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Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

954 Ratings
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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 123
Gots: 87 | FT: 4
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 RedBrewer83
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aggressive pour into tulip...

A: Golden yellow orange body that is opaque with a frothy two finger white head. Falls slowly leaving excellent lacing.

S: Lots of spice on this one. Lemon jumps out immediately along with clove, coriander, a hint of mint, and just a touch of nutmeg. Pretty complex...also pick up a nice earthy yeast note, white pepper, as it warms it just gets more complex. Very nice really...

T: Follows the nose almost exactly. A little more citrus and a faint apple flavor found in the mid-palate as well. Nice, but a little heavy on flavor for a saison, not quite refreshing like the style generally is.

M: Medium mouthfeel, bordering on heavy, the 9.3% abv adds to that i'm sure. Wish it were a little more crisp.

D: Not as drinkable as it should be as a saison...too heavy. But a good offering nonetheless. FFF's always makes solid beer!

RedBrewer83, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of Jwale73
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing. 22oz. bottle served in my Allagash goblet. Poured a tawny orange-gold with a murky consistency. A half inch, creamy white head dissipates into a skim, revealing delicate bands of lacing. Nose is very spicy and herbal - nutmeg, cinnamon and chamomile. Flavor profile is a spicy muddle of chai, clove, nutmeg, pepper and a little mint. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a lively effervescence. Interesting, but definitely want to split this with one or two other people. Not very saison-like in my opinion. Kind of reminded me of Sah'Tea.

Jwale73, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of beerwolf77
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a fairly clear golden yellow with tints of orange. The bone white head is a full inch of pillowy fluffy goodness. After settling thick chunks of lace stick to the edge of my glass.

The aroma is super fruity. Oranges and lemons are right up front. Then some grassiness and a wheat/corn tone takes over. This is strange scented beer to say the least. Not bad by any stretch just unique as hell.

The flavor is spicy and fruity. Orange juice and lemons with cinnimon and clove. Some hops can be picked up in the finish. The taste is just as unique as the aroma.

Medium body. Loads of carbonation.

Overall a weird yet pleasing beer. Not bad at all just out there as far as saisons go. I would love to give this another try in the future.

beerwolf77, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of sinistrsam
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this bottle sitting in my cellar for over a year now, so I hope this review reflects a beer still at a peak of taste and flavor and not diminished by a year of aging.
This poured a transluscent pale copper, with a medium foamy white head and a carbonation consisting of very small but numberous bubbles.
The nose had sweet fruits, mild spice and sweet malt, and plenty of floral tones.
While the nose came thorugh in spades, the taste may have been what was hurt, not helped, by the aging. The different sweet fruits were blended together and hard to pick out, while the mild spice was overshaddowed by the floral notes.
This tasted very little like the Farmhouse Ales I'm used to drinking, but it was still somewhat complex and interesting.
The feel was also a bit underwhelming, with an overall dullness. The initial sweet which is qwuite nice fades quickly into an almost bland feel.
Overall I'd say it was pretty drinkable but not an excellent Farmhouse, and not what I have come to expect from TF.

sinistrsam, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass - another big thanks to ikonoklaztor for the 3F goodness!

Pours hazy straw-gold with a big, dense, rocky white head with phenomenal lacing and fantastic stickage. Loads of effervescence visible as it cascades to the surface.

Nose is a bit peppery, loads of golden tropical fruit, lightly bready yeast note, bit tangy.

Taste is a bit more lackluster - the tropical fruit and tangy, lightly bready yeast notes are there, but are a bit muted in comparison to the nose. Mangos are probably the strongest note, but pineapples and even bananas come through faintly as well. Finish carries a very light peppery, spicy note, but otherwise it's missing. Just seems to be missing a lot of the character from the best farmhouse ales. Nice tasting beer, but I was hoping for a bit more complexity.

Drinkability is nice - there's really nothing holding it back at all, Tasty, fairly straightforward for the style. Definitely an easy to drink beer.

JohnQVegas, Oct 26, 2009
Photo of Ezekiel81923
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bomber via trade thanks to Alleykatking. Poured into my Weyerbacher pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy. Sort of a macro look to it as it has the same kind of piss yellow color to it. Head builds up but disappears in a flash. Not much retention to speak of. Hey, as long as it tastes good.

Smell: Very spicy. Clove. Not quite the same kind of spice you find in other saisons though, this smells a little sweeter, or fuller, or both. Found some hops in there as well.

