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Rabbid Rabbit - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 376
Hads: 1,041
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 128
Gots: 134 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002

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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Reviews: 376 | Hads: 1,041
Photo of BMMillsy
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Trade from BrewMane. Thanks! Pour is orange golden and very clear with nearly no head at all...interesting for the style. Aroma is strong orange, pear, apple, honey, and only a hint of yeast funk. Flavor is candy sweet apple honey flavor, thick mouthfeel for style, but with light effervescent carbonation. Lingering carbonation prickle and honey sweetness. A bit dank and syrupy. Decent beer but heavy for this style. Worth a try.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a perfect translucent gold with only a tiny bit of pure white head. The foam doesn't take long to settle into a super thin ring along the edges of the glass. There is almost no lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is apple juice and peppercorns. Yup. Thant's about it.

T: This beer starts out wet and sweet with big apple juice notes that coat the palate completely. Directly following, I get a big burst of peppercorn spice. The flavors mingle in the middle, but as the beer moves to the back end, the apple juice notes return and dominate the pepper. However, there is lingering pepper after the beer is gone.

M: Light bodied beer. It's wet and refrshing to start, jam packed with spice in the middle, and finishes smooth. Lingering pepper flavor and heat afterward.

O: Good beer. I lover peppercorn beers, so I might rate this a little high. Legitimately not for the faint of heart. If you don't like pepper, don't buy this beer. It's basically apple juice and pepper. Seriously.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a clean light golden pour with a finger of bright white head which slowly dissipated. tons of carbonation bubbles shooting straight up the middle. smells of black pepper, flowers, honey, coriander. strange scent, smells like rain .. i know that sounds weird. tastes like applesauce, black pepper, belgian yeast (slightly bready with hints of banana and spicy pepper).. one of the weirdest but tastiest saisons i've had. medium body with a high amount of carbonation. very refreshing.. the zesty pepper flavor keeps you sipping on it, though it is a lighter medium body and very refreshing.

a really strange, yet nice saison.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from the Three Floyds brew pub (Munster, IN). 10.00. No bottling info but this is a March release. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours a hazy golden straw yellow with a finger and a half near white head. Fades quickly and leaves almost no lace.

Smells musty, earthy, yeasty with a little bit of spiced fruit.

A sweet honey note leads the taste and fades in and out of the other flavors of hay, pepper, bannana, apple, flower pedal, musty yeast, vague citrus, grassy, earthy spice and a little kick of booze. An interesting blend.

Medium, approaching full body with faint carbonation. Slightly syrupy with a musty sweet dry finish.

I'm pretty sure I can count in one hand the saisons I've tried but this one stands out as different. Sweeter, thicker and less carbonated than I expect. Still enjoyable to me.

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Photo of brewtus
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellowish orange with a bubbly single finger head. Funky Belgian smell, some straw, some orange. Taste is a lot like the smell, lots of Belgian yeast, some sweet orange, dry straw, slight hop presence. The texture is nice, good carbonation, not too thin. Overall I really liked this for a warm day, it's got some funk, nice Belgian yeast taste, slight sweetness, but does leave a dry bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Having never heard of Rabbid Rabbit, this will be a fun review. I love everything I have had from FFF so far, and I am very curious how a saison will be from them.

A- An aggressive pour from a 22oz bomber leads to virtually no head. Beer pours a slightly hazy dark gold almost orange, but with only a wisp of an offwhite head. No retention and spotty lacing. Weakest saison I have ever seen. Might have a flat dud here. Review as is though.

S- Moist, spicy funk with Belgian yeast. Papayas come to mind. Slight herb and peppery phenols. Odor is strong, but more musty than crisp. Doesn't seem to resemble that of most saisons that I have had.

T- Interesting. Doesn't seem to follow the nose all that well, but I'm not real sad about it. Some of the spice remains, but a lot of tart pleasantly comes through. Apples flavor. Smooth with a warm phenolic layer in the throat. More complex than nose indicates. Hops are more subtle than expected. Sweet for the style. Saison...no. Tasty...yes.

M- Again, shocked at the mild, check that...its basically absent. Have to knock the rating due to the style. Tends to drink a little heavier because of it.

