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 sleuthdog
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +6.1%

Photo of onefmatt
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +19.4%

Photo of nova009
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +6.1%
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 +4.8%
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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Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of timseagrave
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of m2thesea
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of thydarkprevails
4.41/5  rDev +17%
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 -24.4%
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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Photo of crossovert
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

650ml bottle, 2012 vintage.

It pours an almost millky orange with plenty of haze and a foamy white head that leaves walls of lacing.

The smell is pretty blunt, but good. It is mostly earthy spice with some chamomile, slight malt, and slight fruit.

The flavor is a lot more interesting. I knew it wouldn't taste anything like a typical saison so it isn't surprising me. The malts show up a bit more with some butter underneath which I don't like but it is tolerable. There is a noticeable candy flavor, it is like a spicy, corriandery, flowery candy. The hops are under control and add just a hint of bitterness. There is something in here that remind me of an adjunct light lager. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and could have benefited for being a bit lighter.

Literally if you want a rock candy infused beer this has alot of rock candy flavor. It is okay I guess, defiantly a goofy beer and not one that is supposed to break any ground.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.62/5  rDev -30.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The wait for a Three Floyd’s saison has been a long one, but thankfully I was able to get this one before the month ended. Better late than never, right? Hopefully it’s worth the wait – cheers!

A: Ah, what a beautiful head: it erupts stark white, all the way to three full fingers of foamy cream. Thick as meringue, it lies with an inch of retention and strings of chunky, badass lacing. The body, on the other hand, is not as conventional – I’d describe it as a hazy mix of odd colors, showing golden-orange in the light and a duller cider-brown in a darker environment. Looks great.

S: Rich and savory, and as Belgian as they come: clove and banana, with a bed of grapes, malty vanilla, peach, and fruity candi syrup aromas in the background. The funk on this one is very herbal, like a flowery batch of lemongrass and chamomile mixed with an estery, peppery yeast presence. Very light on hops for a Three Floyds beer, but a whiff of oily pine resin is still evident. This nose is aromatic and complex.

T: Smooth! The malts are quite thick at first, coating the mouth with tastes of grassy straw, vanilla, chewy malt, and cake batter. It’s a foundation of Belgian richness before some herbal bitters: pepper, piney hops, grape leaves, rose water, and lemon. Grain tastes are mostly cherry wheat and toast flavors. There’s some yeast esters, smooth alcohol, funky pine tastes, strawberry, and coriander in the end, but the aftertaste is mostly dry pine and some honey oat. The Rabbit’s not as funky and complex as I had hoped, but it’s definitely delicious.

M: Frothy, smooth, and wonderfully rich. Three Floyds really nails it with the mouthfeel in this Belgian incarnation; it’s a traditional, mildly carbonated, European profile.

O: One of the most uncharacteristic FFF beer I’ve ever tasted; I thought Three Floyds was all about hops in every style they attempt. This, however, showed that this brewery has a great range. Awesome.

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Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at the brewery shortly after the 2012 release.

Poured into a FFF pint glass.

Pours a hazy, light hay color with a finger of white head. There isn't much lace going on here but a few spots remain.

The nose is yeasty, spicy, clove-infused with a touch of banana.

The taste is smooth and has those familiar Belgian yeasts working. Sweetness mixed with some fruity esters, yeasty spice, biscuit-like malt, light hops, and banana cream pie.

The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Light carbonation, great feel. Comfortable and easy drinkable.

Overall, I'm not a big fan of this style but reviewing without bias I found this beer to be a great example of a Saison. 3 Floyds can take any style of beer and dominate it.

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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,110 ratings