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5 Lizard - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 18.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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Photo of mkel0365
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

mkel0365, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

WVbeergeek, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Ozzylizard, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of kipp
2/5  rDev -42.5%

kipp, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

DrDemento456, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of JohnnyNicks
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

JohnnyNicks, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Malone47
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Malone47, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of JIMTRK16
2/5  rDev -42.5%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Inglewood
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Inglewood, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Niners49
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Niners49, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of lanciloti
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

lanciloti, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Rihup
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Rihup, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
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).

schoolboy, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Adkins721, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

ejimhof, Dec 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

ajzy, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BrandonSeal, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

PastStout, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
2.79/5  rDev -19.8%
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

barnzy78, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

WoodBrew, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Gagnonsux, Oct 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

harrylee773, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jibjib513, Sep 12, 2013
5 Lizard from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
79 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.