Taste: Whoa. Weird. But fantastic. Some clove and yeast flavors in there, but the presence of the rock candy the labels indicates was used in the brewing process is certainly there. And it's executed brilliantly. Not too strong or sweet, just enough. Some hop presence is there, but not enough to detract from the rock candy.

Mouthfeel: I want to say it was lighter than I expected given its flavor, but I want to say it was just right given the appearance. Feels a little spritzy on the tongue. Real nice.

Drinkability: I know this is supposedly 9% but...no. No it's not. It can't be. This drinks just like the most sessionable of beers. I could drink this all day if not for the fear of alcohol poisoning.

I gave this high marks in the taste category based on its uniqueness alone, but in reality, this is probably one of the best saison's I've had anyway.

Ezekiel81923, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of PerzentRizen
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter glass this beer has a hazy straw color. The color and head retention even mimic that of a macro lager. The look is thin and somewhat watery, but looks can be very deceiving.

The first smell has tons of spice to it. Cloves, taragon, fennel, and perhaps some annice fill the nose. There is also a faint sweetness in the nostrils. Another medicinal aroma is picked up and behind it some hops.

The flavors in this beer are so compelling. I'm surpised it isn't rated higher. Perhaps the appearance is hard to overcome. The first thing you notice as far as taste is the sweet malt, then the buttery flavors followed by raisons, oily hops on the roof of the mouth (but they do not linger), then a dryness that ends to a buttery finish (but not in a bad diacetyl way).

Mouthfeel is much more light and airy than the first whiff and taste will tell you. The alcohol help to thin out the massive flavor attach. I wouldn't call the mouthfeel thin by any means despite what the beer "looks" like (see above). I would call this an Imperial Saison with a perfect mouthfeel.

9.00%! Really?!%*& I wouldn't expect that from what I've just tasted. I know this beer is higher in alcohol than most saisons but 9% is just off the charts. The flavors are great, the aroma is beautiful, and the mouthfeel is a touch thick but this beer is insanely drinkable. I will have no problem finishing this bomber by myself.

My advice...seek this beer out and enjoy a few of them before the weather turns too cool. I like this one a lot and will definately seek it out again. Very good, very cool, very tasty!

PerzentRizen, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of Kamuimusackie
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tulip glass:
smells of bubblegum hops and taste is similar. Finger head, seemingly lots of carbonation upon first appearance. Head looks fluffy yet composed of carbonation. Later appearance shows it is indeed a nice, fluffy head with moderate lacing. Mouthfeel is smooth, yet lacking in some way I can't quite put my finger on. Taste is a bit too sweet but covers up alcohol quite nicely. Tastes like a very mild pale ale with tasty bubblegum hops.
Pint Glass:
smells of very faint ale. Very nice, creamy head. Presentation is cloudy (as this is the other half of the bomber). Lacing is evident and taste seems to decline a bit, being much more smooth, less carbonation and a bit more detection of carbonation. I would prefer this in a tulip glass over the pint glass but I would like to try this in an oversized wine glass as well. Overall, I'd probably give this a B- (72/100).

Kamuimusackie, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of brokenleadedcask
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AlleyKatKing for an exceptional trade! Reviewed from notes.

First off, I love the label. Once again great artwork from 3F's. Golden yellow body with a nice initial head that dissipated to nothing. This beer has some unique smells and flavors. Aromas of chamomile, cinnamon, roses? and cotton candy?? Tastes of lavender, nutmeg, more chamomile, cranberry, and white pepper. Lingering flavors but some light dryness. A pleasure to drink, unique flavors and light body make this easy to drink. "Not Normal" is definitely right.

brokenleadedcask, Aug 29, 2009
Photo of alcstradamus
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden/amber with a little over a finger of head in my 25 oz. snifter. Smell is orange peel, rubber cement, straw, dandelion. Taste is a huge splash of ginger...seriously like chewing on a gingerbread cookie. Some light tropical fruit notes, nuts, a faint hint of band aid. Medium bodied and pretty normal for the style. Honestly I am having a tough time deciding whether I like this or not. The ginger spice is very unique and interesting, but it kind of overshadows everything else going on underneath. I guess in the end I would have to recommend this simply because it isn't like anything I've had before.

alcstradamus, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I grabbed this at DLD 08 and finally got around to drinking it.

