Chameleon Hop On Top Review

| February 9th, 2011 | No comments

ALC/VOL: 4.2%

Color: golden yellow

Smell: Broccoli

Feel: crisp and well carbonated

Taste:  The initial taste is some sort of vegetable. It’s not broccoli. I can’t put my finger on it. The finish is very pilsner like.

Overall: The brewery calls this an aroma hop ale. It definitely has some sort of flowery, vegetable like aromas to it. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about it. It’s not that it’s a bad beer. It is good, but I’m not exactly in the mood for something like this. The problem is, I’m not exactly sure when I’d be in the mood for this. I might be a bit generous with this brewery since I liked their Witty so much. I don’t want to say it’s bad, it’s just unique. And for that I want to commend them for taking a chance with something different. It may be a bit weird, but it’s still a good quality beer.

Chameleon Brewing Witty Review

| January 29th, 2011 | No comments

ALC/VOL: 5.4%

Color: pale yellow/orange

Smell: orange/lemon citrus, banana

Feel: bubbly, kinda champagne like carbonation

Taste:  lemon/lime citrus. Orange juice aftertaste

Overall: very good and very refreshing. I was a bit worried about this beer. I love white ales like Hoegaarden and New Belgium’s Mothership Wit. However, Blue Moon is also a white ale and I’m not too fond of that. I was sure, however, that this would more like Mothership or Hoegaarden just by seeing the name Witty. In Belgium, white ales are called “witbier.” Hence the name “Witty.” Blue Moon on the other hand, being as it’s just Coors in disguise, calls itself “Belgium style white ale.”

Witty is in between Mothership Wit and Blue Moon, leaning much more heavily towards Mothership. The color was darker and more orange than most witbiers. Honestly, it may rank the same as Mothership Wit being as I haven’t had it in almost a year so my memory may be off. Nonetheless, by the end of the glass, I was wanting more.

In the leaflet that came with my beers it states that Witty won the gold medal in the 2010 World Beer Championships. I can see why. Well done Chameleon Brewery!

Beer Of The Month: Round 2

| January 28th, 2011 | No comments

Last month it was all about hops. 2 pale ales, an India pale ale and a spicy winter ale. This month is leaning towards the lighter, sweeter ales.
2 wheat ales: a Hefeweizen and a white ale. I love hefe’s and whites (with the exception of Blue Moon!) so I’m excited for these!
The other will be interesting. One is named “Hop On Top” the other is an “Extra Special Bitter” ale however, the descriptions state that neither is overly bitter. They are both supposed to aromatic and lightly sweet. Hmmmmm… We’ll see!
As before, I plan on writing reviews of each of these. Not than any of you will find either of these in Vegas. I mostly do this for my own beer snobbery knowledge!