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 xnicknj
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to drpdaddy

Pours a clouded golden yellow color, thinner layer of white head rests on top. Some rings of lacing are left behind, nice filmy retention as well.

Some floral hoppy notes in the nose with lemon peel and faint spice. A bit herbal and sweet at the same time, notes of sugar and slight funk. Soft touch of alcohol.

Nice floral hops and soft bitterness up front. Touches of chamomile and herb with some spice. Light citrus notes and sugar sweetness from the rock candy, but not out of control. Plenty of Belgian yeast tones and light funk. Finishes with a note of bitterness and nearly invisible alcohol.

Medium body, nice carbonation, a little creamy, pretty smooth on the tongue. Pretty solid saison which seems to ride the line between sweet and funky.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for half of this beer

Review adapted from notes taken 5/6/11

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange with a white head that disappears quickly, unmemorable lacing

Smell: Not exactly wonderful - some sweetness, some grains, some floral notes, some spices, an undercurrent of funk - the funk isn't really intense, but there is some dirty, smelly, wet horse in here - ripe animal stank

Taste: Very weird, in a good way - a base of toasted pale malts - kind of spicy, with a range of spices and herbal flavors - on the sweet side, with a hint of tart - some really strange flavors working together here, and it gets better and better as it warms - alcohol is somewhat nonexistent, honestly I had no idea it was pushing 9% ABV

Mouthfeel: Medium body, could use some more carbonation, otherwise good

Overall: Weird, but definitely good

After smelling this for a while, I expected more funk in the taste. Instead, I got a weird cocktail of spices and other flavors that worked really well. I really can't compare this beer to anything else I've ever had. It's very interesting and tasty.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Looks like some sort of tangerine or peach juice. Cloudy orange-gold color with a small white head that did not stay for long and left nothing on the sides.

S - Belgian yeast, some sugar, citrus-reduced clementine oranges, peaches, slight bit of grass. Smells sweeter and less dry than I was expecting, with some juice notes. A little bit of grass and honey.

T - Peaches, oranges, stronger yeast. It's sweet, not real dry, lots of fruits. Slight bit of phenol/alcohol burn, but it helps cut through the sweetness.

M - A little syrupy, medium bodied, lower carbonation.

O - Actually had a little too much flavor versus what I was expecting in a Saison. It's a more powerful and interesting take, but if you're looking for something in the more traditional vein, it's a bit of a let down. Good beer, but one I would only drink occasionally.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-08-04 in Matton, IL

A - Hazy lemon with a touch of orange. One finger offshore head and mild lacing.

S - Fairly strong aromas of ripe melon, grass, herbal, mild funk.

T - Lemon, oxidized melon, rock candy, touch of chamomile, significant yeast, hot alcohol, spicy. Dries mildly sour and mildly bitter. It's a hodgepodge instead of well-balanced flavors.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Both smooth and bubbly.

O - I am always glad to try a brew from FFF. I enjoyed this but wouldn't put it in rotation.

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Photo of Cavery
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml shared with Klym, bottle courtesy of SpdKilz (thanks again).

careful pours into a couple of Lost Abbey Tulips.

A: Hazy lemon rinds and honey make for an unusually opaque look. Really this thing comes off looking like flash pasteurized whole lemon juice. An intense look of brightness, like a rare poisonous fish. Small snowy bubble formation and a one finger head may confirm the poisonous fish description, this thing seems to be full of alcohol.

S: Some orange zested baked ginger roots, light yeast note that is a tad sweet like the center of moist yellow raisin breads. the alcohol rides all on the notes like a preserving agent. All the notes seem pickled in a gin-like alcohol. Actually a very interesting nose, intriguing even. Unusual smell matches an unusual look. The linger consists of a lemony bitter finish that blends with the alcohol.

T: Rind heavy homemade organic lemonades and vegetable extracts. A very fast transition that moves over rosemary. There's a bitter boiled brussel sprout centers/steamed kale note that I actually am very fond of. It's a very balanced bitterness that invites the alcohol to wash out too bitter a linger. What you end up with is this very interesting bitter note. It actually reminds me a little bit of bitter melon aka goya. It most certainly doesn't have that iodine taste that bitter melons can have, but the convergence of alcohol vegetable flavors is so unique that it's the closest thing I can come up with. Nice soft ginger linger to mellow the alcohol. I just wish the alcohol wasn't so heavy in orchestrating all the flavors.

M: An introduction of fizzy small bubbles that touches the tongue like the skin of peaches. The soft satin tongue goes a bit wet with the consuming alcohol. The fabric like sensation disappears rather quickly. Once the alcohol comes it coats like a wildfire. A glaze of agave nectar (not quite as thick as honey, or at least feels lighter/more watery). The glaze doesn't really stay very long, but taking another sip refreshes the sensation. It's interesting, but also a bit strange.

