White Rabbit Dark Ale - White Rabbit
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3.83/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
08-19-2012 10:07:14 | More by soju6
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
01-25-2012 08:00:22 | More by jjkatter
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
3.93/5 rDev +8%
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.
11-23-2011 07:08:53 | More by Raebies
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
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
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
06-24-2011 04:45:26 | More by heygeebee
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +9.9%
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!
05-13-2011 13:21:21 | More by brewymcgee
3.53/5 rDev -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.
04-21-2011 08:23:55 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
04-15-2011 12:58:16 | More by xylophonica
4.63/5 rDev +27.2%
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.
03-01-2011 07:49:26 | More by delboy1203
4.33/5 rDev +19%
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.
02-21-2011 05:30:23 | More by LeonSammartino
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
White Rabbit Dark Ale from White Rabbit
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