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:
1,097
Reviews:
383
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
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129
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152
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10
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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange with some head. Pleasant citrus and cinammon and corriander aroma, and taste. If there were gradients in the important taste rating, it would be higher than a 3.5 average rating. Not very complex, still pleasant, refreshing and quite drinkable. Thanks Crushinator,A good saison in many ways, however I have had bolder and more varied taste and aromas saisons, what a great style.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at AndrewK’s tasting.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, spice, and some chalky aromas. Taste is the same with a very peppery spice bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors. Good stuff.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a great beer, but to me more of a tripel than a saison, with all the malt sweetness, so maybe more of a line bender than anything. who cares really, taste is king. it pours a clear golden honey color, we have seen this before in the globe, with a half inch of lace. the nose is very sweet, big malts, but on the lighter color and taste spectrum. did they really add rock candy to the kettle? if they did, I can smell and taste it, if they didn't, I still think I can. light herbal notes in nose and taste too, like green tea, but not bitter or quite as earthy. more of a grass vibe. very full body, ultra sweet, sticky almost, but the Belgian yeast makes this awesome. it gives it a slightly dry finish for all the sugar, and it unites that tea element perfectly. glad I had folks around to share this with, but it is a really different beer that I enjoyed a lot. 27 bucks for a bottle at revolution brewing in Chicago, but id say it was worth that markup for a first timer. three floyds are known for there hop use, but this is up to par with some of their better known beers in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured as a golden orange with a pretty good white head retention. Spicy banana aroma and some light spices. Tastes like a mix of wheat grains, banana and spice. The aftertaste and complexity non existent, it has good flavor upfront but kinda drops off the map after the swallow. This brew is on the lighter side also and would be ideal for summer drinking.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quality brew to be expected from Three Floyds. The color is stuck somewhere between copper and orange with a light haze and a mysterious glow. The aromas of bruised fruits, spices, and must. The taste confirms the aromas. Heavy flavors of peaches, pears, oranges, apricots, mangos, and papayas (all of the over-rippened variety) with a light pepery spiciness. Lovely medium texture, creamy and smooth; softens a bit in the finish for easy drinking. The beer did have a 'dish soap' flavor that began midway through the sip and lingered into the aftertaste which was a mild deterant. I also prefer a less rich fruitiness, but prefer a lighter refresher 'juicy' Saison. I also prefer a bit more woodsy, musty, and earthy flavor in the style. Nevertheless, I do recommend the brew. Thanks Kmpitz2 for the find on the road.

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Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a head that disappears quickly and leaves a few dots of lace

Smell: Rich butterscotch, toffee, bananas, cinnamon, coriander and allspice

Taste: Spice cake up front, with all of the aromas being incorporated into the malty flavors; the rock candy makes an appearance, as well, with a sweet but mineral-like flavor; I guess that is chamomile that is swirling in my mouth, too, with a mentholated aspect; after the swallow, some nice earthy drying hops appear to balance out all of the sweet things

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Drinkability: Not sure what is going on with the mouthfeel and carbonation of this brew, but I am not the only poster to note the problem; this is not a Saison, in the BJCP sense of the style, but it has great potential if the Floyds can fix the carbonation problem that seems to plague this brew

Thanks, aslamm75, for the chance to re-visit in 2013 - better carbonation though it still didn't capture the Belgian style; I do like the flavor profile, however

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Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this over Memorial Day weekend. Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow/golden color with two fingers of foamy white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Mostly belgian spice with fruity notes, mostly banana. There is a little sweetness as well.

Taste: A crisp malt sweetness with a strong yeast spice. A bit spicy with some banana and a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. I thought it had a nice balance of flavors.

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Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with a one-finger, foamy, white head. It left minimal lace.

S - It smelled of some funky aromas with a light caramel maltiness. Some floral aromas, too.

T - It tasted of spices, yeast, light caramel malt and some fruity tartness.

M -It was fairly crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was a pretty good saison. Not your typical saison, but still pretty good.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Robertdoesbeer: Poured a slightly dark yellow color ale with a medium bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of spices is interesting with some subtle (for 3F anyway) citrus hops. Taste is a bit puzzling with a nice mix between some sweet malt and great spice mix. The end is a bit too dry and a tad too hoppy for my own taste. Body is way too thin for the style and way too filtered IMO. Even though it is an interesting beer, there is no way that this is close to the farmhouse Saison style being brewed in Belgium.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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 NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three Floy'ds Rabbid Rabbit pours a mostly clear golden-orange-amber body beneath a short head of creamy white foam that holds fairly well. The final pour of the bottle will, however, bring it quite hazy with yeast. It's a very nice appearance, but unfortunately the lacing is just average.

Delicate spice and rich, doughy malt combine in the nose leaving it perfumey and floral. Hops are leafy and herbal in the background... or is the herbal character from the chamomile? The alcohol sneaks through a little bit; and there's a touch of a plastic-like phenolic that carries through into the flavor as well (high fermentation temperature).

It's full and creamy in the mouth - surprising at 9% abv! The carbonation is low for the style, but that adds to the fullness in the mouth, and that's not necessarily a bad thing either.

Malt dominates the flavor profile... doughy and gently candyish. It's rich and round and just subtly toasty and mildly caramel-tinged. Light herbal and floral spiciness rounds it out, and then floats about the mouth in the finish. Some delicate phenolics lend a hand to it's candy character. Bitterness is kept at a minimum for the style, and this is a malt-monster compared to most of the saisons coming out of Belgium and France. It lacks a bit of complexity and dryness, and perhaps even balance. Still, it's quite enjoyable as it is, and surprisingly drinkable. It's just not what I think of when I think of Saison.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.62/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to Sean for getting me a bottle of this. I can't believe I havne't tried this until now. Served in a Three Floyds tulip pint because they don't make a tulip.

Pours a very hazy apricot-golden color with a very large eggshell head and loads of lacing on the way down.

The nose starts off with some heavy coriander and spice. There's a bit of pepper behind that, along with some light citrus. The flavor is similarly overwhelmed by coriander. Wow, that is a really hefty addition, and I can't say that I particularly care for it. Behind that is a bit of malt.

Body is medium and a bit chewy with a spicy coriander finish. Really unbelievable how much spice is in this one. Potentially my least favorite FFF beer ever, unfortunately.

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Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a white, thick head that selltes down to a film and leaves decent lace on the glass. Hazy, orangeish yellow color that is a little darker than other examples of the style.

S - Musty, citrus aroma with noticeable spicy, phenolic notes. A little bit of sulphur and some yeast smell.

T - Begins with sweet, malty flavors and distinct wheat spiciness. This dominates the flavor until it is replaced by an apropriately lactic and somewhat hoppy finish.

M - A bit thicker than I would like it to be, it coats the mouth and the carbonation doesn't kick in as soon as it should.

D - Not bad, just a bit to sweet to be really drinkable. There are no major flaws in this beer, it fits fairly well into the saison style. However, it has no outstanding features either and it totally lacks the depth of flavor that characterizes a great saison. From other reviews, it sounds like it might be better on tap; I hope it is.

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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,097 ratings.
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