5 Rabbit - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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5 Rabbit Cerveceria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
5 Rabbit is an elegant beer that shows hints of light caramel and honeyed malt notes, carefully balanced with a sophisticated European noble hop aroma, with fruity and spicy flavors.

2014 GABF Silver Medal (Golden or Blonde Ale)

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-05-2011)
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Reviews by tjsdomer2:
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Golden with decent lacing. No foam.

Smell: Cinnamon, raisins, and tons of sweet caramel. Delicious.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Lots of honey and some pine. Rather fruity in the background. Raspberries? Mouthfeel starts thin but builds body as it warms.

Overall: One of the better light ales I've had recently.

More User Reviews:
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Twifiter
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of sgn4779
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When I first opened the beer up, it gushed out, then I poured into my pint without it billowing over so I figured maybe it's not infected. Appearance is a light hazed super golden color with a nice cloudy white head with fine lacing patterns. Aroma has spicy saaz hops with some wetcardboard and band aid notes, very diacetyl in nature with hints of tart apples and a spicy yeast variety. I can't not drink this bomb and think it's not a butter bomb. Flavor hits every part of the palate a strong bitterness with the diacetyl buttery quality amongst a fruity light malt bill and spicy yeast with healthy Saaz additions. I know nothing about Minhas which is the brewer they are contracting with, this brewery seems to be a Latino brainchild celebrating some of the Aztec roots with modern brewing technques, however they may need to re-invest in a new contract brewer consider the levels of off flavors I'm getting. Some brewers go for this and others are scared of it, one brewer who knows how to use it is in So Cal Alpine brewing. However this reminds me more of the New England brewer on an Allen Pugsley system that I just can't handle the diacetyl levels on. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying, because of the off flavors band aid/wet cardboard I'm getting sensitive to this off flavor. Carbonation level is moderate to high but it doesn't offend anywhere near as much as the diacetyl butter bomb qualities. Overall I think I've voiced my opinion I also have their dark ale 5 Vulture to try, I will pray for it to not have this level of diacetyl.

Photo of MrMojoRising
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JIMTRK16
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.35/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a clear golden yellow body with a thick head that mushrooms above the glass and last. There is a sea of microbubbles.

S- The slightly musty pale malt and lightly toasted malt have a cream note to them with some Noble hop notes in the finish.

T- The dry fresh malt has a honey and cracker malt flavor to it with a dry crisp snap of Noble hops in the finish. There is a mellow herbal bitterness that lingers after each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight little fizz that cleans the finish and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- Nice fresh malt and hops flavors with the hops being just a bit stronger but very easy to drink with lot of nice straight forward flavors with some depth of flavor tucked in for interest.

Photo of biboergosum
1.9/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle, another contract brew for a brewery that may very well not know what hell they have wrought, even in their marketing-tinged pursuit of the same.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with one finger of puffy, foamy, off-white head, which leaves some decent hopcone-esque webbed lace around the glass as it quick dissolves to nil.

It smells of grainy, bready pale malt, a bit of generic orchard fruitiness, a little nudge of musty honey, some more or less pleasant leafy, earthy hops, and an admittedly weak (like that's a plus) diacetyl-laced Minhas skank factor. The taste is a lot more of the unfortunate but quite honestly forecasted plastic and rancid-butter laden malt - the purported caramel and honey there, sure, but well obfuscated, with a subtle herbal, and leafy OK Liquor liqueur afterthought.

The carbonation is more or less average, the body medium in weight, and quite cloying in its rendering of any actual smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, the adjunct-sullied malt doing no one any favours, and the other players, in the form of cooked veggies and twisted herbal hops, just making things worse in their rather underwhelming ways.

Sigh, another beer re-marketing plan ruined by a single (or more, I don't really fucking know) meeting with the Minhas clan of lovely Calgary, AB, Canada, through the auspices of their Cheesehead country operation. How many styles have so far been co-opted by the skank that is the SOP of this bunch of accountants masquerading as a brewery?

Photo of gangstafaceclay
2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance is a light golden color with white head.

Smell is light malts

Taste was pretty disappointing...wasn't a terrible tasting brew but there's not much to it. Light roasted watery malts and a bit of caramel. It was ok.

Mouthfeel was watery and pretty thin.

Overall, disappointing but not terrible I guess. If offered to me I would probably drink it but I wouldn't personally buy this again.

Photo of secondtooth
2.99/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden, with average head. Loopy but unremarkable lace.

Nose is toasty grains -- very malty. Average.

Flavor is sweet honey malts -- not at all complex nor unique. I echo my previous comments, as this one drinks very average -- drinkable, yes, but memorable, no.

Photo of socon67
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours golden with a slight foam head. Settles quickly, minimal to no lacing on the glass.

S - Scents of honey, cinnamon, and german noble hops are noted.

T - Has almost a taste similar to a german hefeweisen, but this is sweeter with fresh honey flavor.

M - Smooth drinking ale that is very sessionable.

O - Wasn't expecting much out of this and was surprised that it was a pretty decent beer. Beats the ton of mass produced garbage out there, and tasted nice on a hot Chicago afternoon.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of kristenrae8
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MikeThumel
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of falconxman
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ShutOutTheSky
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Moby
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Chrixsus
5/5  rDev +54.3%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1/2012:
Trying a single of this again to see if my tastes or the beer has changed at all. I heard they moved production to Minhas, and it says so on the label.

Bright gold, slow ascending carb trails. Ample head of foam, thin collar of lace around the edges. Retention is pretty good, the skim breaks only after the first couple sips.

Biscuity aroma, slightly sweet and a touch grainy like macro lager.

Flavor is similar, mainly doughy biscuits and sweet honey. A light bitterness in the back end that lingers well into the aftertaste. A bigger sip gets some grape esters from the yeast, which remind me slightly of malt liquor, but there's a distinct dry grassy hop character that builds. Easy to drink, light bodied and a little bland. Overall a basic session beer that seems to have gained some slight nuance. Still would choose any of their other beers over this though.

07-01-2011 3/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Aaron for sharing. Review from written notes.

Pours a pale straw gold with a flurry of bubbles that swarm to the surface. Tight cap of white foam, some spotty lace but nothing substantial. Retains a head for a good five minutes though.

Soft grainy aroma, vaguely grassy from the noble hops, pretty nondescript but inoffensive.

Flavor is very light and fleeting like a macro lager, very mild toasted grain with a hint of honey. Body is watery and flaccid. Plain and inoffensive, seems more like something to cook with. No unique characteristics to make it stand out from the rest unfortunately. More of a transition craft beer for a regular macro drinker, very little here to hold the attention of craft drinkers.

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev +8%

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