A: Hazy orange with a thin beige head. Retention is good, and there's some lacing as well. Plenty of carbonation

S: Floral with chamomile and rose, with white pepper and cinnamon. As it warms up, the aroma of crystallized ginger appears and grows. Mild sweetness with honey and some alcohol. Decent

T/M: Opens with a combination of sweet and floral characteristics, with jasmine and chamomile. The mid palate is disappointingly watery with a mild sweetness in the form of caramel present. Dry on the finish with a mild herbal bitterness. Carbonation is on the higher side, just the way I like it. The watery palate is disappointing, though

D: Glad I got to try - and split - this beer

DefenCorps, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of kegger22
3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was my first Saison beer and I thought I would be pretty safe with the Three Floyd's entry. And maybe I was. Rabbit poured a cloudy, honey color with a respectable head that didn't last. Here, I will lump the aroma and taste together: There is a brand of vegetarian hot dogs out there that smell and taste just like Rabbid Rabbit. Needless to say, while that's not bad for a veggie dog, it's not what I expect and desire in a beer. Pumpkin was also present (maybe pumpkin is the veggie in the dog too). Feel was average and drinkability just above. It was only OK.

kegger22, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of jcpaulun
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a GI Matilda stem. I love the artwork on this bottle. It reminds me of the man-eating rabbits from Monty Python.

A: Poured a golden yellow with a fizzy half inch head. The head dissapated to a small ring around the glass. A small bit of lacing appeared as the glass was emptied.

S: Spicy and herbal aromas are immediately apparent. I get a sweet honey note with a bit of musty cellar too.

T: I found this to be very spicy. I can only describe them as pumpkin pie spices that carry all the way through. I get a bit of green tea as well that could be from the chamomile. Also some grassy notes. It has a sweet middle that gives way to a bit of bitterness.

M: Thin with a fairly crisp finish. The carbonation is a bit prickly.

D: While the initial glass was quaffable enough, I find I may have a hard time with finishing the rest of the bomber. The spices and sweetness are a bit overpowering. In the future this would be a bottle to split.

Notes: This has been my least favorite offering from Three Floyds thus far. I am a fan of saisons, but this one was a bit too off the mark for me to really go nuts for it.

jcpaulun, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of Buebie
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to ratpack554 for this extra.

Although I have not come to appreciate this style yet, its still beer and I discriminate against no beer, my beer fridge is empty and I am thirsty. lol

Poured from a bomber into an oversized snifter. A rigorous por has produced about an inch, maybe less, of white fizzy head. Snap crackle pop and it has receeded to leave a sliver of white over the beer. No lace to speak of really.
The color is a pale, unfiltered darker yellow. Glowing mildly when held to light, but extra hazey and non transparent.

Aroma of fresh cut hay, some tart, semi-sweet fruity notes, loads of bready yeasts here with something earthy mixed with hay and sawdust. Mildly sour with a similarity to decomposing apples. No alcohol in the aroma.

Starting out with a mild spice, and also mild carbonation. The spice notes really pick up speed into the swallow, mixing with a mulled wine and pumpkin pie. Cinnamon, is one of the flavors that seems to stick out for me, as does a gourd like pumpkin taste. Mouthfeel is mostly thin, carbonation adds some weight to this.
Finishing light and crisp, a mild bittering into the linger with a dry fermented fruitiness that also remains mostly tart.

Interesting brew, refreshing for a hot day. This is one of the better saisons that I've had. Still, not a huge appreciator of the style, but it wasn't bad. I'd drink this again.

Buebie, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of bgreg3
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a murky orangish color with a nice inch head. When you smell it the first thing to note is the amount of spice put into it very pungent but welcoming.

When tasting the spices dominate at the beginning and then a kind of funky pop rock flavor comes through in the middle and the finish is very much like pumpkin pie, it was an amazing experience.

The body was medium which I thought to be really nice for the amount of alc. put into it, and much to my delight this one is an easy drinker, I'd suggest cleansing the pallet about every 8 oz for an optimum tasting experience.

Nothing like I've ever had before although it was my first saison.

Two thumbs up

bgreg3, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of bryanbrick
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a trade by d0b. Great trader made it so easy on me pulling off my first trade.

No dating on the 22. Why not? I don't understand. Maybe the Rabbit is just to Rabbid.

No foaming at he mouth here. In fact there is little foam at all. Far from what you expect from the style. Barely any head develops and what does almost instantly disappears. A nice opaque gold color though.

There is something on the nose that reappears through out the entire beer, which I can't quite put my finger on. It is sort of like a cross between cinnamon gum, rotting orange and crushed mint. I can't really decide if I like it or not. It is both repulsive and intriguing. One of the weirdest things I've ever smelt in a beer.

It is also one of the weirdest things I've ever tasted in a beer. It is so persistent and lasting that it really becomes overwhelming by half way through the first glass. But, if you dig through it becomes so much more tropical and citrus-y. Pineapple and Clementine. I think what it is that there is more of the banana-ish ester quality here that I'm just unfamiliar with in this style. I like my Saisons hard, kick you in the shins hard. This is soft and flowery, almost sweet when you get down to it.

