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 oline73
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this over Memorial Day weekend. Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow/golden color with two fingers of foamy white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Mostly belgian spice with fruity notes, mostly banana. There is a little sweetness as well.

Taste: A crisp malt sweetness with a strong yeast spice. A bit spicy with some banana and a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. I thought it had a nice balance of flavors.

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Photo of Treebs
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark yellow with a light brown tint. A nice 1 finger head that dissipates quickly leaving no visible lace worth mentioning.

S: Big yeast on the tip with a tinge of sweet sugars and nice spices.

T: The same yeast from the nose is present, but the spices are much more present than what I picked up from the smell. There is a surprising alcohol heat finish that lasts for about 1 secod followed by a nice sweet sugar.

M: Medium bodied that is both creamy and smooth. Light carbonation that leaves a nice sweet film over the tongue.

O: I thought this was a decent saison, but its flavors give off more of a tripel vibe than a saison. It was ok, but there are 4-5 saisons I'd choose over it.

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

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: murky copper orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: barnyard, spices, malts,

taste: malts, hay, wheat, honey

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a nice saison. glad I finally got to try it. Been trying to track down for quite sometime.


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Photo of JamnesCameron
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a 2009 version, thanks to fear025 in my Birthday BIF box. Thanks Jay!

Poured into a New Belgium globe. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a big, white head of two fingers. Drops slowly over a few minutes to leave a wisp of foam and some nice lacing.

Aromas of sage, bubblegum, peppery yeast, honey. Strange mix of aromas for a saison. Pepper concentrates as it warms.

Flavors of honey malt, light sage, bubblegum, light peppery flavors. Very interesting. Finish is short, with honey and sage fading quickly.

Mouthfeel is medium, not as dry as I normally like, but, then again, this isn't normal. Good level of carbonation, could be a little more bubbly.

Overall a very interesting take on a saison. Not what I'm used to, but it works. Very nice effort.

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Photo of Spica66
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this gwuilliums at camp while rejuvinating St. Francis.

A: Deep straw color. Slightly hazy. Good head formation and retention.

S: Zesty citrus, lightly spicy, and yeast funk. Smells Belgian.

T: More earthy and funky than the nose. Some spice like coriander and maybe some nutmeg or grains of paradise. The aftertaste is mildly funky.

M: Smooth and round. Good carbonation.

O: This is my first saison and I liked it!

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Split this bottle with my brother, and he seemed to enjoy it. Good times. It pours a cloudy golden straw topped by a healthy finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, lightly funky wheat, light coriander, black pepper, orange zest, and grass. The taste maintains some the of the citrus leaned toward in the smell, but focuses more on an earthy and spicy character, with notes of clove, cardamom, nutmeg, light balsa, heavy wheat, and honey. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly refreshing finish. Overall, a very nice saison, one of the few I wouldn't mind regularly sipping on in the future.

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Photo of peabody
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice amber to amber yellow with lots of suds.
Smell is grass and hay and bread baking in mom's kitchen.
Taste is really good. Quaffable. Raisin and sugar and malt with a spice rack of pepper and allspice.
Mouthfeel is not sticky enough but this is such a great Farmhouse that it doesn't matter.
Three Floyds knows their stuff and this is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured as a golden orange with a pretty good white head retention. Spicy banana aroma and some light spices. Tastes like a mix of wheat grains, banana and spice. The aftertaste and complexity non existent, it has good flavor upfront but kinda drops off the map after the swallow. This brew is on the lighter side also and would be ideal for summer drinking.

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Photo of DangQuesadilla
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I am a fan of heifen-weizen type beers. This was average to me. The smell was great. However I felt like I needed to chew this beer. Especially at the price ($12 for a bomber), I can think of a dozen other wheat ales I would prefer to drink.

I am a huge fan of Three Floyds, but this one will take a back burner for me. I hope to find it on tap sometime and compare to the bottle variety. After the smell, the best part of this one was the label.

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Photo of TCgoalie
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw colored yellow with a typical saison haze. Some lacing along the sides with a small scummy white head.

Smells of candy sugar, apricot, pear, with a touch of funk.

After the smell, I am disappointed by the taste. It is lacking the tartness that I desire in a saison. There is a large dose of orange melon in the taste along with apricot and yeast. Not as complex as the nose.

Solid feel in the mouth, some drying.

This is not the best saison that I've had, nor is it the worst. I think FFF can do better...

