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Rabbid Rabbit - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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85
very good

961 Ratings
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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.

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Photo of kenito799
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a chalice.

Many thanks to Tizzod, Midwestern beer guide...

Drank this with pork-bacon burgers with camembert and gorgonzola, specifically designed to pair with a saison.

This brew pours an orangey amber raising a small quickly receding head. Active carbonation is apparent. The aroma is stunning, delicious and unique; the chamomile scent, if that is what it is, is fruity and herbal, with some cinnamon and nutmeg in there, and sweet candi sugar malt as well...just a hint of band-aid. This is one of those empty bottles you keep wanting to smell.

The taste really follows through and is consistent with the expectations raised by the nose. A balanced sweetness, herbal tang, totally delicious and very successful effort at the elusive saison style. Thoroughly impressive!

Photo of mdm46410
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. Pours a lightly hazy golden color with a small foamy quickly diminishing head. Aromas of very sweet malts. Taste is hard to pinpoint. Taste is a bit sweet, but not fruity. Nice spicy bite on your tounge with a very smooth, quick finish. Good amount of carbonation. I am not that familiar with this style, so it is hard to be critical. Not bad, but not something I would go out of my way to find again.

Photo of biegaman
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mad thanks to Grub for sharing this one at the first annual Summer Saison tasting!
Pours a clouded orange colour. An outside trim of white airy bubbles. The aroma is delicious with a crisp and distinct gingerbread cookie like smell. Notes of other spices - the chamomile, cinnamon, and clove. All the spice is eminent and abundant. There's also some malt back there in the distance. The flavour is also incredibly distinct. Balanced. I cannot believe this was 9%. No indication of that! The most mellowed of hops but an abundance of malt that keeps everything in check. This is an incredible harmony of malt and hops and spices. It was notably unique for the saison style and another fantastic beer from Three Floyds. I really, really liked it.

Photo of grub
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

group tasting may 26/07 with biegaman, Viggo, Lexx, crwills, blankboy@RB, tupalev@RB, and me (grub). everybody threw something into the mix and we had a great lineup of beer. i contributed this one, purchased at the brewery on dark lord day.

22oz bottle.

pours slightly hazy amber colour with a small dense white head. drops quick and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is nuts. a giant gingerbread cookie, dusted with a bit of icing sugar. bit of honey sweetness and molasses.

taste is great. like drinking a gingerbread cookie covered in icing sugar. hint of alcohol. big bready malt.

mouthfeel is great. medium carbonation level. nice big body.

drinkability is good. balanced and enjoyable. this one definitely leans over to the spiced side of saisons and away from the funky side. a solid and enjoyable beer.

Photo of Mdog
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy gold, little head.

Smell: Reminds me of a hefeweizen, clove aroma, other spices.

Taste: Tastes like sweeter-than-normal pumpkin pie. As it warms up the cinnamon shows up more but still pumpkin-y.

Drinkability: An interesting beer but a little strong and filling.

Another beer brought back from Milwaukee. I had no idea what to expect. This is a pretty interesting beer but different than the other 3 Floyds beers I've had. Maybe something to try again in the fall due to the pumpkin flavors.

Photo of kosmoraios
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice saison! A treat on this rainy evening.

Pours a bright, murky golden color with a nice fluffy white head.

Aroma is immediately of cinnamon and nutmeg, maybe a bit of cardamom. Perhaps some banana in the nose as well.

Taste is very spice-heavy. To me, that's what a saison is, though. Heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg, with a creamy texture. Very pumpkin-pie-ish, as the last reviewer noted. As the glass warmed, the spices became more evident, especially the cardamom. Some wheat flavor underneath.

Mouthfeel is phenolically oily, perhaps even creamy. Again the creamy pie comes to mind. Spicy on the tongue.

A drinkable ale, I had no problem getting a 650ml bottle down, but I switched to IPA afterward. I couldn't have more than one bottle at a time.

Photo of jaxon53
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Maggett for this bottle.

Poured a copper amber color. About one finger of bright white bubbley head formed, and almost instantly dissapeared into a thin white layer on top of the beer. Smell: strong clove like aroma, hints of brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, and maybe nutmeg. A rather strong aroma Taste: tastes like a warm pumpkin pie. More cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, and sweet candy sugar. Didn't notice the chamomile. A very sweet drink, almost too sweet. Mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side but definitely had a good flavor. Not too bad of a brew. Pretty drinkable actually. A little strange. It's definitely not normal.

