Alengrin (100) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the very few Lichtenhainers that came back into existence thanks to a few venturous German micro brewing companies. Loosely structured, creamy white head, colour a cloudy, ’dirty’ golden blonde; peculiar bouquet of smoked malt, sweat, sourish wheat, sour cream, apple peel, meat broth; taste begins freshly fruity with a clear sour stroke, refreshing, green apple and unsweetened yoghurt spring to mind, wheat is omnipresent (as in a witbier or a Weizen - to which this style is apparently related), towards the finish more ’beefy’ and meaty, and above all more smoky, fading into a dry, light sourishness. Very interesting but I’ve had a few more Lichtenhainers meanwhile and so far this is not my style.
northropfrye (2140) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden but medium pale body with white head and lots of lacing, looks pretty much like a cloudy golden ale or pale lager. Aroma is lemon and milk with a touch of smoke. The smoked element to this is initially quite prominent but after a while the tartness of the lichtenhainer really comes to dominate. I think this may be my first lichtenheiner, certainly my first smoked lichtenheiner. Nice beer.
NeoHippie2 (925) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy golden pour with a white head. Aromas of slightly smoked malts, some sourness, and a pinch of salt. Flavor is slightly smokey and slightly sour with no one flavor dominating the other. I almost feel like they couldn’t decide what direction to take this beer in. Not bad but not great. Needs more of a definite identity.
keanex (1390) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Hazy vibrant orange body with a dense light tan head that clings for a bit before forming a near opaque coating.
Aroma: The aroma is slightly of smoked meats with a sweet tinge to it that reminds me a bit of apple and caramel.
Taste: The flavor is mild, slightly smokey overlying a mildly tart but thin body. Some tart lemon noted on the finish with watery unsweetened lemon throughout.
Palate: Light bodied and highly carbonated.
Overall: I wouldn’t buy this again, but it’s not bad. I feel that this could use a bit more flavor underlying the smoke.
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow with a pale head. Aroma is smoke, lacto, wheat. Light-medium bodied. Taste is smoke, stone fruit, gooseberry. Really tasty.
Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured cloudy golden with a short white head. The aroma picked up smoky, wheaty notes with touches of lime and salt.. interesting. The flavor found mostly sour wheaty notes and lime, with salt and touches of earth around.. dry, refreshing finish. Light-bodied with lively carbonation.. good feel to it.. weird style, but I enjoyed it.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light misty, small grey lacing. Funky, light bready malts, lactic, herbal. Okay. Taste is more pronounced and quite unique. Sour smoothness, butter milk, candy, apricot. Nice. Drinks quite well too, despite active carbonation. Interesting drink, full flavoured for the abv. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
CapFlu (4475) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin frothy white head atop a very clear copper body. Nose of ash and bacon. Attractive smoky flavour with a wet cardboard front, watery apple juice. Interesting.
mverity (264) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Redlight Redlight. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange with a good amount of tight, white head that held about 30 seconds before fading into a thin collar. Good lacing. A weird kind of funk to the aroma of this beer, almost like a spoiled cheese. I also get some orangey citrus and dry grass. Taste is very similar. The citrus up front, the grass in the middle, and the bleu cheese funk throughout. Nice carbonation, medium to high; and a nice medium-light body.
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl into glass. Lille.
Appearance: golden pale. Pretty transparent. Little to no head. Lots of effervescence.
Aroma: sour berries, paper.
Taste: mostly just sour. Pretty dry. Bitter finish.
Palate: medium body. Thick texture. Medium finish.
Vey sour, but not a ton of flavor. An interesting beer.