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

I poured this 22 oz. bottle into a large wine glass. No date code. What gives, 3F?

A: murky orange-gold color, the tiny head quickly disappears into a wisp of a cap with good lacing.

S: citrus, a low level of Belgian funk, wheat bread-like malt, and a bit of clove. Not overly complex, but harmonious.

T: sour apples and grapes, the Belgian funk is strong up front but tames rather quickly, the bread-like malt is expressive in the middle along with an herbal/floral hop taste, and the finish is long, sour, and dry, with a nice lingering funk.

M: medium to light-bodied, powdery texture, plentiful carbonation.

O: This beer hides in 9% ABV quite well, and is true to style. Yet another good beer from 3F. But seriously, how about a date code, guys?

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

Thanks to funkyaudio for this great brew! Poured from 650ml bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy dark golden/orange with a thin short-lived, off-white head. Tangy and herbal aromas of woodruff, mint, and birch. A symphony of saison and fruit elements. The body has a sturdy crystal malt underpinning that contributes a continual light voltage current of caramel. Flavors of malt, birch, woodruff, allspice, light orange, cinnamon cross the palate one after the other. Cinnamon-allspice also unveils itself in the bouquet. Light tingle of alcohol and cinnamon allspice finish. At a point I picked up some butter pumpkin/butternut squash. This brew reinvents itself with each whiff of aroma and sip after sip. Medium bodied and decent carbonation throughout.

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Photo of JamesS
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice fizzy pale yellow with some very nice head and excellent lacing throughout. Nice deep and sweet malty aroma with a nice peppery spice in the nose. Excellent flavor, with great sweet light malts, a wonderful spicy zing (peppery!), and a bit of nice floralness to it. Went down fairly smooth. Excellent Farmhouse ale.

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

I went into this expecting 3F's to do something wacky, but overall I think they played it pretty straight, if a bit American-ized (i.e. Ommegang). Just the barest touch bready up front, with some sharp fruity notes. Settled down for a nicely full mouthfeel. Well balanced and most drinkable. The 9% abv is evident only in a touch of pepper at the finish.

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

(22oz bomber courtesy of jcnd9803) pours cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma of spices, banana, wheat-similar to a weisse. Taste is sweet malt with a little bitterness. Medium bodied with thick texture. Smooth finish. a refreshing beer that hides its alcohol well.

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Photo of jcnd9803
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy, light orange color with a foamy white head. Oddly though, it left minimal lace.

S - Funky citrus aromas with a light caramel maltiness.

T - Spices, yeast, light caramel malt and some fruity tartness.

M -Crisp and sharp.

O - Not a typical saison, but still pretty good.

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

2011 vintage served at cellar temp into a wine glass. Classic Three Floyds label. The label reminds me of that one Easter I ate a dozen bad Easter eggs while on a bad acid trip.

A: This one pours a hazy pale gold yielding a half inch of white fluffy head. The head sticks around shortly and recedes to leave a thin spotty layer.

S: The nose presents some fruity esters and peppery phenols. Hay, must, banana, clove and a hint of citrus can be detected as well.

T: The initial palate presents a mild peppery spice with hints of chamomile. The same fruity esters from the nose round out the finish with tinges of mustiness. The taste appears fairly one dimensional because the body feels watery. However, the peppery spiciness balances well with the more traditional Belgian flavors of clove and banana. The chamomile spice lingers with a hint of mushy banana and pepper. The 9% ABV becomes more apparent after the finish.

M: The mouth feel is sharp with high carbonation. As it warms, the sharpness remains but it begins to feel a bit creamy.

D: As far as saisons go, this one is pretty basic. I've never been particularly impressed with any of the Belgian offerings from Three Floyds. The one is somewhat of a novelty for me because I like the bottle. If you like saisons, give it a try. Overall the 9% is well hidden but it kicks up the peppery phenols a bit too much. As far as seasonals go this isn't necessarily a run out and get it while it lasts, but I'm glad to have at least one a year.

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Photo of mryuk
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours an unfiltered yellow with very little head.

smell is light malts with a bit of fruit. undertones in there that do not smell very good (musty).

taste is slightly bitter and just not very good.

mouth is light-medium bodied with good carbonation.

very disappointing brew from three floyds. it just wasn't very interesting of good.

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

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel glass. RIP La Fin Du Monde glass, who was broken during a rinse for this beer :(

The appearance is a hazy golden-orange shade with a one inch cream colored head forming on top. It sticks around for a few minutes then is replaced by a cap of about 1/4".