Photo of quasimoto
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice amber color and is really hazy. The head is nice and fluffy. It is about 3/4 head and leaves some lace. Now here comes the weird part, the aromas. It is a strong fruity smell. I get a lot of soft fruits in there, but nothing citrusy or sharp. There are hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and the dead on smell of fresh plain yogurt. The yogurt aroma is exceedingly overpowering to all other flavors. The chamomile is no where to be found. The aromas transfer to the taste but the yogurt seems to leave and turn into cinnamon and nutmeg. There is very little to no malt character, but the woody chamomile flavor comes out as it warms. The mouthfeel is rather full for the style guides, but then again farmhouse ales, are very subjective. It is a very drinkable beer. And something rather new.

Photo of TexIndy
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BeerBeing for this one thru a trade. Poured from a 22oz bomber with no dating info into a tulip glass. It was a golden orangish color that was slightly opaque with a visible alcohol shimmer. It has about a finger of head that quickly went away. The smell was herbal and fruity with a definite alcohol presence. It didn't really smell like the typical saison but nothing FFF's does fits the normal definition (which I'm finding is not a good thing). The taste was really sweet with a kick at the end. ABV also shows in the taste. Much more so than other saisons that I've enjoyed. Overall, it's a good one but a poor saison. This is the 5th FFF's that I've had and I find that I like them to a moderate level as a beer but find they don't match the styles very well. Now that's fine since I don't believe you have to rigidly follow a style guide but it makes it tough to figure their beers out. For example, saison is one of my favorite styles but I wouldn't recommend this a saison. It's more like a Belgian Strong ale (3.5, RB, T, O)

Photo of joe1510
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber
$5.99
Big Red Bloomington

1yr. old bottle

Rabbid Rabbit pours much darker than most saisons I've encountered in the past. Pours a very slightly hazed light copper. Some carbonation was lost on the cellering. A half finger white head formed on the pour that quickly faded to a small island of head and some buildup along the glass. Looks good but different from all other saisons.

The aroma is a big punch of sugary sweetness. That sticky smelling sugary sweetness. Caramel and mild whiffs of green apples come through now and then. Again, not much like a saison.

Good flavor. Somewhat sweet but not as much as the smell led me to believe. Mild caramel along with a touch of the green apple skins. Nice alcohol spiciness along with a mild hop bite.

Mouthfeel isn't near as sticky sweet as I anticipated. Still slightly sticky none the less though. Coats the mouth and leaves a pleasant tingle on the tongue. Finishes dry.

This is an easy drinker for the high abv. 1 bomber will be enough though.

My least favorite from Three Floyds so far. I love all their beers I've had in the past but this one just doesn't do much for me. Maybe next time I sample Rabbid Rabbit it will be a fresh bottle instead of a cellered one. Still solid but much different than my favorite saisons.

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

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a foamy one finger head. Retention was on the short side. Very light coat of lace.

Smell: Smells very citrusy and sweet. It has aromas of orange, mango, and maybe even a hint of a banana. It also has a very sugary smell (much like candy). Sugars seem to override any other aromas that might be present. This is a very sweet smelling brew.

Taste: Sugary sweet taste predominates throughout. Mango and banana flavors are there. Candy-like taste really develops into a blast of sweetness. It has a slightly spicy spike to it. A bit of malt is noticeable, as well as hops. But, it's not really that bitter.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's medium bodied and has a slightly syrupy feel. It's relatively easy to drink, but at 9% drinkability is somewhat limited. Overall, it's a pretty good beer. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

$14.99 for a 22 oz bottle at Lone Hill Liquor, Glendora, CA. in March, 2007. Consumed shortly thereafter.

A big big big saison. Big golden-orange honey syrupy look, much too thick to think about working up the energy to build a head. This rabbit sez that carbonation is for wimps!

Aroma is bold thick malts, citrus-honey sweetness, and slight spicy notes. Is this a tripel?

Flavor too is big and rich, lemon and orange and light amount of black pepper. Definite notes of saison-like organics underneath, but they are beaten into submission by the bigger notes in the foreground by this rabbit on HGH.

