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Fluffy White Rabbits - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
90
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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 FishGetter
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

FishGetter, May 12, 2010
Photo of strangemusic
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

strangemusic, May 10, 2010
Photo of WanderingFool
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

WanderingFool, May 09, 2010
Photo of Brez07
3.93/5  rDev -3%
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

Brez07, May 05, 2010
Photo of tempest
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle from Abe's Cold Beer for $7. Overall, heck of a beer. The aroma is full of herbal pepper ad spice with fresh grains. The flavor begins similarly with vanilla, light caramel, and fresh white bread. Hops slowly kick in with a mix of floral, citrus, and orange rind, to round out a well-made tripel. I'll have another.

tempest, May 02, 2010
Photo of albern
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good tripel, but a long way from being a favorite. It is a tad watery, not too much so. The beer is quite pale in color for the style, with no real retention, no lacing, and not much of a head even if you dump the bottle. The beer has that yeast Belgian carbonation, and lots of pricklishness on the mouth and tongue. The nose is pure Belgian with candied sugars, coriander, some florals, and maybe a hint of fruitness in the pineapple family.

The taste is quite spicy, with a lemon citric acerbicness that is not endearing me to this beer. The beer is a bit syrupy, a bit sweet, with a peppery spice on the back end, a light malty underneath, and a lemony tang that is okay. The coriander and spice really come through with this beer, add to that the yeasty pricklishness, the wheaty qualities towards the finish, the sweet but light malts, and you have this beer pegged. It's is okay, but not brilliant.

albern, May 01, 2010
Photo of jdhilt
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a very good lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Almost clear golden color. Nose is lightly hoppy. Flavor is sweet, fruity with the hops balancing. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.95 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA. Bottled Mar 2010.

jdhilt, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2010. Gold/orange colour with a bit of haze. The pour produced a short, birght white cap of bubbles that produced lots of sticky lace. Good head retention. The aroma was full of spicy Belgian yeast and grassy, citrusy hops. The flavour was nicely balanced, sweet malts, fruity, and hoppy. Bitterness lingered on the palate. Medium bodied with a bit of dryness. Nice texture, soft carbonation. This tasted really fresh, the hop flavours were really bright. Good stuff.

DrJay, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle served at 50 degrees in my Gouden Carolus goblet. Mar 2010 indicated on a paper swatch covering the cap. Love the label - the art from this brewer is great. Poured a slightly hazy orange-gold with lots of tiny bubbles effervescing in solution. Head consisted of a half inch, loose, bright white cap that quickly dissipated into a fizzy slick, with a bubbly band around the edges - no lacing on this one. Nose reveals citrus notes upfront (maybe lemon zest), with a hint of coriander and a light, wheaty quality towards the back. Taste consistent with nose - something of a grassy character in the middle. Definitely a light, herbal hoppiness that expresses itself at the finish, but not as big I was anticipating. Overall the flavors have a nice balance. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with an assertive carbonation that falls just shy of prickly - almost has a palate cleansing feel to it. Some citrus astringency comes out and lightly stimulates the salivary glands in the cheeks. This is a pretty good tripel. A nice blend of flavors, maybe lacking some of the candi sugar notes I've come to associate with the style, but definitely a respectable beer and another solid offering from Pretty Things.

Jwale73, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of cbutova
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A nice bottle but not necessarily a nice beer, reviewed from notes. Pours out a hazy light yellow, even green color with a fluffy/frothy two finger head that has beastly retention. Leaves thick lacing, everything is great but I am not a huge fan of the strange color. The smell is hard to get much. I do get Belgian yeast notes, like bread and spice. Some citrus peel comes through as well as some wheat-like malt. Needs more strength for sure. Taste is decent. Some wheat-like malt but it mostly just Belgian yeast notes. The spice notes are too much for me. Citrus peel comes into play but doesn't add much. The hop flavor is grassy and adds too much bitterness. The balance is out of whack on this beer. To me it ends up just tasting like fancy soap with a few redeeming aspects. The mouthfeel needs work. The carbonation and body are lacking way too much for such a big beer. It isn't creamy at all, it is just really watery and lacking carbonation. There is an oily aspect that I am not a fan of either. The bitter coat is also just too much. Drinkability is decent. The price is not worth it for the quality of this one. A decent taste but the mouthfeel just kills it. Flavors end up being out of balance/too much and soapy.

cbutova, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Large four-finger head that dissipates slowly with some chunky lace on the side of the glass. Cloudy like a wheat beer (or a Belgian). Pale gold, dark straw color.

