing with the ssame characteristics... Loaded with small bubbled slightly sluggish carbonation... A bronze honey color with a slight haziness... Loads of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A solid subdued traditional Tripel aroma... Yeast... Candied sugars... A touch of citrus based hops... A faint spiciness... Some bready notes...

T - A mild yeast presence... Some bready malts... Some lemon zest... An earthy euro hop presence... A slight spiciness lingers on the finish... Subtle complexities give way a darn tasty brew...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Delicate... Refreshing... Perhaps every so slightly on the tin side... A slight tingle of subtle carbonation... A slightly dry finish...

D - A delicate and sophisticated Tripel... Goes down easy sip after sip... Another damn fine offering from Pretty Things...

Photo of jbertsch
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another winner from Pretty Things, IMO.

Poured into a chalice. Appearance is virtually opaque, yet bright. Honey-orange in color. I got just a little head in my chalice, and what I got didn't stay long. But this was the only fault I found with this beer.

Taste is citrusy - mainly lemon and orange. It's also earthy and summery. Mouthfeel is smooth, although is looks crisp. Drinkability is excellent for a tripel.

This beer brings out the simple characteristics I love of tripels and ditches anything else. It tastes tripel-influenced, not so much a traditional tripel. Semantics. It's clean, well-made and enjoyable. Enjoy!

Photo of drabmuh
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cute label, beer served in a tulip. Beer is yellow with a slight haze to it. Forms a white head of medium bubbles that falls away leaving little lacing on the glass. Carbonation is low but steady.

Beer's aroma is clean with some hops in it...oh I get its a HOPPY ale and rabbits HOP. I get it. I'm smart.

Beer has no real forward palate flavor, some carbonation in the mouth and some hop flavors and bitterness in the mid to late palate. Beer is medium to light in body and overall just an average tripel. Nothing too special. They really should have just gone after the hoppiness aspect and brewed a decent base tripel. There is almost a plasticy note to the flavors. Eh, I didn't really enjoy it but it was drinkable enough.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Brad for sharing this at his tasting on Saturday!

This interesting beer appears a hazy straw hue with a somewhat smallish head and minimal lacing. Aromas of spices, hops (much more present than in a normal tripel), and lemon zest. The beer tastes pretty decent, but not great. There is a slightly weird flavor that lingers a bit in the aftertaste. Overall, a pretty average brew. I'm not sure hoppy and tripel are a good marriage.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a goblet.

L - hazed golden yellow color with a white head that thinned out to a center cloud/island.
S - sweet candied sugar smell, very much a Tripel aroma.
T - the sweetness starts things off and then takes a sharp turn to mouth puckering bitterness leading to a crisp, dry finish followed up with a sticky-sweet taste left on the lips.
F - medium bodied, well carbonated.
D - very easy to drink but use caution: the abv will catch up with you.

Photo of cpone
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very light gold/straw body with a bit of haze. Three finger head disappears quickly, leaving a faint ring of lacing.

S: Pretty strong hops, very floral, with an equally strong sweet malt nose. I get a little sweet corn almost. Can detect a little bit of alcohol, but it's not over powering.

T: Like the nose, pretty hoppy up front but quickly fades to sweet malt and alcohol. Some spice - maybe all spice. I get a harsh alcohol finish.

M: A little thin for this style. I think if it were more full bodied, the alcohol wouldn't feel so harsh and out of place.

D: All of the Pretty Things beers i have tried have been very drinkable, save for this one. It just felt too harsh. Next, i'll pair with a strong, stinky cheese.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to jlindros.

Pours a pale gold color with a small white head, the only underwhelming aspect of this beer.

Scent of spicy hops, yeast, sugar, candi sugar, earth, and some caramel. A nice balanced scent with a good hop presence.

Taste of spicy hops, dry malts, sugar, and yeast. A tasty beer with nicely masked alcohol, but not very complex.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and clean with good carbonation.

Photo of ppoitras
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Cap tape says "Bottled Mar 2010 Spring Time!"

Poured into a Harpoon tulip, formed a 3/4" off-white head above the slightly cloudy golden brew. Head dwindles slowly, with plentiful sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet yet lightly prickly.

Taste starts sweet as expected, but with a pleasant balancing hoppiness on the flipside. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue, and silky smooth, with quite easy drinkability, esp for the abv. Worth the trouble to find. Luckily, I have to expend little effort to get, yay for me!

Photo of DIM
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Joe, for the chance to split this with my family. Dad gave it an A, even Jes liked it.

a: This was a slightly hazy, extremely pale golden color. It poured with a large, short lived fizzy head.

s: I wasn't sure about a hoppy tripel, but it smells great. While this was on the hoppy side, it wasn't out of balance. Tripel elements of candi sugar, flowery heat, and yeast all share space with the spicy, grassy hops that have a very faint onion-y aspect to them.

t: I like this, but it does smell a bit better than it tastes. This was on the drier side, not as sweet as some tripels. Up front I tasted fruity esters, dusty candi sugar, and musty yeast. The finishing bitterness is dry, grassy, and gets to be a little chalky.

m: Creamy, viscous body with gently fizzy carbonation.

d: I liked this and I'm glad I tried it, but I'm not sure I'd reach for a hoppy tripel very often. Still, I admire the effort and this came together surprisingly well.

