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Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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85
very good

909 Ratings
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Ratings: 909
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 120
Gots: 85 | 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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gpcollen1

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

Appearance: Poured into a Chimay Goblet - nice 1 inch head that quickly dissipated into virtually nothing. Not a prob lets get to the tasting...

Smell: All I can say is earthy - sweetly earthy - not likened to the Belgian Saisons...

Taste: Definitely a Saison (or is this a Tripel). The Malt and Sweetnedd reminds me of Tripel Karmeliet - and that is a good thing for me...

Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation - but more and more getting a bit sweet and sticky...

Drinkability: I could drink many of these - not as good as what Dupont has to offer but these guys know what they are doing and this is a great american interpretation...

08-07-2006 00:45:23 | More by gpcollen1
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BRoss242

Louisiana

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%

Recieved this beer from brewcrew76 during SS Xmas in July.
Beer poured a hazy reddish orange color leaving a thin film on top which died out quickly.
The aroma was very nice with a good balance of malt, with a heavy dose of citrus, spices, and bread in the nose.
The taste was very balanced having the malt, citrus,spices and yeast mixing together in perfect harmony. Nothing was really taking center stage with this beer.
The mouthfeel was almost dry due to the spices, but was refreshing as well . The citrusiness up front worked well with the spices.
I would definitely like to have more of this beer on hand to share with some of my wife which loves Saisons.

08-04-2006 22:40:19 | More by BRoss242
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

Dark honey haze. Bold, thick, immense cap of whitened whipped creamy foam. Loads of lacing in thickly placed moth-holed sheeting.

Aroma is thick and malty with a moderate, heavy set lemony, melon husky, muskyness with a slight peppery side.

Taste is evenly set within the realm of a slightly spiced melon and lemony whipped soft candy - strapped within a broadened whole wheat tenderness. Nice grab and floating-like snap as it gets creamy smooth and malty with a slight toffee underhanded sweetness. Fills the palate well with long, lengthy flavors that display a whole lot of complex malts. Semi sticky finish with a tiny spicy peppery grassy blend. This one grows on ya, as I seemed somewhat unimpressed up until about half the bomber where it turned for the better and from there it gradually got much better and more interestingly complex and fulfilling.

Feel is thick, creamy, malty smooth with a smartly toned stickyness within a larger set medium body that grows and gains a finely girthed thickness as it goes. Nice rounded finish with malty complexity blended with one really spaced out and placed in time unique spicyness thats of the saison peppery grassy stuff.

Borderline tripel-like in malts and tone with some of my favorite Belgian trips. Very good stuff. Drinkable and sliding open to extreme sessioning; even given its bigger ABV. Which isn't very evident anywhere by the way? Subtle, complexing malt play, both within the flavor and body. Wow, a solid and fun brew from 3F. Who woulda knew? S o l i d .

08-03-2006 02:18:30 | More by tavernjef
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

This beer poured a peach and strawberry with slight brown highlights. The head consisted of a creamy white film.

Smells of caramel and powdered sugar with a bit of red licorice and nectarines. This is just ridiculously sweet. Considering the style, I’m a bit confused.

Tastes of a light sweet bread dough with a caramel and powdered sugar. There’s thankfully a dry spicy yeast and some lemon rind that balances things out a bit. In the finish, the lemon fades towards a more potently dry grapefruit.

The mouth feel is light and smooth but dense with a tingly carbonation.

Not bad. I mixed up the yeast on the bottom and added it to my glass and that managed to balance out the sweetness. With that done, this beer becomes less sweet and considerably more drinkable.

08-02-2006 15:41:19 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.13/5  rDev -17%

Poured this 22 oz. into a Duvel glass. Very little head developed. Body was a cloudy orange/butterscotch color. Several constant, tiny beads appeared.

Smelled of citrus/herbs/hops. A little sour but not funky.

Tasted a bit sour too. Hard sweet candy. chamomile. Well hidden alcohol.

