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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Latin-style Witbier brewed with spices and passion fruit. 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.

jason1970's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
I’ve wanted to try this beer for a while and have liked some of their other varieties. The aroma is probably the toughest part to rate. It’s off a bit and doesn’t do the beer any favors. Has an almost musty, sweaty, earthy smell. Pours a nice hazy golden yellow with a moderate white head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves just slight lacing. I appreciate what they are trying to do, but not sure they accomplished it. Has lots of citrus and spice on the tongue that finishes with some exotic flavor. Not sure if it’s passion fruit, but it’s not bad. I probably wouldn’t seek this one out, but it is a refreshing light wheat hybrid with exotic flavors that would be good over the hot summer. I give 5 Rabbit all the credit in the world for trying new things with exotic Latin flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 24A Witbier

AROMA: Lime peel and some passionfruit. Sweet floral notes. Slightly tartness. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Pale banana yellow; extremely hazy. No visible sediment (or CO2). Small white foam almost completely dissipates. 1/3

FLAVOR: Mild tartness (akin to lemonade) up front which grows stronger throughout the swig. Passion fruit and lime are prominent; some coriander spice in the background (this could be considered a fruit or SHV brew). Solid wheat base and pale malt backbone. Innovative for the style. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light body; smooth texture. Crisp, but not spastic. Refreshing with a mild fruity aftertaste. Lot of flavor for only 4.3%. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Tasty, refreshing and sessionable. Controversial for the style. This would be great in cans. 8/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
basaywhat (171) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pour is very hazy lemon-flesh yellow with a small white head. Aroma is sweet rock candy-malt, faint lemon notes, and light floral notes. Flavor is faintly tart with hints of lemon, light topical fruit notes, faint floral hops, and a slightly salty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Passion fruit gives this beer an exquisite aroma, which sadly doesn’t carry over so well to its flavor. Flavor is a little sweet tart. Body’s a touch thin; Overall not too bad. Been waiting a long time for someone to use passion fruit in beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (8903) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Draft sample from notes. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale wheat malts, orange and lemon citrus, light spices, hints of tropical fruit, thin watery, just a one time thing for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy, yellowish-green, with a medium, bubbly, white head. The nose is lime, straw, coriander, tequila, and selzer. Relatively sweet, with a light, dry bitterness. Light body, crisp, acidic, and very effervescent. This is an interesting and well made wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21170) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft. Hazy to cloudy yellow color, thick white head. Aroma of lightly spiced rising bread dough. Taste has grapefruit, mixed spice. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2015
On tap at Comida in The Source. Yellow-green and hazy appearance with a diminishing head. Tropical, fruity and refreshing with light spices and hints of breaded malt. Light bodied and easy to drink. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. Poured a cloudy yellow with dingy white head. Nose of citrus and spices I think. Medium body. Favor interesting with a lot of spices. I get cloves for sure. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5266) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Poured a yellowish color from the bottle with aromas of light clove, passion fruit, some lemon, and a touch of malt. Flavors were light passion fruit with some lemon, clean malt, a light spice in the aftertaste, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4204) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2015
12 oz bottle Moderately tart with lots of citrus flavor. Very lemony. Medium-high carbonation.

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