O- Taste was really quite nice and not indicative of the rating. Really surprised that a brewery of this quality would miss so badly on some of the key components of the style. Not that it was a bad beer (it wasn't), it is just a poor example of a saison.

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Photo of sbxx
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Hazy gold color. Less than a 1/2 finger of light foam head remains after a minute. Splotchy lacing.

Smell - Immediately got straw and some hints of white grape.

Taste - Straw, yeast, malt, little bit of funk, little bit of spice. Unique, but not really my thing.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, funky aftertaste

Overall - It was significantly better (and fresher) on draft at Dark Lord Day. This bottle wasn't that great. I'd drink it again if someone offered me a taste, but it's definitely not worth $10/bomber to me.

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Photo of Lolli1315
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- Straw yellow with a white bubbly head less than a finger tall. Head disappears almost completely.

S- Peppery and more phenolic than I expected. Slight amount of citrus, lemon with possible hints of orange. Sweet malt picks up in the middle and continues into the finish.

T- Immediate malty flavor with a crackery taste evident. Phenol taste once again comes across pronounced as the flavor turns toward the middle. In the middle, a peppery taste picks up and proceeds to the finish of the beer. The end of the beer is met with some slight bitterness and a slightly off flavor, although I cannot quite put my finger on it.

M- Medium light body with relatively low carbonation. Beer is sweeter than I expected with a saison, but does dry out towards the end.

O- A little disappointed in this beer. The taste seems slightly muddled compared to the classic aspects of the style.

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Photo of JFresh21
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

While I was hoping for a great experience with this beer, it's just okay. Rabbid Rabbit does not have that great saison smell that lures you in nor the full flavor.

The taste falls flat. It has a bit of complexity but fades quickly and doesn't have the hoppy citrus blend I prefer.

Try a Boulevard Saison Brett, you will enjoy much more.


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Photo of Rope
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A hazy yellow with a nice frothy head that settles at about half a finger.

Peppery, with a hint of citrus.

Pepper taste confirmed mostly at front, ending with a squeeze of lemon and some mellow malt.

Light, crisp, and refreshing. For a beer like this, I kind of wish it would not linger quite as long on the palate.

A wonderful saison fit for a hot day.

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Photo of lulubrewer
2.36/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served on tap in a pint glass. At $4 a pint which was a great price.
If you take the Saison Dupont as the definition of a saison (which I do), this beer IS NOT A SAISON.
a- Great look.
s- fruity,spicy. A little citrusy (lemony) and an overall smell similar to a cheap litchi liquor. Really weird for a saison.
t- Same as smell. A weird sweet litchi flavor. Nothing really of a saison. Not terrible, but not really pleasant to my taste.
m- a little too sweet (not attenuated enough) to my taste.
overall: doesn't really have anything in common with a traditional saison. The beer is not dry enough and the flavors sweet flavors. The fruitiness/spiciness is really too present and on the chemical side (to my taste). It almost taste like someone poured a little bit a of cheap litchi liquor/flavor into a beer.
Not a bad beer, but not great. And NOTHING LIKE A SAISON (flavor, smell and mouthfeel).

Just for the information, the Saison DuPont has no spices, no sugar. It's 100% pils malt, continental hops and yeast. Everything comes from the yeast (even the high attenuation). It's dry and highly carbonated.

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Photo of screamking
3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into chalice/goblet glass.

Pours a very hazy golden straw. Honestly this is my first Saiaon so do t know if thy all smell like this but there is a notable funk to the aroma. Like lots of fuzzy little fruits were left out to rot then scooped up and put in a kettle. A little sweet, but mostly funk.

I really don't know where to begin with the taste. I've had really flat old macro largers with this same taste. Nothing jumps out. Some pepper, some apple, and some slight banana. It has a certain wheat ale feel to it. It's is nice on the palate but that's about the best thing going for it. I love Three Floyd's, their seasonals (most of what we get in Ohio) really disappoint me most of the time.

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Photo of Magnum25
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

2nd 3F Beer I've ever had. 22 Oz. Bomber

A - Cloudy, somewhat dense yellow-orange color with little to no head, very, very bubbly.

S - Nice nose for style, spicy, lemon zest scents.

T - Spice flavor up front with some banana and clove, nice spice, yet still crisp and refreshing.

