Rabbid Rabbit | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
1,080
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
22.37%
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
150
For Trade:
11
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Photo of kagent777
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber that I had to trade for, but I forgot who I traded with, sorry. I poured this one into my perfect pint after it sat outside of the fridge for 15 minutes to warm a touch. No bottling info.

Appearance: A hazy straw yellow with a white cap of foam sitting atop.

Smell: Mainly malts, wheat, and yeast. This beer almost smells bready. The yeast kicks in strongly because the other usual smells (hops) are not very strong. A light general spiciness is also present.

Taste: A clove like spice up front mixes with a solid wheat. A light sweetness throughout. A lingering light bitterness on the finish. This one is interesting to me because it is at the same time bitter and sweet, without being a stout or made with cocoa.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the low side, but that adds to the softness of the body, which is in the middle of the thickness range.

Overall: I think this is a solid saison. There are only a few examples produced in Utah, so I need to try ones from trading. I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish, golden-orange color with a small white head that disappears quickly. A little bit of floaties in there too. Scent is quite interesting. Initially sweet, bready, and herbal. A bit of funk and wet dog aroma...Also get sweet apples and cinnamon. A bit of orange peel as well. Taste is at first grainy and a bit musty with some sweet apple flavor. Subdued hops with Belgian yeast and bready malt flavors. Tons of herbs and spices...somewhat winter-like. Very unique flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. No alcohol flavor detected. Drinkability is high. Overall, this was one great beer. Not very typical for the average saison, as it is unlike any one I have tasted before. I got this as an extra in a trade and wish I had access to purchasing it myself.

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Photo of kevanb
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a duvel glass.

Pours a wonderful golden straw color, cloudy, hazy, everything you'd expect from a farmhouse/saison style. Big white head sits atop the beer, lots of retention and great lacing. The aroma is okay, nice floral bouquet, a bit of funky yeast, cereal malt, a lot of sweetness from the malt as well as from the presence of alcohol. A bit of citrus is also detectable but barely and it could just be my nose playing tricks on me, but this one is definitely earthy and sweet. Very dry on the tongue, spicy, funky yeast, straw, hay, some resinous earthiness as well, lots of malt and alcohol leads to a really sweet finish, not one I'm fond of. The body is another redeeming quality, nice and big, ample carbonation, sticky, coats the mouth really well.

Verdict: Kind of a blander and overly sweet beer. I haven't really had a Belgian style from FFF that knocked my socks off aside from Live a Rich Life, (but c'mon, that's really just another DIPA) and this isn't really turning the needle in the other direction, not that it was bad, but it just wasn't memorable.

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Photo of RickS95
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light clear orange, nothing the write home about, but with the addition of the bright white, cotton ball looking head, it's really quite impressive. The head is similar to an IPA in that it's thick with good retention and as it finally dissipates, it leaves a sticky lace all over the glass.

They've got the Belgian yeast down pat and the candy just brings everything together. You can smell the tart, tangy yeast.

A little heavy on the pepper and could have gone a bit more on the yeast, but again, the rock candy brings everything together. Close to a Belgian saison, but not quite there. Still a good drinker.

Feels a bit more like a dubbel than a saison. Needs more funk from the yeast to give it that authentic saison feel. Spicy and slightly tart and tangy. No hop presence. Fairly dry, spicy finish.

This is good stuff. A cross between a saison and a dubbel, it's an easy to drink beer. Very good beer.

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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 FeDUBBELFIST
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber to tulip. Thanks Noa for the extra! Sampled 5/12/12.

A: Three fingers of barely off-white head, creamy, compact and foamy at first, then air pockets form and begin to tear the head apart from the inside out, depositing thick ribbons of lace all around the glass. Retention is incredible. The body is a murky shade of amber orange.

S: The Belgian yeast character is upfront. Moderate barnyard, mild sulfur, plus a light fruity mix of peach and orange with a creamy vanilla to help round it out. The nose indicates above average heat.

