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Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

913 Ratings
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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 121
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.

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TasteTester

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

I'm a little confused by this one...front of the bottle claims to be a Saison, side label with description calls it a "deep golden, complex, spiced belgian style ale." Definitely more in the realm of a Saison.

A-Golden, orange haze. Looks to be well carbonated as tiny bubbles rise. Head is a finger or so on pour, but reduces to a thin layer that lasts. Lacing is light at best.

S-Rock Candy (or candy sugars) are very apparent. Slight spice to it as well. The chamomile is subtle but present.

T-Sweat and fruity, with a little spice and alcohol. Some reviewers have called it boozy, but I don't get that at all. Flavors vary as it makes its way down your tongue to your throat.

M-Very dry. Sticky.

D-I will be more than happy to finish this one off, but not one of 3F's best.

08-28-2008 16:57:23 | More by TasteTester
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lpayette

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Picked up 3 or 4 of these at dark lord day 2008. Finally getting around to opening one now.

Appearance- pours a hazy coppertone straw. Head is a bit on the smaller side given the style, even on a harder pour. Bits of lacing.

Smell- smells kind of like apple pie to me... interesting for sure. Spicy. Chamomile. Pumpkins. Pretty complex. very faint pepper with suggestions of hay. All these meld together pretty well in the smell, so lets try the taste.

Taste- Not surprisingly, much the same as the smell, but I'll reiterate anyway. Great pumpkin/apple pie taste which makes for a very interesting combination. Chamomile and spicy notes abound. Honey-like flavors as well. Overall fruity, spicy, malty, and complex. Subtle hoping.

Mouthfeel- slightly dry, big malt flavor keeps this medium-full bodied.

Drinkability/conclusion- not sure why I waited so long to try this one, and I'm equally not sure why this only is rated a B+ currently on BA. This is one of the better saisons I've had in a while I must say. Not style defining by any stretch of the imagination, but very very solid, and more enjoyable to me than many that fit perfectly into the mold. And after all... "It's not normal!"

08-27-2008 02:08:27 | More by lpayette
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charlzm

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Consumed 08/21/08. Thanks to Brian for sharing!

Pours a hazy golden/orange from the bottle. Effervescent. Makes a white head less than a finger thick that provides some lacing.

Aroma is softly spicy and sweet, like a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! Camomile tea in the nose as well.

Flavor is more balanced than aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg and camomile mingling with a slightly spicy yeastiness. Sweet as well, but not clying. Good carbonation keeps this from being overbearing, but I don't think I could finish a whole bomber solo.

08-22-2008 18:03:47 | More by charlzm
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head and some nice lacing.

Smells of nutmeg and other spices with some citrus, a Belgian yeastiness and some honey. Nice.

Taste is very rich and complex. Nutmeg and honey combine with a bold citrsu kick. Also some tang of Belgian yeast. Delicious with no apparent alcohol.

Mouthfeel is crisp and a bit dry with nice carbonation.

An easy drinking 9% beer, to the extent such a thing is possible. I would be happy to have more than one.

Another delicious beer from the very hard to get 3 Floyds.

HV

08-17-2008 14:23:24 | More by sholland119
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TheMistler

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured draft into a tulip, the Rabbid Rabbit (I love the name) was cloudy but bright and "cheerful" amber color, with a nice frothy head that displayed a good amount of lacing.

I clearly got the whiffs of coriander and orange in the nose, and got a general sense of earthy spice and sour crisping up some malt sweetness.

A good saison, as interesting as the style seemingly demands, marked by contrast and differences in both mouthfeel and taste. Creamy but crisp, smooth but spicy. Tastes of orange zest and coriander and some freshly milled grain and grasses. A slight hint of band aids, as well. Finishing with some alcohol warmth.

08-13-2008 18:26:26 | More by TheMistler
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daftafne

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured a dark orange color with a billowing, resilient head. Smells of chamomile, nutmeg, spices. Spicey zest, orange, chamomile, hops define most of the taste for me and there is really some very obvious mint. It is a smooth drink with a creamy mouthfeel. The high ABV is not obvious. Overall a pleasant and interesting take on the saison style.

08-10-2008 15:51:08 | More by daftafne
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julian

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%

A: nice light amber color with an minimal 1/2 finger off white head, that quickly dissipates (seems to be the common theme with 3F beers). Scattering of bubbles around the edges that leave an interesting jagged pattern.

S: spicy! lots of clove up front, with a relative malt sweetness.

T: Huge spicy taste of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. Can't really taste much else. Probably a bit too spicy for a saison, but still OK for my palate.

M: reasonable carbonation, with a definite alcoholic warmth on the way down.

D: Pretty high ABV for a Saison, a little overpowering on the spices and alcoholic burn in your throat is definitely noticeable.

