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Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 122
Gots: 88 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

Medium orange with some head. Pleasant citrus and cinammon and corriander aroma, and taste. If there were gradients in the important taste rating, it would be higher than a 3.5 average rating. Not very complex, still pleasant, refreshing and quite drinkable. Thanks Crushinator,A good saison in many ways, however I have had bolder and more varied taste and aromas saisons, what a great style.

Sammy, Jul 31, 2007
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

t0rin0, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at AndrewK’s tasting.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, spice, and some chalky aromas. Taste is the same with a very peppery spice bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors. Good stuff.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.6/5  rDev -31%

Big thanks to Sean for getting me a bottle of this. I can't believe I havne't tried this until now. Served in a Three Floyds tulip pint because they don't make a tulip.

Pours a very hazy apricot-golden color with a very large eggshell head and loads of lacing on the way down.

The nose starts off with some heavy coriander and spice. There's a bit of pepper behind that, along with some light citrus. The flavor is similarly overwhelmed by coriander. Wow, that is a really hefty addition, and I can't say that I particularly care for it. Behind that is a bit of malt.

Body is medium and a bit chewy with a spicy coriander finish. Really unbelievable how much spice is in this one. Potentially my least favorite FFF beer ever, unfortunately.

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

nmann08, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a head that disappears quickly and leaves a few dots of lace

Smell: Rich butterscotch, toffee, bananas, cinnamon, coriander and allspice

Taste: Spice cake up front, with all of the aromas being incorporated into the malty flavors; the rock candy makes an appearance, as well, with a sweet but mineral-like flavor; I guess that is chamomile that is swirling in my mouth, too, with a mentholated aspect; after the swallow, some nice earthy drying hops appear to balance out all of the sweet things

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Drinkability: Not sure what is going on with the mouthfeel and carbonation of this brew, but I am not the only poster to note the problem; this is not a Saison, in the BJCP sense of the style, but it has great potential if the Floyds can fix the carbonation problem that seems to plague this brew

Thanks, aslamm75, for the chance to re-visit in 2013 - better carbonation though it still didn't capture the Belgian style; I do like the flavor profile, however

brentk56, Aug 26, 2007
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%

Cloudless azure with lavender highlights beneath a fluffy mint green and boysenberry cap. Not really, but I thought I'd stay true to the psychedelic Easter egg motif of the label. Actually, the beer is gaudy pumpkin orange and is positively radiant when backlit. Miniscule, incredibly slow moving bubbles rise through a cloud of fine yeast and bump into the bottom of a creamy head of pale pastel orange. Melty sea foam lace looks okay, but could be more abundant.

Amazingly (not to mention disappointingly), the nose is very nearly a no-show. How is it possible for a beer brewed with such aromatic herbs to be so unaromatic? I would think that one or more of them would make some sort of impression. Mildy fruity and ever so slighty yeasty... I guess.

It's hard to imagine a Three Floyds beer, at 9% no less, being this soft and subtle on the palate. I almost said 'unimpressive', but I'm not quite ready to throw in the towel yet; I'll see what happens as it warms up a little. First of all, Rabbid Rabbit is nothing like any other Three Floyds beer that I've ever had. Neither is it anything like any Belgian or French saison that I've ever had. In other words, it's a true original, for better or for worse.

There's a modest pale malt sweetness and almost no hoppiness beneath the primary flavor of flower petals. Bitterness is progressive throughout each mouthful, however, so there are definitely alpha acids working behind the scenes. By far the dominant flavor is of flowery herbs and spices. In particular, coriander, lavender, chamomille and rose hips. Those last three sound like ingredients in perfume, not pedal-to-the-metal Three Floyds beer. That'd be fine if was kick ass beer. But it ain't.

Other than coriander, which is identifiable, I have no idea how the others taste so I can't say which ones actually make a contribution. I don't mind strange ingredients in my beer, and have had quite a few good gruits along the way, but Rabbid Rabbit is just too 'Grandma's potpourri' for me to find much enjoyment. The flavors are a little more vivid as the beer warms (as is the aroma), for what that's worth.

The body/mouthfeel is medium in a general sense, with a slick feel that's especially noted on the finish, and is sparsely bubbled. I don't mind it really, but it's so far afield from what I believe a saison should be that I have no choice but to dock it a half point for style ignorance.

I hesitated over this bomber of Rabbid Rabbit Saison because the $10.99 price tag gave me temporary sticker shock. In a way, I'm glad that it was so expensive because it kept me from buying a half case as originally planned. The bottom line (for me at least) is that this rabbit is more like a fluffy little bunny than the hair-trigger hare depicted on the label. A rare Three Floyds disappointment.

BuckeyeNation, Sep 08, 2006
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%

Bottle from Robertdoesbeer: Poured a slightly dark yellow color ale with a medium bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of spices is interesting with some subtle (for 3F anyway) citrus hops. Taste is a bit puzzling with a nice mix between some sweet malt and great spice mix. The end is a bit too dry and a tad too hoppy for my own taste. Body is way too thin for the style and way too filtered IMO. Even though it is an interesting beer, there is no way that this is close to the farmhouse Saison style being brewed in Belgium.

