5 Rabbit | 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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Brewed by:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Illinois, United States

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

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1.75/5  rDev -47%

Photo of biboergosum
1.97/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle, another contract brew for a brewery that may very well not know what hell they have wrought, even in their marketing-tinged pursuit of the same.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with one finger of puffy, foamy, off-white head, which leaves some decent hopcone-esque webbed lace around the glass as it quick dissolves to nil.

It smells of grainy, bready pale malt, a bit of generic orchard fruitiness, a little nudge of musty honey, some more or less pleasant leafy, earthy hops, and an admittedly weak (like that's a plus) diacetyl-laced Minhas skank factor. The taste is a lot more of the unfortunate but quite honestly forecasted plastic and rancid-butter laden malt - the purported caramel and honey there, sure, but well obfuscated, with a subtle herbal, and leafy OK Liquor liqueur afterthought.

The carbonation is more or less average, the body medium in weight, and quite cloying in its rendering of any actual smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, the adjunct-sullied malt doing no one any favours, and the other players, in the form of cooked veggies and twisted herbal hops, just making things worse in their rather underwhelming ways.

Sigh, another beer re-marketing plan ruined by a single (or more, I don't really fucking know) meeting with the Minhas clan of lovely Calgary, AB, Canada, through the auspices of their Cheesehead country operation. How many styles have so far been co-opted by the skank that is the SOP of this bunch of accountants masquerading as a brewery?

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of Treebs
2.42/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap at Palmer Place. Served in a shaker pint.

A: Pours a perfect golden yellow with a very lively body. The head is thick and frothy and it leaves nice cascades of lace down the glass. Very nice looking beer.

S: There is in odd honey sweetness to this. Pale malts with grassy hops with something else as well. A little spice fo some perhaps?

T: The same odd spice is more dominant in the taste. There is some light grassy hops with the same honey sweetness. Not really my thing.

M: It is refreshing and the body is very light and lively., but the taste is really hard to push out as it lingers for a bit.

O: I can see how this pairs well with latin style dishes, but as it stands alone it really doesn't work for me at all. I appreciate the beer, but I wont be revisiting in the future.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Efay
2.56/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

There's been decent amount of hype from this Latin brewery out of Chicago. Even with all the hype, I haven't heard much about the beer. I was at my local bar and they had a few bottles, so I decided to give it a shot.

A- A goldenrod color with a white thick head of about a finger worth of foam. There was decent head retention and lacing.

S- Very subtle amounts of light malt and honey. I had to give my glass a few swirls to get the smells out. Seems like there may be some wheat also.

T- Extremely light. Honestly tastes like water and honey. Barely taste the malt.

M- Very light bodied and moderate carbonation.

O- This was just a terrible beer. I thought I was just drinking some bad water. I know that this type of style is supposed to be light, but there was no flavor at all.

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Photo of Kerabatsos
2.58/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours clear, pale golden yellow with a small, fizzy white head which slowly dissipates.

S: Noble hops very obvious.

T: Kind of skunky, honestly. Almost a plastic flavor at the beginning....

M: Some malt presence, but fairly light bodied.

D: I've been very impressed by the two other beers that they've rolled out so far, but this one is not a favorite. Kind of bland. Stick with lizard and vulture.

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Photo of matjack85
2.67/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I bought this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99. No freshness date and no other information about the beer other than that they use Saaz hops in brewing it.

The beer poured a hazy golden/yellow color and only produced a half finger of white head that dissipated in less than a minute. Lacing was OK.

The beer had a very grassy and floral smell along with a touch of citrus and a touch of butter.

More hop flavor than malt flavor to this one. Grassy and spicy hops impart a bit of bitterness to the beer while the mild caramel malt stays in the background. There is also an unpleasant medicinal "band-aid" flavor in here mixed with a touch of lemon citrus. Not all that good of a taste to me.

This is a light bodied beer with medium carbonation, but I can't call it refreshing with that medicine taste in there.

This is my first offering from this brewery and I am not impressed.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.71/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a taster glass.

(A)- Pours an orange hue. Some white froth.

(S)- Smells like a bitter grainy grassy hop profile.

(T)- A bright and zesty grain and yeast profile with an equally bitter hoppiness.

(M)- A good carbonation level and a fine balance of a strong bitterness with a subtle grainy maltiness.

(D)- Overall, easy enough to enjoy. Not bad on a nice early summer evening. A tad harsh I thought though for the style.

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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5 Rabbit from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 182 ratings
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