Aromas of hay, candy sugar, bubble gum, peppery phenols, and some earthiness with an overall yeastiness like bread. So glad they didn't add the same hops as their other beers...

Taste is fantastic. Perfect balance between complex and not complex at all. I get some sweetness intially but it is quickly replaced by the phenols and breadiness with a hint of bubblegum. Earthy hops round out the finish intermingling with the phenols.

Mouthfeel is excellent, super creamy, with a medium body. Could be lighter for the style but it just feels so nice.

This is a really good Saison and it's refreshingly not loaded with C-hops as expected from Three Floyds. I'd say it's a pretty traditional Saison but perhaps without the same body as one from France or Belgium.

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Photo of grover37
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got a $6 goblet from the Bavarian Lodge.

Appearance (3): Cloudy light orange without much lacing.

Aroma (4.5): Yeasty, spicy, everything nicey. Light and somewhat heffeweizen-like with the phenols.

Taste (4): Wheat, pepper, a bit watery in the middle and then peppery again in the finish.

Mouthfeel (2): Watery and thin with medium to high carbonation and low body.

Overall (3): I wasn't crazy about this one although it was a bit different that many saisons I've tried previously. The people I was with liked it more than I did though.

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Photo of innersanctum
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rabbid Rabbit, while not so rabbid, is one of most pleasent 3F bottles. I've had it in years past, and this season the saison seems a bit grassier than prior vintages.

A Very cloudy, non-opaque, hazy yellowish brown brew with a very creamy white head.

S Not an overpowering smell, yet clove and cardoman are present

T Taste is RR's strong suit. The label clames cardomin and rock candy are added to the brew tank - rock candy! Don't know if that's Belgium rock candy though. This season it seems there's a bit of a grassy/earthy tone, with orange and spice. Once this brew is near room teperature there are some subtle sour tones compliment the finish. Overall, very nice and highly drinkable!

M At 9% APB alcohal is not present in the mouthfeel; its somewhat dry and very pleasent.

O Many say RR is not a traditional Saison, but these guys have put forth a real nice product.

Please send me a beer mail if you find RR on tap around Chicago.

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Photo of Pjhuppenthal
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was the first Craft Beer that woke up my taste buds, many years ago. Straw Haze in color. A slight yeast smell. Taste of dry fruits. At 9% I found out why they called it Rabid Rabbit, cute and fuzzy but packs a bite. It is a spring time favorite.

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Photo of nkersten
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into de dolle tulip. Hazy apricot orangish yellow with a small white head that fades fast. Smell is all yeast, cloves, earthy, some orange rind. Taste is similar, peppery and sharp, yeast, some peach flavors most likely from amarillo, slightly malty. Mouthfeel is light with a heavy carbonation. Watery feeling in the finish and pretty dry. An ok beer with some interesting flavors, but far from my favorite saison or favorite three floyds beer.

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Photo of robwestcott
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cold from the tap like opaque clover honey to a 12oz goblet with a 1/2 finger frothy white short lasting head leaving a ring of lace after each sip.

super subtle aroma of spice and citrus.

nice balanced blend of honey, spice, orangey citrus and a hint of lemon. a funky farmhouse hops makes it's way to the front after a few sips.

medium bodied, bigger carbonation than expected, creamy smooth. mostly sweet with faint bitter to the back of the tongue.

drinkable - sure, a couple.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz capped bottle. its about time i tried another three floyds beer, and a seasonal picked up the day it hits the shelves here seems perfect. drank from my duvel tulip.

A- this one pours out a very hazy golden orange colored body with a full finger of bright white head on top. the head lasts for a while, and leaves behind a solid wall of lacing. very nice.

S- the first thing that comes to mind after taking a whiff of this is fruity. lots of pear, apricot, peach, nectarine, and green apples greet my nose. it also seems very spicy. lots of coriander and black pepper.

T- after taking a sip i get an initial blast of spicy pepper and coriander. after that im able to pick up a variety of summer fruits. green apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, and a little bit of tangerines. a little bit of toasted bread and honey also sneak through.

M- medium bodied, bordering on light. the carbonation is a bit high, but it seems to work with this one. the alcohol seems pretty well hidden with all the spiciness here.

O- easy to finish and another win for three floyds. not your average saison. check this one out if youre either a fan of the style or a fan of the brewery. too strong to have another one of, but a bottle split between two people seemed perfect.

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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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