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Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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85
very good

913 Ratings
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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 120
Gots: 87 | FT: 2
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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
7.4% ABV, 25 IBUs - This Franco-Belgian style Farmhouse Ale has an effervescent body and a light straw color. Rabbid Rabbit, with it’s light malt body, augmented by spices, is a complex and frothy beverage with a deceptively high alcohol content. March release.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002)
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Reviews by abankovich:
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abankovich

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%

I have no idea when this was bottled. It randomly showed up at my local beer store, and long after FFF has been sold in Ohio. Which makes me think that they found this in the back room and just threw it on the shelf. So I have some hesitations going in that this beer could be way outdated.

Poured a very light yet hazy golden color with a slightly off-white head and some tiny bubbles all throughout the head. There is a decent film that stays covering the top of the beer.

Peaches and other fruits noticeable upon smelling. Maybe apricots and definitely some cinnamon and other spices. Hazelnut too.

The first taste I notice is absolutely the cinnamon and other spices. There is a mild bitterness to wash away some of the sweetness, but overall taste is spicy and sweet. Yet I'd still say this is a well-balanced beer.

Mouthfeel is light, dry and crisp. Most of the strong flavors are very fleeting.

Drinkability on this one seems pretty good. I wouldn't have more than 2 max in one sitting as they are 22oz bombers, but this is pretty enjoyable.

This is one of my first experiences with this type of beer. I read the description of what this style should taste like before opening the bottle and I think that FFF did a great job on this one.

03-23-2008 21:55:36 | More by abankovich
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

Appearance – This one poured a glowing orange in color with some light carbonation and almost no head.

Smell – This is more wheaty in the nose than anything else. I couldn’t pick up much in the way of traditional Saison smells. It had a pleasant bouquet, just not what I was expecting.

Taste – The traditional farmhouse character showed up a bit at the taste. I still found that mild wheatiness from the nose, though. There are also some whopping hops to this one.

Mouthfeel – This is in between medium and light-bodied and very smooth in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – This was a pleasant, easy drinker that went down well. It was off-style but adequate.

06-01-2006 01:08:12 | More by RoyalT
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

22 oz Bomber from Riley’s - $10.99. Great label with FFF’s unique art.

The Rabid Rabbit pours into a large snifter slowly with some haze and a pretty, soft peach-copper with a ¼ inch blanket of foam on top. The head reduces to a thin lace quickly but carbonation streams keep small clumps of foam going for the duration of consumption.

The aroma is warm, welcoming and very spiced. Sensations of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, lavender, and pepper. I’m reminded of pumpkin pie. Just a hint of tart lemon juice and a pinch of farmhouse earth pull through reminding me of more traditional saisons.

The first taste is a blend of pale malts, citrus hops, earth and spice. I’m immediately impressed by the comforting quality of the body. All of the spices from the aroma shine through in the flavor but here there is even more. Is that chamomile tea? Damn it, I hope my throat doesn’t swell up (cursed chamomile allergy). Silky yeasts add fruit flavor and a coating feel on the tongue. Bread dough and melon, tangerines, and some booze come through as it warms. Medium to full bodied, decent drinkability.

Two expensive to drink more then once a year but good.

04-03-2007 13:46:18 | More by DaPeculierDane
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

2.38/5  rDev -36.9%

Rabbid Rabbit has a modest head and a deep golden color that strikes me as a bit on the dark side. The smells are faint but spicy and fresh. This is a deeply tangy and rather spicy beer, though I can't really pick out identifiable spice tastes. Not very much in the way of earthy or yeasty qualities here, but this is none the less a complex beer. Mouthfeel is kinda thick and syrupy, but doesn't hurt drinkability much as it seems to kind of blunt the spices. Highly carbed this might be a bit harsh. Drinkability is dangerous for a beer of this ABV. Not the faintest hint of booze. It definately had me assed. I don't know much about Saison, but I know I really liked this beer, and found myself wishing it had less alcohol so I could drink more of it.

07-24-2006 05:23:37 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

I was very happy to see this bottled and available during Dark Lord Day. $10/bomber with yet more awesome psychedelic label artwork. Pours from the bomber into my tulip glass a vibrant deep orange with a creamy, bubbly half inch head and lots of active carbonation. Aroma starts with pale, slightly bready malts coated in candi sugar sweetness. A big mix of floral spiciness follows with notes of lavender, chamomile and a melding of light fruit scents. Slightly peppery yeast tones. Enjoyable stuff.

First sip brings a crisp, pale sweet maltiness upfront that quickly takes on a mix of floral, fruity and spicy flavors. Strong notes of chamomile and lavender alongside some hints of citrus fruit. Spicy throughout with an herbal bitterness on the way down. Mellow yeastiness and a nice finish. A tasty brew to be had here overall.

Mouthfeel is smooth, on the lighter side with good steady bubbles. Quite refreshing with no sign of the slightly high abv to be found. A good summer brew that I'll enjoy on the beach when I'm camping in July. This is an interesting take on a saison that ends up being quite enjoyable. However, the price point pushes down the drinkability on this one for me personally. If it was more around $5 a bomber I'd be drinkin it all summer!

