Fluffy White Rabbits | Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chugalug06
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly flat looking. Builds white soapy head. foggy yellow with no lacing.

S - Big banana and clove. almost smells like a washcloth...

T - Smooth. spicy. Belgian.

M - No heat. Great carbonation. slightly dry.

O - Delightful Belgian brew. Nicely hopped too. The hops are nowhere near overwhelming. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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

This beer has spring (and rabbits) written all over it. It's refreshing, yet filling and biscuity.

Appearance: It's a beautiful golden color, even in the dark light of a bar.
Smell: It smells fresh and reminiscent of a meadow.
Taste: Light in presentation, but a flavorful beer. It's fresh, and you wouldn't know it as a tripel if you weren't told. Malty and grassy.
Mouthfeel: It feels much like a tripel should.
Overall: Great beer that I wait for each spring. One of their single best beers.

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Photo of armock
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Hiphop1 for hooking this bottle up in the 666 BIF

A - Poured a golden yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of fruits grassy hops and Belgian yeast spice

T - Like the nose some fruit and grassy hops upfront with a spiced Belgian yeasty finish

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

O - I am enjoying this beer a lot and very happy that I have gotten the chance to try this one very good beer all around definitely worth picking up if you see it aroumd

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden amber coming through right away with a nice light haziness to it. Nice carbonation bubbling up throughout the glass creating a nice two inch head of white foam across the top that hung around for what seemed like forever.

The aroma was akin to some kind of spicy green tea at first. Lots of light grain, yeast aromas of fresh leaves and a touch of light citrus sprinkled in. A spiciness I am assuming from the Basil leaves, very intresting aroma for sure. The flavor was light, nicely balanced with a lightly grainy start to it, that turned over to some light fruit, peaches? Maybe green apples, coming through in the middle with that nice light and very fresh leaf like flavor. Hints of spice rippled throughout, especially in the finish which was dry and nicely accented.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip; batch #2, March 2011 bottling

Pours an overly cloudy golden body with a touch of soft orange through the center, with steady streams of carbonation. A bubbly, sticky paper white cap rose to fill the glass and fell slowly. Some spider web lacing.

The nose is of grassy hops, bubblegum, banana, and spicy clove. The hops are so grassy/herbal/medicinal that it conjures up memories of saisons with a similar funky aroma.

The hops really take center stage. Hugely drying and commanding. Herbal, medicinal, grassy hops dominating while banana, clove and bubblegum round everything out. Some lightly toasted white bread thrown in there as well.

Light to medium body with medium carbonation. An extremely dry finish, but I wouldn't quite call it crisp.

Overall, this is a unique take on the style, but definitely not the best I have ever had. I'd like to see a little less focus on the hops (wow, never thought I would say that.)

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Photo of JizackFH
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Rattle N Hum Big Lebrewski Dude Series Part 2 event on 7/26/11.

Review taken from notes.

A - This beer pours a nice cloudy golden yellow color. It has a nice sized fluffy white head on it (fluffy white rabbit??). The head has good retention, and it leaves some nice lacing behind on the glass.

S - The smell has a belgian yeast zing to it. There are also some light fruity notes such as banana and pear. There is also and herbal quality to it, as well as some honey like sweetness.

T - The taste follows the nose quite well. There are muted notes of banana, pear, and some citrus. There are nice flavors of belgian yeast, and there is a decent hop profile. There is some lingering spice notes in the finish.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down good and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is some spiciness from the belgian yeast, and a bit of hop bitterness. There is also some dryness in the finish.

O - This has good drinkability. It is easy going down, and tastes great. I could have a few rounds of this. Overall, I thought this was a nice beer and a good representation of the style. Another solid offering from Pretty Things. I can't wait to have more of their beers.

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4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. I enjoyed this one last April, when it was still pretty fresh on the market.

Pours a fairly clear gold (although a good amount of suspended hop oils are present), topped with a finger sized cap of fluffy bright-white head. This retains with roughly the same sized amount of head, leaving back a soapy cascade of lacing that settles into a good bit of spotty foam. The aroma smells very floral, which adheres nicely to the assertive spiciness here from the yeast. Hops mostly bring a green citric character to the nose, while sweeter notes of lightly toasted bread and soft fruit push up from underneath.

The taste has a bright and green tasting citric bitterness to it, which is set against a flush of yeasty fruit character (that consists of pear, apple, and some sweeter orange notes) and a bready sugary sweetness from the malts. Like the nose, this is wrapped up in a BOLD dry peppery spiciness that melds well with all of that hoppy bitterness. The finish on this is VERY dry with a good bit of lingering pith. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a soft creamy sharpness that prickles the tongue a bit but then smoothes out considerably thanks to a good bit of underlying oily slickness from the hops. The body does possess some gentle warmth to it but the alcohol is generally pretty well hid here for an 8-9% beer.

