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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-23-2002

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Photo of meathookjones
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark orange body with a white fluffy head that clings to the glass as it drops. Nice floral hops in the aroma with funky yeast notes. Some fruits, mainly orange come out the more this warmed. Flavor starts off with some fruit sweetness with yeast and bready malts. Very light spiciness and fruity finish. Pretty thick for the style but smooth and easy enough going down. Definitely not among my favorite of the style but it was solid.

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Photo of shivtim
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to aforbes10.
It's a hazy gold, with tons of bubbles and a very small white head. Maintains great lacing. Nose is very yeasty and a bit spicy. Taste is a nice spicy mix of coriander and orange oil. The coriander lingers around for a nice sharp finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. The spice is very one-noted, but nicely balanced by the orange. Mouthfeel is creamy and super carbonated. Drinkability is good, it's an interesting brew.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this bottle cost me almost $11 in town and i bought it because i really wanted to give it a try...and i liked it fine but its not worth that much money at all.

orange, kind of cloudy with a white head that disappears quickly. smells sour and spicy with some ethanol. Taste is orange rind and coriander in a big smash. Orange is very strong, so is the spiciness. Gets spicer as you drink more, which makes it interesting but not particulaly palatable. I dont think this beer should get the flack it gets for not being "crazy" enough or fitting into the 3 Floyd's lineup, i mean, it's certainly "not normal," and its tastes very different from other Saison's i've had without totally diverging from the style. Im not going to buy it again, mainly because of the price, but i'll remember it.

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Photo of Gaisgeil
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really wasn't sure what to make of this one. After having had many FFF brews I knew it wouldn't fit into a clean mold and that proved to be the case here as well. Pours a deep orange/gold in color, slightly hazy with a loose white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Nose is a little grassy, herbal even but also quite sweet, something in the scent reminded me of honey. Taste is an interesting blend of Belgian and aggressive American style flavors. Lots of sticky sweetness provided by the candy sugar, combined with some slight funk and herbal notes. Quite complex. Mouthfeel is fairly oily especially as it warmed. This is the strangest saison I've ever tried.


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Photo of kmpitz2
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a solid peachy color with just a light broken film over top. Clarity is very good and just a few stray bubbles are making their way to the surface of the brew. There is not as much carbonation or head as I expected to see on this one. The first big inhale brings solid sweetness, both from pilsner malt and the candied sugar, with orangey zestyness and a ,ild chamomile spiceyness rounding it out. The first sip brings good sweet candied chamomile, with a light banana and orange background. None of the flavors are very strong, and everything blends well. I've had this one off tap a while back, and I recall the chamomile really popping and making this beer shine. It is taking a back seat now. The finish is a Mouthfeel is moderate with a pretty weak carbonation. I really would like to see this one with a nice effervescenceto make it feel more light. Overall, this one is tasty and overall a nice drink. As it is warming, the chamomile is starting to pop a little more, fiving it a nice spicey, almost light cinnamon and graham character. I know there is variation in batches, but this one just seems different from what I remember it being. This one is a monster at 9%, so it is a really drinkable brew for the punch it has. Its not necessarily what I look for in a saison, but this is 3F's...It's not normal.

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Photo of expatsteve
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden end of orange, with a slightly cloudy finish - catches the light fantastically nonetheless. A brief head, but dissipates to light, sticky lacing. Low visibility and medium viscosity.

Aroma: Orange and lime oils, brief lemongrass and coriander notes. Chamomile provides a grainy finish.

Taste: Sugary without being sweet - the rock candy only emerged as it warmed. Honey and mild raisins, with a pleasant clove and anise finish. The alcohol is totally masked, and the overall taste is awesome. Not necessarily what you think of with a saison, but I think the clue is in the label, which also describes the beer as a Belgian Golden Ale - as a representative of that style, this is quite a brew. Nice yeasty aftertaste balances out the fruity sweetness on the front palate.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation provides for a smooth finish. Thick, and hints at times at syrup, but is never oppressive in that regard.

Drinkability: Crisp, balanced flavor is awesome and infinitely drinkable, though the alcohol militates against drinking too much. The price probably means I won't return to this for a while - at $10, this is more expensive than many Belgian counterparts and twice the price of Ommegang's Hennepin. Nonetheless, a great golden ale that will please fans of Belgians and of FFF.

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Photo of shbobdb
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, drinkable summer brew.

It pours a nice hazy golden straw with a head whose existence is all too brief. The smell is, whoa, corriander. Corriander, corriander, corriander, with a twinge of citrusy hops in there, just for varity.

I've got to say that I normally intensly dislike corriander in my beer, but here is works. I really think that the play off of the citrusy hops is what does it. The two battle it out. Now, the bottle is misleading, see, I figured the green rabbit was the hops and the gnome was the corriander . . . but that isn't the case, nonono, not at all. It's the reverse. Strange iconography, but true.