Phyl21ca, Jun 19, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

Quality brew to be expected from Three Floyds. The color is stuck somewhere between copper and orange with a light haze and a mysterious glow. The aromas of bruised fruits, spices, and must. The taste confirms the aromas. Heavy flavors of peaches, pears, oranges, apricots, mangos, and papayas (all of the over-rippened variety) with a light pepery spiciness. Lovely medium texture, creamy and smooth; softens a bit in the finish for easy drinking. The beer did have a 'dish soap' flavor that began midway through the sip and lingered into the aftertaste which was a mild deterant. I also prefer a less rich fruitiness, but prefer a lighter refresher 'juicy' Saison. I also prefer a bit more woodsy, musty, and earthy flavor in the style. Nevertheless, I do recommend the brew. Thanks Kmpitz2 for the find on the road.

BEERchitect, May 14, 2006
Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

The pour was very nice, very cloudy and hazy with a huge billowing head of white coming up and over the top. Really nice carbonation could be seen streaming up toward the top of the glass and a light bit of sediment in the bottom. Light aroma, light spice, bananas and light grain, nothing really over the top here at all and very understated. The taste was a bit bigger, grainy with a light fruit hint to it, but still nothing that is terribly over the top. Good, but not great. Light dry finish with a hint of peach and pear as it rolls out. Smooth, light and even carbonation and a nice easy to drink quality to it.

mikesgroove, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Texasfan549, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

kjkinsey, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Thanks to Iain for this bottle.

A: The beer pours a very hazed golden color with a fluffy white head. Must be a lot of wheat in this.

S: Honey is the first thing that I smell. Lots of bread and floral notes to the beer with plenty of yeast in there as well. There's a mild spiciness and some faint fruity notes, particularly bananas.

T: More banana on the palate. A mild earthiness and spice, presumably from the yeast. More of that honey character, too. Lightly floral with solid bread notes and a slight lemon zest flavor.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: I'm not sure how much of a Saison this really is, but I found it to be enjoyable anyway.

womencantsail, Jun 06, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

ygtbsm94, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

spycow, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

kylehay2004, May 26, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

Appearance: Pours a nearly clear, gold-orange body beneath an inch of foamy, frothy, white head.

Smell: Quite the aromatic nose on this one. Fragrant notes of apricots, peaches, pears, candi sugar, coriander, fresh herbs and spices.

Taste: Sugar, spicy gingerbread cookie dough flavor. A few hunks of fresh, ripe fruits. Pinch of coriander as well as other quality herbs. Relatively light hop bitterness. All of the various spicy qualities and flavors come together and, for a brief second, make me think "pumpkin pie spice". Only a second, mind you. Minor (thankfully) hint from the alcohol. Sweetish and spicy on the otherwise drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Well, that was certainly a bit different and surprisingly drinkable. Worth a try.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of Knapp85
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Poured as a golden orange with a pretty good white head retention. Spicy banana aroma and some light spices. Tastes like a mix of wheat grains, banana and spice. The aftertaste and complexity non existent, it has good flavor upfront but kinda drops off the map after the swallow. This brew is on the lighter side also and would be ideal for summer drinking.

Knapp85, May 08, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Split this bottle with my brother, and he seemed to enjoy it. Good times. It pours a cloudy golden straw topped by a healthy finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, lightly funky wheat, light coriander, black pepper, orange zest, and grass. The taste maintains some the of the citrus leaned toward in the smell, but focuses more on an earthy and spicy character, with notes of clove, cardamom, nutmeg, light balsa, heavy wheat, and honey. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly refreshing finish. Overall, a very nice saison, one of the few I wouldn't mind regularly sipping on in the future.

TMoney2591, May 09, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with a one-finger, foamy, white head. It left minimal lace.

S - It smelled of some funky aromas with a light caramel maltiness. Some floral aromas, too.

T - It tasted of spices, yeast, light caramel malt and some fruity tartness.

M -It was fairly crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was a pretty good saison. Not your typical saison, but still pretty good.

zeff80, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Three Floy'ds Rabbid Rabbit pours a mostly clear golden-orange-amber body beneath a short head of creamy white foam that holds fairly well. The final pour of the bottle will, however, bring it quite hazy with yeast. It's a very nice appearance, but unfortunately the lacing is just average.

Delicate spice and rich, doughy malt combine in the nose leaving it perfumey and floral. Hops are leafy and herbal in the background... or is the herbal character from the chamomile? The alcohol sneaks through a little bit; and there's a touch of a plastic-like phenolic that carries through into the flavor as well (high fermentation temperature).

It's full and creamy in the mouth - surprising at 9% abv! The carbonation is low for the style, but that adds to the fullness in the mouth, and that's not necessarily a bad thing either.

Malt dominates the flavor profile... doughy and gently candyish. It's rich and round and just subtly toasty and mildly caramel-tinged. Light herbal and floral spiciness rounds it out, and then floats about the mouth in the finish. Some delicate phenolics lend a hand to it's candy character. Bitterness is kept at a minimum for the style, and this is a malt-monster compared to most of the saisons coming out of Belgium and France. It lacks a bit of complexity and dryness, and perhaps even balance. Still, it's quite enjoyable as it is, and surprisingly drinkable. It's just not what I think of when I think of Saison.

NeroFiddled, Jul 06, 2006
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Rabbid Rabbit from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.