Mouthfilling, yet not much effervescence for a saison.

Drinkability was higher than you would guess for a 9% beer. However, I expected more. Not very complex or rewarding.

"It's Not Normal","It's Not Great" either.

07-29-2006 22:55:40 | More by Cresant
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

2.38/5  rDev -36.9%

Rabbid Rabbit has a modest head and a deep golden color that strikes me as a bit on the dark side. The smells are faint but spicy and fresh. This is a deeply tangy and rather spicy beer, though I can't really pick out identifiable spice tastes. Not very much in the way of earthy or yeasty qualities here, but this is none the less a complex beer. Mouthfeel is kinda thick and syrupy, but doesn't hurt drinkability much as it seems to kind of blunt the spices. Highly carbed this might be a bit harsh. Drinkability is dangerous for a beer of this ABV. Not the faintest hint of booze. It definately had me assed. I don't know much about Saison, but I know I really liked this beer, and found myself wishing it had less alcohol so I could drink more of it.

07-24-2006 05:23:37 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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danielocean03

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured a reddish orange from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass, slightly hazy, left a short-lived half finger white head that fell away to a light white lacing. Aroma is sweet and spicy, slightly bready like a belgian, light hop aroma present along with lighter herbal notes filling out the nose. Taste is sweet and herbally spicy, light breadiness in the aftertaste, well balanced hops and malt. Complex flavors,citrus orange notes accompanied with honey and coriander. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate levels of carbonation, finished clean and smooth leaving an herbal aftertaste. Drinkability pretty good considering the well hidden 9% abv that easily sneaks up on you if you're not expecting it. Overall another solid offering from the masters at Three Floyd's, but far from my favorite beer I know they're capable of.

07-23-2006 22:24:38 | More by danielocean03
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mynie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Purchased at Eagle River Liquor in Fulton, Illnois: The best beer store no one shops at.

Dark red orange with a small white head. Nothing special, but pretty enough.

Purchased at Eagle River Liquor in Fulton, Illnois: The best beer store no one shops at.

Smells of harsh white pepper and big, spicy yeast. Mellow and complex and just really good.

Doesn't taste as good. The spice starts things out, but it's subdued. White pepper, almost exclusively, leading in to a fruity banana middle and a slightly sour yeast end. Good, but nothing special, for the style.

A good beer. I guess I expect a bit more from the Three Floyds, but still worthwhile.

07-23-2006 04:13:54 | More by mynie
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Zorro

California

4.43/5  rDev +17.5%

This bottle is sampled due to the efforts of tsmthrs and Christmas in July Secret Santa BIF 2006.

In the glass I behold a clear apricot to amber colored beer with an understated head. The color is very much like a good expensive cask scotch.

Smell is sweet and very fruity to the nose. Spiced plums and some honey and apricot aromas. Spicy scent is partially from the alcohol (Black Pepper) and more from the hops and yeast. Malt aroma comes through as mostly honeysuckle without any detectable grain. Hops are spicy and herbal here. An aromatic beer for sure, mostly this is spicy plums to my nose.

Taste is dry and spicy and woody in the first sip. Very dry in the mouth he flavors of vanilla and cinnamon are the first things I tasted. Hard to pin down herbal flavors abound here I am getting the flavor of cured tobacco in this. Fruit flavor is mild but present, plum and a bit of melon, peach and apricot. Hops are mild here and perfectly balanced to the sweetness level. Tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is good.

Definitely a tasty beer that I can't tell is 9% from the taste. I don't think this is quite as drinkable as Hennepin is but this is quite close. If this was a bit drier it could make a 5 in drinkability.

07-22-2006 01:01:58 | More by Zorro
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meathookjones

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

Cloudy dark orange body with a white fluffy head that clings to the glass as it drops. Nice floral hops in the aroma with funky yeast notes. Some fruits, mainly orange come out the more this warmed. Flavor starts off with some fruit sweetness with yeast and bready malts. Very light spiciness and fruity finish. Pretty thick for the style but smooth and easy enough going down. Definitely not among my favorite of the style but it was solid.

