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Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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875 Ratings
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Ratings: 875
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 124
Gots: 77 | FT: 3
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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.

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scruz

Kentucky

4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chamomile!!!

everything everyone else said. But CHAMOMILE!!!!
it shows a bit off a copper color, maybe a bit lighter.
the nose is very floral for a saison. were looking at some breadiness along with hop floral notes. the hops are a bit grassy, as in ...standing in a fresh cut flower patch.
to taste, wow!!!! chamomile, saison regulars (tang, spice, bread but add the 3floyds funk of hops and malt)
all in all, id buy this in a growler any day. thanks 3floyds.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 03:40:48 | More by scruz
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Slynger

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Rabbit pours a deep, cloudy, golden orange color fading to yellow near the bottom of my glass. A modestly sized creamy white cap sets atop.

The nose is really nice. Its sweet of sugar cookie dough and flowers with a sort of pear and tart peach fruitiness that blend together very pleasantly.

The flavor takes a step back as it is a bit blander than I expected. The sugar cookie sweetness is there with a lightly tart fruitiness which has the barest hint of funk. An earthy-vegetal, lightly musty, bitterness accompanies. Medium bodied a light creaminess, that goes down very smoothly.

Rabbid Rabbit is an enjoyable beer, however I feel myself wanting and expecting more flavor from this brewery at this abv.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 02:25:19 | More by Slynger
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pwoods

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz. brown bomber, purchased at Sam's in Chicago, poured into a flute. No dating.

A: Pours an attractive mango orange with some yeasty clouding. 1 1/2 fingers of white head forms, a bit fizzy, and falls to a thick, rough skim. Some wisps of lacing here and there.

S: Very yeasty, plenty of esters. Smells more like a wit, loads more banana and clove than I've experienced in a saison before. There's a neat spicy floral element to it, which I'm guessing is the Chamomile, although I would have never guessed that. It's a nice twist but also seems a bit like Vics vaporub.

T/M: It definitely has that extra rock candy; Sweetness is massive in the candy sugar, though doesn't feel out of control. More of the wit-like flavors. The added Chamomile is too pronounced. I think it would have been much better at complimentary levels. Plenty of spicy yeast and fruity esters. Body is moderate with plenty of bubbly carbonation.

D: It's a decent brew. Definitely different. Drinks easy enough. I like the uniqueness but maybe a bit over done. It's definitely not a drain pour, but 22oz. has ended up being a bit of a struggle caused by the 'uniqueness' haha. And $9 a bomber is typical FFF.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 01:23:06 | More by pwoods
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a goblet. Cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Decent aroma of bready yeasts then some fruits and spices. Bitter first sip. Get all sorts of bitterness on the sides of my toungue then some candy or licorice floavor on the back of my tongue on finish. Beer mellows as it warms. Good finishing flavor. Not my favorite version of a saison, but pretty good none the less.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2008 01:53:07 | More by DrDogbeer
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younger35

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had the opportunity to try this tasty brew a few days ago. Drank from a North Coast Scrimshaw pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a very hazy yellowish orange with a nice fluffy half finger white head. The head receded fairly quickly leaving a small cap and super thin collar with almost no lacing.
Smell- Nice and subtle with plenty of dirty yeast and light ripe banana. Has a nice spiciness as well with a candied orange and lemon zest undertone. Nice smelling brew!
Taste- Like the nose there is a bit of yeasty goodness that adds a bit of a banana, Hef profile. Light coriander, lilac and lemon are present along with a very earthy mellowness. Slightly sweet with almost zero bitterness I'm amazed to find out that this brew is 9% ABV. Aftertaste is slightly sour with that earthy yeast lingering on.
Mouthfeel- Medium body with a lighter feel than it actually is (what?). Light carbonation that leaves a slick sense in the mouth.
Drinkability- This was a pretty darn good brew that I really enjoyed. It was surprisingly easy drinking at 9% and had no idea it was that high. I'm not 100% sure about the style since it was more of a Wit and Hef mix but none-the-less it was good. Another quality offering from Three Floyds!

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2008 03:44:04 | More by younger35
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amiles

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap yesterday afternoon at the Map Room...