05-29-2006 19:24:49 | More by orbitalr0x
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-15-2012 05:13:11 | More by danthehopslamman
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-09-2013 21:06:21 | More by csmartin6
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-19-2013 01:26:45 | More by warnerry
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-24-2012 13:25:08 | More by DWolf
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Jared14

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-07-2014 21:12:31 | More by Jared14
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77apm

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

03-16-2014 06:14:39 | More by 77apm
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-17-2012 14:05:10 | More by Twifiter
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Duster72

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

Pours a crystal clear light amber with minimal head and minimal lacing. Aroma is mulling spices and sweet malts. Taste is somewhere between a hot cider and a strong ale, with lots of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and sugary sweetness. Enjoyable beer, but sweetness makes it slightly sticky in the mouth. Overall, one full pint was enough for my session, but I could see drinking it again. Would rather have it on a nice autumn day than in the spring, but that's just my preference.

08-07-2007 11:42:43 | More by Duster72
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

Living across the Ohio River from Indiana, I come across a few of the Three Floyds beers on a regular basis but Gumballhead seems to be the only readily available TF brew to be found in the Evansville area. I found the Rabid Rabbit in Clarksville, on a sidetrip through Louisville, last weekend. This pours a hazy apricot body with a modest, offwhite head that totally disappears, without lacing, after a few minutes. A second pour, to no surprise, revitalizes the appearance.

Aroma is dominated by caramel, bubblegum, and banana pudding, not exactly what I would expect from a good Saison. Signature Three Floyds hops are not even at play here. There are some nice floral and herbal notes here which suggest the style.

Mouthfeel is medium, with an out of place syrupy sweetness. Carbonation is medium.

Taste is pleasant, and kind of unique. Hops are spicy and herbal. Good floral bitterness, and the malt presence is assertively caramel. Some hints of pepper and coriander, but this really tastes more like a modified Dubbel than a Saison. Finishes on the herbal hops bitterness side of things.

Not a true Saison, but typically a solid offering from one of the best breweries in America's Heartland. I'm certain that I will try this one again.

09-08-2006 01:31:49 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.43/5  rDev -9%

Bomber purchased at the new northern Foodery location in Philly. Couldn't find any freshness indication. The second glass from the bottle was very cloudy due to a respectable yeast load on the bottom of the bottle. This is a strange and differant brew, they put chamomile tea in it and it tastes of it. Sort of a sweat, yeasty, malty, off-kilter American heartland attempt at a Saison. I did pick up some more typical Belgian phenolics, but they are muddled and jumbled into this one. Not my favorite Three Floyds or Saison. Most likely would never purchase this one again.

08-30-2006 01:49:22 | More by Billolick
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thaghost

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-23-2013 01:42:24 | More by thaghost
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mrw1zard

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2014 21:29:34 | More by mrw1zard
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-24-2013 23:37:23 | More by virinow
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Osiris9588

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

22oz bomber capped and graced by a giant mutant rabbit. Pours a cloudy, dim gold color with an abundant amount of sediment lilting around in there. The head is quite forceful initially, almost as if it had be corked. It eventually forms into a stiff cappuccino dome, but recedes surprisingly quickly.

The smell is warm and dry, dominated by yeast, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg--not exactly what I would expect from a Saison. The flavor also goes against the norm, those spices up front, along with a hint of cocoa, followed by a flare of sugary candy, a touch of dark fruit, a nip of orange peel, and loads of malt. A little clove also asserts itself at the end, and the alcohol is well under control.

It's light-bodied and not quite as complex as I was hoping. It's interesting on the tongue, but the ride is pretty short-lived. It's drinkable, though gets a little sappy on the tongue and lips after about a pint's worth.

This beer goes against the expectations of the style, and I don't think that is a bad thing--the label screams twice "It's not normal." And it isn't. It's a different, satisfying take on Saison.

07-10-2007 03:58:58 | More by Osiris9588
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-28-2012 01:47:08 | More by tyleeis
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2014 13:52:58 | More by HeyYoMar
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rwilde

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-22-2013 16:51:57 | More by rwilde
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BillMueller

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2012 22:52:12 | More by BillMueller
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damuts222

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-03-2012 23:39:00 | More by damuts222
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Pours a beautiful glowing cloudy orange body with a bright white head forming thick in my new Tripel Karmeliet glass. Aroma has a big punch of citrus, and herbal spice, chalky yeast notes, and a touch of alcohol coming together. As I take my first initial sips, I get a strong assertive bitterness from the herbal chamomile, citrus peel edges, and strong long lasting spicy notes from the yeast. Bright citric notes initially followed by hints of bready sweetness all followed by a strong alcohol flavor, it was the last bottle available at Chalet Premier in North Lima, OH. Worth it to try it, sense I've been looking for this beer pretty much since they first brewed it. Mouthfeel was effervescent with sturdy carbonation medium bodied yet mellow and smooth nothing overbearing, a bit of alcohol warmth I welcomed along with a lasting spice/bitterness on the palate. Overall a truly tasty American brewed saison, which was definitely worth it. Will I revisit this one soon, probably not because I prefer the hoppy 3 Floyd's offerings.

05-27-2012 04:15:38 | More by WVbeergeek
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Rabbid Rabbit from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.