As always, FFF doesn't disapoint. If I were to nitpick, I'd say that the yeast isn't doing enough in this brew. Most of the spices seem to have been added to the brewkettle rather than released from those little buggers. Not exatically what I exepct from a saison, but that's all right. FFF rarely delivers what is expected.

A good brew.

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Photo of Blakaeris
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy apricot with a thick off white head that dissipates into a thin ring.

Smell is sweet malt, bready and spicy. Hops add nice fruit aroma, peach and orange are in the forefront.

Taste is similiar to the nose. Sweet and spicy. Pepper, corriander, and nutmeg. Balance is brought by the juicy citrus fruit blast and the very nice yeasty bread flavor. Finish has moderate hop bite and lingering spices with slight alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slight oily residue.

A very drinkable brew. I enjoy the hop aggressiveness for the style. A little sweeter and fruitier than expected for the style.

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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 ski271
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy peach-tinted amber with a very small, white, foamy head. Smells of wheat with some mild yeast and a touch of piney hops. Citrus, white wine, apricot and a solid alcohol presence. The taste is rather sweet up front. Clove, pine, apricot, peach. A little more hoppy than I’m used to getting from a saison. It has a medium body, mildly astringent, light syrupy texture. An odd one for sure. Not my favorite saison by any means, but one that’s worth trying. Big thanks to hero27 for the chance to try this one.

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Photo of EvilKeith
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy, apple juice color with a short-lived off-white head of large bubbles. Head faded to a wispy cap, lace was initially thick and sticky.

Smell was sugary sweet malt, tropical fruity pineapple, peppery hops, spice, and faint alcohol.

Taste was tart, a mix of spices, citrusy orange zest, piney hops, and alcohol.

Moderate carbonation. Somewhat slick, yet crisp mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

Overall, I enjoyed this. I will try on tap at a later date.

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Photo of bennetj17
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, clear copper color with 1/2 inch of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has a rich bready smell that is rather vinous with a light gingery spice. I also detect somewhat of a funky, tangy aroma. The taste also carries a light spice and a nice malty backbone, mildy sweet of bread and citrus. The finish has a hint of sourness and just a small touch of a DMS like flavor. Not bad, interesting, very different than what I expect from a Saison. The mouthfeel was light with moderate carbonation present. Unique in flavor, I wasn't overly impressed by this brew, but I still found it to be an easy drinker. I didn't notice until after I was almost finished that it's actually 9% ABV, so perhaps I should have shared this bottle? Give it a try if you get a chance...

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

Had this on tap at the 3F brewpub...came to me served in a goblet.

Appearance is a deep orange color, infused with glimmers of yellow. Medium, hazy head with high levels of carbonation.

Smells are enticing, to say the least...aromas of spices- cinnamon (?), fruits and caramels with just a hint of hops.

On my first taste, I also think it's going to be too sweet...but the fruitiness subsides and gives way to a wonderful bitter malt finish. There are just enough hop flavors to keep me drinking, and some nice citrus flavors mixed in. Medium body and refreshing taste.

Soooo surprisingly smooth. And warming. High ABV on this one, and it's sneaky. I like it.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried this on tap at the Three Floyds brewpub. The beer was served in a goblet, with a huge foamy head on top. The beer itself was hazy golden colored, murky looking like oerbier.

The smell was kind of funky in a good way, and included the 3F aroma of hops. The taste was not so hoppy, more biting and maybe just a little bitter. Pretty smooth but not as grassy or bubblegummy as Belgian saisons I've tried. But a pretty good saison.

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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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Photo of carln26
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a bright amber color. It's topped by a thin off white head, and has just a bit of sediment that settles quickly into the glass. The smell has a nice yeast quality. Bread dough, a bubblegum quality, a little green apple, and mild spice. The flavor has an almost candy quality. The bubblegum character is back, the apple reminds me of a Jolly Rancher. Spice comes through pretty quickly. There is some white pepper, a little cardamom, and a touch of citrus orange. It’s fascinating to drink a beer from 3 Floyds that doesn’t have an assertive hop character. The mouth feel is slightly sticky with just a bit of heat. Nice beer, not great, but it’s fun to have something different from 3Floyds.

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Photo of clvand0
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange color with little head that is gone fast and doesn't leave any lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of spice, citrus, and fruitiness going on. The flavor is much the same. Lots of spices and citrus along with hints of fruit and it seems to have a little too much bitterness. I'd have preferred this one with a little less hops, but it's still a tasty brew.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Nice pumpkin gold color, somewhat hazy. Huge semi-tight white head billows over the top of the glass.

S: Floral and yeasty with obvious Belgian strains. Some banana, spice and coconut.

