5 Rabbit | 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Illinois, United States
5rabbitbrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
5 Rabbit is an elegant beer that shows hints of light caramel and honeyed malt notes, carefully balanced with a sophisticated European noble hop aroma, with fruity and spicy flavors.

2014 GABF Silver Medal (Golden or Blonde Ale)

Added by emerge077 on 05-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSEDS
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of telescifly
2.89/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I read some of the reviews before I had this beer. I was skeptical of the bad ones - was it really THAT bad? In short, yes, yes it is. Or rather, this bottle was. I have a suspicion that this beer goes south quick in the bottle, and with no date or any indication of freshness - that might explain such a mixture of reviews.

Look: Clear, medium golden with thick head that disappears quickly but leaves some nice lacing. At this point, I was hopeful for a good beer.

Smell: Sweet, stuffed full of malt and taffy, with a hint of pungent skunk on the end. Underwhelming, but not off-putting.

Taste: This is the big problem for this beer. The skunkiness cuts through everything, from the initial taste through to the end. Under it, there is subtle caramel, herby hops, and underripe vegetables. To be clear, there is a place for skunkiness - even a lot of skunkiness - but this beer absolutely bombs it. I am loathe to finish the rest of this six pack.

Feel: Odd amount of carbonation. Just enough to add bitterness but otherwise extremely flat. A very watery beer as well.

Overall: I would have a hard time placing this more than a slight notch above most of your typical domestic beers. In fact, there is at least a certain charm about sitting down with a bud/coors/PBR or whatnot. But this beer comes with all the pretension and over the top marketing that we have sadly come to associate with good craft beer. This is C-grade brew masquerading as cultured and expertly-made beer. Highly dissapointed.

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Photo of nater919
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puftdank
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AuntBea
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nidlezp
4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ahentz
3.87/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Angerhaus
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HabaJohn
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Desimoaj
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really nice for style IMHO, though a bit deviant. More malt presence and a bit more sweetness than expected, but this really nice pineapple fruitiness and floral hop presence.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mschury
4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of repl1ca
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Blonde. Not complex. Little bit of wintergreen hops, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robgutie
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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5 Rabbit from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
3.37 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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