Rabbid Rabbit
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,537
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #26,785
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 13.19%
Reviews:
391
Ratings:
1,127
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
Spring
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Rabbid RabbitRabbid Rabbit
Notes: 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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Photo of ovaltine
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with an expansive frothy light tan head. The first thing I get on the nose are clove and subtle coriander aromas, and there’s some banana and bubblegum notes as well.

The coriander is really forward on the taste, which is a delightful development for me - it adds richness and character to the beer, and blends really well with the clove and banana flavors.

My concern with this beer was that Three Floyds would overemphasize the Brett, but that concern was unfounded because the mouthfeel was where a saison should be - even a saison at 7.4% ABV (can you say Imperial Saison?).

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Lovely golden orange opaque color with a bold haze, somewhat bubbly. Thin head that dissipates quickly, little to no retention or lacing.

Aroma has many pleasant Belgian-inspired notes. Coriander, cloves, orange, banana, and yeast are the main notes that I smell. Other notes of biscuit, pear, apple, bubblegum and white pepper. Really "farmhouse."

Lots of different spices and peppers on the palette that surprises and contrasts from the aroma. Spicy and peppery on the tongue and in the aftertaste, but it does transition to milder notes of cumin, ginger, malts of grain and wheat, and candied sugar for an even balance. Alcohol is unnoticeable. Altogether spicy and malty, medium-bodied.

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Photo of jkblr
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled 3/25/19 (one month ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on bottle. The beer pours hazy in a peach color with a small amount of small particulate. The head is off white in color and recedes to a thin cap. The aroma offers barnyard must, clove and bubblegum. The taste is semisweet pale malt accented with strong spice in the way of black pepper and clove. The finish is clean, dry and mildly bitter. The spice and high carbonation are used to temper the malt, negating the need for bittering. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with above average carbonation. Overall, very good. Not abundantly complex in flavor or aroma, but well made and enjoyable.

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Photo of BB1313
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3/25/19. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing golden with some haze to it; white head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some sweet malts along with some yeasts going on. Hints of pear along with some mild hints of banana. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. I'm picking up alot of black pepper in the flavor department. Spices are there. More hints of pear and banana. Hints of green apple in the mix. Some bubblegum. Malts and yeasts do their thing. Finishes dry for the most part. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed, although there's a subtle warmth in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, crisp, slightly fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid brew. It's more or less what you would expect from the style. They try to stay true to the style and don't hop it up or try to disguise it as an IPA. It's ultimately well crafted, enjoyable and fun to drink. I like it.

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Photo of defunksta
2.11/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.25

Look: Pours a beautiful opaque, deep but bright orange color with a moderate head.
Aroma: Attenuated aroma. Some sweet biscuit and dried fruit from the yeast. A slight funk.
Flavor: A little yeast upfront. There is a strong metallic flavor that is predominant. It's a metallic, white pepper flavor. It tastes like when you get a cavity filled at the dentist and the taste you get between the metallic drill, filling glue, and burnt flesh. Almost like burnt flesh and plastic plus metal. It's not a very pleasant flavor, but it nonetheless quite unique. Not really sure what to do with that.
Finish: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Overall: I'm sorry it's terrible. It's metallic, it's burnt plastic and flesh. Not really what I'm looking for in a beer but damn you at least have to give it credit in uniqueness. I had to pour it out folks.

