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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first Spring, we brought you a magical tree full of waving babies… and the Baby Tree has stuck around, we’re happy to say. So for our second Spring, and each Spring since, we’ve made a pale gold, hoppy triple called Fluffy White Rabbits. This is a fun and Springy beer: possibly even our fun-est beer. In Yorkshire, they say “White Rabbits” on the first of the month for luck, and here’s to a lovely warm Springtime for all of us!

The beer is 8.5% abv, with Saaz, Styrian Goldings and Strisselspalt hops added aplenty. Fluffy mouthfeel: yes, really! There’s a faint sweetness with tropical fruit undertones. Fluffy White Rabbits is a very “Pretty Things” take on a Triple.

We use what we think are the finest ingredients around: malts from Weyermann (Germany) and Fawcett (Yorkshire) in this beer.

It’s a fun one, we hope you enjoy it!

Dann has been working on the poem for this beer since springtime of 2009. One day, maybe you’ll come back and find it here. One day.

50 IBU

Added by Franchise on 03-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 187 | Ratings: 631
Photo of beer4colin
4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lions and tigers and bunnies? Oh my !!! OH MY!

I love what pretty things have done. Baby Tree is up at the top oft my all time face raves.

But OMG! Bunnies blows it all away! Please PT, don't make this beauty one and gone!!

On tap at Union Brewhouse, this young lovie pours a Marvy golden haze. Topped with a very atypical UBH head.

The nose is to die for! The fruit, led by bananas, is as clean and fresh as a greengrocer display,

Everything about this is excellent: taste of Belgium trip+++. Mouthfeel is light and airy. Drinkability: YES!!

Sorry for the deviation from my normal format but I LOVE THIS!!!

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Photo of Enriquehopnog
4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was my first Pretty Things brew and it immediately got me hooked. I love this beer so much that I almost pee'd myself when I saw it being carried in the stores by my local package store

Wow I highly recommend trying this beer. It has great taste and great body. I love looking at it in the glass as much as I like drinking it.

This beer got me into more of what these guys brew and so far I am very satified. Everything tastes so fresh

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Photo of timster01801
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hard to believe the ABV is 8.5% with this one. Taste is fruity and a little sweet, but with a niiice hop presence. I'll definitely keep a stock of this in the beer fridge this spring. Give it a try if available...mmmm

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Photo of mindlucent2007
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Tripel pours a hazy, gold into my chalice with beautiful lacing that suggests a good amount of carbonation. There are citrus, peppery aromas that characterize a typical Belgian. This one also has a candy-like smell to it. The taste reveals a complex, well-developed brew here with zesty, citrus, and bready notes. The yeasts run wild. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with medium carbonation. Not heavy at all for a Tripel. The Rabbits are too drinkable as this one got quaffed with the quickness. The Project gets an A+. This is one of the better Belgians I have enjoyed.

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Photo of Sensaray
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, batch 2, into glass. enjoying the artwork and name

pours a nice golden color which i cant see through. the head is white and dissiapates very quickly

berries at first, apples sometimes. also prominently getting that smell of the peaches & pears you can eat in a can. smells so deliciously sweet.

this tastes amazing. bursting with the tripel flavor first and finishes with the hops which linger in a good way. the flavors both linger and i definitely liked to take time in between sips to savor all this flavor. sweet fruit flavor. very great balanced taste. has a buttery smooth mouthfeel with nice carbonation.

put this beside delirium tremens and la fin du monde any day and I'd say it'd be just underneath them. this is very good and being from MA, it's nice to have this brewery close by. I'm gonna need more. maybe a case...

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to rlmartin for this delicious brew.

A - Beautiful brassy-golden hue; sparkling and clear if poured carefully (there is some serious sediment that settles out of this brew.) It has a nice white head, but it is short-lived and there is not a tremendous amount of lace, either.

S - Great leafy hop aroma and the pristine crisp and fresh character that is expected in a fine Tripel. The aroma is somewhat reserved, but it works well in the grand scheme, as it allows the tremendous flavor and body of the brew to shine.

