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Witty - Chameleon Brewing

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chameleon Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 05-28-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

06-02-2013 03:47:51 | More by Rihup
Photo of Bighuge


4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy cream colored body with an orange tint to it. Thin bubbly dirty white head. Lace is moderate. Fresh citrus aroma. Orange zest and lemon peel. Malted wheat base aroma. On the buds, we've got a doughy wheat malt base. Bright and spicy citric accents all over the place. Orange and lemon and corriander. Very fresh tasting. Solid wit. Contract brewed at Sprecher, this is good stuff. Tasty and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 03:35:33 | More by Bighuge
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4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Hoegaarden tumbler.
5.4% ABV

A - Witty pours intensely carbonated as bubbles fill the completely cloudy golden-yellow beer. I swirled the sediment into the glass on the tall pour, drizzling over the sudsy white head, which popped up then dropped to a thin layer slowly leaving clumpy rings of lace on the glass.

S - Abundantly aromatic, pungent spice additions fill the nostrils with a hefty helping of orange peel, candied lemon peel, and coriander seed. Light pale malt comes out in the background while hops are no where to be found, leaving the crisp and light nose with a pleasing spiciness!

T - Forward spiciness carries over into the flavor as well as strong orange peel and lemon oil citrus battle equally strong coriander though nothing is out of place or overwhelming. Light and crisp pale malt meets soft wheat for a nicely balanced finish.

M - Light-bodied and smooth going down from the wheat, Witty has a crisp carbonation bite to the finish with lingering flavor of spice and a pleasing dryness.

O - The American off-shoot of Sprecher, Witty is Chameleon's best offering, taking the citrus peel and coriander spice to a more elevated level than some others of the same style while remaining refreshing and balanced but definitely a summery beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 15:58:06 | More by BeerFMAndy
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4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: golden yellow, orange hue, cloudy, 1 finger head.

S: big fresh aroma of orange peel, coriander, maybe pineapple or apricot, wheat and spices.

T: same as the scent and such a flavor packed beer for being at 5.4%

M: Medium body, hint of carbonation dancing on tongue, slight sticky finish.

D: WOW! Glad I took a chance on this beer; delicious WI witbier. I could drink a 6 pack with ease, this may be my new Summer beer. I know my brother-in-law is a huge wheat beer fan, so he has to try this.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 17:41:32 | More by BeerLover99
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4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to BeerFMAndy. My man with the Chameleon hook up.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a lightly cloudy golden yellow. A huge pillow like head rises to at least two fingers. Solid retention. After settling a small amount of lace is left behind.

The aroma is pleasantly fruity with hints of oranges, lemons and coriander. A solid wheat backbone with a touch of creamy vanilla.

The flavor is pretty much stock witbier. Light citrus character with a bit of coriander spice and a decent amount of wheat. A faint hint of banana come through in the finish.

Medium to light creamy body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall consider me pleased. This beer is a fairly spot on representation of the style. I might actually pick up a sixer of this over the summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 00:34:47 | More by beerwolf77
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wide-mouth Guinness pint glass.

A-Darker than other Wit beers I have had. Quarter inch of foam quickly subsides to nothing. Some uniform sediment remains suspended throughout the beer.

S- Coriander and ripe apricot. These smells overwhelm any other smells that may be there, which isn't a bad thing. Different than most Wits.

T- The taste is great, with more coriander and ripe fruit. Finishes clean.

M - More body and less carbonation than I was expecting. Very refreshing.

D- It seems like Chameleon decided to think outside the bottle with this beer. It stays true to some of the classic Wit characteristics, but in areas like color, taste and mouthfeel it breaks with tradition. This beer would appeal to a large audience.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 02:17:38 | More by dfolmste
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz twist off longneck.
A) Pours with a big, white two finger head. Quite clear body that is gold in color. The head settles after a bit leaving a creamy lacing on top and at edge of the glass.
S) Wheaty. Coriander. Subtle orange peel.
T) Wheaty. Quite spicy, but in a pleasant way. Sweet orange peel. Coriander. Mellow notes of black pepper. Flavor profile stays solid from start to finish.
M) Light body. Creamy. Dry in the finish.
O) A delightful Witbier. I think it's a bit sweeter than the normal style but not in a detracting way. I'd have another one, if I didn't leave so far away!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 22:46:39 | More by u2carew
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

10-09-2013 23:15:51 | More by Mleblanc25
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4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Bottled sometime in 2010. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color that produced a decent white head that stuck around for awhile before dissipating.

(S)- A creamy fruit profile of lemon, peach, apricot, and a touch of banana.

(T)- Same as the smell; a big fruity profile of lemon, apricot, and orange peel.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A big fruit profile. A little one dimensional, but the fruits are tasty and crisp.

(D)- Easily drinkable and enjoyable. Light and refreshing. Putting a 6pk away would be easy.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 17:08:32 | More by sweemzander
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

03-04-2014 01:01:34 | More by pathead
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3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- White half-inch fluffy head. Dark orange beer. Very nice head retention and lacing for the style.