A: Looked like a Witbeer actually. Cloudy golden colour, with a one finger head.

S: A bit fruity, and refreshing.

T: I've had some other Saisons in the past but this didn't really share the same characteristics. Kinda like a 50/50 mix of a delerium, and a Allagash White. I thought it was quite refreshing though.

M: Nicely carbonated, no complaints.

D: The 9% fooled me, it's completely hidden. I could have had a couple more, no problem.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2008 15:49:48 | More by amiles
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stellab

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I can say that I am not typically a Saison fan and in fact, had some hesitancy when opening this beer, but after my first sip I can say I am glad I did. Once again Three Floyds does not disappoint. The color was caramel in hue with minimal head and had an aroma of butter popcorn. While I was a little put of by the aroma, my reaction after my first sip was "Wow, this is a great beer." The chamomile flavor really comes through followed by a very pleasant spiciness that let me craving for more. As I drank this beer, the pairing of the aroma with the taste was extremely well balanced. Based on this beer, I might become a convert Saison fan.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2008 02:06:34 | More by stellab
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marcpal

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Hopleaf and the bartender actually did not recommend this one but being from East Coast, eager to try.

Poured into goblet from tap and extremely impressed.

A: Very nice puffy cloud head on top of a wheaty looking light orange hue. The lacing was think and continued to substantiate itself back into what head was left through the beer. Good looking beer.

A: Belgian. Yeast and coriander and something else floating around. Based on what Ive read on other reviews, apparently chamomile. I like it.

T: Here again like the aroma, belgian yeast tied nicely into this beer. The spices were nothing short of delicious. The earthiness was great and the alcohol level was a shock to me. Did not taste one bit of it.

M: A bit fizzy but chewiness was a bit higher than most belgian beers. Carbonation was appropriate.

D: As mentioned, alcohol level was shock to me. Ive really started to like the style and FFF knocked did a great job. The coriander and other spices were a real treat.

Get out and try this one. Need some in Jersey if you dont like it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2008 17:03:42 | More by marcpal
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a really nice cloudy golden. Not a whole lot of head here, quickly disappears and stays around the edges of my glass. Very little to no lacing at all. Maybe a little syrupy with all the yeast that poured out at the end.

S- A tiny bit of spice, something citrus and/or sweet I can't put my finger on it.

T- A nice flavour to this one. I could pick up some wheat taste, also the yeast for sure, also mild spice at the beginning and then finishes nice and sweet.

M- I'd say medium in body and felt pretty good.

D- I'm not a huge fan of this style of brew but this was very nice and worth a try for any one. Glad I got to try this one!!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 09:55:05 | More by nrbw23
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bgramer

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is a cloudy amber honey-like color with a thick head that settles down to a thin swirly residue on top.

Tastes like cinnamon, nutmeg and graham crackers of some kind. The mouthfeel is medium to light without feeling flat because of the robust carbonation. It definitely give a hint of sweetness but ultimately is spicy and light.

It's a highly drinkable beer. Would be perfect for a warm spring day that hasn't ridden itself of the winter cold yet (a little nippy in the air.)

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 04:38:49 | More by bgramer
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abankovich

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy bright golden color with a full finger loose white head that resists fading and leaves a good amount lacing. The smell is nice. The residue from beneath the cap has a sticky cinnamon and malty graham cracker character. The smell through the pour is bright and fruity banana and pear mix. Highly carbonated, the mouth feel is light-medium bodied and creamy. The second half of the bottle is substantially cloudier. Full flavored, the taste is refreshing. Reminds me of spiced up orchard fruit. Finishes with a malty apple cinnamon after taste that lingers nicely. I'm not able to find the 9% ABV. A real easy drinker. Recommend taking it for a spin.

Thanks to DavidEddie for the opportunity to consider this one!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2008 00:56:10 | More by jjayjaye
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Atch

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Muddy honey color, forced pour to a 2 finger head that quickly disappeared.

Smell: Lime,orange,sweet malt and spicy hops.

Taste: Delicious. An amazing, very late tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, a tad on the flat side. Coarse.

Drinkability: VERY easy to drink. I would love to do a side by side with this beer and Hennepin. Maybe next week?

