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White Rabbit Dark Ale - White Rabbit

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White Rabbit Dark AleWhite Rabbit Dark Ale

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83
good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Australia

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brendan13 on 08-01-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Camallan, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

KalanM, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of kazoo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kazoo, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Julian4077
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Julian4077, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of soju6
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a small head that fades to no real lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness and dark fruit.

T: Flavor of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness and dark fuit. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly light body, smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced.

O: Enjoyable beer, pretty good for the style. Worth a try.

soju6, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of braican
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

braican, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of hopnerd
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

hopnerd, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of hadem
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

hadem, Apr 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

dmorgan310, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Texasfan549, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of jjkatter
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

330ml bottle poured into a goblet...

A- dark mahogany with very little to no head.

S- toasted malt and caramel.

T- not near as bad as I was expecting, given the reviews. Taste follows the nose. Fair body with subtle malted barley characteristics.

MF- pretty smooth and well balanced. Yea, feels pretty good in there. Let's do it again...

O- I am pleasantly suprised by this one. After opening mediocre craft beer after mediocre craft beer, this one's actually drinkable and the kind of thing I would actually have another of... Salute, lapin de blanc.

jjkatter, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of DrNo
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

DrNo, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of RollingAlong
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

RollingAlong, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of MenInVen
4/5  rDev +9.6%

MenInVen, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%

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

O: 3

vandemonian, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of JGZ
4/5  rDev +9.6%

JGZ, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Raebies
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

Very fruity, orange bubble gum smell. Orangey brown coloured ale, slightly on the light side with a small tight head of foam.
Tastes like tangerine, very light bitterness.. grapefruit comes through as it warms up. Thin bodied.. with the name"dark ale" I was expecting something completely different, but this is very nice.

Raebies, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of mungus
4/5  rDev +9.6%

mungus, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of dansmcd
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%

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.

dansmcd, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of heygeebee
3.98/5  rDev +9%

An interesting ale, and one I first found last winter. Deja-vu a year later. On special 15.80 for a 6-er at Dannos, can't be bad.

Pours a deep brown with red tints. One finger beige head, good lacing. Kudos here, the head stays and stays. Really unusual to see such good head retention.

Nose is restrained, some caramel maybe.

Taste is malt-driven, some caramel/chocolate, with no hop balance for bitterness, although Mrs heygeebee noted an ear-wax like sharpness on the back palate - not as unpleasant is it writes. Mouthfeel is light and creamy

Highly sessionable, although just perhaps the sweetness might catch up

I can never work out whether this is better served colder or slightly warmer. An English Brown Ale it really isn't

heygeebee, Jun 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Appearance: Cloudy brown with a reddish tint and a creamy off-white head

Aroma: Very much like christmas pudding with a twist of citrusy hop freshness

Taste: Caramel malts with dry dark chocolate and a hint of sourness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body but very smooth, carbonation is present but not intrusive.

Drinkability: It is interesting, combining some of the flavours of much richer beers with a lighter feel. Would make for a nice change in a session. Let it warm up to bring out the flavours!

brewymcgee, May 13, 2011
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%

Single bottle picked up at a Canberra liquor store. Cute label drew me in.

Poured into a nonic pint glass. Dark sludgy brown-ruby, no visible carbonation, thick creamy head, good lacing streaks.

Nose is rich and malty, notes of caramel, chocolate, grape, floral hops.

A malty brew, pleasant to drink, but a bit watery to the finish for my tastes. Caramel, chocolate, smoke, grassy hops, a bit of dry grape. Tastes like an English mild dark.

Low carbonation, thinner bodied. Felt like a cask.

A nice sessionable dark, decent flavor although it could have been a bit more nuanced. Could be a great English mild with a lower ABV. Worth a try.

JohnnyBarman, Apr 21, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Jupiler signature glass.
Note - this is rated at 4.9% not the 5.2% listed above.

A - Dark brown/maroon colour - looks like a coke. Very light sugary head without much substance.

S - Lots of dark sugar aromas here, caramel, molasses, toffee.. A nice counterpoint to this though is that there are some more herbal/spicy aromas in here as well. Quite strong with just a touch of sweet rum or port.

T - Tastes like a fairly normal brown ale! Some nice spicy/bitter on the tongue initially. This is offset by some dark chocolate flavours seemingly mixed with something a bit softer - maybe honey. Soothing aftertaste verges on licorice/aniseed. Nice combination and quite robust.

M - Quite vibrant at first with the above mentioned aftertaste. Shame it doesn't linger a bit longer though.

O - An interesting beer, but not groundbreaking. Flavour is stronger than that of a Newcastle Brown (for example) but the honey/sweeter sensations give it a very different feel. It's growing on me as I drink and warming well. Good to see a small and fairly new Australian brewer trying to make something other than another pale lager.

xylophonica, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of delboy1203
4.63/5  rDev +26.8%

A - Poured a dark brown colour with a few centimetres of beige head that thins qickly.
S - Caramel and nutty character
T - Nice hoppy flavour once the beer reaches a decent serving temperature. Malty after taste
M - Light-bodied with a medium to low carbonation.
D - A delicious beer that can be enjoyed with a meal or as a session beer.

delboy1203, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of LeonSammartino
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%

This is a seriously good beer. Nice complex flavours, toasted malts, which gives it a full flavour, but yet still very refreshing and easy to drink.

Poured darkly not surprsingly, with a tea coloured head.

Only a very slightly hoppy aftertaste, it's more on the smooth and creamy rather than fruity/hoppy side of the ledger.

Better on tap than in the bottle.

LeonSammartino, Feb 21, 2011
White Rabbit Dark Ale from White Rabbit
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.