O: I thought this had some really good interesting qualities, but the alcohol is a bit too much of a villian here for my liking. I think that some people (hard alcohol drinkers) would be really intrigued by this saison, but I found it to be frustrating over the course of a pint. I was getting a lot of interesting notes at first, but after time the alcohol just seemed to make the flavor window smaller and smaller. I found myself having to focus on what comes before the alcohol, as I would lose sensitivity. That was too bad, but when this is good it's good. This would go very well with a full belly and some hearty dark greens and earthy veggies. Beet salads would make for a nice subtly sweet contrast.

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Photo of Klym
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a lost abbey tulip. Shared with cavery. Big ups to SPDKilz for providing this as an extra in a recent trade to Cavery!

A: A very, very murky peach color with a nice frothy white head that at least in my glass died down and left a small white ring. Lacing slides slowly in some parts and in others just washes away immediately.

S: Yeast, grass, lime, carrot juice, and some bold peach sweetness in the nose. Funky, but nicely blended and definitely smells like a superior saison.

T: Comes on with a smooth peach and mango sweetness with grass, yeast, carrot, and salt. A very mysterious bitterness rises in the back of the tongue and spread throughout the mouth, also revealing a hard-alcohol like heat which is unexpected and a tad apppalling. Probably the least pleasant, but also most interesting part of the drink is in the finishing flavor experience.

M: The mouthfeel is totally bizarre on this. Slides through with a slightly oily medium body. After the tastes start to subside a little tingle starts on the sides of the tongues and slowly crawls around the mouth while some heat-vapor like noxiousness affects the top of the mouth and nose slightly. It's pretty trippy and I enjoy observing it after each sip.

O: Definitely a more 'interesting' saison than a necessarily good or delicious one. I'd be really curious to age this and see what happens, as there seems to be a ton going on here and losing some of the heat might do a lot. I'd reccommend giving this a shot but I can't promise much in terms of how much you will like it.

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Photo of Dhren1979
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on July 23rd, 2011

Vintage: 2011

Serving Type: 22oz Bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a beautiful golden yellow with minimal head. The head is thin and light in color. Quickly disappates to a ring around the edges.

S: Floral and hints of spicy corriander. Ripened fruits, perhaps figs (??). Aroma of chamomile.

T: Very fruity...to be more accurate it is a ripened rather than fresh fruit you'd find in a Lambic. Chamomile and spicy flavors. No alcohol taste at all.

M: Medium body brew. Perfectly carbonated that plays games on my tongue.

O: Very enjoyable. Another fantastic brew from FFF's!! Looking forward to trying next year's.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip; no dating on the bottle or label. Hazy yellow body and big three-finger white, creamy head that leave a nice cap and some rings of lacing. Looks very good.

The aroma is far more subdued than I expected. Light citrus fruit and some spicy yeast note. Some sweet malt follows.

The taste is better, with the spicy yeast notes coming through much better. Decent balance from the sweet malt. Light fruit notes finish the primary flavor mix.

Fairly smooth mouthfeel that finishes nicely. Pretty good saison, but a little sweeter than the best I've had overall.

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Photo of portia99
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Russian River stemmed glass.

A - Pours a bright orange color that is marred only by a large amount of speckled particles floating in the glass that almost look like (and may be) black pepper in suspension. Low white head that fades to the surface quickly.

S - Super orangey on the nose - this really overpowers everything. Doesn't quite smell like real oranges although doesn't have an artificialness to it either. The only other thing I'm grabbing in here is some spicy black pepper.

T - Not surprisingly, tastes largely of oranges. This is really fruity and blends with the black pepper, tangerines, a spicy/clovey aspect and some cool mintiness.

M - Thin in body and nicely carbonated to a medium/medium-high level. The spices give an overall cool sensation to this one.

O - Quite interesting - a different set of flavors and aromas than typically found in a saison, but they work well and yield a very enjoyable beer for me. Hope to have again somewhere down the road.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into Old Rasputin nonic pint glass. Thanks for this one Mark!
A: Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a couple fingers of incredibly dense bright white head that took forever to fade into a dense, thick film that left thick stripes of lacing down the glass.
S: Not much on the nose. Maybe a touch of apple juice and earthy straw.
T: The flavor is full of sweet apple juice, Belgian style spices, and a bit of lemon zest and dry, earthy hops. There is a good dose of sweetness holding up the backbone of this brew that I haven’t encountered in many other saisons. The sweetness isn’t medicinal, but it’s definitely thick and alcoholic. Very spicy all around.
M: A fuller body than most saisons with a thick, almost syrupy, mouthfeel from the high alcohol. Carbonation is good though, and the alcohol warmth is well hidden though.
O: Not the most Belgian-esque saison I’ve had. It’s a bit too heavy and thick to be highly drinkable. The spices are good, but they seem to overpower everything. That and the alcohol. It packs a punch. Worth a try though. Cheers.