M - Very carbonated, nice mouth-feel.

O - Solid beer, would drink again, but highly overpriced at $10 per bomber. Not a huge fan of Saison ales but it was a nice change up and the anticipation of 3F beer always makes for a good time. It is definitely not your typical ale and has some distinguished flavors, well worth a try.

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Photo of ScottR
1.99/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Serving type: 22 oz. bottle, poured into snifter.

A: Hazy gold, not much head, *very* light lacing.

S: Almost none. If I sniff really hard I can smell peaches somewhere in the distance.

T: Not like any saison I've ever had -- no fruit, no tartness, and all the wrong sort of spicing. That would be okay if I liked the taste (I'd just stop thinking of it as a saison and enjoy it for what it was), but I don't; the spice tastes almost like black pepper, which I like, but not in beer.

M: Pleasant enough in its own right but too thick and heavy for a saison. Very low carbonation.

O: Disappointing. I like some of Three Floyds' other beers but this one just doesn't do it for me. It's not a saison, it doesn't know what it wants to be instead, and whatever it is, I don't care for it.

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Photo of Florida9
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy pale yellow in color. Forms a smallish, bubbly, white head that reduces fairly quickly to just the faintest ring around the edge. No lacing.

S: Smell is interesting. Fruity. Very fruity, but more like a fruity pebbles or juicy fruit than anything resembling actual fruit. Maybe a bit of peach or apricot. Sweet. Bubblegum.

T: Taste is a blend of mild sweetness and mild tartness with a good dose of spice. Almost reminiscent of baking spice (clove, nutmeg), but the apricot fruitiness balances it out.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Spicy on the tongue. Low bitterness. Lower carbonation.

O: Not so sure about this one. Not necessarily a bad beer, but in terms of Saisons and Farmhouses, there are a lot better beers out there at a lot better price.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Cloudy yellow orange, nice carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last.

S-Orange and lemon, chamomile, thyme tad bit of wheat.

T-Very grassy with herbal spices. Must be the chamomile. Not much bitterness, some wheat.

M-Light some carbonation and a nice dryness to the finish.

O-Balance isn't where it should be, the chamomile is too dominate.

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Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
2.77/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Pours a virtually opaque orange-yellow with over three fingers of fluffy white foam.

Smell: Light banana esters from the yeast and bottle-conditioning, peppery spice, a bit musty and somewhat sweet. Overall, fairly faint and unimpressive.

Taste: Herbal spiciness and subtle fruitiness. Not sure if its just from reading the description but I do get hints of rock candy sugar. Has a spicy sweet alcoholic finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, fairly thin, and surprisingly low carbonation.

Overall, I really did not care for this beer. It's labeled a saison but it doesn't feel like one to me. I found it to be overly spicy and lacking in fruitiness/tartness (both of which are characteristic of saisons). The low carbonation was also very strange and unappealing and probably the worst thing about this beer. It's brewed with rock candy and chamomile, which I found interesting but ultimately the flavors don't mesh well and the resulting brew is disappointing. I would never buy this again and I frankly I wouldn't even recommend it, especially at an inflated $11 a bottle.

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Photo of timc100
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Completely opaque with haze - sunburst orange/gold. An oddly minimal white head considering the style - very slight, wispy retention.

S: Very, very sweet biscuit. Slightly spicy from the belgian yeast and coriander. Other nuances of sweet orange peel and lemon zest. Kind of an odd smelling saison

T: Similar to the aroma - sweet biscuit, some belgian and citrus spice, and very subtle must and funk.

P: Creamy, smooth, soft carbonation - does not really fit; again, feels odd.

O: This style is not a strong one for floyds. I loved zes zes zes, but it was a floyds take on the style - super hopped up and unique.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is gold with thin layer of white head and and visible yeast chunks. Nose is fragrant with notes of lavender and a touch of cinnamon along with a bit of sweetness. Taste is herbal up front with a bit of honey and sweetness up front with cinnamon present (wtf?) mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Overall all, this is incredibly unique but not my favorite rendition on the style.

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Photo of brystmar
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow body sprouts thick, white head. Sticky lace, looks very nice. Appearance is the brew's strongest attribute.

