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

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RATINGS: 100   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DelBoy1203 (3) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2011 does not count
A dark brown colour with a few centimetres of beige head that thins quickly. Nice hoppy flavour once the beer reaches a decent serving temperature. Malty after taste. Light-bodied with a medium to low carbonation. A delicious beer that can be enjoyed with a meal or as a session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2011
OK, time to rate the Rabbit. I hate rating beers that I’ve happily quaffed in the past with no hesitation, kind of like Kaiserdom Pilsener and Oettinger Pils, I start to see them in new light and am quick to fault them after rating on this site, and that sucks!
Damp, fresh cut herbs, weeds and forest floor must on the nose, just a touch of powdered cocoa, rust and nutmeg spice. Looks the part, looks the part, looks the part, then it doesn’t. Head goes up, glides then falls back to a loose bubblebath of tan that leaves a fine lace. Bright and radiant, tawny chestnut body, well charged with medium bubbles. Mild acridity to it, tones of rust and tannins grip and twist the tongue, weedy and gassy into the swallow, dusty with mild bitterness with pronounced hopping. Quite thin, watery, has a good sweet length to it like toffee and chocolate malt. Drawn woodiness, not much backbone to it, mid-palate is barren of flavour, dry. Been a while since my last and this seems a weaker (not just ABV) version of itself. Much better not to have rated this as now I don’t feel like another, and that also sucks!!! (33cL, 4.9% ABV, 04/06/11, West Coast Liquor, Clarkson)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin bubbly tan head ... sweet roast malts ... light fruity toffee ... quite big hop nose ... over fizzy ... little caramel ... little licorice ... big toffee ... nice but theres a little odd something bottle at the bow ... deep brown ... thin off white head ... soft spicy toffee malt nose ...soft toffee malt ... ligt sweet malts ... little too caramel mal... stick 3.4

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
Pored from a 330ml bottle, highly sessionable! a bit watery as it warms, but a nice beer to take a sixer to bbq. it tastes like the picture in the label suggests fresh and crisp, a lovel dark beer on a hot day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Tap at Little Creatures Dining Hall in Melbourne. Open fermented brown ale. Hmmmm. Well, the pour is fire ruby with a healthy, rocky, grayish tan head that leaves very nice lace. Aroma is toffee, brown fruits, raisins, slightest maple. Taste is all malt-forward, some borderline sickly sweetness, diluted chocolate malt and boxed wine character from crystal and other specialty malts.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
12oz bottle shared by someone at dbuckingham’s tasting. Always good to get a random Australian tick. Pours a clear medium-brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma is...whoa, wacky tobacky in your FACE! Weed is big in this one, along with nuts and caramel. The flavor is also big on Mary Jane, which dominates the hop profile. There’s also caramel malt, toast, nuts, and cocoa. A little thin on the palate with average carbonation. Below average for the style overall. Didn’t really want more than my small ticker’s pour here.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WestSydneyBoy (23) - South Penrith, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2010
pours a nice clear brown color with off white head, taste is caramel, chocolate, grapefruit and blackberry and english yeast fruitiness. get cascade hops in the aroma as well as chocolate. very complex yet balanced brown ale, slightly lighter in body then most interpretations of the style which helps with its drinkability in the aussie heat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle in Sydney.

Light cola pour. A touch of molasses and a bit of agar, crystal malt and a bit of dark fruit, coming in too sweet and under-hopped, as if it were trying to be a dark ESB and falling short of the challenge.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (386) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2010
330mL bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin off-white head that settles to a ring. Aromas of malt and dark fruit and slight floral hops. Subdued flavours, mild sweetness and bitterness with some roast in the aftertaste. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation, slight astringency in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle. Nothing wrong with this but nothing really wow about it either. Some faint dark malt flavours. Quaff a few pints and move on.....


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