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Photo of ottovon
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

shared with whiterascal to celebrate the 4th of July.

A: a hazy, orangish-yellow color with a nice, fluffy white head.

S: a nice orange and lemon aroma, as well as some spicy, belgian yeast aromas. There is hints of chamomile tea, and light grains.

T: lots of belgian yeast, with a bit of spice. chamomile tea, it has hints of juicy fruit. it finishes a bit bitter and dry.

M: medium-thin body with a good amount of carb.

O: this is a pretty good beer. definitely goes good with the 107 degree day we are having here in Phoenix.

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Photo of Duff27
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy orange with a small white head. Little lacing. Very cool looking.

S- Lemon spice.

T- Real fruity kick in the mouth. Belgian yeast. No sign of 9%abv at all.

M- Light and crisp in the mouth.

D/O- Enjoyed it. Lower top tier saisons I've had. Great 4th of July weekend beer. Thanks PTMcB.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again to GumballheadFan for a super quick, super painless FFF hookup. Poured into a Duvel glass

This is a cloudy mother. About as clear as orange juice and nearly the same color as well. A large head holds, faking me out. Its quickly gone, leaving lacing in its wake.

I really like this. It could possibly be one of the fruitiest smelling beers out there. Lots of fruit salad aromas;apple, banana, pineapple, tangerine and marshmallow.

Nearly as fruity sweet as the smell. Belgian yeast tames things down to an earthy spiciness. It tastes quite hoppy, especially at the end where bitter citrus zest resides.

This beer feels very soft. In this instance I can "feel" the cloudiness. There is a dry grittiness to the finish.

Here's one where I feel the overall BA score is a bit low. This is a really nice saison, crisp, fruity, sweet and refreshing.

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Photo of chicagoabbot
4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Balls...once again, I'm impressed in a big way by 3F's. 22 oz bomber into my giant snifter...whoa, big yeast funk, just like I would want from the style...I am really impressed, I've never had a saison with that kind of funk from an American brewer (the lauded Hennepin included). Hops takes a back seat, which I am glad to smell. Strong malt sweetness, but the yeast funk is really driving this saison, exactly on point for the style. Tongue follows through with what the nose promised. A sweet and well balanced malt profile, hops in the boil for balancing but not bitter, and a huge well-developed yeast character. It also says they add chamomile and rock candy to the brew kettle, which I take to mean they add it during the boil. Very interesting. Alcohol is well-hidden. Tastes like 6% instead of 9%. Mouthfeel is as flawless as most 3Fs that I've had.

One thing that impresses me so much about this beer is how unique it is while also being true to its style. I think it could take the 'Pepsi challenge' with most champion French and Belgian saisons (and, of course, American), although perhaps some purists would beg to differ. Until they tried this beer, that is. If they could find it. You can get DuPont anywhere, but not the Rabbit (this bottle purchased at Nick's, Hammond, IN, down the road from the brewpub(which might be out of stock by now, since it is only released one month per year).

Huh, wow, I'm still drinking this and am still surprised by its sheer excellence, especially as it warms a little. I kind of picked this bottle to prove to myself that not all 3Fs beers are incredible, as I figured they would screw up a saison like most American brewers (Hennepin and Le Merle excepted of course). However, this is simply the best American saison I've ever had and I'd be interested to hear anyone's recommendations of their top American saisons too.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Iain for this bottle.

A: The beer pours a very hazed golden color with a fluffy white head. Must be a lot of wheat in this.

S: Honey is the first thing that I smell. Lots of bread and floral notes to the beer with plenty of yeast in there as well. There's a mild spiciness and some faint fruity notes, particularly bananas.

T: More banana on the palate. A mild earthiness and spice, presumably from the yeast. More of that honey character, too. Lightly floral with solid bread notes and a slight lemon zest flavor.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: I'm not sure how much of a Saison this really is, but I found it to be enjoyable anyway.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was very nice, very cloudy and hazy with a huge billowing head of white coming up and over the top. Really nice carbonation could be seen streaming up toward the top of the glass and a light bit of sediment in the bottom. Light aroma, light spice, bananas and light grain, nothing really over the top here at all and very understated. The taste was a bit bigger, grainy with a light fruit hint to it, but still nothing that is terribly over the top. Good, but not great. Light dry finish with a hint of peach and pear as it rolls out. Smooth, light and even carbonation and a nice easy to drink quality to it.

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Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -12.5%
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 +4.8%
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 -4.2%
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 +6.1%
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 +10.1%
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 +12.7%
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 -8.5%
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 -11.1%
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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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,110 ratings