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5 Lizard - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
5 Lizard is a creamy and refreshing wheat beer with some spicy complexity and light touch of passion fruit for a delicious and slightly exotic flavor.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-05-2011)
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Reviews by nhindian:
Photo of nhindian
2.58/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle provided by Billakowski as an extra, thanks!

A - Pours a pale, pale yellow, seriously close to being a clear white. It's hazy and cloudy, and I can see a ton of carbonation flooding up to build the head. Speaking of the head, it absolutely explodes the second this hits the glass and is a bit tough to tame, but finally settles at about 2.5-fingers with good retention. The composition is sticky that doesn't leave much in the way of lacing.

S - The main thing I get from the nose is grassy wheat with a touch of coriander spice. Honestly, there's not a whole lot more to it, and I don't really smell any of the lime or passionfruit. Slightly funky.

T - Much of the same in the flavor. When I read the label, I was excited to try something with a little Latin flair, even if I was a little apprehensive at first. But this isn't an exotic beer. It's wheaty, and I'm getting even less coriander here than I did in the nose. However, the finish does have a decent amount of lime.

M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with lots of carbonation. Kind of feels like a light beer and the flavors don't exactly dispel that notion.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately low. I mean, this thing could be downed quickly if I wanted, but the flavors are lifeless and a shell of their description and it's watery at times. The only thing this beer nailed was the carbonation.

nhindian, Nov 20, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appears a cloudy yellow golden hue with bright effervescent fine bubbled white head. Fine speckled lacing left behind as it dwindles.

I don't know much about this beer it's a wit with lime instead of traditional orange citrus peel. But other than that it smells, like bready wheat, lime citrus notes are bright and lively, mild fruitiness with spice kicking out some character...again it's aromatic like a light summer citrus perfume.

Flavor zings the palate with lime juice sour character, penetrates to a numbing level of tart and spices on the palate. Extreme tartness with each sip, almost a salty sour like those found in a German gose, it dries the palate out completely with coriander and lime zest...the bottle mentions passionfruit and I'm looking for it but I can't find that traditional tropical fruity citra like character. It blossoms some floral quality definite acidity with the lime zest, and more fruit juice and spice combo in the finish.

Mouthfeel is dry finish, a slightly salted rim glass may help this beer it's margarita like in nature with the witbier/lime hybrid creation going on add the spice character drying things out and this finishes like the desert. Light to medium bodied carbonation carries it all well.

Overall, this beer was drinkable however, I feel it was a challenge for my senses and the palate to contain everything that was going on. A bit of a cluster but at least I enjoyed it, and I plan to do some food pairings with it.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As a witbier, this one plays the part well; its color is a clouded light yellow, like white gold but a shade darker and still quite pale. The white head, while very foamy, is quite substantial, resting at over one finger tall for some time, and at least one finger for most of the session. Lacing is left in firm, thick rings and webby patching.

The nose has a fruity note and green apple skin, but mostly herb. Herb is very strong, a very particular note almost like basil, and some grass and lime finish out an aroma that's both unusual and intriguing, and one some would find strange.
With the herb, the fruits come out in the flavor, particularly something tropical, while the lime peel adds obvious zest and tartness. Combined with the light body, it is very juicy and refreshing.
Speaking of, it's got the right heft for a wit, light in body with with depth. Crispness goes all the way and remains alongside a firm creaminess.

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Cloudy golden, with thick fizzy head of white carbonation. Sudsy, insubstantial lacing.

Nose is sweet wheat and a rush of floral, citrus, and tropical fruit. Very nice and unusual.

Taste is very malt-forward, with accents of mango, passionfruit, and plenty of lime. This is a tropical fruit-oriented wheat beer that would go down perfectly in a warm weather situation. Easily sessionable, and an enjoyable, unique brew.

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Smell: Lots of limey, but theres a thick yeasty smell too.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sour lime. A bit gritty in the mouthfeel. Passionfruit is there as well. Also tastes like a flat energy drink. Quite tangy.

Overall Drinkability: Nice components to this. Very strange overall, but it's not bad. Not for everyone.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another craft beer week try. Color of this beer is light amber to yellow. Cloudy is look with small head.
Odor is tropical and sweet. You can smell the passion fruit as well as a hint of wheat.
Taste is pretty tart and fruity. Passion fruit is strong and there is some lime as well. The wheatness also there, but it is under the fruity.
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Overall a decent fruity beer. Lots of tartness that is a bit much for me.

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Aroma, large amount of grass, hay, some caramelly malt. Some light citrus.

Taste has some sweeter fruit and citrus up front. Finishes with some grassy hay and bread, much more to the German style.

Light bodied and real easy to drink. A great warm weather brew. Thoroughly impressed. Maybe could have been just a tad less carbonated.

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5 Lizard from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
80 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.