Lots of Belgian yeast aroma. Some light lemon peel, corriander and sour dough. Appealing.

The flavor is consistent with the Belgian pale ale. Only the alcohol warmth in the swallow gives away the potency of this brew. Lots of citrus and light malt flavor. Good sourness from the aforementioned yeast. It's not an everyday beer but it is tasty.

smcolw, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of scottbrew4u
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 22 oz. poured into chalice a golden-orange color with slight haze and a white one-finger head.

S: Fresh apples, honey, toasted grains, biscuits, lots of apricots and orange. Hops are fresh citrus/floral combination. Yeast adds spiciness.

T: Tangy and sweet apricot, honey, ginger, lemon zest, chamomile, fresh grains and roasted malt. Hops add bitterness, citrus floral and spice. Yeast adds more fruit esters and peppery spice. Finish is bitter.

M: Medium body and smooth light carbonation. Mild alcohol warmth.

D: Fresh and full flavored with a refreshing quality. Flavors need to balance out a bit more so I would recommend letting this one sit and age for a bit.

scottbrew4u, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of bum732
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw yellow, decent head. Smells of very floral hops, 7-up like citrus, some grassiness, touch of earthy spice. Tastes of floral like sweetness with some spiciness that melds with just a touch of maltiness. Lots of hop flavors present. Fairly mild bitterness leads to a drying of the palate with some more grassy and spicy notes. Nice full mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

A really interesting beer, extremely hoppy tripe pretty much sums it up. A great American interpretation of this style, not as complex as some traditional tripels but that is made up by the lovely bouquet of floral and earthiness presented by the abundance of hops. Love what this brewery is doing.

bum732, Apr 13, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgian glass in the afternoon. Got this one at Whole Foods. Split with friends.

Honeysuckle orange with lighter shades of yellow and gold, fluffy glides out of the bottle creating some whiteness on the top. The head is not as fluffy as I would like in a Triple, It's not billowy and rocky, it just sort of American, oh well. Small lines of lace which is exciting.

Big blast of sweetness and hops up front. The hops are fruity and earthy while the sweetness kind of goes towards honey. Some grapefruit and mango with a fruity Belgian yeast making things interesting. Some spice is there yet distant. I just wish the fruits stood out a bit more, the hops are leading.

A hoppy American triple with some underlining sweetness, I can dig it. First off, Im hitting on some grapefruit and yeast up front, interesting. Than I get some mango and other fruit with sweet banana from the yeast. Im liking the mix. In between the honey comes through with some burnt sugars. A little splash of alcohol towards the end.

The rabbits were not hoppin in the feel department. This kinda came off dead and flat, my second triple this weekend with this effect. Flufsters needs a boost. There were hardly any bubbles towards the end. The body is a bit light for the style but it's at a nice level. A more active feel would of boosted things a bit.

This is a good attempt at a triple and im happy to drink all things that are pretty, like these white rabbits. I could of polished off the bomber easy at 8.5%, but the sweetness would have dragged on me. Seeing how this is a hoppy triple, I say drink up, unless you want more sweetness without the trademark 'ripe' fruit from Belgian Triples.

BARFLYB, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of oglmcdgl
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split with pnix1agr and the old lady. Thanks b for the brew.

A- brilliant yellow with orange highlights. Small head that fades to a gossamer skin with spots of lace.

S- big belgian yeast and some spicy notes. Bananas, cloves, and a candy like sweetness. Very sweet in fact I'm feeling some pineapple with cane sugar.

T- big time bananas, pineapples, cloves and agave nectar. I know agave nectar really, yes try some its there. A super well done belgian yeast. Some honey and a faint crisp apple.

M- slightly thick and slick with a low carb. Maybe a bit chewy. A bit more carb might help making this a more explosive brew.

