Chasing Rabbits | Burlington Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Burlington Beer Co.
Vermont, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 117
Photo of DIM
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very refreshing wheat ale. I found plenty of juicy citrus mid palate and a pleasantly prickly peppery finish. This had a fairly hefty body but this was still plenty quaffable.

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Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can to pint glass. Cloudy orange amber with a thin head that dissipates fast. Cloves, some banana and citrus in nose. Peppery spice orange flavor with a little pine finish for the hops. Peppery bite for mouthfeel, very drinkable. Pretty refreshing drinkable brew.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a light golden yellow color with a bar pour’s kind of slim head that just slid into oblivion. Rating adjusted accordingly. The smell had a big burst of hoppy orange to lemon. Some grapefruit pulp and rind shows up in a light bitter to sweet context. The taste was moderately sweet showing its eloquence through the bitter in the hops. The wheat level seemed appropriate with a nice quick aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about light bodied with a really nice sweet citrusy pounding sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to hit right. Overall, as an American Pale Wheat ale.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz can, dated 05/03/17. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a thoroughly hazed golden-straw-yellow with a couple of fingers of soft ivory head. Retention is just OK but leaves an honest collar of foam and some nice sticky lacing.

Smells of clean wheaty maltiness, orange peels and a hint of mint.

Tastes of crackery, spicy wheat and orange juice. Some grapefruit peel, grassy herb and bhang water. Ends with a quick, clean rosemary and pine resin bitter finish.

Feel is clean and crisp, slightly less than medium bodied and brightly carbonated. Very easy drinking.

Overall, a nice little beer from BBC that feels bigger than it's stated abv of 5.8%, not in terms of booziness (none detectable) but in its solid, substantial body. This would be an eminently suitable lawn mower beer.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great hazy golden appearance, sick lacing. thie one has some orange, grapefruit and floral notes, bread, fruity hops, hint of gummy sweetness, grassy, green. very smooth on the mouthfeel. highly drinkable and just the right amount of hoppyness to really set this apart from other wheat ales, without being overbearing.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Burlington Beer Company in Williston, VT.

This one pours a glowing light yellow, with a small head, a hazy body, and lots of lacing.

This smells like grainy wheat, huge orangecreamicle citrus, and grapefruit.

I'm starting to love these turbid hoppy wheat ales- they're just so crisp and light and awesome. This has a good amount of wheat, crackery, sharpy, and graininess, and imparts a nice creaminess to this- making it feel a bit like an orange creamsicle.

This is lighter bodied, very crisp, but still creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

I really enjoyed this one, probably my favorite one I had at Burlington Beer Co.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a late July can into a nonic pint glass last night. Hazy golden brew with a thin white head adorning the top. Some lacing, but fairly minimal.

Aroma bursts with some herbal and resinous hops, bit of citrus, big sweet malt underneath. Starts very doughy, sweet, wheat tang, hops wash it out with a big leafy taste, some resin and pine. Low levels of citrus. Clingy body in the mouth, feels about medium weight in the stomach.

Overall a nice hoppy wheat ale, you get what you expect. I think Burlington could have done better here but it's pretty solid.

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Photo of BitterRed
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy yellow-orange with a creamy white head

S: Lots of grapefruit pith and classic wheat ale aroma

T: Just like it smells, juicy grapefruit and wheat. A little bitterness in the finish goes well with this beer.

M: Medium body, soft, well balanced carbonation

O: Like what they've done here, combining juicy hops with a traditional wheat ale. I'll be buying more this summer.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 5/8/16

A: Golden honey with some pale orange highlights - hazy - pours with a medium to large sized bright white head, fades to a nearly solid cap and leaves big streaks and spots of lacing

S: Hops and some wheat, pretty much smells as advertised - hops are not potent, but I guess they aren't supposed to be - tangerine and orange flesh, grapefruit zest - floral citrus - lightly grassy, a touch herbal - clean, soft pale malts with the distinctive aroma of wheat, but not a ton - clean with some faint sweetness

T: Well rounded and fairly neutral overall - some hoppy citrus, mostly orange and grapefruit - citrus flesh and some some touches of zest, oil - floral citrus - some touches of herbal hops, grass, and spice - medium level of bitterness - pale malts, pale grains, and some wheat twang and wheat spice - just imagine a bowl of Wheaties with orange juice on the side - clean, dry finish

M: Medium body, smooth, soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation, clean finish

O: You could go down worse rabbit holes

I think this beer was first released about a year ago, and for the majority of the last year I was convinced this was a Belgian pale ale. Nope. This is a well-balanced pale wheat ale. It's not going to blow any minds, but it has some nice citrus complemented by a nice malt base. It really shines when it approaches room temperature. Regardless, it's easy drinking and hard to dislike.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 01/13/16.

L-Pours a hazy yellow with a 3/4 inch white fluffy head. Lacing is spotty and diminishes rapidly.
S- The nose is citrus and rind and leaves no illusions that this beer is anything but hoppy.
T- The taste and nose are the same. Hops while not at the IPA level are certainly the front and center star of the beer. Wheat malt is faintly detectable behind the hops, but not til the very end back end.
F- The beer coats the tongue and the mouthfeel is medium. Carbonation is on the low side.
O-This beer is not complex in any way. Although it is one dimensional in it's flavor profile, it has a place as a bridge beer for those trying to get into the IPA craze. Think of it as step 2 on the path to learning to enjoy IPAs.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample glass at Growler Garage. The appearance was a light golden yellow color with a bar pour’s kind of slim head that just slid into oblivion. Rating adjusted accordingly. The smell had a big burst of hoppy orange to lemon. Some grapefruit pulp and rind shows up in a light bitter to sweet context. The taste was moderately sweet showing its eloquence through the bitter in the hops. The wheat level seemed appropriate with a nice quick aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about light bodied with a really nice sweet citrusy pounding sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to hit right. Overall, as an American Pale Wheat ale, this one is a really nice one. I’d have again.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy golden-orange. Head settles into a thin slip. Thin ring of lacing.