07-21-2006 15:40:59 | More by meathookjones
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shivtim

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

Much thanks to aforbes10.
It's a hazy gold, with tons of bubbles and a very small white head. Maintains great lacing. Nose is very yeasty and a bit spicy. Taste is a nice spicy mix of coriander and orange oil. The coriander lingers around for a nice sharp finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. The spice is very one-noted, but nicely balanced by the orange. Mouthfeel is creamy and super carbonated. Drinkability is good, it's an interesting brew.

07-21-2006 04:57:45 | More by shivtim
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aforbes10

Iowa

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

this bottle cost me almost $11 in town and i bought it because i really wanted to give it a try...and i liked it fine but its not worth that much money at all.

orange, kind of cloudy with a white head that disappears quickly. smells sour and spicy with some ethanol. Taste is orange rind and coriander in a big smash. Orange is very strong, so is the spiciness. Gets spicer as you drink more, which makes it interesting but not particulaly palatable. I dont think this beer should get the flack it gets for not being "crazy" enough or fitting into the 3 Floyd's lineup, i mean, it's certainly "not normal," and its tastes very different from other Saison's i've had without totally diverging from the style. Im not going to buy it again, mainly because of the price, but i'll remember it.

07-20-2006 13:23:25 | More by aforbes10
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Gaisgeil

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

I really wasn't sure what to make of this one. After having had many FFF brews I knew it wouldn't fit into a clean mold and that proved to be the case here as well. Pours a deep orange/gold in color, slightly hazy with a loose white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Nose is a little grassy, herbal even but also quite sweet, something in the scent reminded me of honey. Taste is an interesting blend of Belgian and aggressive American style flavors. Lots of sticky sweetness provided by the candy sugar, combined with some slight funk and herbal notes. Quite complex. Mouthfeel is fairly oily especially as it warmed. This is the strangest saison I've ever tried.

Slàinte!

07-20-2006 09:29:30 | More by Gaisgeil
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

22 oz bottle. Pours a solid peachy color with just a light broken film over top. Clarity is very good and just a few stray bubbles are making their way to the surface of the brew. There is not as much carbonation or head as I expected to see on this one. The first big inhale brings solid sweetness, both from pilsner malt and the candied sugar, with orangey zestyness and a ,ild chamomile spiceyness rounding it out. The first sip brings good sweet candied chamomile, with a light banana and orange background. None of the flavors are very strong, and everything blends well. I've had this one off tap a while back, and I recall the chamomile really popping and making this beer shine. It is taking a back seat now. The finish is a Mouthfeel is moderate with a pretty weak carbonation. I really would like to see this one with a nice effervescenceto make it feel more light. Overall, this one is tasty and overall a nice drink. As it is warming, the chamomile is starting to pop a little more, fiving it a nice spicey, almost light cinnamon and graham character. I know there is variation in batches, but this one just seems different from what I remember it being. This one is a monster at 9%, so it is a really drinkable brew for the punch it has. Its not necessarily what I look for in a saison, but this is 3F's...It's not normal.

07-18-2006 01:09:21 | More by kmpitz2
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expatsteve

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%

Appearance: Golden end of orange, with a slightly cloudy finish - catches the light fantastically nonetheless. A brief head, but dissipates to light, sticky lacing. Low visibility and medium viscosity.

Aroma: Orange and lime oils, brief lemongrass and coriander notes. Chamomile provides a grainy finish.

Taste: Sugary without being sweet - the rock candy only emerged as it warmed. Honey and mild raisins, with a pleasant clove and anise finish. The alcohol is totally masked, and the overall taste is awesome. Not necessarily what you think of with a saison, but I think the clue is in the label, which also describes the beer as a Belgian Golden Ale - as a representative of that style, this is quite a brew. Nice yeasty aftertaste balances out the fruity sweetness on the front palate.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation provides for a smooth finish. Thick, and hints at times at syrup, but is never oppressive in that regard.

