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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.

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4.8
Frank (4240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 I am bumping this review way up after the summer of 2015. I drank such an enormous amount of this beer that it deserves to be rated as one of my favorite beers of all time--because it is. There seems to be some variance in this brew--which I think may be related to the ripeness of the passion fruit--but it is always lightly tart, very fruity, light, creamy, drinkable and delicious. The only minor flaw I ever detect is a slight sulfur yeast character when its first poured and as evidenced by the number attached to this review, that is a small complaint at worst. There is all kinds of attention paid to various fruited Berliner weisses and goses but this stuff is at my grocery store and better than almost all of that stuff.



This is an extremely light colored beer and very cloudy. Small and persistent head. Very yeasty and but not too Belgian if that makes sense. Incredibly light but flavorful and satisfying. Balanced tartness and sweetness. Utterly unique. I’m into it.

4.4
jayzz (480) - Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Refreshing light sour beer with a hazy gold color and spicy peppery aroma. Has a mellow sour finish.

4.2
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2013
This beer is absolutely fantastic. Passionfruit meets coriander and Belgian yeasts. I have had this on tap and in bottles now. Super easy drinkability. This went down like water, but in a delicious chuggable college way. Lemony. The entire beer was gone I’m under 5 minutes. Oh so good.

4.2
HonusWagner (2232) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
This is a pretty awesome witbier, one of my personal favorites after trying it again on draft. The passionfruit adds a great tartness and fruity/sweet character the gives the beer some heft. Really solid.

4.1
one4ethanol (5) - - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
This beer is under rated, and offers a great deal to the right pairing.

Aroma was mostly citrus, and bubblegum, appearing pale, hazy and sparkling. While the head was big bubbling large white froth, tasting lightly sour but rounded by passion fruit’s notes, with a light body. It was generally fizzy, with a long lime finish.

4.1
LuckyDog (615) - - JUL 19, 2014
I like this one more than some people seem to. It’s a wheat beer with passion fruit. I’m tasting more grapefruit in it.

4
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Draft at Fountainhead. Pours a turbid pale yellow with a stiff white head. Nose is very citrus forward and fruity. A big Pils presence comes through in the aroma as well. There is also an herbal spicy note as well. Somewhat lacking overall in terms of the yeast character, but it works. On taste, very bready cracker malts and orangey citrus notes. Lots of fruity goodness and a very well made witbier. Quite clean. Nice.

4
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy pale yellow with big, foamy, white head / Bright, elegant nose of passion fruit, lemon, and cream / Light body, tart, but with good balance and dry finish / Flavors of lemon, passion fruit, cream, wheat, and coriander / Very nice, although the taste does not measure up to the promise of the nose. Reminiscent of a Berlinner Weisse.

4
HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle.

A- Passion fruit, coriander, spices, wheat, citrus, subtle funk.

A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head.

T- Passion fruit, coriander, wheat, citrus.

P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, fruity spicy finish.

O- At first sight, I expected this to be some shitty low quality brew from some random place. I bought it because I love Witbiers and I saw it had passion fruit so why not. Turned out to be quite good! Like any other Witbier but with definite passion fruit thrown in. If you aren’t used to passion fruit it might taste a little off but I loved it. A little strong on the coriander and the lime was pretty minimal, but very very refreshing.


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