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5 Lizard - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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BA SCORE
80
good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 130
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.29%


Brewed by:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria visit their website
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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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 19:06:48 | More by WVbeergeek
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unmarked bottle at 42 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of coriander (weak) and some unidentified tropical fruit (strong)
Head small (2 c m), off white, fizzy, quickly diminishing to 2 mm ring
No lacing
Body light yellow, hazy: bright yellow sediment in bottle
Flavor surprisingly tart with a fruity flavor which unfortunately ends quickly.
Palate light to medium, watery, carbonation lively

Being part reptile, the name alone made me try this beer. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor, not knowing what passionfruit tasted like, and always enjoying a little lime in my beer. The tartness of the brew surprised me as well; I was expecting the sweetness of a weisse, not the tartness of a Berliner Weisse. This is a brew I’ll try again, despite the lack of head and lacing.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 12:17:02 | More by Ozzylizard
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A bit light on carbonation just a 1/4 inch of head that fizzes out very quickly. The beer is standard hazy bright yellow.
S - Smells of mild coriander spice and some fruity yeasts but it has a bit of sour fruit funk which is interesting.
T - Its actually quite good the sour note isn't fierce as expected like a squirt of fresh lemon. The spices are a bit timid and the actual yeast is fruity and inviting. I like it.
M - Light to medium bodied easy to drink.

Overall I am impressed with this beer it is quite good. I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 02:43:57 | More by DrDemento456
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is definitely an interesting beer. When I saw "cerveza" on the label I thought perhaps it had some kind of Latin American origin, but it doesn't. If it did, I might have given it higher ratings as it would be one of the better beers from the region.

It opens with a mild aroma - almost too weak for the style - that is interestingly pungent of fruit and yeast. The appearance is on the slightly green side of yellow - odd and interesting as well. The taste is all over the place - yeast, fruit, sour, sweet. More nuanced than most of this style. The aftertaste is also mildly fruity and sour.

I like this beer. Had it not been from Illinois I would have been more impressed (but there are loads of great US beer makers).

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 17:11:15 | More by schoolboy
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.79/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A - very cloudy yellow-greyish color with an exceptionally thin white head that dissipates to nothing very quickly
S - exotic fruits: lime peel, passion fruit as indicated, wheat, coriander, lemon; different but intriguing
T - whoa lime juice! Passion fruit, coriander, lemon, very tart, tangy, and puckering, nutty wheat, yeast; quite different and refreshing
M - thinner body, lower carbonation, finishes tart and clean, while being semi-dry
O - not terrible but has some issues with carbonation and balance

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 03:01:59 | More by barnzy78
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jayhass

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a pale cloudy lemon juice yellow with a big white head that fades quickly leaving no lace.
Smell is of strong citrus rind with a light bready crackery malt coming through behind the big dose of lemon and passion fruit. Coriander is subdued but there is a pepper scent.
Taste is sweet upfront but then a big tartness of lemon peel and grapefruit. Coriander is very slight on the tongue but tartness is the overall king of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 00:25:43 | More by jayhass
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy yellow color with next to no head
S: Wheat, cloves and what I'm assuming is the coriander/passion fruit but it just doesn't work quite right
T: Better than the nose. The passion fruit & spices come through nicely along with the wheat but the lime/acidity from it trumps everything. I normally like acidic beers but not this much in a witbeir
M: Acidic, fairly light/crisp
O: Far from a drain-pour but definitely not a re-buy

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 14:43:39 | More by ONUMello
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I was pleasantly shocked by this beer. A friend picked up a random six pack sampler not knowing what I was into, and I ended up trying this a few nights later.

A - Cloudy yellow with a single finger head, effervescent bubbles

S - Lime and citrus, pretty much masks any other flavors

T - Tastes like a berliner weisse, very carbonated, tart acidity (probably from the lime), and a very nice faint hint of passion fruit that just takes your mind off of the lime-yness for a second

M - Total berliner weisse mouthfeel, champagne like bubbles and a nice acidity that make pucker a little

i picked up more of this after trying, it stands out to me because it is not something I would have tried otherwise, but thought it was great.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 00:33:32 | More by Chibeerguy1
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, straw-colored brew, with a moderate head of white foam
Aroma-Lime, wheat
Taste-Lime peel, subtle coriander,salt. Tangy and very refreshing. Nicely sessionable at 4.3ABV. A great match for fish tacos or a Greek salad.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 18:56:28 | More by hosehead83
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours with about two fingers of head, settles to less then one finger while drinking. Light banana yellow color that is very murky, no visibility through the beer. Active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Lemons and Lime dominate. Comes off as a doughy bready aroma. Some bubbly yeast character and wheat accents. Leafy greens on the undertones. A little single dimensional though, could use some more complexity on the wheat tones, the lemon/lime comes on too strong.

