White Rabbit Dark Ale - White Rabbit
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2.42/5 rDev -33.5%
12oz bottle shared by someone at dbuckingham's tasting. Always good to get a random Australian tick.
Pours a clear medium-brown color with a small off-white head.
The aroma is...whoa, wacky tobacky in your FACE! Weed is big in this one, along with nuts and caramel.
The flavor is also big on Mary Jane, which dominates the hop profile. There's also caramel malt, toast, nuts, and cocoa.
A little thin on the palate with average carbonation.
Below average for the style overall. Didn't really want more than my small ticker's pour here.
10-22-2010 05:33:24 | More by nickd717
3.08/5 rDev -15.4%
A - A dark shade of maroon/brown. Disappointing skin of fizzy head which was gone in seconds.
S - Brown sugar, honey, sweet malts.
T - Strawberry jam and grapes. Quite hollow in the middle.
M - Light in body, too much carbonation.
O - Had been looking forward to this but Im not a fan. Just not enough flavour punch. Glad I just bought a single.
09-10-2011 13:02:18 | More by dansmcd
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
This pours a light brown with some red hues. A finger of beige head. Some lacing.
The nose is dominated by fruity esters.
The esters again come through on the palate. Some earthiness.
Medium bodied with some sweetness.
The sweetness becomes a bit much after a few.
08-28-2009 11:04:31 | More by Macca
3.19/5 rDev -12.4%
Appearance: Deep and earthy mahogany, with a dark beige head. Head fades quickly and leaves minimal lacing down the glass.
Aroma: Toffee notes along with some grain and barley-sugar.
Taste: Sweet toffee and malt with some sultana aspects. Maybe a touch of chocolate. Minimal bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body and medium carbonation.
Overall: After trying their Witbier, I was a bit worried about this one. Fortunately, it proved a step in the right direction, as it was a better beer than their White Ale. Probably a little bit too conservative and thin, it was, however, quite drinkable and inoffensive.
08-20-2013 02:07:28 | More by machalel
3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
White Rabbit Dark Ale is a brown ale that tastes... brown. There isn't really much else going on though. It's not terrible, but it is boring.
A: Dark brown colour and a 5 mm head that lasts ok. 4
S: Malty. Maybe some brown sugar. Not much else. 3
T: There is a slightly sour malty base with some hints of clove and hard-water impurities. 3.5
M: Foamy but not overly carbonated. 3.5
12-26-2011 12:35:54 | More by vandemonian
3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
Pours a ruddy red-brown colour, quite clear, and certainly not particularly dark, but the head is a nice yellowish white cloud. Lacing is good. Overall it looks very pleasant indeed.
Some dusty grain on the nose, a little roasted character, and a faint whiff of banana. Even something else fruity, like apricot sits behind the dusty grain characters which is what is most prominent. Very pleasant, if not particularly big.
The grain is more prominent on the palate, and the phantom fruit characters disappear entirely, leaving it quite dry, and unfortunately rather thin. It has a pleasant wholemeal bread character on the palate, and the back is refreshing, but I feel as though the nose promised more than the palate delivers. Ends up feeling a bit thin.
Still, it's a very drinkable and quite sluggable beer, much like the English ales I can only imagine it is styled after. Refreshing enough, and it goes down very smoothly. Not bad at all, overall.
09-30-2009 08:39:42 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.35/5 rDev -8%
Decided to wait until the final bottle from the 6-pack before reviewing. At least two of the bottles had more dominant yeast profile; reminded me of my earlier homebrewing attempts, or the ale they produce at Goulburn (who also open ferment).
a) Pours an attractive reddish brown, chestnutty. Beige, rocky/sudsy head, decent lacing.
s) The nose initially hints at ginger powder & other spice, and some caramel notes. Very light touch of roasted characters, almost porter-like. Warms to a metallic hint.
t) Some stonefruit flavours, biscuity / toast-crust. Lightly herbal elements as well, perhaps elderflower or chamomile or somesuch.
m) Smooth feel, medium body, long, sweet finish.
d) Probably have only a few, as they sweet feel might become a bit cloying after a while. Certainly a beer of interest, although nothing particularly outstanding to note.
09-28-2009 06:30:11 | More by vancurly
3.38/5 rDev -7.1%
A - Poured into a pint glass a hazy red hued light brown colour with a few centimetres of beige head that slowly falls away.
S - Herbal, earthy and nutty character, some chocolate powder notes & fruity esters.
T - Nutty character comes through the strongest with some earthy and herbal hop notes. Fruity esters also come through a lot stronger in the taste.
M - Medium bodied with a medium to low carbonation. Sweetish maltiness is balanced by a noticeable herbal bitter finish.
D - A decent, some what sessionable beer but certainly nothing to get excited about.
08-01-2009 10:30:53 | More by brendan13
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
Pours dark copper with ruby highlights and a large lasting head.
Nose shows green, spicy, grapefruit hops with nutty darker malts and hints of chocolate in the background. Neither hops nor malt leap out of the glass, quite a good balance.
First up upon tasting the malt seems to lead the way, with more nutty and lightly roasted notes. The hops mainly show up as a green, spicy finish of mild bitterness.
Carbonation is too high, creating very dry finish.
04-05-2010 02:08:27 | More by CrazyDavros
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
There has been so much hype about this beer im stoked to be able to finally taste it myself,it pours a reddy,brown,dark rose colour with a nice one finger head with sporadic lacing here and there,the aroma is very,very hoppy for a english brown almost passionfruity with some caramel malts aswell,it has a light body mouthfeel for the style which is definately not a plus in my mind with nice tastes of passionfruit,stonefruit and some light toffee malts which really smooths out the tailend of this brew to make it a really easy drinking session beer but by no means would get caught up in the hype as its just another session beer thats easy to drink and even though its not bad ive definately had heaps better.
01-08-2010 12:17:39 | More by ADZA
White Rabbit Dark Ale from White Rabbit
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