D- very nice stuff with a ton of flavor and very drinkable but I guess thats why we are here. Another good beer from some good heads.

oglmcdgl, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of mindlucent2007
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Tripel pours a hazy, gold into my chalice with beautiful lacing that suggests a good amount of carbonation. There are citrus, peppery aromas that characterize a typical Belgian. This one also has a candy-like smell to it. The taste reveals a complex, well-developed brew here with zesty, citrus, and bready notes. The yeasts run wild. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with medium carbonation. Not heavy at all for a Tripel. The Rabbits are too drinkable as this one got quaffed with the quickness. The Project gets an A+. This is one of the better Belgians I have enjoyed.

mindlucent2007, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of ShogoKawada
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into Portsmouth tulip.

A- Golden honey in color with an active super-carbonated head that settles and fizzes out quickly. Nice ring of lacing.

S- Hops! Chalky, mildly funky yeast comes through as well. Faint fruity sweetness... but it's pretty mild. Peach? Hmm, can't quite place it.

T- Delightfully bitter, earthy yeast notes, a bit of floral/grassy hop notes. Fruit comes out, banana and peach or pear, again. Mild clove/peppercorn, but you've gotta look for it.

M- Hoppy, complex... no off-flavors.. really tasty. Delightful. 8.5% ABV is totally stealth.

D- Moderately High. Another winner from Pretty Things.. Very impressive. Took my time with it and one'll do me for now.. but I'll be buying more of this. On a hot RI day this was just what I craved.

ShogoKawada, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of Billolick
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, Bottled March 2010, noted on the over the cap label. Pours light, golden amber, lightly hazed, eggshell head, moderate in stature, reduces to a thicker collar and just bits and a few blobs of lacing. Pungent nose of ginger, lime, assorted Belgian type spicing and yeasty notes. Zesty tripel, flavorful, spiced up, and nicely crafted. Notes of more citrus, ginger, pepper, light honey, Belgian yeasty phenolics. Quite dry in the aggressively hopped finish. Well done and quite refreshingly enjoyable. Better then average American style take on the classic style.

Billolick, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of indiapaleale
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour - a beautiful golden color fills the glass with a big fluffy white head (one might say its fluffy like a rabbit's tail?). A bit opaque and quite nice to look at, but beer isn't for looking at.

Aroma - yeasty, earthy, a bit grassy, some mineral aroma along with green apples and unripe peaches. Very delicate aromas. This has fresh written all over it and smell perfect for a warm spring day.

Taste - one sip and I realize just how much effort went into making this Belgian-style tripel. All the telltale signs of quality are there. Its tangy and earthy with the sharp and bitter flavors of the hops coming through at just the right moments. Light flavors of apples, pears and peaches add a touch of sweetness and this one finishes nice and dry. Slightly effervescent and refreshing on the tongue. This is simply a great beer with lots of flavor and pizazz.

Overall - Incredible version of a Belgian-style tripel. Delicate and yet very flavorful and complex. Pretty Things has been nothing short of brilliant when it comes to their Belgian-style releases (Jack D'Or and Confounded Mr. Sisyphus being the others). Bravo and cheers to all involved.

Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. This is an incredible beer. If you have access to Pretty Things beers be sure to grab a bottle of these before they are all gone.

indiapaleale, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of riversidetravlr
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy lemony golden with a white head that fades quickly to a nice lacing.

S: Light honey citrus malt.

T: Starts citrus and malty but quickly becomes bitter and peppery.

M: Nice supple beer with light, tight carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. I really like this beer and I'll be drinking it again.

riversidetravlr, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of Reagan1984
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wispy bright white head settles to a thin cap. Glass is speckled with sticky lacing. Gold Straw color. Good clarity with a decent amount of visible carbonation.

Aroma is great. Candied sugar and light yeast tones are features. Pale malt. Lots of fruity esters. Light fruits..

Candied sugar, bubble gum, white pepper. Lots of fruit. Very nice, if not a touch too sweet. Really nice and the fresh hop notes are a nice compliment to the other flavors.

Light refreshing especially at first. Contrary to most other beers, this is preferred a little colder. Seems to subdue some of the sweetness.

I did enjoy this and it did match with our Easter celebration. Tone down the sweetness a bit and you'd have a great beer.