T - The taste is phenomenal. Just everything I want in a Tripel. Very bright flavors and exceptional balance are the hallmark of this brew. The pale malt is pristine, crisp, slightly bready, with mineral-water elements; the hops are very balancing and still flavorful, interesting and sublime. And of course there is the fruity-floral esters imparted by the yeast which are punctuated by a little bit of an alcohol kick. Highly recommendable.

M - Very enhancing; effervescent, crisp, refreshing, lighter-medium-body.

D - I am crazed over this brew. I will crave it daily, from now until I live in a distribution area.

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Photo of jwchestnut
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

beautiful creamy white head on a golden, yellowish body. the nose is all full of clove, spice, over-ripe banana, orange citrus, yellow box-cake, grassy noble hops - really great. the taste follows the nose closely with a lively belgian peppery yeast flavor mixing so well with the candi sugar and all the other flavors that I picked up on in the smell. delightfully sweet and not cloying at all - in fact a little juicy and bright in flavor. really wonderful. a surprisingly full and creamy body that was a little surprising but enjoyable but finished drier the more i drank. overall, this was a real delight. maybe my new favorite from pretty things.

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Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer yesterday and got a Bomber for $5 as part of a sale. This is batch #2 and was bottled on March 2011. I was really looking forward to trying this 16 month aged brew.

A: Appearance is a hazy golden straw color with a tint of orange. Has a bright white 1/2 inch head, which leaves some nice lacing.

S: The smell is bursting with floral aroma, some lemon zest, clove, grassy noble hops, and a hint of honey.

T: Definitely some orange citrus hops at the front, followed by some peppery spice, pear & banana flavor. Finishes with some bready notes and a bit of bitterness.

M: There is moderate carbonation to this medium bodied brew that has complex flavors which makes this a unique but pleasent drinking experience.

O: Overall the aging of this beer really brings out the flavors 10 fold and make this an excellent beer to try. The 8.5 ABV is well hidden behind all the bursting flavors. One of the best fruit type beers Ive had!

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Photo of daledeee
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A 22 oz. bottle

Pours a really bright gold slightly hazy. Good white head and lacing.

Smell is grainy, yeasty and fruity.

Taste is a nice departure from all the IPA's I have been drinking. This one has lots of Belgian hops which I like better right now. Good citrus rind flavor with fruits and spice. A big dose of orange.

Mouth feel is carbonated nicely and alcohol is hidden. This is a well done Tripel. Top two from the US in my opinion. .

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Photo of SHODriver
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with a small white head and minimal retention as it fades to a small pool and a collar around the glass. decent lacing but not spectacular
S: Smells amazing with notes of pale malt, fruity esters, spicy yeast and a bit of grassy and floral hop aroma.
T: sweet malt starts things off followed by some fruitiness, grassy flavors, some spicy yeast a bit of floral hop comes in as well toward the end. swallow is a touch bitter with more floral hop and fruitiness. This beer is phenomenal.
M: soft but noticeable carbonation and a medium feel in the mouth. very smooth and silky
O: This beer is dangerously drinkable and very well made. the flavors and complexity are astounding. if the head production was bigger this beer would be perfect. This is my first beer from Pretty Things and if their other beers are this good it won't be my last.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Cap tape says "Bottled Mar 2010 Spring Time!"

Poured into a Harpoon tulip, formed a 3/4" off-white head above the slightly cloudy golden brew. Head dwindles slowly, with plentiful sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet yet lightly prickly.

Taste starts sweet as expected, but with a pleasant balancing hoppiness on the flipside. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue, and silky smooth, with quite easy drinkability, esp for the abv. Worth the trouble to find. Luckily, I have to expend little effort to get, yay for me!

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Photo of scottfrie
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Portsmouth snifter. Thanks to SneezyAchew for both the beer and the glass. Batch 2 bottled March '11.

A: Pours a glowing light golden with a couple fingers of fuzzy bright white head that receded into a thick film that lasted forever and left streaks of lacing down the glass.
S: Sweet fruity notes of golden fruits, peaches and white grapes along with notes of herbal hops and earthy Belgian yeast and spices. Smells how a good triple should smell.
T: Lots of big spices in this one but the sweet golden fruits balance it out nicely. Yeast is doughy and delicious. Finish is sweet with just the slightest hint of hop bitterness, and the aftertaste is minerally, lemony,and clean.
M: Slick fuzzy mouthfeel with a good amount of viscosity to the body. Carbonation is fluffy and soft.
D: I really enjoyed this one. It was fruity and spicy in all the right places. Thanks again Michael.