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Photo of farrago
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Even a slow, careful pout fills the glass with foam, bright white and fairly dense, as it slowly dissipates leaves a solid ring around the glass like a bathtub stain. Clear golden liquid, on the dark side, hyperactive large bubbles appear to swirl around as much as up. The nose has some table cracker and pepper burst at first, grassy but also develops a sweeter side with apricot, banana, yellow apple fruit, pink bubblegum and a touch of rose petals, accents of lemon custard come and go, genially insistent overall. Full-bodied and on the creamier side, the carbonation massages more than tickles. Spicy with the black pepper eclipsed by ginger, coriander to cumin spices. Balanced out well by florality, bubblegum and croissant elements. The lemon to orange citrus is soft and sweet. Apple, pear, apricot fruit can at times add a tart twist. Does dry out some and get more herbaceous or earthy at the end but nowhere near any super-traditional Belgian saison. Very likable and approachable and nothing about it suggests exaggeration.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A spicy and fruity Belgian style Farmhouse aroma with a scent of spices and dried fruit. Belgian yeast with a spice scent of clove, peppers, coriander, and farmhouse funk. Fruit scent of banana, pear, apple, lemon, and orange. Sweet scent of bubblegum and candied sugar. Malt scent of grains, biscuit, and cracker. Hints of earthy hops. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and fruity Belgian Farmhouse taste with notes of spice and dried fruit. Belgian yeast with a spice mix of clove, peppers, and coriander along with farmhouse funk. Dried fruit notes of banana, apple, lemon zest, and orange. Sweet notes of bubblegum and candied sugar. Malt notes of wheat, grains, biscuit, and cracker. Earthy hop notes of grass. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and fairly drying. Very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a Saison. Good mix of yeast driven spice and fruit notes.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 3/21/2017. Pours hazy medium golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, peach, pear, apricot, apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, banana, light bubblegum, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange zest, peach, pear, apricot, apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, banana, light bubblegum, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness and light-moderate herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, peach, pear, apricot, apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, banana, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness and carbonation, increasing though the glass. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/bready/sticky, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 7.4%. Overall this is an awesome saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the balanced spicy/drying finish. Was expecting a more hoppy saison due to the brewery, but this was very balanced and pretty traditional tasting. This has an Abbey yeast, and not the usual saison strain. A lot more fruity/banana than expected, but is still plenty spicy with adequate dryness for the style; despite being fairly malty. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BOD 3/4/16. Hazy golden pour. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Very good typical saison nose that is subtle on the funk. Light Belgian yeast notes are present (banana, sweet citrus) over a pale base.

Medium body that is smooth and somewhat oily. Quite outstanding carbonation / body balance with a tickling middle effervescence and a prickly pop in the finish.

The flavor profile is quite good. It has an underlying sweetness that arrives past the middle, a bit atypical for the style, but keeps the barnyard funkiness subdued. In conjunction with the sweetness, the yeast imparted fruit flavors arrive. The middle hints at bitterness, while initially the flavors were blended in nature. The finish is a complex slow fade - funk arrives again as the sweetness tails off coupled with a bit of spicy pepper and alcohol astringency. A subtle sourness lurks underneath and leaves with a slight pucker.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden Amber with a white head and great lacing. Aroma is grassy with notes of hops. Flavor is an earthy citrus. It's solid but doesn't remind me of a true saison, it's got a couple different things going on that kind of muddle the flavor. Overall to me this is a solid drinkable beer but doesn't really stand out in any way.

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Photo of c014572
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a beautiful straw color, nice 2 finger head that retains. Aroma of bread and Belgian yeast, nirvana for me. I've had quite a few farmhouse ales, right on style with what I've had. Very good offering, price point is just too high for me. Wish it came in a 6-pack.

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revisited 6/12/18

A-Pours a nice golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has lemongrass hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice lemongrass flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A nice farmhouse ale

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Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy vibrant gold with a thick fluffy white blanket leaving beautiful sheets of lace.

Smell and taste nicely align, both featuring wheat, banana, pear, and clove with a clean, slightly sweet herbal character on the palate, a smooth body with nice froth, and a dry finish. Toasted pumpernickel and hints of vanilla poke in as it warms.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Lots of carb, full sudsy 3 finger head. Smells funky, bit fruity, tastes similar. You are a sucker for this style. This is another good one. You'd be fine just buying a duvel though NYD.

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Photo of Ri0
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 22oz bottle into tulip. Released in March, consumed in September.

A - Clear marigold with a 2.5 finger white head. Retention is for the entire session and it keeps a frothy cap with tons of lacing. Bubbles stream upwards from glass bottom.

S - Nice floral peach, and banana scent, with some Belgian yeast. Light honey sweetness emerges as it warms. Light peppery spice.

T - Tasty banana, peach, and floral hops with Belgian yeast, Hints of sweet honey, minimal spice, and bready malt. It has a nice fruity, yeasty, spicy combination going on.

M - Light bodied, with excellent carbonation and creamy feel. Slightly dry on the finish.

O - This is a very easy drinking and tasty Saison from 3 Floyds. Glad I finally sped the $11 for a bottle.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bread aromas, saison yeast, fruit and spice aromas rise as the hazy gold liquid fills the glass crowned by a 1” fluffy white foam collar that provides sheets of lace. Bread and fruit caress the tongue completed by a slightly above average, lingering hop bitterness. The extra bitterness gives some extra pop to this medium to medium full bodied beer with slightly above average carbonation. The extra body gives this beer a richness and the added hops provide structure and balance. An excellent, refreshing saison.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber. Pale golden color with a voluminous head that dissipated to a thin foam without much lacing. Nice smell, taste was funky. Feel was a sweet with a little tartness on the finish. A nice beer. I am not too familiar with the style but one I enjoyed.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look - Thick, white head. Very thick bubbles. Light yellow/green color. Lacing sticks.