Photo of Gmann
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale orange color with a tight white head that settled into a solid ring. The aroma has a nice Belgian yeast aroma. Some banana and clove with honey and candi sugar notes. Not much hop pick up in the aroma. Light but seems spot on for the style. The taste starts off with a sweet tropical fruit note, some citrus, floral honey and light clove. The sweet transitions rather abruptly into an astringent, chalky bitterness from the hops. Can't say that it is very pleasant luckily it is not too strong. The feel is light with tingly carbonation, the hops give an odd chalky feel not typically present in tripels. ABV seems well hidden. An average tripel. The actual tripel flavors were actually pretty good but I didn't really care for what the hops brought to the party. It made the beer astringent and chalky which is not typical for the style.

Photo of nickd717
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have BelgianPrincess to thank for this beer, which I obtained in an in person trade at DLD. I was surprised to see that BelgianPrincess was a guy, as I had never met a guy who referred to himself as a "princess" before. Oh well, different strokes for different folks I guess.

Appearance is awesome. Hazy golden with an awesome creamy white head and good lacing.

Aroma is sweet malt and grain, Belgian yeast, and light grassy and floral hops.

Flavor is pretty good. Almost like a Belgian tripel imperial pilsner in a way. Sweet pale malt, grain, Belgian yeast, light fruity notes, floral and grassy hops.

Nice palate, clean and crisp, with a nice hoppiness. No hint of the 8.5% ABV.

Overall, this was a good beer that lived up to the hype that Pretty Things gets here on BeerAdvocate. It was very drinkable and I could definitely go for this one again.

Photo of FishGetter
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden honey color with slight haze. Carbination seems to be on par for style. Thin head disapates rather quickly.
Waffs of semi-sour yeast mixes in with hints of clove. Noble hop aroma peak out, faint. Some sweet malts lighten things up.
Hop flavors push right over belgian yeast flavors. Bannana, clove, and other spices blend with piney hop profile. Alchol warms as it pushes past hop flavors. Nice big hop presence in this one.
Decent medium body, silkie when rolled around. Hop resins are a bit clingy to mouth.
Drink doesn't give the impression as name states. More like a jackolope on steroids! Good crafted brew. Not reviewers most favorite offering from Pretty Things, but well respected.

Photo of strangemusic
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated March 2010.

Appearance is BRIGHT straw-gold, the thin ring of head settles to spotted film in the top of the glass.

The smell jumps with juicy apricot and orange, yeast and sweet fruity sugars. Not complex, but matches the look: bright bright bright!

The taste is all over the place! More bright juicy flavours, bubble gum, orange, honey, spice, and lots of florals to begin with. Things take a left turn with a snap of tart lemon, ginger and herbs leading up to a bitter finish. Not very balanced (especially all that bitter tang toward the end going up against the too-sweet florals), but lots of different notes to pick up on.

Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side, not as lush and soft and effervescent as the best Tripels. Refreshing, though!

The drinkability is alright. Alcohol presence is definitely felt with a near instantaneous warming sensation... The finish is a little bit off-putting but the light body doesn't make it a chore to drink.

Photo of WanderingFool
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluffy White Rabbits pours a slightly hazy straw yellow color with a thin white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a thin ring around the surface leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is sweet and fruity with notes of bubblegum, apricot, orange and a hint of clove. Some bready yeast is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slick on the palate with light carbonation. The flavor is a nicely balanced combination of sweet malt and bubblegum plus spicy clove, pepper and ginger as well as some fruity notes of apricot. I'm not getting much hop flavor in this beer. It finishes with some alcohol and leaves behind some bubblegum and clove notes when gone.

This is a great tasting American example of a Belgian triple, however since it was advertised as being a hoppy beer I expected a bit more hop aroma and flavor. I guess I was thinking lots of orange citrus and floral notes. Still, if you like Belgian beers you have to try this one.

Photo of Brez07
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2010. Poured into a Maine Beer Company logo glass

A: Straw yellow with a quickly dissipating head. No lacing

S: Belgian yeast, bubble gum, apricot. Don't detect much, if any, hops in the nose

T: Same as the nose with a hint of peppery spiciness, some honey, orange peel and lemongrass. Other flavors include grain, candied sugar and some hops that creep through in the finish

M: Light bodied. Lots of carbonation which leaves a tingly feeling. Some bitterness left on the tongue

D: Pretty easy drinking for a triple. The sweetness is a little much towards the end though. Recommended, but it might be a good one to split

Fluffy White Rabbits from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.