Rabbid Rabbit | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

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 phishisphunk
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -15.1%
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 +7.4%
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 -2.9%
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 +12.7%
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 -1.3%
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 -13.8%
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 -0.3%
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 +6.9%
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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Photo of craytonic
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very hazy, cloudy apricot-orange pour. Head quickly recedes, little lacing. Looks yeasty.

Smell: A bit of a no-show; yeasty, malty and peppery.

Taste: Very muddled and yeasty, with some peppery flavors and light malts. Not impressed. Randome bits of corander, herbs and spices. I get vitamin D milk on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin for what it is. Carbonation is a bit low, bubbles are too big.

Overall/Drinkability: I didn't finish the bomber, I was not impressed with this beer as compared to others of this style. 3F is a great brewery, but you can't be good at everything.

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

Pours a pretty hazy yellow with a slight head that fades away relatively quickly. Leaves good lacing.

Smell is classic saison to me. A refreshing bit of lemon, yeast, and I can pick up a bit of the chamomile. Smells really sweet.

Just like the smell, this is pretty classic saison to me. Light lemon/yeast/spices. I think a variety of the spices and stuff like clove, coriander, and chamomile really distinguish this ale.

Mouthfeel is full of carbonation.

Overall, pretty good. When I think of saisons, I think of really nice, refreshing beers, and this is certainly one despite being 9% ABV. This is my first Three Floyd's beer, and will definitely not be my last!

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Photo of LiquidBread219
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a solid cloudy amber with a great fogginess. a light almost white head on top formed on top from a highly carbonated body, the duvel tulip kept the head around a little longer than i would have otherwise thought.

S- lemon citrus, slight caramel sweetness on the nose, maltiness is pretty solid with a light character. light and refreshing.

T- seemingly light and refreshing, pretty lemony again, light spice, light belgian yeast characteristics which seem pretty nice. seems a little bit sweet, but has a nice complexity and solid crispness, the coriander seems pretty light, but its noticable and gives a decent undertone to the rest of the beer.

M- high carbonation at the pour, which seems right to style,

D- Overall a pretty solid beer all around I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of jsh420
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

fresh rabbid rabbit -yum!

pours bright cloudy yellow golden orange with a 2 finger off white head that had good retention and left lacong all down the glass

smell is light bready banana clove earthy yeast

taste/mf - one of the best american sasions - this is a mild sasion - non of the harsh booze that i get in some - lots of smooth creamy sweet malts cut with just the right amount of fruit/spice that that the belgian yeast brings to the table

drinkability is great - one of the easiest drinking 9% abv beers out there and one that is light enough to quench my thirst on a hot summer day of a cool spring/falll night

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

Poured into a tulip from a 22oz bomber.

A - Pours a nice slightly bright and orange golden straw color with a thin .25 inch head with medium sized bubbles that dissipate quickly. Slightly hazy look but not too foggy.

S - Sweet clove hints starts off with then some nice clove. Good funk and phenolic aroma. There is some awesome spice to this beer. Pepper and coriander are extremely present. There is some slight hints of celery as well. Very refreshing and enticing. The aroma is good but I would enjoy some more of the barn aroma.

T & M - Starts off with some nice smooth malt and bread character that develops into a nice sweetness. Hints of clove and pear/apple juice are present. The phenols in this beer are intoxicating for me. Very nice. The spices are also very good with nice pepper and delicious coriander hints all over. It is quite flowery as well. There is some good crisp carbonation and a nice clean flavor. It could use a bit more funk but its still good. There is a nice hop bitterness and dry feel at the end.

D - Very high in terms of flavor but the hidden 9% ABV might be a bit much. Very god take on the style. Not classic but a good interpretation.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Review from 7-10

A - Doesn't look very good. Golden-peachy with no head. Looks lifeless.

S - Smells like a big sweet pale-malty slight mess, honestly. Big apple aromas. Not to be confused with aromas of The Big Apple. I am also getting some strong peppercorn. As it airs out, the sweetness is somewhat tempered, but is still not stellar.

T - The peppercorn is in full-force, coupled with a caramel sweetness and an apple juice tang. I finally got around to reading the bottle, and it says that this is brewed with chamomile, which accounts for the spiciness, I guess. This beer tastes 'experimental', I don't know what else to say. Reminiscent of beers from Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen-Toren and to some degree some Fantome and De Dolle, I wouldn't be surprised if a beer from the aforementioned brewers were a reference point in this brew's creation. It is not a failure, nor a success.

M - The beer is too flaccid to be this big-bodied, or too big-bodied to be this flaccid. Either way, it misses the mark.

D - This beer is one of the most flawed beers I've seen from FFF, I am surprised by it.

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Photo of aasher
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The RR pours a murky tinged gold with medium consistency and a quickly dissipating thin white head. It's definitely got some funk to it. It smells yeasty, sweet, and has this spicy funkyness to it. The flavor echoes the aromas. The spicy funkiness hits you after the sweet yeast flavors and is in between pine and citrus. It drinks pretty smoothly and has moderate carbonation. I really like this one. It's unique yet what I'd expect from the style. I recommend it.

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Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from EchoCharlieEcho, cheers Elisabeth!