S- "Wheaty" smell. Slight citrus.

T- Sweet oranges, coriander. Slight alcohol taste, not off-putting though.

M- Creamy, smooth medium carbonation.

D/O- Pleasant surprise here. For a style I don't usually care too much for, I sure enjoyed this from Chameleon.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 01:41:13 | More by Duff27
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3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Veachster. The bottle boasts a Chameleon reading a book called "Molecular Beer Theory" while resting his arm on a bag full of Grains of Paradise. Let's see just how educated this little critter is...

A - Pours a cloudy light gold in color, maybe not quite as "white" as most witbiers I've had in the past. The body is topped by a fragile thin white cap, not much in the way of lacing.

S - Not super aromatic, the majority of the odor consists of coriander with some citric zest, orange rind I'm thinking. That Belgian yeast you expect from this style also seems to be in attendance.

T & M - The aroma carries over nicely to the flavor. Your typical witbier flavors are present...Coriander, the Belgian yeast...the citrus actually seems to present itself more as lemon up front and orange rind toward the back. Light bodied and crisp.

D - This is another easy drinker from Chameleon. Full flavor and low ABV makes this something you could stock all Summer and drink while mowing the lawn. Worth a sixer if you can get your hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 23:34:23 | More by drizzam
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3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy golden color, little darker than most witbier, small head, okay retention

S - coriander and spicy clove-like phenols, some orange peel like scents present

T - spicy coriander prevalent through sweet malt, some modest hop bitterness on the finish but otherwise no hop noted

M - medium body, high carbonation; body is a bit heavy to style

O - This is a decent enough witbier. It goes down well enough and there is a lot of coriander and spiced flavor going on. The body holds it back from being really good though, as it is a bit heavy for a wit.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 01:38:13 | More by scoobybrew
Photo of Guden


3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a beautiful light gold and cloudy with HUGE slowly fading creamy white head and lots of bubbling.

Smell: Awesome: orangey without being excessively sweet or soda like. Light coriander notes with the wheat malt and yeast character showing through. Not overly strong but good character.

Taste: At first like the smell but even better. The orange citrus and bitterness is just strong enough to keep you wanting more with the low levels of spice and yeast filling out the great wheat and orange with a little lemon that keeps you thinking. The lemon is a bit overdone and quickly gets a little tiring.

Mouthfeel: Great, the sour/bitter orange just barely sits on the back of the tongue with a perfect amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Could guzzle down a few more but the lemon gets a little tiring before the end of this bottle so I would probably go with something else.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 21:28:08 | More by Guden
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

10-04-2013 00:43:06 | More by NCStateAE
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3.61/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour hazy golden in color with a half finger frothy white head lots of sediment is floating around in this beer.

Nose has lots of notes of grain and wheat that is overlayed with a big orange citrus aroma. A very slight hint of pine and also some light spices are detectable.

Taste is pretty good. First thing to hit you touge is but notes of citrus, predominately orange and orange rind. Malt is faint and grainy and is mainly overpowered by the orange. There is also a slight pine flavor.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, light to medium in body with light carbonation. Very drinkable and pretty refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 00:54:29 | More by Fcolle2
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

11-03-2013 22:05:50 | More by WreckingBrew
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-26-2014 03:07:52 | More by Danmullens1
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-19-2012 01:27:23 | More by joefinnigan15
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-06-2013 03:42:19 | More by olafphysics
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-17-2014 20:05:38 | More by AlaskanYoung
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-30-2012 00:05:19 | More by rocklibster
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3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours a mostly clear, golden amber color with only a minor head. The scent is mostly oranges with hints of wheat. The taste is kind of creamy, wheat, orange beer. Very drinkable but taste wise it’s very simple and fruity. It leaves a mild mandarin orange after taste that lingers around for a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 03:45:13 | More by Lemke10
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Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from the brewery (Sprecher). Pours hazy and golden. Pleasant wheat aromas, with spice. Medium mouthfeel, tingling carbonation. Not a bad one, some cloves, perhaps some cinammon though the wheat base is so-so. I have to be in a special mood to enjoy most wheat beers, but this one was ok. Not super drinkable but worth a half pint.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 23:54:22 | More by Sammy
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3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours a cloudy, pale gold with a small white head that recedes and leaves moderate lacing.

Smell- Lots of orange peel with a good spice scent and a floral background.

Taste- Again I get some bitter orange peel and spices. On swallowing I get a faint taste of black licorice. Balanced between a slight sweetness and slight bitterness. Lots of spice.

Mouthfeel- Fairly thin with less carbonation than a typical wit.

Overall- I probably wouldn't buy it again. It is not a bad beer, but the spice flavor was a bit overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 02:36:51 | More by IPAdams
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Witty from Chameleon Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.