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


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RATINGS: 115   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fleagle (16) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2011
From a bottle at a burger joint in Melbourne. Pours an attractive dark orange brown with a few centimeters of head that soon melts away. Has a slightly sweet, toasty bread aroma with a well balanced bitterness, medium body and average carbonation. I could drink more of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lucamanman (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle from brewery. Nice dark brown colour with tan head. Nice roasted malt taste. Overall good taste and smooth to drink. Would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jotaigna (9) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2011 does not count
This beer strength its the hop aroma. Citrus fruity floral is almost a perfume I´d like to wear. I´d guess a lot of American hops are added late in the boil for flavour and aroma only. It has an appealing brown coppery colour with a fluffy light tan head that stays put all the time. The taste continues showing everything that makes a hoppy beer good, although the malt balance is a bit off, since its not as malty as I would have liked for a ¨dark¨ ale. There is now enough caramel, bread or sweetness to set it aside from their pale ale. There is no hop harshness in the finish and the yeast caracter is subdued and pleasant. This beer is almost perfect, if only it had a bit of munich/vienna malt for malty goodness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3327) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Doesn’t pour like a dark beer at all, rather a dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is dried fruits, roasted malts, slight maple. Very easy drinking. Taste is all about the malts. Roasted malts and not much else. Not bad for a quaffer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2011
33cl bottle. dark clear ruby red, with tanned head, moderately carbonated. quite hopped, with maltiness, with quite a bit of bitterness, and some sourness. not a great mouthfeel - quite sharp, medium bodied, with slightly sticky texture. essence of spruce or herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DelBoy1203 (4) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2487) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8831) - 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.

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