T: Although the ABV isn't indicated on the bottle, it's obvious that this is a higher-than-average-gravity saison. The balance between sweet and dry is is nice. Lightly spicy and lightly fruity, presenting some fresh orangey citrus flavor throughout the palate. Sharp alcohol, maybe in the low to mid 8 range - a little higher than I prefer.

M: Somewhat aggressive bubbles initially which become much softer from the etching on the glass. Medium body. Alcohol remains apparent.

O: Very grateful to have tried this beer but ultimately this is just a little too strong for my preference in saisons. As always, it's great to experience a new offering from 3 Floyds.

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Photo of WankelEngine
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy straw color with a vibrant, foamy white head of 2.5 fingers and spotty lacing.

S: Belgian yeast opens into the familiar notes of clove and light banana. This expands into a variety of spices like peppercorn and chamomile. A small amount of fusel alcohol gives the aroma a little bite.

T: Still a strong focus on yeast. Banana is more prominent along with some lemon and citrus zest. Light pepper notes segue into a range of floral and herbal flavors. There is a small bit of pine and a good dose of alcohol which form a lingering aftertaste. A little bit of malt provides some sweet caramel and toffee in the background. As the beer warms, flavors of wheat and honey develop.

M: Relatively thin almost like a tripel with warming alcohol and some effervescent carbonation.

O: Between the yeast and thin alcohol, it reminds me of a tripel but it is still clearly a saison. Surprisingly drinkable for such a spiced beer.

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

Appearance: It has a nice merky golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down very slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of Beglian yeast, with alot of peppery spices, coriander, orange/lemon zest and wheat.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has orange, lemon, apple and banana along with some wheat, a nice peppery spiciness, some coriander and bready yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance, feel and complexity.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Very refreshing and tasty, I could drink this all night.

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Photo of liamt07
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Delock's in Munster, 650ml into a tulip.

Hazy bright orange, with a dense white head of several fingers. Great retention and lacing. Lots of wheat and yeast on the nose, bright fruit notes and a dash of spice. Lots more yeast and wheat, citrus zest, and a good spicy component. Good hopping as well. No real alcohol to be felt. Medium body, good texture with a medium carbonation. Quite pleasing for such a warm evening.

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Photo of syrupjoe
4.77/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber Pours a rich, hazy golden apricot color with a one finger creamy off-white head. Great consistent lacing.

Nose: Honey, tart peach, orange citrus, light peppery funk. Very well compiled and nothing but amazing scents.

Taste: Sweet apple, tropical citrus, lemon, pepper, barny funk. Sweet at first but clean, crisp finish with zippy, biting bubbles.

Overall a very delicious beer. A bit sweet for the style, but I really liked it and do not think it detracted from it. Flavorful, crisp, and biting. An absolutely delicious beer that I will be seeking out again.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Last of a box from dakkon54!

Its really cloudy, even for a saison. Tight white head. The smell is loaded with spicy yeast esters. There an odd hint of tobacco smoke as well. The taste is very spicy, like they added black pepper. Lots of banana, and a light body. Very peppery and spicy, yes it necessitates being mentioned twice.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle adorned with Three Floyds' unmistakable distinctive cover art, featuring a giant angry rabbit throttling the crap out of a scared gnome. Served in an oversized pint glass.

Pours a cloudy straw yellow, with hints of gold/green, starting with a one inch head that leaves moderate lacing around the sides.

Smell is quite herby, with oregano, chamomile, sage, celery, hints of basil -- this brew is herbed to the max! Pepper and oak notes round out this brew's complex, bold aroma.

Taste is, like everything 3F does, is laced with abundant hops, but there is a distinctive floral, peppery spice taste. In some respects, it is like a hoppy, peppery herbal tea of a beer, with notes of lemon, and allspice. Malt is also present, with a rye cracker crispness that gves this a bit of heft. Finishes with a hint of mild bitter that is not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is zesty, medium bodied, with a crisp, tangy tart balanced by a hot, peppery feel that prevents this from being a "refreshing" farmhouse ale.