Thick syrupy mouthfeel and alcohol burn on the back of the throat.

But oddly enough, after all that, it does go down nicely. It's a good thing I love tripels, because this is what I am reminded of with this beer. I like it!

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz Bomber from Riley’s - $10.99. Great label with FFF’s unique art.

The Rabid Rabbit pours into a large snifter slowly with some haze and a pretty, soft peach-copper with a ¼ inch blanket of foam on top. The head reduces to a thin lace quickly but carbonation streams keep small clumps of foam going for the duration of consumption.

The aroma is warm, welcoming and very spiced. Sensations of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, lavender, and pepper. I’m reminded of pumpkin pie. Just a hint of tart lemon juice and a pinch of farmhouse earth pull through reminding me of more traditional saisons.

The first taste is a blend of pale malts, citrus hops, earth and spice. I’m immediately impressed by the comforting quality of the body. All of the spices from the aroma shine through in the flavor but here there is even more. Is that chamomile tea? Damn it, I hope my throat doesn’t swell up (cursed chamomile allergy). Silky yeasts add fruit flavor and a coating feel on the tongue. Bread dough and melon, tangerines, and some booze come through as it warms. Medium to full bodied, decent drinkability.

Two expensive to drink more then once a year but good.

Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a white, thick head that selltes down to a film and leaves decent lace on the glass. Hazy, orangeish yellow color that is a little darker than other examples of the style.

S - Musty, citrus aroma with noticeable spicy, phenolic notes. A little bit of sulphur and some yeast smell.

T - Begins with sweet, malty flavors and distinct wheat spiciness. This dominates the flavor until it is replaced by an apropriately lactic and somewhat hoppy finish.

M - A bit thicker than I would like it to be, it coats the mouth and the carbonation doesn't kick in as soon as it should.

D - Not bad, just a bit to sweet to be really drinkable. There are no major flaws in this beer, it fits fairly well into the saison style. However, it has no outstanding features either and it totally lacks the depth of flavor that characterizes a great saison. From other reviews, it sounds like it might be better on tap; I hope it is.

Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. brown bottle picked up at Goldstein's Deli. Appears a lightly cloudy amber color with about two fingers of fluffy off white head. Smell is sweet, fruity and spicy with just a hint of that characteristic musky aroma. Tastes of peppery and spicy yeast, and honey with pleasant flowery notes. Slightly thin bodied with medium carbonation. Not one I would seek out again, especially at the "Three Floyds price" this one commands.

Photo of
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Fairly hazy, glowing orange. Thoughts of Halloween & Jack-o-lanterns came to mind. Modest, off white head. Streaming carbonation.

Sweet & flowery, label talks about rock candy and it does come to mind. Not sure what chamomile smells like, but that is supposed to be in here too. Hint of licorice. Grape. Little bit of Belgian funkiness as it warms.

Flavor is sweet, initially. This fades fast, but is peach and/or apricot in taste. After that, the flavor becomes bitter - floral/herbal - with a loooong aftertaste. Almost astringent. Biscuity/bready flavor in there as well. Licorice & grape floating in there as well. Spicy & peppery as well. Like most saisons, rather complex.

Light in body - effervescent comes to mind, but not bubbly like champagne. Almost like it evaporates in your mouth. Very unique. Low - medium in carbonation. Very dry. ABV kicks in early, my guess was 8+.

OA, I like it. A hoppy/bitter saison. Definately follows the 3F kick in that "It's Not Normal". Of course, saison as a "category" has a pretty wide definition anyway. Enjoy!

Photo of Alkey
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into my glass a cloudy gold and peach color with a small white head that didn't leave but a few specks of lace. The smell has a great complexity to it with some sweet fruit and cinnamon toast. Taste has a light sweetness to it along with some spice and a bit of alcohol warming as it goes down. The feel is light with a slight tingle of carbonation and is also very drinkable due to the enjoyable flavors and well hidden alcohol. This is probably my first beer in the saison style and it intrigues me to try this one and others like it again.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber. Darker orange/apricot in color. A few chunks of goodness floating around in the glass. Thin white head disappears and leaves a thin layer. The aroma is abundant with fruit, tangerines, other citrus, floral notes, and a bit of sour funkyness going on. Nice malt character, a bit sour and spicy. Finishes with some nice fruit flavors again. Good amount of bitterness, no overkill here. Very interesting combo of flavors. This was very enjoyable.

