Rabbid Rabbit | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Rabbid RabbitRabbid Rabbit

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

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.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -4.5%
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 +6.1%
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 NoYouDidnt
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
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 +4.7%
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 +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 cjohns73
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
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 +13.9%
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 +20.8%
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 +12.9%
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 -19.7%
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 +19.5%
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 -5.8%
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 KYGunner
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from 22oz into pint glass

A- slightly hazy straw color with foamy head expected from a Saison.
S- Yeast with a sweetness. Baking bread.
T- Pretty standard of what I expect for a Saison/Farmhouse ale. Sweet with slight apricot (if I had to name a fruit)
M- Very good... again what I would expect for a Saison/Farmhouse. Bubbly and not too thin.
O - I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Pretty standard example of a saison. Smooth drinking and good flavor.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a Teku glass
A: Light orange color with a lingering two-finger head
S: Yeasty with some spice and sour apple
T: Yeast, lemon, sour green apple, coriander and wheat
M: Fairly light-bodied with pleasant carbonation
O: Honestly being from FFF this would have a unique spin if it had a touch more hops though it's tasty and fits the style well as is

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Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful sunglow/gold body with an isabelline/snow head.

Aroma: Classic saison: Yeasty, earthy, and spicy with a slightly sweet undertone.

Taste: Notes of peach, orange, grapefruit, and lemongrass - all wrapped in yeasty goodness.

Mouthfeel: Considerable carbonation, with a wet finish - extremely refreshing.

Overall: I absolutely love saisons, and Rabbid Rabbit is one of my favorites in that style. If you've not had this, you are truly missing out.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden, slightly clouded, with a short white head that fades. Very clear carbonation visible during the pour. Not much lacing.

S - Typical farmhouse. Yeast out front, including some funk. Sweetness and a touch of sourness, as well.

T - Sweet yeasty notes, honey and floral elements, a bit of sourness, and a clean, crisp close.

M - Very high carbonation. I could feel the bubbles when I took my first couple drinks.

O - A very good, but not exceptional farmhouse. Not your typical brew from 3F, but well done. The only knock is that the single bomber cost as much as a 4-pack of my favorite of this style, making this particular offering hard to justify.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Usually grab anything I see from 3 Floyds because the artwork kicks ass, and they all tend to disappear quickly. I would love to put this bunny in the mall for Easter photos. Pours a deep golden straw color. Smells yeasty and sweet, typical Belgian aromas. Taste a little on the sweet side. Cloves, maybe corriander and pineapple, other baking spices, sweet yeast, faint banana, very citrusy with a crisp finish. A think it has a solid flavor profile compared to a lot in the style. Very drinkabke. I like it. Dinged it overall just because $12 bomber price tag (man do I hate it when I find a beer I like that is 22oz only), but would love to have again.

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Photo of Lothore
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a straw yellow hue with a foamy, off white head.

S- Yeasty, spicy, slight sweetness.

T- Yeasty, residual sugar, lemon, pineapple, peach.

M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- Decent brew that seemed to miss the mark for me being just average.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Light straw yellow with tan tint. 1/2 inch white foamy head with decent lacing.

Smell - Floral fruits, grassy, lemon, pineapple, coriander, banana, sugary yeasts. Light bready malts and some added spices.

Taste - Starts off with a very sweet sugary yeasty flavor. Plenty of floral fruits like orange, lemon and peach. Bready, caramel malts add more flavor along with some balance. Apple, bubblegum and cherry are also tasted. More so a triple then a saison in flavor. Banana comes out strong in the finish.

Motuhfeel - Light and sweet, floral fruits and sugars coat the tongue. Palate picks up caramel malts, spices and lemon. Aftertaste is caramel/toffee, lemon and bubblegum.

Overall - Its pretty good, Its a little to light and thin in the flavor. The sweet yeasts add lots of sweet flavor, along with the malt backbone to provide the main flavor. Tastes much more like a triple. Solid but not world class that usually FFF makes.

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Photo of blankenhoney
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber, bottled 4/3/14, poured into a teku.

A: light gold; hazy; very foamy head

S: musty lemon and oranges; bready;

T: very sweet and dry; lacks the citrus notes that are present in the nose; coriander seeds; mild bitterness on the end

M: medium-bodied; dry and refreshing

O: Looks great, smells good, and tastes OK

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Photo of weonfire
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden, hazy, light white head - dissipates to the rim quickly

S - light lemon grass, wheat, bread, orange peel

T - Sweet candy, pineapple, slightly booze, carmel.

M - Medium body, not particularly frothy, sweetness dominates.

O - A bit sweet for a saison and for my taste personally. Actually let me rephrase that, I don't like the rock candy added and the more of this beer I sip - I really dont like it.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 FL OZ bottle
Served in a tulip glass

It is a hazy golden color with a few specks of yeast floating in it. It is topped with a modest white head.

The smell is sweet caramel malt and bread at first. The spices take a while to make their presence known.

The taste is similar to the smell, but there is some spiciness in the finish. The spiciness grows as I drink. I even get a little pear, but the spiciness is a lot more pronounced now than when I first poured it.

Moderate mouthfeel with some prickly carbonation.

This beer changed a lot from the first pour to the end. It tastes more like a Belgian pale ale than a saison.

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Photo of magictacosinus
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks, Todd. Poured out of a 22oz bottle into several wine glasses. Review is from my notes.

Pours an amber pale color complete with a good amount of cloudiness, filled with lots of tiny molecules of sediment floating about, complete with a frothy, foamy white head about 2 fingers high. This definitely is an ode to the classic saison appearance, and as a fan of all rustic-looking beers, FFF did a pretty good job with this one here, except for the fact that isn't so good at maintaining head retention overall. Still, the amount of bubbles and sediment are exactly what I'm looking for with these beers, and complete with the good lacing, it's awesome looking saison.

The aroma is much lighter that I expected, but it is still filled with all kinds of surprises that reveal themselves more as it warms up. First, some of the obvious notes - wet, damp straw, lemon peel, apricots, wet stone, banana-like funky notes, and crisp, sweetened grains with dried grassy hops. Then, something very interesting happens - this turns into something very floral and aromatic, with notes of all kinds of flowers and spices. White rose pedals, violets, lavender, light clove, and light rosemary. I've never had notes this predominant of roses in a beer before, and I really love how refreshing and breezy it is. Not as much funk or sourness than I expected, but mix of flavors is really unique here.

The flavor turns out to be considerably less floral and aromatic, but it does climb towards a degree of funkiness and rustic flavors that the farmhouse style embodies. There's a burst of wet straw, grassiness, under-ripe nectarines, and passion fruit, and then there's notes of funkiness common in cheese rinds, as well as that damp, musty aroma you find in caves or basements of old houses. Otherwise, it's crisp and refreshing, with the golden grains and dried, slightly herbal hops coming through. Not as citrusy or floral as the aroma, but it still was pretty easy to drink through. Thick and juicy, but could use more carbonation to increase the state of liveliness. This is solid otherwise.

Well, it looks like FFF CAN deliver a slightly funky product after all. It's definitely one of the least hoppy offerings I've had from them, but it was without a doubt flavorful and in particular was great to drink outside on a nice day, as I did. The floral notes are fantastic on this, and it's worth buying for that reason alone. The flavor is less complex overall, but it drinks quite well. It's a good way to take a departure from their hoppier offerings yet still get something that's complex in its own way.

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