Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 125
Gots: 89 | FT: 4
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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002)
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Photo of DavidEddie
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!

Photo of francisweizen
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.

Photo of ArrogantB
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.

Photo of TheBierBand
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.

Photo of Halcyondays
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.

Photo of IPAcraig
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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
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.

Photo of shroompod
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.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
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.

Photo of bluejacket74
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.

Photo of brentk56
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

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was a cloudy apricot in color with some particulates. very complex aroma, dessert-like. flowery honey, pecan pie (this is what came to mind), along with what some of us thought was cinnamon, cloves, nuts, and citrus. i know i'm saying cinnamon, but this is the only conclusion we could all agree on even though none of us have ever smelled cinnamon in a beer. upon checking the label afterwards i discovered that it was chamonile and rock candy. moderately sweet taste balanced out by a bit of tartness and bitterness. medium to full in body. drinkability suffers a bit due to the high abv. this would be great with any dessert, or with pancakes at breakfast.

Photo of ndekke39
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 22 oz. bomber with my good friend, kboett77. Poured into an ale glass.

A: Slightly hazy honey-gold with a thin, white head. Not a lot of head retention.

S & T: Wow! What's here? Grass, cinnamon, orange, cherries. Sugar cookies with frosting, yeast, apricot, chamomile. So many things going on! It took us a while to piece all these things out. Great character, travels well.

M: Bright, continuous fizz in the mouthfeel. Complements the exciting flavors and aromas well.

D: What an interesting brew. Not sure if this is strictly a Saison, but it's still great to drink. I suggest taking some time with it, and enjoying it with a friend or two, so you can compare all the things you get in here. Will definitely return to this one!

Photo of Duster72
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear light amber with minimal head and minimal lacing. Aroma is mulling spices and sweet malts. Taste is somewhere between a hot cider and a strong ale, with lots of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and sugary sweetness. Enjoyable beer, but sweetness makes it slightly sticky in the mouth. Overall, one full pint was enough for my session, but I could see drinking it again. Would rather have it on a nice autumn day than in the spring, but that's just my preference.

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange with some head. Pleasant citrus and cinammon and corriander aroma, and taste. If there were gradients in the important taste rating, it would be higher than a 3.5 average rating. Not very complex, still pleasant, refreshing and quite drinkable. Thanks Crushinator,A good saison in many ways, however I have had bolder and more varied taste and aromas saisons, what a great style.

Photo of Grundle20
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
The beer pours a glowing golden color. There isn't much head to note and the only head I managed to get from the beer was kind of a creeper which I suspect is from the agitator in my glass. With no head there isn't any lacing to note.

Smell:
Warm with a lot of mulling spice character which to my knowledge is cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I'd call it a combination of cinnamon toast crunch, banana bread, and cider. Very warm, full, and pleasant for the most part although I don't think I would call it very indicative of the style. Maybe an American saison designation is in order.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
I feel like I just took a big bite of banana bread. The beer is smooth and a touch slick. There really isn't a whole lot of tart earthiness to the beer. Spices really dominate this beer with only a snap of sweet apple bitterness in the end of the drink. The finish is bready with a parallel of cinnamon which carries in to the aftertaste.

Drinkability:
At 9% ABV I'd say this beer hides it better than any beer I've ever had of this strength. This would be an amazing fall and winter beer but it still drinks pretty easy on a sunny July day.

Bottom Line:
A far cry from a saison in terms of roots but this is a solid beer that certainly has the FFF touch to it. If I could review it as an American saison or something to that effect it would have done better but it's not really fair to pit this against Saison Dupont and call it a true stab at the style.

Photo of Osiris9588
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber capped and graced by a giant mutant rabbit. Pours a cloudy, dim gold color with an abundant amount of sediment lilting around in there. The head is quite forceful initially, almost as if it had be corked. It eventually forms into a stiff cappuccino dome, but recedes surprisingly quickly.

The smell is warm and dry, dominated by yeast, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg--not exactly what I would expect from a Saison. The flavor also goes against the norm, those spices up front, along with a hint of cocoa, followed by a flare of sugary candy, a touch of dark fruit, a nip of orange peel, and loads of malt. A little clove also asserts itself at the end, and the alcohol is well under control.

It's light-bodied and not quite as complex as I was hoping. It's interesting on the tongue, but the ride is pretty short-lived. It's drinkable, though gets a little sappy on the tongue and lips after about a pint's worth.

This beer goes against the expectations of the style, and I don't think that is a bad thing--the label screams twice "It's not normal." And it isn't. It's a different, satisfying take on Saison.

Photo of oakbluff
2.78/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Fisherman34- big kudos to Kris for sharing this rare bottle of FFF!! I had high expectations for this brew, but it didn’t quite live up to them. Aroma- was earthy spices and cinnamon. Poured out a foggy orange, with no head or lacing to speak of. First time I’ve seen that with a saison style beer. Taste was like a big old bowl of cinammon toast crunch- very bready, toasty and extra helpings of cinammon and sugar. Mouthfeel was pretty thick and carbonation was medium to low- not in style. The finish of the beer was more dry than sweet , and I picked up some booziness on the finish. Not my thing, but an interesting take on the style. Thanks again for the share Fisherman34!