Drinkability: Crisp, balanced flavor is awesome and infinitely drinkable, though the alcohol militates against drinking too much. The price probably means I won't return to this for a while - at $10, this is more expensive than many Belgian counterparts and twice the price of Ommegang's Hennepin. Nonetheless, a great golden ale that will please fans of Belgians and of FFF.

07-17-2006 01:15:21 | More by expatsteve
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shbobdb

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

A nice, drinkable summer brew.

It pours a nice hazy golden straw with a head whose existence is all too brief. The smell is, whoa, corriander. Corriander, corriander, corriander, with a twinge of citrusy hops in there, just for varity.

I've got to say that I normally intensly dislike corriander in my beer, but here is works. I really think that the play off of the citrusy hops is what does it. The two battle it out. Now, the bottle is misleading, see, I figured the green rabbit was the hops and the gnome was the corriander . . . but that isn't the case, nonono, not at all. It's the reverse. Strange iconography, but true.

As always, FFF doesn't disapoint. If I were to nitpick, I'd say that the yeast isn't doing enough in this brew. Most of the spices seem to have been added to the brewkettle rather than released from those little buggers. Not exatically what I exepct from a saison, but that's all right. FFF rarely delivers what is expected.

A good brew.

07-15-2006 19:20:46 | More by shbobdb
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Blakaeris

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%

Pours cloudy apricot with a thick off white head that dissipates into a thin ring.

Smell is sweet malt, bready and spicy. Hops add nice fruit aroma, peach and orange are in the forefront.

Taste is similiar to the nose. Sweet and spicy. Pepper, corriander, and nutmeg. Balance is brought by the juicy citrus fruit blast and the very nice yeasty bread flavor. Finish has moderate hop bite and lingering spices with slight alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slight oily residue.

A very drinkable brew. I enjoy the hop aggressiveness for the style. A little sweeter and fruitier than expected for the style.

07-07-2006 01:21:30 | More by Blakaeris
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Three Floy'ds Rabbid Rabbit pours a mostly clear golden-orange-amber body beneath a short head of creamy white foam that holds fairly well. The final pour of the bottle will, however, bring it quite hazy with yeast. It's a very nice appearance, but unfortunately the lacing is just average.

Delicate spice and rich, doughy malt combine in the nose leaving it perfumey and floral. Hops are leafy and herbal in the background... or is the herbal character from the chamomile? The alcohol sneaks through a little bit; and there's a touch of a plastic-like phenolic that carries through into the flavor as well (high fermentation temperature).

It's full and creamy in the mouth - surprising at 9% abv! The carbonation is low for the style, but that adds to the fullness in the mouth, and that's not necessarily a bad thing either.

Malt dominates the flavor profile... doughy and gently candyish. It's rich and round and just subtly toasty and mildly caramel-tinged. Light herbal and floral spiciness rounds it out, and then floats about the mouth in the finish. Some delicate phenolics lend a hand to it's candy character. Bitterness is kept at a minimum for the style, and this is a malt-monster compared to most of the saisons coming out of Belgium and France. It lacks a bit of complexity and dryness, and perhaps even balance. Still, it's quite enjoyable as it is, and surprisingly drinkable. It's just not what I think of when I think of Saison.

07-06-2006 20:42:31 | More by NeroFiddled
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ski271

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%

Cloudy peach-tinted amber with a very small, white, foamy head. Smells of wheat with some mild yeast and a touch of piney hops. Citrus, white wine, apricot and a solid alcohol presence. The taste is rather sweet up front. Clove, pine, apricot, peach. A little more hoppy than I’m used to getting from a saison. It has a medium body, mildly astringent, light syrupy texture. An odd one for sure. Not my favorite saison by any means, but one that’s worth trying. Big thanks to hero27 for the chance to try this one.