Smell - Sour with a hint of funk/dank. Wheat. Grass.

Taste - There is a lot going on. Wheat. Sour. Milky/creamy. Spicy in finish and after taste.

Feel - Wheat/Belgian beers are what pulled me away from the Coors Lights of the world. I am not a fan anymore, though, because of the carbonation/throat bubble you get from them. This DID NOT have that.

Overall - I bought it because it was Floyds. I will not buy it again BUT I do like it. I am not a fan of sour beers but this has just enough that keeps me intrigued.

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Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very refreshing and unique beer. Light malty taste with a hint of citrus, however the after taste is grassy. It has a really earthy aroma and it really smells funky, but it's a really enjoyable beer.

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Photo of do_ob
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a snifter. Pours a dark straw/yellow with 1 finger of dense white foam. Lots of carbonation. Great big aroma on this beer - lots of wheat, malt, and spice, along with some sour notes of green apples and grapes. Light weight with a crisp, refreshing feel. There's a slight sour funk up front with lots of spices coming through middle ways. I'm tasting some of the fruit notes I detected in the smell, too. Finishes a bit dry with some malt on the aftertaste.

This isn't a bad beer at all. I'm not entirely sure how true it is to the style, but 3F are gonna do their own thing no matter what they're brewing. It's almost like a saison/witbier hybrid, with the body and flavor of a saison mashed up with the spice from a witbier. Very interesting, and damn tasty. Great beer to relax after work on a hot day (which is exactly what I'm doing).

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Photo of twoody
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer has an almost rancid resiny aroma. The taste follows suite. If someone were to make a beer out of Brussels sprouts this is what I imagine it would taste like. Somehow it is light on the tongue with a relatively smooth finish. I almost found the finish better than the beer itself. Fairly pleasant after taste.

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Photo of stompilator
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft, in a tulip.

A - Poured a murky, dark orange. Finger-and-a-half, frothy head.

S - A ton of fruit, citrus and berries in particular.

T - Really heavy sourness right up front; the yeast hits hard and fades into a complex, multi-faceted sweetness and spice. A subtle maltiness hangs around throughout.

M - Medium-full-bodied, and slightly aggressive fizziness.

O - Not at all what I was expecting. Very wild and flavorful.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at the tasting. Big thanks to alexk307 always wanted to try this.

Pale lemon color, quite bright yellow actually almost fluorescent. Big bleach white fluffy head and very foamy but disintegrates a little fast, but leaves a good thin puck.

Real nice chewy wheat aroma on the nose. Notes of herbal green sage quality. A big dense sensing thick body hinting. Not much brett or farmhouse quality to this, with a bit too much sensing sucrose.

Really unique palate but seems to be pushing the wrong buttons. Big creamy body very unexpected. Good amount of punching herbs coming out of this, sage, thyme, maybe even some basil, but there's a thick icing sugar coming out as well. Some faint hot pepper rounds out the finish, while nice to find, ends up becoming strangely jarring with all this other stuff going around.

The sweetness doesn't even come off as even Belgian strangely. It's got some really fascinating qualities but it misses the classic saison character and depth, and just misses the mark. There's a real interesting beer in here but it's sort of all over the place.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - copper color with a slight head and slight skimming
smell - belgian straw and bubblegum
Taste - basically just like the scent, lots of bubblegum with a slight pepper
Feel - Medium body and carbonation
Overall - Pretty standard saison

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Photo of KYGunner
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Certainly darker than straw this Saison had a deep apricot hue with a foamy meringue like head.

The nose is spicy, clove and peppercorns, with a bit of bready malt. I can sense some fruity Apple and pear but it's subtle and overwhelmed by a tangy vinegar.

The flavors are spicier than the nose but I still get a sense of the bready malt. Tangy vinegar, wine like alcohols, diminished Apple and pear with a bit of barn yard funk all mix for a lighter less tasteful farmhouse ale.

The feel is very warm for the style and with 7pct ABV that is unusual.

This is a decent rendition of the style but perhaps it left me begging for more fruit and less spice.

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