Photo of akorsak
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bottle purchased on the trip to Dark Lord Day.

A: The ale is a brilliant golden orange color, crystal clear with no hint of the bottle-conditioning that is advertised on the bottle. The head was maybe 1/2 a finger and did not retain for any period of time.

S: The nose is full of darker candi sugars, giving it an intensely sweet dry nose that has some fruit elements.

T: Ginger is a dominant flavor, providing a slightly spicy sweetness that segues quickly into a candi sugar sweetness. The sugars are dark, providing a fuller flavor that that is more in place in a BSPA. The flavor is not saison, lacking a funky barnyard flavor or sour tartness, so don't pick it up expecting a farmhouse ale.

M: The mouthfeel is sweet, full of candied sugars. This is a good nightcap with its full flavor.

D: One bomber is enough. The sugars are intensely sweet and filling. If you are looking for saison, this is not it. Go to this one for a full body Belgian ale that'll knock you out.

Photo of Daehpoh
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slow pour from bomber into a pint glass. Hazy, light orange color with minimal subsiding head. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Smells like cinnamon raisin bread. Some nutmeg and slight citrus hop aromas. Tastes very much like it smells. Starts with candied sweetness, some raisin and fig flavors. Finishes with a little spicy hop bitterness. This has many similarities to a winter warmer, but without the dark roasted malts. It's kind of like a summer warmer. Packed full of flavor, but maintains a light, dry feel. An interesting sweet, spicy brew that's easy to drink, but the alcohol will sneak up on you. RR would certainly be enjoyable for fans of this flavor profile.

Photo of bjohnson
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy dark orangey almost amber color with a thin one finger off white colored head. The head dissipates rather quickly leaving a rim around the edge and a thin scruff on top. A bit dark for a saison style in my opinion. A plethora of fruits with orange, mango, banana, apples, berries, and slight pineapple. Fruit is sweet, but not overly abundant. Spicy with nutmeg notes. A very different saison.

Much different flavor then aroma. Almost like a hybrid Christmas ale with subtle pumpkin notes and spices including nutmeg and slight coriander. Sweet malt notes with touches of sweet fresh right out of the oven bread notes. Flavors are really built around the spiciness and floral aspects. Nutmeg plays the biggest role. Smooth though spicy mouthfeel that leads to a softness in the finish. High abv goes unnoticed on the palate with the spices lending to the smoothness. Drinkable, but not one I'd go out of my way to get more then once. You have to be in the mood for the rabbid rabbit.

Photo of tpd975
4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Props to my brother for bringing me this great beer to Florida.

Pours a golden cloudy yellow orange with nice head that quickly disappears.

Smell is of Wedding Cake, Cinnamon, and Chai Tea.

Taste starts off very sweet and finishes with the taste of ginger and cinnamon. There is no taste of alcohol despite the 9% ABV. I could drink two easily.

Mouthfeel is medium to thin

Drinkability is great the bomber was gone before I knew it.

Overall its a great brew. I think it falls more in the line of a fall beer as opposed to summer. I could see myself drinking this along side pumpkin beers in October/November. Its not your typical Saison, but is wonderful nonetheless. The sweet spiceyness of the beer would make it a wonderful way to finish off any meal. It's my new dessert in a bottle.

Photo of xav33
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit Saison
750 ml bottle
Moderate pour in a tulip glass
Recent brewing, enjoyed 06/07

Poured a clear amber with a moderate fizzy white mostly diminishing head.

Smelt of moderate caramel, white cake and apricot, banana bread, and honey.

Taste was upfront sweet and bitter spice cake, with moderate sweet apricot and candi sugar followed by a strong bittersweet spice cake and candi sugar on a long spicy finish.

Palate was medium bodied, creamy, lively but softly carbonated, and lightly astringent.

Overall, the flavor here is amazing. It definitely reminds me of a spice cake with citrus rinds. Lots of candi sugar (I think). Reminds me of honey in a way too. Very nice complex malty American take on a saison. Very different from the traditional Belgian style though.

Photo of budsboy
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pale hazy yellow with a sticky white head.

Sugary-spicy smell, toffee, chamomile is evident, hints of alcohol.

Very sweet in the mouth. Holy cow. Chamomile is there in spades, especially the dry finish. Otherwise, syrupy toffee and lemon and a splash of alcohol.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth. I think 3F is the king of mouthfeel.

A unique saison. Comfortable enough beer, too sweet for me (and for the style, really). One will suffice. I'm not likely to have this beer again, hence the low drinkability score. I'm a bit disappointed, but 3F is better at hoppy than subtle anyway.

Photo of crwills
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasting at biegaman's place with grub, viggo, lexx, blankboy (RB), and tupalev (RB). I didn't write down who brought what, unfortunately, so thanks everyone!

Not a huge fan of this one, although it looked nice: foggy golden colour with a decent white head that stuck around a bit. Aroma is powerfully floral, and might be complex although I had trouble discerning anything specific. Flavour had ginger notes to it that I didn't like at all (note: I am anti-ginger). Not funky at all, but instead planty or floral, almost perfumy.

Saisons seem to be very hit-or-miss for me.

Rabbid Rabbit from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.