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2008 04:55:16 | More by Atch
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Homerbag

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Burnt orange body with fluffy head, this starts of as a good looker.

Smell is very unique. Powerful cinnimon aroma with nutmeg and Belgian yeast are the stars of this show. Tastes like it smells, big cinnimon punch with some Belgian sweetness, somewhat spicy, has a candy taste to it. Feel is about where it should be, a little high on the carbonation.

This does not seem high in the ABV area but this is a one and done beer. So many flavors ruin the palate for anything else. That being said, it is still fun to drink. Not as good as some of the other FFFs, not as hyped either. I'd recommend it if you are looking something different from a good brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2008 18:03:29 | More by Homerbag
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DavidEddie

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 spring release. (Black cap)

Pours a deep orange with a white head. Sticky lacing hangs around. Has a sweet smell of a graham cracker pie crust, nutmeg and citrus. Tastes of cinnamon, other spices, banana, and citrus (mainly lemon) hops. Finishes slightly dry and crisp. The 9% ABV is hidden extremely well. Mouthfeel is smooth and moderately carbonated. Drinkability is great. Has a nice refreshing quality to it, like a spiced up Gumballhead. I love how this smells and tastes, truly unique. If it wasn't for the high ABV and the price tag, I could easily enjoy this one all night long. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 05:42:18 | More by DavidEddie
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes: Crimson sunset with a nice slightly off white head of foam. foam sticks around nicely and is easily revived with the easiest of swirl techniques. Aromas of spice, and a slight Belgian saison summery funk. A nice interplay of spicy malts and home grown malts with an atypical green hop resiny three floyds amarillo twist. Taste is spicy up front with a nice yeast and malt character, but the hops are there too. to me, this is Three Floyds major brewing fault and success. They really do have a trademark flavor. None of their beers taste to different from one another, but than again, they are all pretty damn nice and drinkable. This one features a smooth prickly carbonation and a great mouthfeel that lends to a nice drinkability. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2008 10:15:39 | More by francisweizen
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice hazy orange, with a smell that at first is all butter. It then starts to smell like home-cooked cinnamon buns, then cinnamon toast, then the smell that you get when you walk by the Cinnabon in the mall. You get the picture. The taste is perfumy, some spice, ok. Interesting beer but rock candy and chamomile did strange things.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2007 04:33:39 | More by ArrogantB
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TheBierBand

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz brown bomber (no freshness date) into a pint glass. This produced a nice 1" white pillowy head. This dissipated fairly redily to a clumpy cap leaving some lace with slight stickage. The beer is a slightly cloudy yellow/orange.

Aroma: Good aroma.... a lot like a belgian... bready, yeasty with a good spicey nose.... spicier in the nose than most belgians I've tried. The spices are cinnemon and nutmeg and there's that chamomile.

Taste: Alot like the smell! Kind of like a Heffewiesen on steroids. Yeasty and spicey.... lots of nutmeg and flowery. The alcohol (if it really is 9% abv... nowhere indicated on the bottle) is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel: I would prefer a creamier mouthfeel... but that's just me. This is NOT as fizzy as most belgians.... but carbonation is still on the slightly high side. This ale has a thin-ish body.

Drinkability: This is a unique ale.... it's my FIRST Saison... so I have nothing to compare it to. Maybe it's not my favorite.... but I think it accomplishes everything it wants to according to the label.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2007 21:53:29 | More by TheBierBand
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Halcyondays

California

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, bought from the Walnut Liquorette, in Walnut, CA,

A: Pours a hazy orange, with a nice firm, white head, which leaves a nice ring and remnants in the glass, some floaties, but I think that was my fault, a little too vigourous pour.

S: Heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, wildflower honey, and orange.

T: At first I was taken aback, not what I was expecting in a saison, expecting something similar to Dupont, but got something similar to a Winter Warmer. Nice cinnamon notes, nutmeg, and a distinct meady, honey charcteristic, possibly from the chamomile, but I'm not sure. Saison is a kind of a free-for-all style, IMO, and 3 Floyds has certainly made an interesting take on the style.

