Witty | Chameleon Brewing

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81
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64 Ratings
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80
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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%
 
 
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1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Fcolle2
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour hazy golden in color with a half finger frothy white head lots of sediment is floating around in this beer.

Nose has lots of notes of grain and wheat that is overlayed with a big orange citrus aroma. A very slight hint of pine and also some light spices are detectable.

Taste is pretty good. First thing to hit you touge is but notes of citrus, predominately orange and orange rind. Malt is faint and grainy and is mainly overpowered by the orange. There is also a slight pine flavor.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, light to medium in body with light carbonation. Very drinkable and pretty refreshing.

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Photo of IPAdams
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours a cloudy, pale gold with a small white head that recedes and leaves moderate lacing.

Smell- Lots of orange peel with a good spice scent and a floral background.

Taste- Again I get some bitter orange peel and spices. On swallowing I get a faint taste of black licorice. Balanced between a slight sweetness and slight bitterness. Lots of spice.

Mouthfeel- Fairly thin with less carbonation than a typical wit.

Overall- I probably wouldn't buy it again. It is not a bad beer, but the spice flavor was a bit overpowering.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Lemke10
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours a mostly clear, golden amber color with only a minor head. The scent is mostly oranges with hints of wheat. The taste is kind of creamy, wheat, orange beer. Very drinkable but taste wise it’s very simple and fruity. It leaves a mild mandarin orange after taste that lingers around for a while.

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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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from the brewery (Sprecher). Pours hazy and golden. Pleasant wheat aromas, with spice. Medium mouthfeel, tingling carbonation. Not a bad one, some cloves, perhaps some cinammon though the wheat base is so-so. I have to be in a special mood to enjoy most wheat beers, but this one was ok. Not super drinkable but worth a half pint.

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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 Duff27
3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- White half-inch fluffy head. Dark orange beer. Very nice head retention and lacing for the style.

S- "Wheaty" smell. Slight citrus.

T- Sweet oranges, coriander. Slight alcohol taste, not off-putting though.

M- Creamy, smooth medium carbonation.

D/O- Pleasant surprise here. For a style I don't usually care too much for, I sure enjoyed this from Chameleon.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy golden color, little darker than most witbier, small head, okay retention

S - coriander and spicy clove-like phenols, some orange peel like scents present

T - spicy coriander prevalent through sweet malt, some modest hop bitterness on the finish but otherwise no hop noted

M - medium body, high carbonation; body is a bit heavy to style

O - This is a decent enough witbier. It goes down well enough and there is a lot of coriander and spiced flavor going on. The body holds it back from being really good though, as it is a bit heavy for a wit.

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