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Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

920 Ratings
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Ratings: 920
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 122
Gots: 88 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
7.4% ABV, 25 IBUs - This Franco-Belgian style Farmhouse Ale has an effervescent body and a light straw color. Rabbid Rabbit, with it’s light malt body, augmented by spices, is a complex and frothy beverage with a deceptively high alcohol content. March release.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%

Pours a murky golden color with very little head.

Scent of wheat, malts, spices. Pretty typical for a Saison, but not entirely enjoyable.

Taste of sunflower seeds, cinnamon, some light spices and apple cider.

Mouthfeel is light with small sour bite.

One of the more disappointing Three Floyds beers. I doubt I will purchase this one again.

paco1029384756, Oct 11, 2008
Photo of Metalmonk
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%

Like so many Three Floyds beers, the label is awesome: a green, apparently rabid rabbit just beginning to rip into what looks suspiciously like the gnome from the Chouffe labels (love the skull-painted Easter egg!).

This one sits confidently in the goblet like it was born in Flanders. The head is creamy and composed of almost microscopically small bubbles. It sticks around a while, and as it thins leaves a large swath of lace on the glass. Color is a hazy burnt orange, like honey or orange marmalade.

Smell is surprisingly doughy, with a dab of vanilla. Somewhat lemony, a hint of flowery hops too. Spices and yeast are kept in check, which is surprising considering the style. Favors the fruity side of things with a generous malt presence.

Flavor delivers everything the aroma said it would, but with a subtle yet crucial anise character. Caraway seed also comes to mind, mingling amidst the pear/peach fruitiness and the politely dirty yeast element. Would probably pair insanely well with Indian food. Lightly tart and somehow cheesy finish. Mouthfeel does the trick, but fails to wow...it simply strikes a balance between carbonation and buttery slickness.

Take your time with it. Rabbid Rabbit's complexities aren't apparent on the first several sips. Neither is the 9% alcohol. I would've guessed 6% at most. Tons of depth to be discovered, obviously. I also like how it's not insanely hoppy, as one might expect from this brewery (not that there's anything wrong with that). With Robert the Bruce, Gorch Fock and now this bad-ass Rabbit, Three Floyds are proving they're not just a one-trick hops-pony.

Metalmonk, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of Biggness
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%

This beer pours a cloudy amber with a 2 fingered head and lacing. The smell is nice and sweet with a very pleasant malt base to it. This is proabbly the best commercial saison I have tried, very nice balance between the sweetness, the malt and the spices, really a lovely tasting beer. The mouthfeel was nice, the carbonation level seem appropriate and this is a very drinkable brew and I wish I had some more!

Biggness, Sep 29, 2008
Photo of katan
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

22 oz bomber - undated

A - Pours a dark thick golden to golden brown color. Very thick looking - haze all the way. Not much head retention on the beer, and carbonation is not obvious.

S - A light sweet flavor dominated by the wild yeasts. Very spicy.

T - Starts out with some sweet malty notes. Has some yeasty overtones throughout the mid-finish. Overtly sour. Certainly has the wild cultures growing inside of it. Finishes very tart.

M - Thick and creamy - full of body. No carbonation present - little bite.

D - Moderately drinkable. The sour notes are especially potent that begins to wear. Also the higher ABV is noticeable after getting to the bottom of this bomber.

I fear I may have aged this one a little too long - but good nonetheless.

katan, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of number1bum
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%

Pours a deep golden color, pretty hazy and slightly orangeish. Has about one finger of off-white head which goes pretty quickly and leaves little more than a rimjob behind.

Smell is quite nice and complex, with aromas of fruit and fresh cut flowers, yeast and a bit of funk, spice, ginger, herbs, a bit of honey sweetness, and some hay and grass. Love it.

Taste is quite clean and smooth, and consists of many of the same components from the smell. It's quite floral and herbal, with flavors of ginger, some fruit, spice, wildflowers, bit of residual sweetness. It's a soft, coriander spiciness rather than a sharp peppery one. It has a unique funkiness that seems to be a combination of herbs and yeast rather than yeast alone. There is yeast here, but not in abundance. There is just a ton going on here but it all melds together beautifully, and the ginger cleanses the palate after each sip to allow for the next cornucopia of flavor. Amazing.

The ginger lends a very crisp and clean feel to this, it's very smooth. Feels light in the mouth even though it's probably between a medium and full body. Not at all heavy.

This is a fantastic beer. I'd put it right up there with Dupont as one of the top saisons I've had. It's completely different than Saison Dupont, but wonderful in it's uniqueness. Definitely worth a try. If it weren't 9% I could drink it all day. Ahh Three Floyds, you crazy bastards, this one is a home run.

number1bum, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of jeffmonarch
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%

22 FL OZ. bottle in a tuplip glass.

A - Cloudy orange with a thin white head.

S - Really sweet like candy. The bottle says they put rock candy in there and it is very apparent in the smell.

T - Very unique flavor. I don't know if I really like it or not. I know I can't drink a lot of it. It is like drinking rock candy. Weird!

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

D - I'm not a fan. It's too weird.

jeffmonarch, Sep 02, 2008
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours a hazy orange-ish/ yellow color with a light tan head. In the aroma, quite yeasty and fruity. In the taste, yeasty, fruity, and nice ginger presence. A smooth and medium mouthfeel, with a semi dry yeasty, and a small ginger spice in the aftertaste. Very nice yeastiness, and nice with a hint of ginger.

OWSLEY069, Sep 01, 2008
Photo of TasteTester
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.

TasteTester, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of lpayette
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!"

lpayette, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of charlzm
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.

charlzm, Aug 22, 2008
Photo of sholland119
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

sholland119, Aug 17, 2008
Photo of TheMistler
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.

TheMistler, Aug 13, 2008
Photo of daftafne
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.

daftafne, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of julian
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.

julian, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of brewandbbq
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?

brewandbbq, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of Atron67
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.

Atron67, Jun 21, 2008
Photo of brdc
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.

brdc, Jun 21, 2008
Photo of tmitch75
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.

tmitch75, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of ShrLSU
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..

ShrLSU, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of ryrust5301
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.

ryrust5301, Jun 10, 2008
Photo of scruz
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.

scruz, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of Slynger
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.

Slynger, May 13, 2008
Photo of pwoods
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.

pwoods, May 08, 2008
Photo of DrDogbeer
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.

DrDogbeer, May 04, 2008
Photo of younger35
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!

younger35, Apr 08, 2008
Rabbid Rabbit from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.