Witty | Chameleon Brewing

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81
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64 Ratings
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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:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of vfgccp
1.24/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Note: This is one of two Chameleon beers my friend received as part of a beer of the month club, and both were severely contaminated.

A - 80% opaque gold. Low head but holds a nice lace.

S - Meaty off-aroma. Some ginger, touch of bubblegum. Lemon way in the back.

T - Definitely contaminated. Carries the hallmarks of lactobacillus. Meaty, rancid, buttery. Couldn't take a 3rd sip to work through the rest.

M - n/a

D - n/a

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Photo of Dactrius
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of MrUse
2.31/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Thorpe429
2.49/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours yields a clear light gold beer with a very thin white head and no retention. Settles quite quickly into a swirly cap and a really thin collar. No lacing. Nose brings some mild Belgian yeast character with a bit of orange zest and light coriander. Taste has a bit of orange zest but then takes the coriander way too far into the spicy realm. Not subtle at all. The excessive use of coriander really destroys the mouthfeel, which is otherwise light and well-carbonated. Drinkability is pretty low. This is way too much of a spice bomb.

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Photo of campfirebrew
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Onenote81
2.74/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the bottle.

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with absolutely no head. Not even a ring of lace to speak of. The nose is really sharp with big spicy yeast, bubblegum, lemon, and lots of coriander. The mouth is fair. Carbonation level is moderately high, but drinks smooth enough. The spices come out in full force flavor-wise. Coriander, lemongrass, white pepper. Mild fruity finish. This isn't the best representation of the style. Refreshing at times, but almost too much zing in it to have many more. I'd pass for some better Wits in the future.

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Photo of DerekQXQX
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of twenty5
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of drbenderdo
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of pasadoit
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The Witty: "White Wheat Ale Brewed with Spices". Received through the beer of the month club.

Drank straight out of the bottle.

Not a good example of the style. Finishes watery and a
bit bitter. Not as bad as some reports on here, but I wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
2.83/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A) Cloudy looking light orange color. A nice finger of white fluffy head. The head settles to a dusting. There was some lacing. Plenty of carbonation noted. Bubbles were moving rapidly to the top of the pint.

S) Plenty of wheat and some citrus. There was kind of a canned fruit aroma, mostly the syrup. There was light spice aroma as well.

T) Wheat, spices, mild citrus, some berries. Kind of medicinal. The finish is heavy orange rind, somewhat acidic.

M) Medium body with some sizzle. It's kind of sticky, and the orange rind lingers.

O) Picked up some Chameleon beers over at Sprecher Brewery the other weekend, and haven't been real impressed. They're not terrible by any means, but they're just not doing much for me. Perhaps this one is more of a summertime brew? I'll probably never know.

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

Photo of dbmdbm
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of bismarksays
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Celtics76
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

That chameleon doesn't look like Oscar Wilde... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a half-finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises light orange peel, light funky wheat, and what seems like an old yuzu rind. (Gotta love learning new fruits, amiright?) The taste brings in more of the same, funkiness and odd rindiness not only intact but emphasized. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a weak wit, not altogether bad, just not very good.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a lightly hazed golden straw color with a brief moment of two fingered head that only leaves behind minimal lacing. Medium body and carbonation levels.. Smells and tastes of musty orange rind on a wheat base with a hint of cinnamon spice and a small amount of vegetal off-flavor.

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Photo of corybills
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dtivp
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy orange gold with a small white head very little retention and light minimal lacing.

Aroma of citrus with coriander spice and hints of ginger.

Taste followed the aroma with lemon and orange zest, coriander and slight hint of wheat.

Mouthfeel was light body with light carbonation, very crisp finish.

Nice freshing drinkable beer, however, I do not rate it as one of my top favorite Wit's.

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

Photo of yankinwis
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of atone315
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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