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5 Lizard - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-05-2011

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.
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i love this, not sure why others didnt, but its almost like a berliner, in that its so light but also puckery from the addition of passion fruit. a very light bodied and light colored witbier, with very little belgian yeast character, just a light drying yeast with a mild pear aromatic and green apple taste, but its all real subtle on the yeast front. i also dont get orange and coriander like usual in the style, instead i get the passion fruit, so tart and tropical and summery and authentic and refreshing and delicious. its all the way through the beer, adding no sweetness but a mild acidity along with the flavor. carbonation is way up, and this is a beer you could conceivably drink ten or twelve of on a hot afternoon without working too hard at it. really refreshing and i love the change up in the style, loosely following conventions but moving in a bold new direction with it. this my be my favorite of all the beers ive had from these guys so far, really something different here.

Photo of emerge077
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 5 Rabbit tulip pint glass at Bad Apple.

My prep beer before standing in line for Small Animal Big Machine. Nice. It pours a cloudy light orange juice topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light orange zest and even lighter coriander. I was surprised to find hardly any nose on this thing. The taste holds notes of tart-ish orange juice, grass, flowers, watermelon, light greens, light black pepper, and light lemon peel. The body is a hefty-feeling light, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice wit, one that straddles the line between kinda tart and kinda hoppy, with a dash of spice for good measure. I just wish it had more of a smell to it...

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well this beer pours a very clouded yellow with a thin white head. Nose is strong passion fruit. I mean, really strong. Flavor seems very passion fruit heavy as well. But this doesn't really taste like a witbier to me so much as it does a Berliner Weisse, to be clear. I get a lot of tartness, but not really wit character in any form. I am not really sure if that is deliberate or not, really. But with the type of description on the label, I'd have to guess not. Judged by style, a miss. But as far as just being a beer, I like it!

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of scruffwhor
2.65/5  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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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3.77/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Brenden
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of barnzy78
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
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

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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5 Lizard from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
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