Brewed by White Rabbit Brewery (Australia)
Style: Brown Ale
Healesville, Australia


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Mouth filling malt characters and a beautiful fruit driven complexity derived from the open fermenters, mix this with a reassuring bitterness from some aromatic hops and we reckon the result is a delightfully scrumptious ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sethmerlin (6) - - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
Misses the mark for me. Looks appetizing but falls short on everything. Aroma very light, thin, not much body. Lacks the depth of malt flavours I’d expect in a dark. Refreshing, probably nice summer session beer, just not my thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (519) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
Poured a light cola brown with a small head. Couldn’t get much aroma, maybe some floral notes. The body is quite thin, with some caramel and light hop flavours. I thought this would be a bit more robust and was a bit disappointed with it. Easy drinking for sure, but a bit ho-hum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1427) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle- Pours a deep mahogany color with a small head that fades to no real lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Flavor of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness and dark fuit. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly light body, smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer, pretty good for the style. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1066) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a dark toffee/caramel color. Go figure. Nice two finger head that slowly fades away leaving nice lacing. Thin nose but enough roasted malts and caramel to get by. Thin, watery caramel with roasted malts. Good carbonation and good roast finish. Easy to drink but not complex or something you have to think about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
shmang (4) - - AUG 1, 2012 does not count
A good beer, easy to drink. Not a real standout beer however. A little watery with very subtle flavours, lacking the strong chocolate/caramel flavours that we love, it would be good for the occasional dark drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
330ml bottle. An enjoyable beer. Nice malt characteristics with a subtle hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (200) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2012
You get some unexpected wafts when you sniff White Rabbit in your glass. There’s plenty of caramel and toffee, but also resin, pine, tobacco and something that i can only describe as Melbourne Water. Almost like I’m sniffing an ice block. The creamy head unfortunately belies a somewhat watery palate dominated by a very light hoppiness and some late chocolate. Unusually for a dark ale, I recommend this beer for a warm summer’s day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2012
A catch-up tasting note. Juicy fruits and some tang on the nose; not what you’d typically expect from a brown ale. Some mild roast but otherwise doesn’t quite seem true to style with the lack of dark and chocolate fruits. Otherwise a little unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Brown ales are as rare as Geordie accents down under which is one reason to welcome this as a regular in bottle shops and pubs. It’s streets ahead of their honeyed White Ale, which sadly seems to be challenging this as the brewer’s most popular beer everywhere but here. It’s brandy-brown in colour with a loose, vanishing head. Malts dominate a sticky aroma of burnt sugars, taffy, ginger ale and faint bubblegum. Slick, oily mouthfeel. Very English through the mid-palate before an American twist at the end. Toffee, licorice root, all-spice and mint. Refreshing. A piney finish. Pretty good take on a style that’s often insipid and forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2012
pours dark opaque brown with a thin white head. caramel and dark fruit on the nose which is mirrored in the flavour. finish’s sweet.

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