Witty | Chameleon Brewing

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81
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Chameleon Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
chameleonbrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 05-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
16.81%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a pale gold with a white head.
Aroma: Wheat, citrus, black peppercorns.
Taste: Orange and coriander.
Feel: Medium-bodied, medium high carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting for a wheat beer. The spices gave it a nice touch

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3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a big billowy white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a wheat and yeasty smell with a whole lot of banana and clove. Along with these aromas comes smells of coriander and some grass and a little bit of an herbal smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather drier wheat taste with tons of yeastiness right from the start. There is a little bit of a banana and orange taste right from the start, with the orange sweetness fading as the taste moves forward. Along with orange fading, comes a good deal of clove and coriander, which with the blend of wheat and yeas, and the drying of the taste due to the loss of the sweeter orange, it ends up leaving a drier and thinner wit taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin with a carbonation level that is rather average. A little thicker of a carbonation may have been slightly better, with a thicker body accentuating the yeasty and wheat flavors more. Overall it was just OK in feel.

Overall- A fairly decent wit overall. It has a nice drier taste with a lot of spice and yeast. The only thing really holding it back is its weak body, but otherwise it is a pretty good brew.

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3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #90 (July 2014):

Spicy, Prefumey, Bread, Yeast

Very aromatic with all of the right ticks of a Witbier, perhaps a bit bold with the coriander though it is not too overwhelming. With that there is nothing unique here, it just stays within style without rocking the boat which is fine but that can end up being not noteworthy and Witty does just that.

STYLE: Witbier | ABV: 5.4% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.11/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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Witty from Chameleon Brewing
3.45 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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