Reagan1984, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of silentjay
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a very hazy straw color with an aggressive head that dissipates quickly, but holds the glass well. lots of bubbly action going on as well. nice.

aroma is sweet and fruity. banana, obviously, but with some peach and mango in there. some bready malts, as well as some citrusy hops. candy sugar and sweet overripe banana peel. a little lemon rind and bread dough.

taste is decisively hoppier. yeast is still strong, but much more balanced in the flavor than in the aroma. strong citrusy hops do wonders working with the banana, clove, and bready flavors that are expected in a triple. finish is sweet, yet spicy... candy sugar and fruit sticks on the tongue.

mouthfeel is good. velvety yet prickly. light bodied overall. good for the style.

drinkability is good. reminds me of green flash's le freak. very sugary, spicy and fruity, but with a good hop punch to keep it from falling into the "me too" category. complex with very little alcohol burn/harshness. very nice.

overall, another win from Pretty Things. They take style guidelines and throw them out the window. This is kinda like a Tripel and a Belgian Pale Ale combined. It creates a very complex, refreshing, tasty, and original brew. well done.

silentjay, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of beer4colin
4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lions and tigers and bunnies? Oh my !!! OH MY!

I love what pretty things have done. Baby Tree is up at the top oft my all time face raves.

But OMG! Bunnies blows it all away! Please PT, don't make this beauty one and gone!!

On tap at Union Brewhouse, this young lovie pours a Marvy golden haze. Topped with a very atypical UBH head.

The nose is to die for! The fruit, led by bananas, is as clean and fresh as a greengrocer display,

Everything about this is excellent: taste of Belgium trip+++. Mouthfeel is light and airy. Drinkability: YES!!

Sorry for the deviation from my normal format but I LOVE THIS!!!

beer4colin, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting to try Pretty Things new beers for a while now. Finally they came.

A: Poured into my new Sierra Nevada goblet/tulip with a thick but very fluffy white head (not rabbit, gotcha!) Lots of bubbles in the head as it slowly pops (no hops) its way downwards. The color is very bright but very hazy at the same time. It's like a bright pale golden tangerine color.

N: Very Belgian tripel aroma. Pretty malty at first, lots of Belgian malts especially. Then comes some sweetness and sugar, candi sugar, with a touch of a boozy aroma. A slight fruity banana like yeast aroma appears as well. Behind all that is some grassy and spicy hop aromas but pretty faint comparatively. Some wheat as well.

T: Lots of frothy head hits first, with a nice flow of beer behind it. A nice malty kiss with a slight sweet sugar blend. A nice tripel but maybe even a little light for a tripel. SOme lighter sweet candi sugar, Belgian and grassy wheat malts, with that comes some citrus, lemongrass, orange rind, and some more of that yeasty banana flavor. Some light fruit attached to that. In the middle of all that is a lighter grassy and slightly hoppy earthy hop taste with a slight bitterness. The citrus and rind seem to give it more bitterness than the hop flavors themselves, but that could be from the hops as far as I know. A slight spicy quality, and hints of booze but not much. If this is a high abv beer I would say it is hidden very well. A slight juicy quality comes out as it warms with more orange peel really showing up towards the end.

Edit: As it warms and i get past most of the tripel malts and citrus, a really nice hop flavors and total profile starts to come out. Some nice late addition hops with fresh hop flavor. That just bumped the taste profile quite a bit. I would highly recommend letting this beer warm up a bit before drinking, or have a cellar temp.

M: Lighter than I expected for a tripel (light as a fluffy rabbit, ok last pun I promise), but not too bad, good carbonation.

F: Not too bitter, I was expecting more bitterness here. A looong lingering orange flavor, like biting into a fresh orange. WIth that more citrus and orange peel, a little sticky sweetness leftover but dries off mostly. A slight light body feel on the mouth as if it left the tongue feeling lighter than it started for some reason. Overall a nice tripel with lots of citrus, orange, and bitter citrus. Not as much on the hops as I would have expected from the label, but then again, I'm probably wicked jaded on hops from all the crazy DIPAs I've had, and I know Dann doesn't load up on the hops usually.

jlindros, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of morebeergood
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Dive Bar, Worcester. Served in a tulip glass. Thin, whispy white head. Cloudy yellow body. Smell reminded me of lemongrass and crushed coriander. Taste was excellent. On the one hand, it had that great sugary Belgian tripel flavor, but then you can't help but notice the great hop flavor that balances everything off nicely. Neither dominates the other, they just work perfectly together. Mouthfeel was spot on for a great Belgian style ale, just enough body and noticeable alcohol presence. A great new offering from Pretty Things. It's nice to see PT beers other than Jack D'or on tap around now.

morebeergood, Mar 30, 2010
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