M: Light and smooth, though you can definitely feel the 9% by the end of the beer and at the end of each sip.

D: A tasty, though very unique offering from 3 Floyds. A little too pricey where I'm from, but I'd definitely pick up another bomber if I was in the Midwest.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 05:30:04 | More by Halcyondays
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IPAcraig

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this beer in a trade from jdoolin. I poured from a 24 oz bottle into a oversized wine glass whilst watching The Sopranos.

Pours a one finger white head, on top of a semi-opaque honey colored body.

A big aroma of nutmeg of all things. There is a very light malt presence with a touch of honey. A very pleasant aroma.

Dry, though with a touch of sweetness. The alcohol is very subtle and slightly warming. Again with the nutmeg and honey. A very unique taste. The taste could be more pronounced, but the intermingling of flavors couldn't be better.

One knock I have on this beer is that it feels very thin. Lightly carbonated for a Belgian.

A big beer with hug drinkability. Extremely unique. I wish I could get FFF in Tallahassee.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2007 00:15:40 | More by IPAcraig
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Hazy pale bronze body that pours with a decent white head. Head eventually fades completely leaving behind very little lacing in the glass. Fogginess is uniform throughout and very dense.

S- Smell is subtle but quite Belgian in nature. A big sweet, bready yeast smell is upfront with lots of cinnamon and clove.

T- Starts off pretty well. A zing of citrus is upfront with hints of spices and lots of yeast to balance it. The citrus zing soon leaves and everything about this beer changes. A healthy dose of cinnamon and an overabundance of bready malt and yeast come forth. I'm one that loves a bread character in my beers but this one has gone too far. The flavor is cloying and hard to swallow. It lingers on and on.

M- Mouthfeel is a bit thicker than I like but is still smooth and creamy. Low to medium carbonation.

D- This is certainly out of character for a saison. I was looking forward to trying this brew from FFF and was pretty disappointed. It was difficult to drink my 750ml bottle of it. I will definitely not purchase this one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2007 16:34:07 | More by PittBeerGirl
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shroompod

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a cloudy orange. No head or lacing.

This smells like a pumpkin ale. Cinnamon and citrus are apparent.

Taste again reminds me of a pumpkin beer. I literally had do a double take of the bottle to make sure I hadn't mis-poured one. This beer is bready, sweet , and not much ABV makes it through.

Mouthfeel is is thick , carbonation is low.

Not really what I expected, although it was enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 02:24:19 | More by shroompod
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - a light clouded orange pour. Very little head until I increase the pour distance. Even then, we're under a finger. Soapy and creamy cover with sticky rings.

Aroma - tons of aroma. Heavy, buttery and drapy, the yeast and chamomile make for strange partners. Buttered ginger? It's more flowery than spicy but has this honey/caramel bit that is either intriguing or disturbing, I haven't yet decided...

Taste - similar to the smell. Honey, ginger, yeasty. A rather sweet take on a Saison. Nothing farmhouse but I do get some peppery notes and for some reason the flavor and aroma remind me of fireworks gunpowder. Floral, citrusy, but no hop bitterness on the swallow. A bit of an alcohol flavor that blends in well. As it warms, cinnamon flavors emerge, putting it right in line with those pumpkin beers I seek out every fall. Comparatively, I think this is more closely related to that style. Still tasty, regardless.

Mouthfeel - "medium plus" body, subdued carbonation.

Drinkability - an interesting pick for a beer tasting. A bit of an outlier for Saisons; this would feel more at home among pumpkin or fall seasonal beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 19:00:20 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in an oversized wine glass, the beer pours a clear golden orange color with a very small white head which went away very quickly. No lacing at all. The aroma is very sweet, it smells like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, candy sugar and orange. Taste is sweet and spicy, it tastes pretty much the same way it smells except for the addition of some apricot and apples. Mouthfeel/body is medium and creamy, with a good bit of carbonation. Drinkability is good, it goes down very smooth and easy. The 9% ABV isn't very noticable. It's not exactly a traditional saison, but I'm not complaining! Overall I think it's a good and solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2007 23:29:13 | More by bluejacket74
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 17:07:48 | More by brentk56
Rabbid Rabbit from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.