Rabbid Rabbit | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,096
Reviews:
383
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
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129
Gots:
152
For Trade:
10
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Reviews by kenito799:
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4.54/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a chalice.

Many thanks to Tizzod, Midwestern beer guide...

Drank this with pork-bacon burgers with camembert and gorgonzola, specifically designed to pair with a saison.

This brew pours an orangey amber raising a small quickly receding head. Active carbonation is apparent. The aroma is stunning, delicious and unique; the chamomile scent, if that is what it is, is fruity and herbal, with some cinnamon and nutmeg in there, and sweet candi sugar malt as well...just a hint of band-aid. This is one of those empty bottles you keep wanting to smell.

The taste really follows through and is consistent with the expectations raised by the nose. A balanced sweetness, herbal tang, totally delicious and very successful effort at the elusive saison style. Thoroughly impressive!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a glowing orange in color with some light carbonation and almost no head.

Smell – This is more wheaty in the nose than anything else. I couldn’t pick up much in the way of traditional Saison smells. It had a pleasant bouquet, just not what I was expecting.

Taste – The traditional farmhouse character showed up a bit at the taste. I still found that mild wheatiness from the nose, though. There are also some whopping hops to this one.

Mouthfeel – This is in between medium and light-bodied and very smooth in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – This was a pleasant, easy drinker that went down well. It was off-style but adequate.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz Bomber from Riley’s - $10.99. Great label with FFF’s unique art.

The Rabid Rabbit pours into a large snifter slowly with some haze and a pretty, soft peach-copper with a ¼ inch blanket of foam on top. The head reduces to a thin lace quickly but carbonation streams keep small clumps of foam going for the duration of consumption.

The aroma is warm, welcoming and very spiced. Sensations of cinnamon, clove, cardamom, lavender, and pepper. I’m reminded of pumpkin pie. Just a hint of tart lemon juice and a pinch of farmhouse earth pull through reminding me of more traditional saisons.

The first taste is a blend of pale malts, citrus hops, earth and spice. I’m immediately impressed by the comforting quality of the body. All of the spices from the aroma shine through in the flavor but here there is even more. Is that chamomile tea? Damn it, I hope my throat doesn’t swell up (cursed chamomile allergy). Silky yeasts add fruit flavor and a coating feel on the tongue. Bread dough and melon, tangerines, and some booze come through as it warms. Medium to full bodied, decent drinkability.

Two expensive to drink more then once a year but good.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.42/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rabbid Rabbit has a modest head and a deep golden color that strikes me as a bit on the dark side. The smells are faint but spicy and fresh. This is a deeply tangy and rather spicy beer, though I can't really pick out identifiable spice tastes. Not very much in the way of earthy or yeasty qualities here, but this is none the less a complex beer. Mouthfeel is kinda thick and syrupy, but doesn't hurt drinkability much as it seems to kind of blunt the spices. Highly carbed this might be a bit harsh. Drinkability is dangerous for a beer of this ABV. Not the faintest hint of booze. It definately had me assed. I don't know much about Saison, but I know I really liked this beer, and found myself wishing it had less alcohol so I could drink more of it.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very happy to see this bottled and available during Dark Lord Day. $10/bomber with yet more awesome psychedelic label artwork. Pours from the bomber into my tulip glass a vibrant deep orange with a creamy, bubbly half inch head and lots of active carbonation. Aroma starts with pale, slightly bready malts coated in candi sugar sweetness. A big mix of floral spiciness follows with notes of lavender, chamomile and a melding of light fruit scents. Slightly peppery yeast tones. Enjoyable stuff.

First sip brings a crisp, pale sweet maltiness upfront that quickly takes on a mix of floral, fruity and spicy flavors. Strong notes of chamomile and lavender alongside some hints of citrus fruit. Spicy throughout with an herbal bitterness on the way down. Mellow yeastiness and a nice finish. A tasty brew to be had here overall.

Mouthfeel is smooth, on the lighter side with good steady bubbles. Quite refreshing with no sign of the slightly high abv to be found. A good summer brew that I'll enjoy on the beach when I'm camping in July. This is an interesting take on a saison that ends up being quite enjoyable. However, the price point pushes down the drinkability on this one for me personally. If it was more around $5 a bomber I'd be drinkin it all summer!

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Afroman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jared14
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of 77apm
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Twifiter
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Dbrulet
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Duster72
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear light amber with minimal head and minimal lacing. Aroma is mulling spices and sweet malts. Taste is somewhere between a hot cider and a strong ale, with lots of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and sugary sweetness. Enjoyable beer, but sweetness makes it slightly sticky in the mouth. Overall, one full pint was enough for my session, but I could see drinking it again. Would rather have it on a nice autumn day than in the spring, but that's just my preference.

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Photo of Hoppity1
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of merlin48
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Living across the Ohio River from Indiana, I come across a few of the Three Floyds beers on a regular basis but Gumballhead seems to be the only readily available TF brew to be found in the Evansville area. I found the Rabid Rabbit in Clarksville, on a sidetrip through Louisville, last weekend. This pours a hazy apricot body with a modest, offwhite head that totally disappears, without lacing, after a few minutes. A second pour, to no surprise, revitalizes the appearance.

Aroma is dominated by caramel, bubblegum, and banana pudding, not exactly what I would expect from a good Saison. Signature Three Floyds hops are not even at play here. There are some nice floral and herbal notes here which suggest the style.

Mouthfeel is medium, with an out of place syrupy sweetness. Carbonation is medium.

Taste is pleasant, and kind of unique. Hops are spicy and herbal. Good floral bitterness, and the malt presence is assertively caramel. Some hints of pepper and coriander, but this really tastes more like a modified Dubbel than a Saison. Finishes on the herbal hops bitterness side of things.

Not a true Saison, but typically a solid offering from one of the best breweries in America's Heartland. I'm certain that I will try this one again.

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Photo of Billolick
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber purchased at the new northern Foodery location in Philly. Couldn't find any freshness indication. The second glass from the bottle was very cloudy due to a respectable yeast load on the bottom of the bottle. This is a strange and differant brew, they put chamomile tea in it and it tastes of it. Sort of a sweat, yeasty, malty, off-kilter American heartland attempt at a Saison. I did pick up some more typical Belgian phenolics, but they are muddled and jumbled into this one. Not my favorite Three Floyds or Saison. Most likely would never purchase this one again.

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Photo of thaghost
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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 Osiris9588
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber capped and graced by a giant mutant rabbit. Pours a cloudy, dim gold color with an abundant amount of sediment lilting around in there. The head is quite forceful initially, almost as if it had be corked. It eventually forms into a stiff cappuccino dome, but recedes surprisingly quickly.

The smell is warm and dry, dominated by yeast, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg--not exactly what I would expect from a Saison. The flavor also goes against the norm, those spices up front, along with a hint of cocoa, followed by a flare of sugary candy, a touch of dark fruit, a nip of orange peel, and loads of malt. A little clove also asserts itself at the end, and the alcohol is well under control.

It's light-bodied and not quite as complex as I was hoping. It's interesting on the tongue, but the ride is pretty short-lived. It's drinkable, though gets a little sappy on the tongue and lips after about a pint's worth.

This beer goes against the expectations of the style, and I don't think that is a bad thing--the label screams twice "It's not normal." And it isn't. It's a different, satisfying take on Saison.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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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