08-07-2008 02:59:16 | More by julian
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours gold with a copper hue, and a slight chill haze. A one-inch head of white fell within several minutes and left behind a few dots of lacework and a full-coverage skim coat on the surface.

Aromatics are extremely pungent, phenolic, and spicy. Cardomon, ginger, cloves, cumin, lime leaves, peppermint, Vicks vaporub, and white pepper.

Light bodied and slightly creamy. Effervescence is low for the style.

A peppery bite starts off the pallet, and a cornicopia of spice follows. Peeled ginger, cardomon, menthol essense, lemon zest, anise, schezuan peppercorns, cumin seeds, grains of paradise, and dried pineapple.

Finishes with a lingering warming bite on the throat, and more menthol.

Most traditional saisons get their spicyness from the yeast and fermentation temperatures, while this one seems to have gotten the whole spice cabinet thrown into the kettle.
Tasty, yes..Subtle, no..But what else would you expect from Three Floyds?

07-14-2008 00:50:45 | More by brewandbbq
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Atron67

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

A- poured a solid cloudy amber with a great fogginess. a light almost white head on top formed on top from a highly carbonated body, the duvel tulip kept the head around a little longer than i would have otherwise thought.

S- lemon citrus, slight caramel sweetness on the nose, maltiness is pretty solid with a light character. light and refreshing.

T- seemingly light and refreshing, pretty lemony again, light spice, light belgian yeast characteristics which seem pretty nice. seems a little bit sweet, but has a nice complexity and solid crispness, the coriander seems pretty light, but its noticable and gives a decent undertone to the rest of the beer.

M- high carbonation at the pour, which seems right to style,

D- overall a pretty solid beer all around, pretty close to style which is unusual for FFF as well.

06-21-2008 19:49:50 | More by Atron67
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%

Large capped bottle, poured into a tulip. This one was bought at the brewery, so it should be quite fresh.

Hazy bright golden, with an average white head that does not hold very well.
From this point on, it is one strange brew. The aroma is a lot closer to a flower garden than to beer; although there is some yeastiness, and a quite noticeable orange, everything else smeels "sweet", as in cheap women's perfume. Chamomile is also there, and then some coriander. It is complex, indeed, but quite strange.
It is impressivelt thin for such a high ABV beer, and the taste is even stranger than the aroma; it seems overspiced, and the coriander, orange, pepperiness and something else, somewhat sweet that I cannot identify all keep mixing, but not very well. It is definitely unique, but not in a good way, in my opinion. Expensive like most FFF, but unlike others, not really worth it. But if you are looking for something really different, this might suit you.

06-21-2008 01:47:11 | More by brdc
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tmitch75

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours hazy and dingy yellow in my Cristoffel tulip glass with a huge white head.

Malty and yeasty on the nose - a nice green apple tartness with a bit of spice from the hops.

Syrupy sweet flavor with a slightly lemony sourness and spicy bite. Very well-balanced.

A bit thicker than I'd like but pretty smooth and creamy.

Very drinkable - approachable despite its complexity. Another tip of the cap to Three Floyds.

Tasted on 5/7/08.

06-17-2008 03:28:26 | More by tmitch75
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ShrLSU

Louisiana

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a bomber into a unibroue tulip glass. Bottle is the traditional psychodelic label with deranged bunny.

Appearance - Poured a cloudy orange with a slight head.

Smell - Lots of fruit. Somewhat of a clove scent like a unibroue. Also has some spice to it on the nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Sweet fruits come through up front. i definitely tasted banana and citrus fruit Then some spice in the middle and end.

Drinkability - This is a great beer from 3 floyds. i haven't had a beer from them that I did not like. This was right up there with the rest of their line. Quite tasty and a great saison..

06-10-2008 06:26:11 | More by ShrLSU
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ryrust5301

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured from a bomber into a unibroue tulip glass. Logo has a demented pissed off easter bunny on it.

Appearance - Pours a cloudy orangish gold with a white head that checked in at half an inch.

Smell - Very fruity! Floral esters followed by a deep clove, somewhat unibroue like. Chamomile is ubber present behind the fruitiness.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Sweet fruit and banana flavors on first taste, very hefe-weizen like. Then there's a looong drawn out chamomile taste all the way to the very end. Smooth body with a little bit of a spicy flavor too.

Drinkability - I love three floyds and this is no exception. Like their bottles say "It's not normal", sums it up. This was a little different saison than i'm used too, but they pull it off nicely. Alcohol is almost non-present for a higher level brew.

06-10-2008 04:41:32 | More by ryrust5301
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scruz

Kentucky

4.6/5  rDev +22%

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.

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

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

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

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

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

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

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!

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

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

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +21.5%

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.

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

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

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!!

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

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%

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.)

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

New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

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!

03-06-2008 00:56:10 | More by jjayjaye
Rabbid Rabbit from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.