Photo of Imstillthegman
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Rabbit poured out an orange-amber color with a thin white head. No lacing worth mentioning. Some tiny bits of yeast float around in the liquid.

Aroma consists of spicy yeast, fruity malt, and that funky bit I was looking for. The smell is rather light with this bottle..could be the age as I have had it sitting in the cellar for almost 10 months.

The flavor isn't as fresh as I would have liked either. Yeasty, slightly sour, with an alcohol presence, and just enough sweet malts to give me hope.

Thinner bodied with little carbonation. This one almost seems a bit flat. I may not have a perfect sample here in all fairness. So with that in mind, I might have to give it another try.

Photo of DrJay
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very clear, orange amber beer topped by a thin, slightly off-white head. The foam reduced to a long-lasting ring, leaving behind a bit of lacing. Peppery spice and citrus hit the nose initially, then earthy malts and a bit of farmhouse. A bit crackery with faint alcohol presence. Spicy, funky flavour with some malty, caramel sweetness up front. A bit fruity at the mid, light citrus and grassy hops. The finish had growing dry, bitterness and lingering spicy alcohol. Medium body and carbonation, which was lower than expected. Mild warmth. This is really enjoyable, very tasty and a little different from more classic saisons. Recommended!

Photo of AaronHomoya
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this recently as my brother and I have been fans recently of the saison style.

Pours an amber color with medium carbonation and head. Aroma is not overly powerful, but is of spices, sweet malt and yeasty fruitiness. Taste is spicy, herbal and sweet. You can taste the rock candy a bit and definitely the chamomille. Just a touch of alcohol taste and some fruitiness. Seemed a little too sweet to me, actually. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, but needed more carbonation I think. Pretty drinkable, but too sweet and spicy to want a ton.

Photo of Prufrock
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber into a pilsner.

pours a slightly hazy golden orange with plenty of rising bubbles. smooth layer of creamy white head that leaves thin sheets of lacing.

very sweet aroma. honey, bready malts, and a touch of spiciness. slightly metallic, with a doughy cookie character; gingerbread, sugar, and christmas cookies.

a dramatically rich, smooth saison. tons of sweet cookie character in the flavor, and little hint of the high alcohol. a medium prickly carbonation and a very clean finish. not exactly a stellar example of the style, but it's easily my favorite saison: smooth, drinkable and flavorful, and definitely not normal.

Photo of RedChrome
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A crystal clear light orange colored beer. White quater inch head faded quickly. Lots of very tiny carbonation bubbles slowly rising to the surface. Thin ribbons of lacing.

A very strong yeast aroma. A light fruit blend is present but not strong enough in any one characteristic to name a particular fruit. Interesting overall aroma.

Very sweet first sip had a malt charcter that slowly developed a more yeast flavor. A light fruit aftertaste of white grapes and light apple. Overall, sweetness is tempered by a bitter aftertaste.

Very nice burst if carbonation helps the flavors move on all surfaces. The body clings to the back of the tongue.

A decent offering in the style. Would go well with a light tomato and mozzarella salad as an apertizer. Interesting beer in a style that is underlooked by many brewers. If you get the chance try one yourself.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy deep amber orange body hosts a light tan head that is about an inch deep. Body almost glows. Very sweet wheaty zest on the nose with hints of honey and vanilla. A mouth filling fullness is what you get from the first sip. Syrupy sweetness is all over with a long malty bitter sour feel fading into the end of the palate. The finish an dmouthfeel really are the main down points to this beer I believe. It sells itself a little short with an odd unbalanced ending.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with tons of tiny bubbles raising to the surface crating a snow white heat that melts rather quickly to a minor ring although the bubbles keep rising.
Very light aroma for a Saison...mostly a sweet malt and Belgium yeast smell.
Taste is clean and fresh with Belgium yeasts and tiny fruits with earthy undertones...almost barnyard. Slight vinegar aftertaste. Very peppery=spicy flavor becomes prominent when you swallow and it leaves your mouth.
Not a great Saison, but not bad...very clean and refreshing and palette cleansing when drunk with a meal.
Thank you nflmvp for this trade.

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