This beer is all over the place; not as funky as a typical saison, not as yeasty as a wheat beer, not as pure hoppy as an IPA, but instead is a mixture of the three, and more, with its peppery notes. Certainly a decent beer, but not one of my favorite 3F beers - though that is no knock, since it would be like saying this isn't one of my favorite classic Corvettes. I definitely recommend it, if just to try it, though I would not list it as a go-to 3F beer for me.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful glowing cloudy orange body with a bright white head forming thick in my new Tripel Karmeliet glass. Aroma has a big punch of citrus, and herbal spice, chalky yeast notes, and a touch of alcohol coming together. As I take my first initial sips, I get a strong assertive bitterness from the herbal chamomile, citrus peel edges, and strong long lasting spicy notes from the yeast. Bright citric notes initially followed by hints of bready sweetness all followed by a strong alcohol flavor, it was the last bottle available at Chalet Premier in North Lima, OH. Worth it to try it, sense I've been looking for this beer pretty much since they first brewed it. Mouthfeel was effervescent with sturdy carbonation medium bodied yet mellow and smooth nothing overbearing, a bit of alcohol warmth I welcomed along with a lasting spice/bitterness on the palate. Overall a truly tasty American brewed saison, which was definitely worth it. Will I revisit this one soon, probably not because I prefer the hoppy 3 Floyd's offerings.

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

22oz bomber poured into a white wine glass. Pours a bright, hazy golden orange with a sudsy white head.

Smells wonderful. Orange, pepper, and a slight mustiness. Hints of alcohol as well.

Spicy, funky, hints of citrus fruit, with an alcohol heat finish. Hints of banana after warming up a bit.

Prickly carbonation with a light to medium body.Slightly watery.

After writing my review, Ive started eating pizza with it and it enhances the spice of the pepperoni and crushed red pepper. This is light, easy to drink, with a spicy kick. Enjoy!

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

APPEARANCE: Cloudy orange color with some hazy yellow around the edges of the glass. A good two fingers of fluffy white foam following a medium pour. Head was slow to disappear, and left plenty of nice lacing on the glass til the last drop.

AROMA: Chamomile, Coriander, Wet Lawn, & Peppercorns. I also started to get some lemon & orange as the beer warmed up a bit.

TASTE: I’m getting wheat and light malts up front. Peppery notes, chamomile, and other spices (perhaps from the rock candy) aren’t far behind. There’s a very subtle sweetness near the back-end. I let the beer warm for about 10 minutes or so, and it really started to bring out some citrus flavors (mainly lemon and orange). The finish featured some coriander and yeasty flavors. Pretty refreshing.

MOUTHFEEL: Light to medium body with a fairly light carbonation for the style.

MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: An above average Saison. That being said, I guess that I expected a bit more from FFF. It’s more of a peppery and spicy Saison, as opposed to the tart and funky ones that I’ve been drinking as of late. Well crafted, but it’s just a little tamer than I was anticipating. It’s worth a shot…but personally, I wouldn’t seek this one out.

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

22oz bottle opened on 5.14.12.

A - Pours a very cloudy, pale orange with a one finger cream-colored head that fades down pretty quickly.

S - Lemon, light Belgian yeast.

T - Tangy lemons and some subtle orange. Some slight yeast pokes through at the end.

D - Medium carbonation on an average body.

o - Nice subtle Belgian yeast and citrusy lemon. Perfect for a hot night.

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Photo of cps98
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this bottle at the last DLD. Pours a hazy light orange with a healthy off-white head. Carbonation was really nice, a ring of bubbles lingered in the glass till the last sip. Nice medium bodied beer. Had very prominent bready, banana yeasty characters in the aroma department. The first sip reinforced the smells lots of bread and banana. Very light hints of peppery spice on the tongue. Normally I like my Saison’s with more of that spiciness but this beer was really nice just the same. Wish I would have gotten 2 bottles instead of just the one.

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Photo of Gatch
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden-yellow with crazy haze. Fluffy head that hangs around for a while. Little lace.

S: Like a Hefe. Bananas, pepper, clove. Is this a Hefe?

T: Pepper is there. This is a Hefe. Good but different and unexpected.

M: Smooth, tasty. Easy drinking.