Taste: A slight watery wheat front. The high carbonation creates a bright feeling on the palette. A little weak but picks up with a bitter body of citrus fruits. Again the lemon and lime dominate. The finish is a funky sourness which lingers on the palette for a while.

Mouthfeel: Sour. The high carbonation really comes through strong as well.

Overall: A decent brew. I got to try a sample size at work and sprung for a six pack. A good summer drinker that has very bright fruit accents which can be a nice change of pace for summer beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 20:52:41 | More by KFBR392
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 11:29:07 | More by secondtooth
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.14/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Is this what Corona would taste like if it were good? Poured into a glass from the bottle, the beer was a golden color with a slight white head. The aroma is immediately noted with a big hit of lime. Unlike some beers made with lime by the Big Boys, the lime does not seem synthetic or candy-like in the aroma. This was a good initial impression. In the initial taste, one detects lime, wheat, and an occasional note of more bitter lime like rind. There is a definite sweetness, yet the beer finishes dry. One may even catch a note of more exotic yeast dancing across the center of the tongue. The carbonation would seem to be incline to erase the lime note, but the citrus is strong enough to linger for a few moments. Overall, this would be a great warm weather beer or an excellent partner to Mexican food.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:49:18 | More by JohnnyHopps
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Bright yellow-green with lots of foam. Kind of a Flubber color.

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 00:20:50 | More by tjsdomer2
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a HUGE, white head that has impressive retention for a wheat bier. Wheat aroma with a slight tartness behind it; Lime hits near the front, notes of the passionfruit are in the distance. Flavor is sour/tart with the lime being dominant. Mostly a piss-yellow/straw color with nice turbidity. As the lime peaks in tartness, the malt smooths out and then the passionfruit comes into play near the middle to end. The finish is fruity and malty, with only the malt lingering for any length.

As I pour the bottom bits in, the aroma becomes more subdued and yeasty, but the flavor seems even more tart than before!

You know, I kind of love this one. In summertime, it's FANTASTIC. In the summer heat, the watery mouthfeel is more of an advantage, too (so I won't knock it down in score).
It is DEFINITELY not for everyone, though. The lime and wheat could come across as especially off-putting to anyone who doesn't regularly eat Mexican food (lime makes EVERYTHING better!)

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 01:01:03 | More by TheSSG
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dragonflygirl

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tasted this with co-workers, would be great on a hot summer day, not so much on a winters day.

A: Cloudy with really no head
S: Lots of passionfruit aroma, bit of lime
T: Def on fruity side not too much spice
M: Smooth
O: not my usual type of beer, interesting it seems almost like a Mimosa in beer form.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 17:11:25 | More by dragonflygirl
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wow, what a cloudy beer! Makes me thik of cloudy lemonade thaks to the addition of merengue! Very quick head and no foam. This beer is opaque!

Lots of lime and tangy passion fruit. I get a hint of salt in there too. I think there's a few more traditional smelling Wit spices I pick up, and just a touch of water cracker malts. Pretty powerful spice aroma overall.

The lime and passion fruit overpower this beer from the start and middle of teh palate. The finish lets a more salty cracker malt flavor inch its way in to the fruity, tart bombardment.

The palate is chalky, dry and tart. Interesting beer overall, in many ways, but not one I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 18:42:39 | More by scruffwhor
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sendsilk

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had no idea what I would think of this beer. Received as an extra in a recent trade. I am NOT a fan of Witbier at all so I was a little apprehensive....

Which led way to my pleasant surprise by how easily drinkable and fairly flavorful this beer is. Light and bubbly with just a bit of tart showing through. I am used to clubbing my tastebuds with Russian Imp Stouts or big IPA's. I was really looking for something light and refreshing and this did the trick. Light, cloudy straw colored with a good amount of carbonation. Nice coriander and tart lemon/lime taste. Straight 4's across the board.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 23:33:23 | More by sendsilk
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Florida9

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very light pastel yellow in color; almost clear. Forms a small white head that quickly reduces to only the faintest of surface coatings. No lacing.