S: Pith and pulpy orange. Green grass. Musty basement. Bread and grain.

T: Juicy hops burst with flavors of mandarin orange, peach, star fruit, etc. Pithy and leafy too. Spicy. Maybe even a tad soapy. Firm but gentle bitterness. Faint wet dog sort of taste. Lightly toasted grain and bread. Hop oils and pithy orange on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Soft, creamy, and airy. Bite of carbonation cuts through. Lightly gripping hop astringency.

O: There's a dank basement/wet dog sort of quality that I find a little distracting. It is more apparent in aroma, while the hops cover it up a little in taste. Not sure if this is something stemming from a hop addition or if they have mold issues and need to CIP the water. At any rate, this would be an excellent beer if not for this distraction. It's very juicy and crushable with a lot of exotic hop flavor. Just what people want these days.

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Photo of rouellette19
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Folks, for a wheat beer this one has it all. The nose promises a wonderful balance of wheat and hops. The taste give you almost exactly what your nose has promised...a hop forward flavor, with all the trappings of a nicely crafted wheat beer. Just like the print on the bottom of my first can stating: "Who Are You?", this beer gave me all the answers I needed. A must try for anyone. BBC keep up the good work.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy @FFreak for this. Poured from the 16 oz can into a stemmed glass.
Pours a barely hazy, light golden hue with one finger of head.
Aromas are where this beer shines, incredibly sticky with huge hop aromas. Dank.
Flavor was noticeably below the level of aromas, still nice with wheat certainly present.
Mouthfeel was very good.
This beer was delicious and extremely aromatic.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster. Hazy pale orange. Small white head. Big citrus aroma. Light wheat. Taste is more wheat heavy. Bright orange citrus. Grainy wheat body and cracker malt. Medium light. Nice and drinkable.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vermont Brewfest. Maybe it was a can, I forget. Poured a cloudy, orange yellow color. Aroma is of several different citrus fruits mashed together. Wheaty aroma as well. Flavor is exactly as advertised in both name and aroma. Hoppy wheat beer. The citrus and other fruity hops play well with the wheat and that isn't always the case with this take on the style. No flavor I haven't seen several times before, but the combo of wheat with a little spiciness and the fruity hops works. Lighter bodied. Not too bitter. Would like this again in more volume.

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Photo of hazeltonclan
4.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first review, and I can't think of a more deserving beer. Tried it in a can on 6/27, and then consumed a dozen more over the next few weeks just to make sure it's consistent, and it is. The verdict is this: the best 'wheat beer' I've ever had. I use the quotations because it's not a wheat beer, at least not a traditional one that left me saying 'meh,' or worse: 'it IS better with the fruit.' As an earlier commenter noted, there's hops in this here beer, and what it adds to the experience is transformational. With the hops, the fruity/citron aspect fuels the aroma without spoiling the palate. And tastewise, the hopping is expert from the top note to the finish. With so many IPAs these days the hops are treated like Bobby DeNiro -- throw enough of him in the end product and nobody will notice how mediocre the rest of it is. Here, the hops are definitely noticeable, but less in your face. Like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill (or Pulp Fiction). They let its wheat beer roots shine through, but take it to a level beyond expectation. The result is a unique, superb, and memorable draught that had me looking at my glass thinking 'DAMN that's tasty!' A must try if you can get it.

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Photo of Sawdust
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this the first time a few weeks ago at the brewery and tonight from there new cans. Wow this is quite a wheat beer. The name Chasing Rabbits is this something about chasing the hopping beers I guess. This is a great idea a hoppy wheat beer. My first taste of the combination really surprising and such a great smell of grape fruit and not sure what else but very pleasant, and brewed right in my home town. I certainly will be back for more.

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Photo of FFreak
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Dunkin Donuts in Milton for $10.49/4 pack 16 oz cans, canned a couple of weeks ago. Drank one from the can and one in a willy glass. Pours a super hazy creamy orange color with two fingers of creamy, soft, tight, white head that lasts and leaves nice lace. Aroma is citrusy and floral, with just a hint of bread and yeast. Taste is lemons and orange with some herb and flowers and a very nice slight bitterness to finish. Mouth feel is great....soft and smooth, medium-thin body and low carbonation. Overall, a delicious and refreshing warm weather wheat beer.

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Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Resembles cloudy orange soda (unfiltered),fluffy soapy khaki finger,nice spotting in the tulip.

Aroma takes in a masterful blend of ripe oranges, ruby red grapefruit (made with orange and grapefruit) while using the heavy hand on the hops. Inviting aroma, mouthwatering.

Flavor is a bright hoppy blast of tropical coming from the fruit and the hops in concert: just marvelous and none too acidic. Nice subtle wheat element, wow this is good!

Medium light with a good amount of carbonation that suits the style,very crisp with a dry finish.

You must be a fan of heavy hops and tropical fruit to fully appreciate this one: it may be too hoppy for some expecting a mellow wheat ale. The remarkable part of this brew is the successful fusion of the tropical fruit flavors with a highly hopped,unfiltered pale wheat ale.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the WRJ Co-op in a growler. Pours with a small head that leaves lacing. Floral hints on the nose, even mine. Pleasant, perhaps a little more hops than I like in a Wheat, but enjoyable none the less.

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Chasing Rabbits from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 117 ratings