5 LizardSeptember 12, 2014
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Bedford Park, IL
5 Lizard starts with a classic Belgian witbier brewed with malt, wheat and oats, changing it up with carefully chosen coriander and fresh lime peel instead of the traditional bitter orange. Passionfruit purée is added to the fermenters.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1046
AVAILABLE: FL, IL, OH
Turbid light golden color is gorgeous, topped with a full head of foam and greenish highlights, like a tropical drink. The label is beautiful and so is the beer, slightly sour and creative. Tropical and floral notes in the nose. A clean fresh mouthfeel of a wheat with the eccentricity of citrus and spice makes 5 Rabbit Witbier a natural for foods. In another hemisphere with ceviche.
- Charles Finkel
One of the most nutritional-appearing beers I’ve encountered. Dense natural yeast haze with pleasant blanket of foam. But it doesn’t stop there. Creative and wowie zowie lime and passion fruit aroma blasts shout from this beer. Super refreshing passion fruit acidity and zest of lime. Truly an extraordinarily balanced “Latin” style ale. Aristotle & Plato would have philosophized more if they were drinking 5 Lizards. Clean aftertaste. I served myself this one cold and it worked! Hasta Luego, Belgian-style Wit.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and National Beer Examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.