Saisons are some of the most summery beers in the world. When I drink one, I feel like winter’s cold breath should be thawing and Easter fast approaching. Something of an inner child in me makes this beer feel strangely reminiscent, although my beer consumption was a little less at age 6. It makes one thinking of being attacked by a rabid Easter bunny while lying asleep…good memories!
Many of you know that I’m a Three Floyd’s fan, and we have numerous beers reviewed on the site. They always make quality beer that intrigues the mind and imagination. On to the beer.
The Pour: Rabid Rabbit poured like a Saison ought, with a hazy and straw colored body. Atop that lovely bod was a very nice white and well retained head. The fine, active carbonation really propped this beer up for quite some time. Very nice!
The Nose: Citrusy lemon qualities really popped through. I also noted a firm ginger aroma, which I’m sure also contributed to the lemon perceptions. The body also hinted of sweetness and wheat. Spicy and powdery yeast also made themselves known. The 7.4% ABV did not come through very much in this beer.
The Taste: Some residual sweetness touched my tongue when I sipped on Rabid Rabbit. Again, the alcohol seemed to be pretty well hidden. The powdery and spicy yeast came through very nicely. If I had to attribute one major quality to this beer, it would have to be its lemony and gingerish qualities. It was a very pleasurable experience.
Overall, I found this beer to very good and unique, even among some other Saisons that I’ve tried. Man, I wish had another one right now.
Among other Saisons:
It’s rare when I’m in the mood for a saison, but when it hits there’s nothing else that will do. This one sounds great, so when the mood strikes I’ll look for a Rabid Rabbit.
I’ve also never had Three Floyds beer. I think it’s time to remedy that.
They truly are one of my favorite breweries. They always do something fun and unique.