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Photo of rdpoint
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Very nice soft translucent yellow, little to no head and dissipates quickly. Small amount of flowties, similar to a Bell's Ale style.

S-Citrus with a hint of apricot smell is about all I could get.

T-Like liquid candy, apricot taste is followed by a dry bitter ending. Like drinking something then having it yanked away, you want more, pretty soon you'll wonder why there's nothing in your glass.

M-A little on the light side but I think thats a good thing, low in carbonation.

O-This beer is awesome, a fruity taste smacks your pallet first, followed by a very dry ending, leaving you wanting more. It would be easy to knock back a lot of these and wonder where the day went.

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Photo of brianjay
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is very cloudy with a dirty gold color and thin lace. A rustic and lively looking brew.

Aroma is also lively: bright fruits and spices and bread aromas most likely brought from the yeast.

Body feel is light, but the carbonation gives a sharp, short kick to the tongue. After it subsides, the taste explodes with candy flavors and hints of chamomile. Finishes with flavor of honey and a slightly dry feel.

Could not guess the alcohol level on this one as it hides in the expressive flavors. Great on a warm spring day.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2
Bottled March 2011

Poured from a 1pt. 6oz bottle into a Chimay challace.

The color is cloudy yellowish/orange with two finger of foamy white head and some lacing left on the glass.

The smell is yeasty with some banana aroma and some grain flavors present in the nose. Sweet and sugary, the nose reminds of banana Now & Laters.

The taste is again yeasty with some grainy flavor that is popping out with the short, first sip I took. There is a buttery like flavor but is held up by some fruity sweetness that drops all else away till there is a slight bitter turn toward the end. There is an almost marsh mellow like flavor in the background of this beer that is intertwined with the sugar flavor.

The feel of this beer is big and fluffy, (if I can steal from the name) there is a loosely open feel to this beer. It is big but it is also inflated with carbonation to make it feel light at times.

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Photo of Walken
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (Bottled: March 2010) (Tasted: 03/28/10)
22 oz. bottle, poured into a cervoise goblet.

Appearance: Hazy golden beer topped by a creamy, eggshell white head composed of tiny, tightly knit bubbles. Perfect retention, solid sheets of lace stick to the sides of the glass.
Odor: Soft, rich pilsner malt in front, yeast throws a spicy aroma reminiscent of coriander. Hops are subdued in the grand scheme of things, but throw a well rounded blanket of aroma in the mix. Classic fresh waxy floral earthy goodness from the saaz, tangerine juice from the amarillo.
Consistency: Wow, this beer has some body to it, or maybe it's just the hop oils. We'll call it medium bodied, how about it? Carbonation keeps this beer in smoothsville, without going overboard.
Flavor: The nose knows. same spread of flavors as expressed in the nose, equal proportion out in front, yeast spice in back. Bitterness holds it's own, without getting in the way of the subtle maltiness, then shines in the finish, which is long, dry and hoppy, leaving a lovely lingering aftertaste of bitter hop resin and orange.

This is a motherfucker of a beer. As far as style goes, it is very fair to call this a tripel, because the hops do not muddle any of the flavors that a great tripel should display. Even if you call this a Belgo-American IPA, it's on point. I'm just going to call it something I will look forward to every Spring.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy pale gold with a good 3 fingers of fluffy white head. Decent head retention, webbed lacing and low carbonation.

N: Pear, lemon zest, clove, wheat bread and grassy noble hops.

T: Wheat bread, candy sugar, some orange juice and perhaps a hint of pineapple upfront. This is followed by notes of caramel, banana, pear and honeydew mid-palate. Finishes with grassy noble hops, lemon zest, dried hay and a persisting clove spiciness.

M: Full bodied, soft, creamy, smooth and slightly drying in the finish.

O: As the name suggests; soft and fluffy. Surprisingly juicy on the palate. Very balanced with a nice hoppy zing in the finish of lemony citrus and grassy florals. There is no alcohol presence whatsoever which makes this one dangerously drinkable. This is an excellent American-made Tripel.

