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

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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!


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (197) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2012
You get some unexpected wafts when you sniff White Rabbit in your glass. Thereís plenty of caramel and toffee, but also resin, pine, tobacco and something that i can only describe as Melbourne Water. Almost like Iím 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 summerís day.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1729) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2012
A catch-up tasting note. Juicy fruits and some tang on the nose; not what youíd typically expect from a brown ale. Some mild roast but otherwise doesnít quite seem true to style with the lack of dark and chocolate fruits. Otherwise a little unremarkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012
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. Itís streets ahead of their honeyed White Ale, which sadly seems to be challenging this as the brewerís most popular beer everywhere but here. Itís 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 thatís often insipid and forgettable.

3
   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. finishís sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle in Perth, WA. Brown in colour with slight carbonation. Sweetish, with caramel and a touch of spice, before a short, bitter finish. Forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (682) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2012
Pours a nice colour, but for a dark beer not very viscous. This lack of body is evident in the flavours, though while pleasant, lack richness and depth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1274) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2012
Pours a dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruits and some caramel. Taste is also roasty with fruity and caramel notes leading to a minor bitter finish. Pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alang51 (36) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
I dont rate this as highly as others. Initially carbonation was high but settled down after a while. This was a stubby, may be diff on tap. Malty flavour with a mild bitter finish but it just lacks a bit of oomph.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliriumT (354) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2012
Delivers exactly what it promises... A dark ale. Offers caramel, chocolate and coffee malts on the nose and each can be tasted when you wash this beer down. Tastes better served ice cold, unlike other dark ales which are better at about 6-10 degrees, but then again it is Australia and itís refreshing to wash down an ice cold beer.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
demonsfc (1) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2012 does not count
Excellent beer. Deep toffee colour with a creamy stable head with great aroma. Found to be very smooth with a fuller feeling in the mouth than other dark ales, yet clean aftertaste.


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