Aroma is spicy and bready, though not super complex. Taste doesn't have much going for it: spices are surprisingly absent, malt takes over and washes away any hints of flavor. Disappointing across the board. FFF should stick to IPAs & stouts.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a hazy golden straw color with a flash fizzy head that leaves behind minimal lacing on the glass. Medium body, and lighter side of medium carbonation levels, needs slightly more carbonation for better crispness IMO.

Smells of honeyed tea with a twist of lemon and a splash of pear juice. Tastes of lightly grainy wheat, green apple, and a pinch of cinnamon / clove sprinkles. Finishes with a combination of herbal and earthy hopping.

I feel as though the flavor could use some more lemon peel and spicing emphasis to complement all of the herbal focus that is going on. That's my main constructive criticism for this one. There's also issues with low carbonation causing texture problems, but it's more important to keep the citrus-y bright flavor going in a Saison than to work on the texture IMO.

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Photo of kagent777
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber that I had to trade for, but I forgot who I traded with, sorry. I poured this one into my perfect pint after it sat outside of the fridge for 15 minutes to warm a touch. No bottling info.

Appearance: A hazy straw yellow with a white cap of foam sitting atop.

Smell: Mainly malts, wheat, and yeast. This beer almost smells bready. The yeast kicks in strongly because the other usual smells (hops) are not very strong. A light general spiciness is also present.

Taste: A clove like spice up front mixes with a solid wheat. A light sweetness throughout. A lingering light bitterness on the finish. This one is interesting to me because it is at the same time bitter and sweet, without being a stout or made with cocoa.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the low side, but that adds to the softness of the body, which is in the middle of the thickness range.

Overall: I think this is a solid saison. There are only a few examples produced in Utah, so I need to try ones from trading. I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish, golden-orange color with a small white head that disappears quickly. A little bit of floaties in there too. Scent is quite interesting. Initially sweet, bready, and herbal. A bit of funk and wet dog aroma...Also get sweet apples and cinnamon. A bit of orange peel as well. Taste is at first grainy and a bit musty with some sweet apple flavor. Subdued hops with Belgian yeast and bready malt flavors. Tons of herbs and spices...somewhat winter-like. Very unique flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. No alcohol flavor detected. Drinkability is high. Overall, this was one great beer. Not very typical for the average saison, as it is unlike any one I have tasted before. I got this as an extra in a trade and wish I had access to purchasing it myself.

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Photo of kevanb
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a duvel glass.

Pours a wonderful golden straw color, cloudy, hazy, everything you'd expect from a farmhouse/saison style. Big white head sits atop the beer, lots of retention and great lacing. The aroma is okay, nice floral bouquet, a bit of funky yeast, cereal malt, a lot of sweetness from the malt as well as from the presence of alcohol. A bit of citrus is also detectable but barely and it could just be my nose playing tricks on me, but this one is definitely earthy and sweet. Very dry on the tongue, spicy, funky yeast, straw, hay, some resinous earthiness as well, lots of malt and alcohol leads to a really sweet finish, not one I'm fond of. The body is another redeeming quality, nice and big, ample carbonation, sticky, coats the mouth really well.

Verdict: Kind of a blander and overly sweet beer. I haven't really had a Belgian style from FFF that knocked my socks off aside from Live a Rich Life, (but c'mon, that's really just another DIPA) and this isn't really turning the needle in the other direction, not that it was bad, but it just wasn't memorable.

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Photo of RickS95
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light clear orange, nothing the write home about, but with the addition of the bright white, cotton ball looking head, it's really quite impressive. The head is similar to an IPA in that it's thick with good retention and as it finally dissipates, it leaves a sticky lace all over the glass.

They've got the Belgian yeast down pat and the candy just brings everything together. You can smell the tart, tangy yeast.

A little heavy on the pepper and could have gone a bit more on the yeast, but again, the rock candy brings everything together. Close to a Belgian saison, but not quite there. Still a good drinker.

Feels a bit more like a dubbel than a saison. Needs more funk from the yeast to give it that authentic saison feel. Spicy and slightly tart and tangy. No hop presence. Fairly dry, spicy finish.

This is good stuff. A cross between a saison and a dubbel, it's an easy to drink beer. Very good beer.

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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.