This was quite good and is definitely one of the better takes on an American Tripel that I’ve had out of the bottle. This just has a lot of fresh hop character to it that is nicely complimented by the spice and fruit flavors that the Belgian yeast brought to this. I think that the freshness is the key with this one though. If you haven’t had it yet, I’d wait until the next batch at this rate.

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Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Kind of a hazy golden orange pour. Minimal but bubbly head that fades very quickly. Good lacing though.

S: Pretty typical good tripel smell. Lots of fruit. Orange, lemon, peach, apples and maybe grapes too? Belgian yeast is apparent as well. Maybe a little spicy pepper.

T: Taste follows the smell. Lots of fruit in general, followed by a spicy and bready belgian yeast and pepper aftertaste.

M: Good carbonation really makes this seem lighter than it is I think. Very crisp and enjoyable. Almost a little too tingly from the carbonation and spice.

O: Overall this was a very good tripel. It's pretty much as the description goes, it's a tripel with a good hop smell and flavor to it. It mainly just adds to the fruitiness of the beer and gives it a bit more character.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice golden color with a pretty big head on it. The lacing was pretty good as well. The smell of the beer is floral and sweet with a light hoppy aroma in the mix. The taste was sweet upfront and settled into a nice floral spice flavor. The mouthfeel was on the lighter side. Overall I found this beer to be quite enjoyable and I would enjoy having it again one day.

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Photo of corby112
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber bottled March 2011, batch 2.

Pours a dark golden orange that is completely opaque with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick lasting ring. Rings and streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy aroma with lots of zesty spice, light fruit and a slight vegetal character. Hints of pepper and coriander along with subtle booze and earthy, piny hops. The resinous earthy hops notes along with the spice give it kind of a saison feel. Underneathe there is a prevalent estery presence with hints of apple, pear and apcot along with some alcohol phenol.

Fuller bodied than expected with a crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the spice, yeast, alcohol and light fruit notes into a slightly dry finish. The floral hops give off a dry, earthy bitterness with some soil/pine character up front which counter the sweeter notes of the beer pretty nicely. Not overly hoppy but just enough to add some complexity and balance. The hops are complimented by some zesty spice, namely pepper, coriander and candy sugar. I'm also picking up some citrus and other light fruits, orange peel, apple, pear and apricot. There is a lot of alcohol flavor toward the end of the palate but I wouldn't really call this beer hot. This is a unique twist on the triple style that they pulled off pretty well.

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

Another blind review via the blind bif round 5. Thanks to Brez07.

Pours a cloudy, glowing golden color. Lots of tiny bubbles rise up to an inch of white head that falls rather fast, a ring remains leaving a few spots of lacing.In your face aroma. Dried tropical fruits, citrus rind, honey, lemongrass, and banana now & later. Pungent, and inviting it has my mouth watering. Sweet dried tropical fruits start it off, with a floral/herbal quality following, a orange rind bitterness finishes things off. Medium body, slightly creamy with a warm bite hiding underneath. What a wonderful beer?!?! Beautiful color, an in your face aroma, big flavors that never become cloying.

Im guessing its a Belgian inspired beer, it reminds me of something that Fantôme would do.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Washington House, Sellersville, PA

Poured a hazy golden yellow, moderately carbonated, with a fizzy white head that didn't linger long. Aroma of sweet light malts, citrus, floral notes, with light spices. Nice flavor, full of light sugars, peaches, citrus, and just enough hops to give it a nice dry finish. Light mouthfeel, and quite drinkable.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Golden hay colored with a white head. The head consists of large bubbles. Some lacing is left on the glass.

S - Honey, citru, and some spices.

T - Citrus, very floral, and again some spices.

D - Thin in the mouth.

O - Light, but a touch sweet.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at O'reilly's in Harrisburg -served chilled in a pint allowed to gradually rise in temp.

The color is brilliant golden with sunset appearance with golden brown near the crown so light at the base toward amber above with a rocky 1 inch cap. There is light chill haze with visible carbonation that moves upward slowly. The bead is fine and the lace sticks in a frothy way to the glass. The smell is sweet with some tropical notes from the yeast and a slight orange rind aroma with mild floral hop odors and slight spice with a hint of alcohol. The feel is moderately full bodied with some sugary edges and moderately bitter which gives the perception of balance with the sugar texture and smooth creamy yeast which also brings out some hop acidity and mild toasted malt textures to round out the feel with a semi-dry finish.

The flavor up front is yeasty, tangy and gently sweet with a mild malt body and hint of ripe tropical fruit which leads to a more citrus and spice flavor and the bitterness comes forward in the middle. The flavor is lightly toasted in the malt dept and a slight grassy herbal element also peeks through with only a slight amount of alcohol in the flavor. The gentle citrus notes add a mild level of astringency and you get the idea there is some candy sugar as the flavor leans to the sweet side but a hint of hoppiness is still present in the finish. I liked this beer a lot, it is a satisfying and drinkable beer for the abv, I think it fits the style well -a hoppier, more American take on the tripel style which is refereshing and well brewed.

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