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Photo of EdyRuOk
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love it...I'm a true hophead, but I've fallen in love with this one. Surprisingly smooth for an 8.5 abv. Enters the mouth spicy and goes down with a slight kick of bitterness. Somewhere in there is a sniff of Belgium wheat. Again, with limited experience, pretty much top of class for a tripel.

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Photo of muttyd
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear yellow/orange with a thin soapy head. Crystal clear with some bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very inviting: Belgian yeast-spice, apples, florally/herbal hops. Very traditional Belgian tripel aroma with a hoppy American twist. Flavor is of sweet pale malts (grainy), apples/pears, Belgian spice, white peppercorns, and finishes with a sharp herbal/citrus hoppy bite. Very sharp/prickly carbonation. Leaves a slightly tart/earthy flavor on the tongue. Probably my favorite offering by Pretty Things. I will definitely be sending out these this spring/summer as extras.

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Photo of sholland119
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy golden hay color with a frothy white head and a bit of stickiness.

S-Sweet pear, banana and pineapple with a touch of honey and Belgian yeast.

T-Sweet fruitiness, banana and clove with some piney hops and a fine Belgian zing in the finish. Delicious.

M-Medium bodied, slightly dry finish.

O-Really good version of a hoppy tripel. Delicious.


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Photo of ksimons
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-cloudy golden with a fingers worth of white head that leaves some lacing on top

S-sweet malts, yeast, and a hint of hops

T-hops comes out more in the taste, but is predominately sweet, spicy yeast, and doughy malts. The hops picks up in the middle to end.

M-medium body and carbonation, dry finish

D-very drinkable, refreshing, and has the right balance between the hops and typical Triple sweetness

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Photo of abriggs1
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is much better than the Baby Tree I had by these guys. The color is a beautiful and fresh looking; a beautiful golden hue with a bit of cloudiness. Smell is weak compared to the taste. Carbonation is subtle but fits the style. The taste is extreme in it's peach and melon flavors, and has a hop profile that is both smooth and strong. This duality is very unique and extremely complex. There's a whole lot of floral and honey on the aftertaste.

This beer manages to be smooth, balanced, and sharp all at the same time. Completely original. I've never had a beer that tastes much like this at all. This is one of the most original beers I've ever come across.

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Photo of IronLover
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow in color with just the slightest haze. Poured with a billowy white foam that is fed by an endless stream of migrating bubbles. Wheat malt, banana and yeasty aromas with a hint of spice in the background. Creamy smooth with a heavy wheat malt body and rich carbonation. Wheat malt up front that quickly transitions to a combination of citrus hops and sweet fruity banana into the middle. Spicy flavors pick up in the middle that return to light bitter hops and sweet banana. Wheat and bready malt flavor grows through the middle and to the finish as well. Finishes with a spicy flavor that tapers to bitter hoppiness. Very complex and enjoyable. A fabulous triple.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured chilled in hotel glass (oy vey--it was all that was available)

A: slightly dark amber, very luscious, ample head; creamy bubbles; carbonation is very active; great lacing
S: yeast, banana, very strong and inviting (the aroma was detectable just upon uncapping)
T: amazing flavor; very complex, much in the Belgian style; sweet, moderately bitter; pear, banana, and pepper overtones; strong alcohol backbone, tasting higher than the 8.5% advertised.
M: very smooth

I would have this again any time. It was my first beer from Pretty Things, and I'm definitely intrigued, will look for others.

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Photo of BeckyFreesTibet
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fluffy White Rabbits is perhaps the best thing I've tried thus far from Pretty Things. The appearance is light and slightly hazy and a bit pilsner-like. The head is creamy, frothy and meringue-like and yields beautiful lacing. It also smells a bit like a pilsner, but with gentle spice and citrus notes.

The taste is hoppy but very balanced, and never develops a bitter hoppy aftertaste. Any slight bitterness seems to come from a hint of orange rind. It is undeniably yeasty and slightly spicy, herbal and floral.

Fluffy White Rabbits is dry and medium-bodied with an appropriate medium amount of carbonation. I stupidly forgot to write down the ABV, but it crisp, refreshing, not at all boozey, and goes down easily. This beer is an excellent tripel as it stays true to the style, but offers some nice surprises.

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