O: Good beer but not a Saison at all. A Hefe!

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper with a couple fingers of rich bright-white head. This retains with a ½ finger cap of foam which leaves back a rich cascade of sticky lacing. The aroma smells quite flavorful, with notes of wheat, floral character, green earth, soft sticky fruit, some tartness, and a zippy feeling spicy presence in the nostrils. This is nice.

The taste has a crisp wheat base to it, with some softer fruit flavors working in (orange and banana seem to stick out), a smack of tart lemon, a light earthy bitterness, and a spicy dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a chewy creaminess on the tongue that spreads out into more of a sharp feel that prickles the mouth a bit. The alcohol here is very nicely hid for 7%+.

I’m glad that I finally sat down with a bottle of this, as it ending up being a rather tasty and easy sipping take on a Saison with a nice balance of malt, fruit, spice, and hops that kept this interesting to drink.

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

Poured 22 oz bomber into Duvel tulip.

RR pours a cloudy, golden color with about an inch of eggshell head. The head dissipates quite quickly, and leaves a good deal of stickiness on he sides of the glass. This beer is quite pungent: smells of the classic yeast odor, typical of the style. I'm not an expert in the style's nuances, but it has the banana/yeast flavor that is quite familiar. This is refreshing & enjoyable, if not as complex as their hoppier offerings. The mouthfeel is thin& highly carbonated. It leaves a bit of a prickly feeling on my tongue.

Overall: likeable. Glad that i tried this, but could go either way returning to it at the price point. Hard for me not to sample all of the 3F offerings!

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Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to Bobby91w for sending this one my way as an extra in a very recent trade! I had honestly just added this to my Wants list! Thanks again man! Served from bottle into a Three Floyds XV Anniversary imperial pint glass. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a one finger slightly off-white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earthy hop, spices, and floral notes. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earthy hop, spices, floral, wheat, banana, fruit, and subtle bubble gum. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The aroma on this one was pretty nice and inviting. It was really well balanced and was fairly good for the Saison genre. The flavor was fairly good, but it was a little more toward the earthy side of things rather than being really well balanced like the aroma. This was unfortunate, but didn’t kill the brew overall. Still really nicely done and I’m really glad I got to try this one just because the label art is SO badass…

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours cloudy murky golden orange. inch or so of creamy fluffy head. decent retention.

funky and musty, some light peppery spice.

funky yeast and light subtle spice dominate this, very straight forward and not very complex. maybe a slight hint of banana.

a bit full with a moderate carbonation that adds to the body.

easy drinking, not bad, but nothing spectacular. worth a seek though.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/28/12 notes. Thanks to JM03 for sending a bottle of this my way. 22 oz bomber.

a - Pours a murky yellow color with one to two fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, apples, bananas, yeast, citrus, oranges, cloves, and light spice. Super fruity, which I like a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus, Belgian style yeast, cloves, pepper, oranges, fruity malts, bananas, and bready malts. Little more spice to it, but still really nice. Think I like the nose a tiny bit better.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink and smooth.

o - Overall I thought this was a really good saison; another winner from FFF for me. The nose is super fruity which I loved, and the taste is as well, though not quite as much. Easy to drink, would certainly have it again.

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Photo of familydude
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber to 16oz pint glass.

Appearance-orangeish-yellow color, ~2 finger head

Smell-mild smell, with hints of fuit mixed with yeast aroma

Taste-light, mixed fruits, maybe citrus types

Mouthfeel-good balance of carbonation, easy to drink

Overall-very sweet tasting! refreshing feeling.

p.s.-hilarious illustration on bottle

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Photo of Bung
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Cloudy gold pour with plenty of carbonation throughout. Large rocky white head with good retention.

Aroma, clove, apple, bannana, lighter earthy must. A little mild.

Taste, A lot more spice here. Coriander, clove. Estery pear and apple. A light herbal hop. Faintest candi sugar.

Heavy side of light. An active carbonation, but it almost feels creamy. Drinks pretty easy.
Thought this was just a tad sweet overall. Worth trying though I suppose.

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