S: Aroma is rather tropical. Notes of sweet passion fruit and lime with a bit of wheat and even a little vanilla.

T: The taste is almost pungent at first with a light lemon-lime tartness to it. The passion fruit comes on strong, with a light sweetness to it. Then a little of the wheat and some spice. And again there is a little vanilla.

M: Lighter bodied with appropriate carbonation. Light tartness and virtually non-existent bitterness.

O: I had this one on tap over the summer and I remember it being a totally different beer. The passionfruit and lime are much stronger and more pronounced in the bottled version. Sort of an odd take on the witbeer style, but the combination does seem to work. Not the greatest beer, but a very refreshing one that would be welcome during the warmer summer months.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 01:41:30 | More by Florida9
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 06:48:45 | More by nhindian
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Bung

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Lighter gold pour, fair amount of carbonation. Just a very thin layer of white head.

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.

Was expecting this to be borderline Miller Chelada the way the lady described it. The fruit really mixes well and the clove and banana are really kept in check, unlike many American versions of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 01:20:24 | More by Bung
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Brenden

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2013 21:27:24 | More by Brenden
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -2%
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.
Mouth feel is light and carbonated.
Overall a decent fruity beer. Lots of tartness that is a bit much for me.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 14:38:45 | More by dexterk1
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emerge077

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint arrives a light pastel canary yellow with a soft skim of white foam, a little arc of spindly lacing on the opposite side of the glass.

Aroma is light and fresh, seemingly lemony at first, later becoming pungent with tropical passionfruit as it warms and is swirled around a bit. Light wheaty notes in the background, with subtle spice notes of earthy coriander.

Flavors of citrus, champagne, white grapes, it has mimosa-like qualities, though not sweet. Lightly tart, and it seems to fit the natural fruity profile well. Spices seem pretty subdued in the taste. Medium to light bodied, the lighter carbonation lends a soft feel. Pleasant and quenching, mellow overall, ideal for a summer session.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2011 00:17:55 | More by emerge077
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GbVDave

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 5 Rabbit pint glass at Fountainhead 6/30/11. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served hazy pale gold with a healthy amount of carbonation. There was about 1 1/2 fingers of bright white foam on top that left a little bit of lace behind.

S: Weird aroma! The first few whiffs reminded us of our baby sons' stinky feet after he's been wearing socks all day. Funky, lemony, and cheesy. Pretty gross at first. Then a funny thing happened. It warmed up and the smell changed. It began to take on notes of fleshy tropical fruit, pineappe, grapefruit, toasted wheat, and spices.

T: Same as above but the skanky passion fruit of the smell just wasn't as apparent in the taste. Actually, this was very pleasant and pretty well multi layered. Healthy spicing but not like the spice rack fell into the brew kettle.

M: Witbier fullness with a distinct dry and spicy edge. Peppery/prickliness kept my palate interested.

O: I think this may be a work in progress but I like what they've done so far. I'd definitely seek this out again to check its' progress.

***Heath, Roman, and I were at Fountainhead on 8/29/11 and had the opportunity to try this again. Having Roman there was valuable for being able to compare his stinky/cheesy foot smell to how this beer smelled to us before. The beer came to the table in a nice 5 Rabbit pint glass and I immediately brought it up to my nose for a big drag. Hmmmm, sweet tropical passion fruit and other fruity aromas...not even a trace of rank smelly feet (Roman had been wearing socks all day and his feet stunk like this beer the first time we had it!). We really liked the direction this beer is going and we changed the smell score to reflect that.***

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 12:44:37 | More by GbVDave
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Northsider

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hopleaf Chicago.

I wanted to try this beer from local brewery I just recently read about. Beer isn't bad, it's actually pretty decent. BUT, it just feels a little watered down, almost like a 'lite beer'. This is a whit lite.

Taste is pretty decent, the passion fruit comes out pretty strong...very fruity. I didn't really taste any spice.

Overall a decent beer to try, but feels very lite. I'd get it again, it's super drinkable in the hot weather.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2011 00:49:57 | More by Northsider
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