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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Ratings: 1,094 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of matjack85
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. 11oz serving into a snifter glass for $8, so not cheap.

The beer poured a cloudy apricot/orange color with a 1½-finger creamy white head that had outstanding retention - nice lacing too.

Tropical fruit nose with plenty of spices and a light hard candy sugar aroma.

This is a spicy saison. Black pepper, clove, and coriander blend together with an orange dominated fruity taste. Hard rock candy sugar provides some additional sweetness, but it never really becomes a sweet beer. A touch of Belgian yeast funkiness is also present. Not much hop bitterness as indicated by the low 25 IBU score.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and with carbonation on the low side. They also do a good job of hiding the 7.4% alcohol.

This is another interesting and well made offering from Three Floyds.

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Photo of wartman
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Dan25D
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BFro
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw yellow color with stark white head.

There's not much to the smell, but it's still pleasant. Chamomile, light grass, and clove.

Solid taste with clove, chamomile, and light banana.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light. It's very clean.

It's a good saison and I was pleased that 3F didn't try and incorporate hops into this, keeping it true to style.

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Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DCon
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 PINT 6 FL OZ - 22 FL OZ - 650 ML bottle of this @ Roof Brothers in Paducah, KY for $12.99. Poured from the Mainly Blue/Purple (but all tie-died) label w/ a Rabbit attaching a smoking Joker into a 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle but from 2011 says the beer manager.

Aroma- Has awesome citrus and Belgian yeast aroma. Sweet and has light spices in the background.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, bubbly head that dies fairly quickly. Has a deep yellow/orange body with TONS of yeast at the bottom of the glass. Tons of suds are left.

Flavor- Light spices, fruit and almost no hops from FF!?!? No way! Not even the light bitterness level. Thanks guys!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Prickles at the finish, and very nice spices used.

Overall Impression- Wow! Close to 5 out of 5 from FFF. I'm glad that stuck "true to style" on this one. Will be patiently waiting the release of this in 2012.

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Photo of sleuthdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium snifter (an appropriate beer for a sunny Easter Sunday). Hazy light yellowish apricot-orange color with a massive white creamy head. Outstanding retention on the head with nice lacing. Nice effervescence. Nose is very faint and slightly fruity. Getting some orange notes and herbal qualities. Perhaps a tiny bit of diacetyl.

Soft malt flavors predominate in the front of the mouth, then some mildly tart fruity flavors join in. Slightly dry hop profile at mid-palate, but not nearly enough to overwhelm the palate or overshadow the soft malt and tart fruit flavors of orange, peach, lemon, and banana. No alcohol detected at all. Beer has a nice, light body and a thin to medium firm mouthfeel. Everything works together well. The fruity tartness lingers a bit on the finish, but I would not consider the beer to be overly acidic. If anything, I would prefer if it was a bit more tart and acidic.

Compared to their other reviews, this beer from Three Floyds seems to be something of a red-headed stepchild. It's a wonderful, refreshing beer with a nice faint tart fruitiness and a soft acidity, but it costs notably more than some better Saisons (like Ommegang Hennepin). Still, if you're a fan of the style and/or a fan of the brewer (like me) you owe it to yourself (and the brewer) to give this a whirl.

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Photo of denimdemon
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of onefmatt
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden color, opaque, hazy

S- spicy, citrusy, earthy aromas

T- Spice and pepper are forward, cloves, fruity and slight citrus flavor.

M- medium body, soft or it has been mentioned creamy

O- a solid saison, a lot going on, much like other 3 Floyds beers just big on the spice notes in this one

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Photo of PeterMatthes
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of nova009
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Pours a hazy golden color, one finger fluffly white head appears and dissipates down to a thin layer, spotty lacing

S- spice, coriander and clove, some ripe banana, slightly peppery, reminds me more of a hefe than a saison, very sweet smelling, slight citrus as well

T- interesting, it starts off heavy on the previously mentioned items in the nose, spice and fruity ripe banana, slightly boozy, a decent amount of malt as well, finishes dry, still tastes more like a hefe with the dry finish being more like a saison

M- medium body, smooth and creamy, medium carbonation, dry finish

O- its hard to knock this beer, its not quite a saison from my experience, but its still pretty tasty, so style aside this was a very good beer that i wouldnt mind picking up again

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

22 oz bottle, no bottle date but this is the 2012 version, poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a very hazy golden straw color, topped with a couple fingers of fluffy white head that settles down to a thin layer, leaves good lacing.

S- Lots of spice, coriander, clove, some black pepper, very fruity as well with banana and some citrus. Base of funky yeast.

T- Heavy on the spice again, coriander, clove and black pepper, I'm getting a bit of smokiness as well. Some nice fruit including banana, some peach and lemon. Light boozy esters in the back with some candi sugar sweetness. Light hop presence and a solid base of funky yeast.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth and creamy with a light carbonation.

O- A really nice saison, highly drinkable, one of the better American-made saisons I've had in a while.

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Brooklyn tulip.

A: Hazy golden-orange with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing and retention. Pretty quintessential look for a Belgian pale.

S: Soapy yeast, pineapple, tons of candy-like sugar (from the rock candy?) and pale malt sweetness.

T: Very sweet and smooth. Nectarine, coriander, a bit of chamomile, white sugar, cake, some tropical hoppiness, bright yeast. A little bit of funk on the end.

M: Pretty good, although I was expecting more carbonation from the bottle conditioning.

O: Pretty nice saison. Didn't exactly taste the rock candy, but it was very sugary-sweet, so that might have been its manifestation. Either way, tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of thydarkprevails
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber into a duvel tulip. Pours a hazy yellow apricot with a 2 inch white that shrinks to a finger with nice lacing. Aromas are apricot, bread, pine, yeast, and has an earthiness to it. Taste is somewhat nutty with mild tropical fruit and grapefruit. It’s slightly bready and has a bright fruitiness to it. Mouthfeel is medium and kinda frothy. I like this saison a lot.

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Photo of MeowTom
2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a golden haze with a head that looks like a thick sea foam. The bottle says a slight haze, but I find it a little more on the heavy side.

S- Was expecting a little more anything from this, but just really don't find much there.

T- Taste like a standard belgium.

M- A little alcohol burn in the back of the throat. With a little less carbonation than I would hope for.

O- A standard Belgium that doesn't really do much for me.

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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,094 ratings.
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