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Review of Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit

02 Jul
Hi guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be, once again, trying a beer from one of my all-time favorite brewers.  Today I’m going to be sipping on a Rabbid Rabbit produced by the Three Floyds Brewing Company located in Munster, Indiana.

I have yet to have a bad beer from these guys and even though I’ve never tried this particular brew before, I’m sure it will be an excellent experience.

From the website, 3floyds.com, we find this commercial description of the Rabbid Rabbit.

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.

Let’s give it a test drive, shall we?

The Rabbid Rabbit comes in a 22 oz. bottle with an ABV of 7.4%.

It poured a very hazy, orangish/yellow color with a nice white head.  The texture was somewhat soapy and smooth with very small, tiny bubbles.  It was sized well and the retention time was pleasing.  The lacing was gratifying and commendable also.

The nose released some nice yeasty hints with undertones of lemon pith.  Grassy components along with a touch of banana as well.  Only a very light funk was found on the nose.  The overall bouquet wasn’t very strong, however it was balanced extremely well.

A sturdy portion of the funk was found in the taste.  Tones of wet hay, lemon citrus and lemongrass.  A nice peppery bite was discovered along with a suitable and fitting tartness.  Nice and yeasty too, which was to be expected.  Both the sourness and bitterness were of low strength, although a slight tinge was found at the very back of the throat.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Very dry, snappy, crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching.  A subtle sharpness was felt as well as a light touch of warmth and bite from the pepper and alcohol.  The carbonation was near perfect and a very, very solid dose of flavor was left behind on the palate after each sip.  Good all around with the mouthfeel.   

Once again, Three Floyds has produced a very nice beer here.  I wasn’t disappointed to say the least.  In my opinion, an excellent interpretation of the Farmhouse/Saison style.  The drinkability was great and it was perfect for the scorching hot day on which I tried it.  It’s definitely worth a try if you are able to obtain a bottle.  Like I mentioned before, Three Floyds has yet to let me down.  They continually churn out outstanding brews no matter the style.  Have you guys ever tried the Rabbid Rabbit?  What did you think of it? 

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.1 out of 5
Grade:  A-   

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