Pours apricot colored with a pinky of ivory colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing, some oily sheen to this

S: Apple skins & white grapes & pears once warm

T: Follows the nose, also getting candi sugar & chipotle pepper spicyness (??? it's working for me) & dryness up front. Apple peels, peppery hops & slight earthy funk as this warms. Finishes dry, fruitty & with a slight honey sweetness & peppercorn

MF: Medium bodied, slick with minimal carbonation

Drinks easy enough, the ABV is well hidden. This one is a bit different, nice change of pace, not really a "go to" Saison IMO. I come to expect a lot from FFF, this really didn't deliver

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Photo of cetherid
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into a tulip

A.

A golden straw colored beer. about 1 fingers worth of white head. a little effervescent looking.

S.

I'm getting some flowery hops and a little pepper and some spice. That's about it however.

T.

peppery spice and yeast. a little malt in there. not really hoppy at all. decent tasting but the pepper and spice is a little too much for my taste.

M.

about medium bodied. very carbonated. flavors linger around in the mouth a bit.

D.

a decent beer, but the combo of it being relatively high alcohol and the fact its not a favorite of mine. i wouldnt really rank it that high.

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Photo of Chaney
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I hate how FFF never puts the date on bottles, however, I'm aware that this was an April release and the store where I recently bought this from probably held onto this longer than they should have.

A: Very cloudy, yet bright orange with about and inch to inch.5 pillowy head that quickly dissipated.

S: Chamomile, muted citrus, and tons of yeasty goodness.

T: Full of taste with the chamomile being the most prominent, and I chuckled when I tasted the rock candy in the aftertaste. The best way to drink this is to hold a sip in your mouth for a few seconds then swallow. After doing that a few times, I could actually taste FFF taste profile on the end! There are some many spices in this dang beer, I actually lost count after about 1,000,000!

M: Sweet and candy-like....How many times have you actually heard that combo to describe a saison? I need to scrub my tongue to get the chamomile and yeast off, but dammit...I like it!

D: One of the weirdest beers I've ever tasted and the sweetness might start to grate on me after a while, but this brew is fantastic. I had had this one last year and forgotten how good it was. When the season rolls around again, I'll definitely trade for a couple more of these or get my family in the Midwest to pick me up some more.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dan for bringing this one by the other night. Pours a cloudy yellow/amber with a minimal amount of white foam. Aromas of brown spices, black pepper and Belgian yeast. Flavors of candi sugar, brown spices and yeast. A pretty decent effort, and enjoyable, but not among the upper tier of U.S. saisons.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I have no idea what inspired the name of this beer, but I hope to find out someday. Maybe it means nothing. Mabye it's like the "33" on a bottle of Roling Rock. Who knows? If the name is a bit different, but the beer is bit....well, not as good as it used to be. This Rabid Rabbit tastes a bit like a strong Euro-lager with a somewhat unpleasant phenolic character. Not as a complex as I remember, nor as tart and spicy. It is golden to amber in color. There is alcohol and some decent bitterness I suppose, but overall I'm very disapointed with this beer.

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. 1 finger head. Pretty thick lacing. Good retention. Color is pure golden.

S. Smell is somewhat hoppy for a Tripel. Nice spice note that you also dont usually find in a Tripel. Some white pepper aroma. Pretty spicy aroma.

T. Taste is very peppery as well. Some malt and belgian yeast lie below. I like pepper dont get me wrong, but I also like my Tripels. Interesting combination, and one that I think goes together well, but I would ease the pepperiness.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Pretty dry but the pepperiness lingers on.

D. Fairly drinkable. This is a unique beer. I know that pepper and saison are a good combo. This might be just a little too peppery.

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

poured out of a 22oz bottle into a Reidel Stemless Red Wine Glass

it pours a hazy orangeish yellowish with a nice soft 1" head on it.

smells nice and yeasty with some nice spices to it, not blowing me away on the smell, but mostly like a Saison should smell

taste is kind of bland for me which is too bad as most of the 3F brews i've had are full of flavor. This didn't have enough of citrus, or spice for me to really get excited about it. It was very drinkable and tasty though, just not up to the top quality thats avaliable for this style.

very easy drinking with great smooth mouthfeel

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Photo of JLeege
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- light copper in color, small white head, quickly disipating, little lacing

Smell- peppery, clove, sweet fruit, a bit grassy. the aroma reminds me of a triple.

Taste- a bit spicy, lots of clove and banana, subtle hints of the chamomile. flower-y!?

Mouthfeel- medium body, average carbonation

Overall- Very drinkable. Solid brew, may have held on to this bottle a bit too long. When fresh this beer is hard to beat.

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Photo of jampics2
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at Dark Lord Day 2009. We bought a half case for my fiancee, who loves this beer. We stored these in our beer fridge at 42 degrees. This beer was opened to celebrate a friends birthday about 16 months after its bottling date.

Clear orange with some copper and amber hints. Head hangs on with a meager strength before fading away. Just not a great looking saison due to the lack of head and lace.

Smell is a mixture of fruit and herb. There's some peach and apricot hints, then the chamomile takes over. It provides lavendar and flowery hints, and makes this uniue and very good.

This beer tastes great. It has nice herbal qualities from the tea, lavendar and corriander notes, and it has some nice sweetness from the malt. Candi sugar and honey combine with fruitiness to create a unique and pleasant American take on the saison.

Mouthfeel is good for the style. It has medium body and appropriate medium carbonation. The beer is drinkable and enjoyable. The chamomile provides the depth most American saisons are missing from their Belgian farmhouse counterparts. This is a unique and enjoyable beer, recommended for all, and something I would buy again.

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Rabbid Rabbit from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,103 ratings
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