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 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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Photo of facesnorth
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I agree with the reviewer who said this is more of a Tripel than a Saison. This is not a Saison to me. No where near the class of Saison's from Hill Farmstead and the like. Even Jolly Pumpkin is quite a bit better than this. I never regret trying a new beer, especially from a place like FFF, but this is not one I will try again. Considered pouring it out even.

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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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Photo of mntlover
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a light pale yellow color with a smaller white head that falls fast. Only sparse lace left behind.

Aroma is light fruity lots of apple on light wheat base little hints of lemon and some light spice. Some very light spice hints not much funk or barnyard notes as most saison's show.

Taste is light wheat malts good dose of apple with hints of pear and lemon. Finish is lingering tart fruits yeast notes and spice. Some light saison flavors that didn't show in the nose but over all not as good as I was expecting considering the brewer.

Mouthfeel is light pretty mellow carbonation considering most saison's are peppier. But i did enjoyed it.

Overall eh not that great wouldn't recommend if your wanting a good saison, but not really bed just not up to par on whats available out there.

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Photo of schwemjw
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Cloudy yellow. a small amount of head.

S: Peaches! Some spice and a lot of chamomile. Citrus and lemon rind with a huge hit of hawaiian bread. Some rotten fruit, almost like a dried grape. Pretty funky actually. Reminds me of cantaloupe a little bit as strange as that sounds.

T: Toffee right at the tip of the tongue. Then comes a wave of hawaiian bread followed by banana ester a, craisins and chamomile. Lots of tea like qualities in here. Citrus on the tip of your tongue. A stale fruit on the back end reminiscent of an english cider. A spicy finish.

M: Light to medium bodied. very dry finish.

O: This is a strange brew. Its fruity, dry, malty and very beady. Its interesting and funky, Not my favorite representation of the style. /79

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Trade from BrewMane. Thanks! Pour is orange golden and very clear with nearly no head at all...interesting for the style. Aroma is strong orange, pear, apple, honey, and only a hint of yeast funk. Flavor is candy sweet apple honey flavor, thick mouthfeel for style, but with light effervescent carbonation. Lingering carbonation prickle and honey sweetness. A bit dank and syrupy. Decent beer but heavy for this style. Worth a try.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a perfect translucent gold with only a tiny bit of pure white head. The foam doesn't take long to settle into a super thin ring along the edges of the glass. There is almost no lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is apple juice and peppercorns. Yup. Thant's about it.

T: This beer starts out wet and sweet with big apple juice notes that coat the palate completely. Directly following, I get a big burst of peppercorn spice. The flavors mingle in the middle, but as the beer moves to the back end, the apple juice notes return and dominate the pepper. However, there is lingering pepper after the beer is gone.

M: Light bodied beer. It's wet and refrshing to start, jam packed with spice in the middle, and finishes smooth. Lingering pepper flavor and heat afterward.

O: Good beer. I lover peppercorn beers, so I might rate this a little high. Legitimately not for the faint of heart. If you don't like pepper, don't buy this beer. It's basically apple juice and pepper. Seriously.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a clean light golden pour with a finger of bright white head which slowly dissipated. tons of carbonation bubbles shooting straight up the middle. smells of black pepper, flowers, honey, coriander. strange scent, smells like rain .. i know that sounds weird. tastes like applesauce, black pepper, belgian yeast (slightly bready with hints of banana and spicy pepper).. one of the weirdest but tastiest saisons i've had. medium body with a high amount of carbonation. very refreshing.. the zesty pepper flavor keeps you sipping on it, though it is a lighter medium body and very refreshing.

a really strange, yet nice saison.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from the Three Floyds brew pub (Munster, IN). 10.00. No bottling info but this is a March release. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours a hazy golden straw yellow with a finger and a half near white head. Fades quickly and leaves almost no lace.

Smells musty, earthy, yeasty with a little bit of spiced fruit.

A sweet honey note leads the taste and fades in and out of the other flavors of hay, pepper, bannana, apple, flower pedal, musty yeast, vague citrus, grassy, earthy spice and a little kick of booze. An interesting blend.

Medium, approaching full body with faint carbonation. Slightly syrupy with a musty sweet dry finish.

I'm pretty sure I can count in one hand the saisons I've tried but this one stands out as different. Sweeter, thicker and less carbonated than I expect. Still enjoyable to me.

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

Pours hazy yellowish orange with a bubbly single finger head. Funky Belgian smell, some straw, some orange. Taste is a lot like the smell, lots of Belgian yeast, some sweet orange, dry straw, slight hop presence. The texture is nice, good carbonation, not too thin. Overall I really liked this for a warm day, it's got some funk, nice Belgian yeast taste, slight sweetness, but does leave a dry bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Having never heard of Rabbid Rabbit, this will be a fun review. I love everything I have had from FFF so far, and I am very curious how a saison will be from them.

A- An aggressive pour from a 22oz bomber leads to virtually no head. Beer pours a slightly hazy dark gold almost orange, but with only a wisp of an offwhite head. No retention and spotty lacing. Weakest saison I have ever seen. Might have a flat dud here. Review as is though.

S- Moist, spicy funk with Belgian yeast. Papayas come to mind. Slight herb and peppery phenols. Odor is strong, but more musty than crisp. Doesn't seem to resemble that of most saisons that I have had.

T- Interesting. Doesn't seem to follow the nose all that well, but I'm not real sad about it. Some of the spice remains, but a lot of tart pleasantly comes through. Apples flavor. Smooth with a warm phenolic layer in the throat. More complex than nose indicates. Hops are more subtle than expected. Sweet for the style. Saison...no. Tasty...yes.

M- Again, shocked at the mild, check that...its basically absent. Have to knock the rating due to the style. Tends to drink a little heavier because of it.

O- Taste was really quite nice and not indicative of the rating. Really surprised that a brewery of this quality would miss so badly on some of the key components of the style. Not that it was a bad beer (it wasn't), it is just a poor example of a saison.

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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,080 ratings.
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