T: Very tropical. I was surprised when I smelled coconut, yet even more surprised when I tasted it. Friggin banana esters thru the roof, what the hell is in this beer? Obvious coriander with clove, chamomile and a strong cookie dough after taste. Really sweet, almost syrupy...cloying. Poor attempt at bittering hops towards the end to balance it out...this beer is anything but balanced.

M: Bit thick and syrupy. Does not fit the style well.

D: It was hot and I was thirsty. Generally saisons and heat go really well together. I was hoping for something a bit dry that begins the self perpetuating cycle of drinking a saison because it makes you thirsty. This is just sweet.

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Photo of BigDaddyWil
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased for $10 a bomber at the brewery.
Undated bomber, poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Pours a a golden, orange color, quite clear. Minimal white head, maybe half inch, that fades quickly. No lacing is left behind. Some cloudy sediment left in the bottom of the bottle. Big bready malt smells, with lots of spices, pepper and a touch of alcohol. Some fruity and floral aromas. Sweet malt taste, bready, and yeasty. Some fruit flavors show up, maybe banana and orange peel. Medium bodied mouthfeel, with a nice crispness to it. Easy too drink, especially during the summer months. Not my favorite style of beer, but this is worth a try, but not worth $10 a bomber.

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

I am not a huge fan of this style in general but this one was decent nonetheless and certainly what I would expect from Three Floyds.

Presentation: The 22 0z. bomber had a very cool, unique label, characteristically FFF.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a small head.

Smell: Spicy and earthy is an ambitious aroma full. It is yeasty and fruity but most of all it is the spices like cloves and coriander that hang in the nasal cavity.

Taste: Led by spices and a strong yeastiness the alcohol add a bit of sharpness that is smoothed over by a splash of sweet malts. Typical farmhouse earthiness with the spices keeping you entertained all the way through.

Mouthfeel: Medium body that feel well rounded and quite smooth.

Drinkability: If you like the Saison style in general I am certain you won't be disappointed. It is not my favorite style (or beer) but well done by Three Floyds.

Hope this is helpful.

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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 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 maxpower
2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle pours a hazy copper color with a small off white head that doesn't last long and leaves very little lacing in the glass. Aromas of flowers and spice, spicy yeast, honey and hay flavors. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel, finishes dry. Good drinkability for the 7.4% alcohol and that is about it, 9 bucks a bottle I just don't get it.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle.

A big “Thank you” goes out to Bert for breaking this out and allowing me to try it.

A: The beer pours a dull amber color with an orange tint. There wasn’t much of a head simply because the short pour into a small cup, however what little was there was thick and orange & gold in color.

S: Sweet, caramelized malt with spice, a bit of hops and just a hint of the Belgian-style yeast that is normally more dominant in this style.

T: You taste the malt & spice first along with some breadiness, followed by a faint yeast flavor and then a touch of hops. It leaves a faint but sugary after-taste.

M: Very smooth, full-bodied, medium carbonation with a very clean finish for such a sweet and thick beer.

D: Goes down very easily, might be a bit filling and the 9.00% ABV may catch up with you after a while, but if you can put that aside, you’ll be throwing this beer back for a long time. This is yet another excellent beer from Three Floyd’s. I wasn’t too thrilled with the Saison style, but I liked this one much better than the others that I’ve had.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I must admit that I've been waiting several years for a chance to wrap my lips around this one. So... the review hereafter may be a bit skewed? The label is absolutely a work of art...featuring a monstrous, green rabbit (think De Dolle Boskeun) foaming at the mouth who's posed to eat a smoking, garden gnome (think Chouffe or Travelocity) who's dropped its Easter basket containing a poisinous egg. Very humorous!

Rabbid Rabbit is best served at cooler cellar temperatures (45-50F) from a short stemmed tulip or small goblet to truly enjoy all of the wonderous aromatics. This truly American Saison pours up a bit short on carbonation, but manages to create a rippled, white sandy head that sits atop a bright sunset-burnt orange body. Simply magnificant! The bouquet is very aromatic & perfumey with lots of floral notes reminiscent of freshly cut wild flowers, hop leaves and lavender buds. Hints of chamomile tea, cilantro spiciness and citron-mango fruitiness become more obvious as the beer warms and the candy-sweet maltiness is ever present. The flavor starts-off suprisingly cloying from the wafer-like maltiness, but it isn't long before the American influenced bitterness & yeasty spiciness emerges to take control of this one... as it drives to a decidely sweetish and lightly alcoholic finish. This medium-full bodied seasonal has a solid, toasted maltiness with underlying complexity that creates a decidedly drinkable beer, but atypical for a Saison. This is certainly a "must try" for any Americano-Belgie beer lovers. The Rabbid Rabbit from Munster should strike fear into Peter Cottontail this coming Easter and make garden gnomes everywhere wet their plants!

CHEERS! Beertracker

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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,081 ratings.
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