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Inspired by an old German style called Lichtenhainer, so it’s a low-alcohol(3,8%), top-fermented smoked beer with lactic sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (3516) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, smoke, lactose, some sourness and sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1893) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Newbie to Lichtenhainer style Weisse. Freigeist finds harmony with sour and smoke in this light bodied golden brew. Picked up on a whim at State Line Liquors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5083) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2015
This one poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma was of.sourdough bread, wheat and smoke. Flavor similar, lightly tart, grainy wheat and nice hovering smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle - Nice smoke and sour grains. Cloudy yellow orange with a frothy light white head. Light sour, very refreshing and the smoke is big in the finish. Weird but really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
* * Old rating, best before 06.12. Malzig-rauchiges Bier. Leicht säuerlich frisch, mild-weich, sehr süffig mit rauchig-säuerlichem Nachgeschmack. Lecker!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
Lätt grumlig aprikosfärgad öl med vitt medelstort skum. Doft av jäst och lättare charkuteri-rökighet, även vissa syrliga citrustoner. Även i smaken så är rökigheten mer påtaglig än syrligheten. Smakar som en rökt weissbier med en skiva citron i.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5912) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Mörkt golden eith a brief, white head. Leathe and gunpowder in the aroma. Smooth mouthfeel with sourish notes. Load sof leather in the aroma. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2560) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Pours hazy apricot with low white head. Aroma of smoke, citrus, salt. Taste is lightly fruit sour with slight smoky sweetness. Body is light and smooth with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FunkyF (283) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Flaska från SB. Grumligt gulaktig med lite vitt skum. Lite kemisk doft med inslag av veteöl och rök. Liknande smak men med stor syrlighet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
500 ml bottle (?)
A novel style caught my eye during a beer run. A low risk beer with a potential reward turned out to be an unusual mixture of smokiness and sourness. Given that it doesn’t cost much and offers a chance to try a style which is not widespread I would still recommend picking up a bottle if you run across it next time you visit the local store.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich billowing head rushes towards the top of the glass. Settling after a minute or two, the coppery bronze base eventually fills the glass with a warm glow. Light ham on wheat dominates with only a tease of cider and vinegar. Dry in tone, it offers a smooth sweet profile.

Flavor / Palate - Mild smokiness tastes like a dash of sliced smoked ham. Caramel, wheat, and delayed wheat emerge after two more sips. The spicy finish reveals a trace of tartness. Ultimately though this has more smoky aspects than sour. My final impression had me seeking another bottle to move on but it provided a nice distraction. Your mileage may vary.

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