The sensation in the mouth is not unlike eating a fresh orange. The bitterness of the pith with the sweet/tart flesh overriding it. Repeat with each wedge/sip.

This grows on you after all. Once your palate succumbs the Rabbit makes you sort of Rabbid for this unusual, mind warping Saison.

Thanks again d0b. If nothing else this one made me work to review it.

bryanbrick, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of Wetpaperbag
2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Hazy amber color, white frothy foamy head.

S- The brett smell is there for sure, right up front. Very sour and yet there is a great sweet cherry malt smell.

T- Cinnamon is very large, but there isn't much else in terms of taste. Malty with a touch of cherry, but nothing else. I'm not getting much else in terms of flavors.

M- Thin and not much else.

D- Meh, not really. The cinnamon taste is weird for a beer like this. Not digging it.

Wetpaperbag, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of ThaBobfather
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful gold with nice head.
There are some interesting spicy and fruity notes in the aroma. The taste is a whirlwind of ginger, spring fruit, and a nice dry end.
Finish is pretty crisp with some spice left after to taste.
Spices and fruit go down very smooth.

ThaBobfather, May 13, 2009
Photo of david131
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- A cloudy, golden beer with a thin white head. Would look killer with a mean head on it.

S- The chamomile really comes through in the nose. Some mint and funk really round out the package. Very unique and interesting.

T- Some chamomile, cinnamon, and mint. The alcohol is nowhere to be seen. Again, this is is extremely unique and like no other saison I have tried.

M- The carbonation is very nice. This is pretty refreshing.

D- This is eerily drinkable for the 9% ABV. The alcohol is not noticeable in the slightest. A very unique beer and worth a try for any beer enthusiast.

david131, May 02, 2009
Photo of BMoney575
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 4-27-09

Pours a cloudy golden color, with a thin white head that yields thick rings of lacing.

Smell is very cool, strong olive oil at first, followed by a good hit of citrus. Grassy and earthy in a strange way, and unbelievably intriguing.

Taste is sweet, strong clove and cinnamon, with a nicely subtle citrus hops to cap it off. The aftertaste is pleasantly bitter, with just the slightest alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel is very good thick, but at the same time light.

Drinkability is surprisingly good, watch out.

Overall, a different kind of saison, and very tasty. Drink it fresh.

BMoney575, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of spointon
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one at the FFF brewpub yesterday afternoon.

A= Poured into a stemmed tulip glass, this ale was a very hazed bright golden color with a 1" white head. The head eventually settled to a thin skim and left decent lacing on the glass.

S= At first sniff, I found lots of that classic saison horse blanket smell. Also some malt sweetness, faint grassy hops, and a bit of tartness in there too.

T= Followed the nose completely. Flavors of funky barnyard yeast, lemon grass, noble hops, pepper, and some green fruit/earthy flavors. The finish was dry and inviting.

MF= Light to medium body. Nicely carbonated, crisp and clean.

D= I liked this beer a lot, and could easily drink a few in one sitting.

spointon, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of FarmHouseJam
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Really a interesting beer all around, from the color, to the smell and taste. Stronger abv farmhouse ale beer. Orange hazy color with small white head. Very sweet complex floral flavor with definite banana taste. Enjoyable to drink in the spring outside!

FarmHouseJam, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got in a trade from Natasharai. Thanks.

Pours an apricot orange color with no head. No lacing too.

Smells of Ginger, apricot, sugar cookies and some other things I can't identify. Doesn't smell very saison-y.

Tastes exactly how it smells. It's a little intense for a saison. Too much malt and it isn't dry enough. Saisons are suppose to be light and simple.

Mouthfeel is too malty.

Overall not a very good saison. Probably won't trade for it again.

PeprSprYoFace, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

I got this brew in a trade with JohnTravolta21, Thanks Sara!

22oz bottle served in a chalice.

L - cloudy orange color with a thin off-white head that stayed as a ring leaving minimal lace.

S - cinnamon-apple, alcohol and spiced aroma.

T - slightly sweet and fruity flavors upfront quickly get swept away with dry bitterness and sour citrus taste. Alcohol goes undetected in taste but has a warming effect as it goes down.

F - medium bodied with a nice carbonation tingle on the tongue.

D - a few glasses of this brew makes for a pleasant evening.

Don't Drink & Drive!

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 14, 2009
Rabbid Rabbit from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.