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Rabbid Rabbit - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 128
Gots: 91 | FT: 5
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3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002

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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Ratings: 969 | Reviews: 369
Photo of oakbluff
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
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 -6.9%
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
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -9.6%
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
4.57/5  rDev +21.5%
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
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
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
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
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
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Photo of kenito799
4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
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
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
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 +18.4%
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
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
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
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
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
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
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
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
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
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
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 -4.8%
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
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber
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 -6.9%
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
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
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
4.02/5  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 -11.4%
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 -10.9%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.