07-05-2006 19:56:21 | More by ski271
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EvilKeith

Alabama

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured a hazy, apple juice color with a short-lived off-white head of large bubbles. Head faded to a wispy cap, lace was initially thick and sticky.

Smell was sugary sweet malt, tropical fruity pineapple, peppery hops, spice, and faint alcohol.

Taste was tart, a mix of spices, citrusy orange zest, piney hops, and alcohol.

Moderate carbonation. Somewhat slick, yet crisp mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

Overall, I enjoyed this. I will try on tap at a later date.

07-04-2006 18:15:24 | More by EvilKeith
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours a rich, clear copper color with 1/2 inch of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has a rich bready smell that is rather vinous with a light gingery spice. I also detect somewhat of a funky, tangy aroma. The taste also carries a light spice and a nice malty backbone, mildy sweet of bread and citrus. The finish has a hint of sourness and just a small touch of a DMS like flavor. Not bad, interesting, very different than what I expect from a Saison. The mouthfeel was light with moderate carbonation present. Unique in flavor, I wasn't overly impressed by this brew, but I still found it to be an easy drinker. I didn't notice until after I was almost finished that it's actually 9% ABV, so perhaps I should have shared this bottle? Give it a try if you get a chance...

06-30-2006 05:08:20 | More by bennetj17
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MeLikeBeer

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Had this on tap at the 3F brewpub...came to me served in a goblet.

Appearance is a deep orange color, infused with glimmers of yellow. Medium, hazy head with high levels of carbonation.

Smells are enticing, to say the least...aromas of spices- cinnamon (?), fruits and caramels with just a hint of hops.

On my first taste, I also think it's going to be too sweet...but the fruitiness subsides and gives way to a wonderful bitter malt finish. There are just enough hop flavors to keep me drinking, and some nice citrus flavors mixed in. Medium body and refreshing taste.

Soooo surprisingly smooth. And warming. High ABV on this one, and it's sneaky. I like it.

06-23-2006 17:10:21 | More by MeLikeBeer
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

I tried this on tap at the Three Floyds brewpub. The beer was served in a goblet, with a huge foamy head on top. The beer itself was hazy golden colored, murky looking like oerbier.

The smell was kind of funky in a good way, and included the 3F aroma of hops. The taste was not so hoppy, more biting and maybe just a little bitter. Pretty smooth but not as grassy or bubblegummy as Belgian saisons I've tried. But a pretty good saison.

06-20-2006 22:46:42 | More by TurdFurgison
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -19.6%

Bottle from Robertdoesbeer: Poured a slightly dark yellow color ale with a medium bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of spices is interesting with some subtle (for 3F anyway) citrus hops. Taste is a bit puzzling with a nice mix between some sweet malt and great spice mix. The end is a bit too dry and a tad too hoppy for my own taste. Body is way too thin for the style and way too filtered IMO. Even though it is an interesting beer, there is no way that this is close to the farmhouse Saison style being brewed in Belgium.

06-19-2006 19:23:12 | More by Phyl21ca
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carln26

Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

This beer poured a bright amber color. It's topped by a thin off white head, and has just a bit of sediment that settles quickly into the glass. The smell has a nice yeast quality. Bread dough, a bubblegum quality, a little green apple, and mild spice. The flavor has an almost candy quality. The bubblegum character is back, the apple reminds me of a Jolly Rancher. Spice comes through pretty quickly. There is some white pepper, a little cardamom, and a touch of citrus orange. It’s fascinating to drink a beer from 3 Floyds that doesn’t have an assertive hop character. The mouth feel is slightly sticky with just a bit of heat. Nice beer, not great, but it’s fun to have something different from 3Floyds.

06-16-2006 22:39:26 | More by carln26
Rabbid Rabbit from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 909 ratings.