Ferris (6340) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Erzengel (4516) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
* * Old rating, best before 06.12. Malzig-rauchiges Bier. Leicht säuerlich frisch, mild-weich, sehr süffig mit rauchig-säuerlichem Nachgeschmack. Lecker!
NordicV (1273) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
larsniclas (5827) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ktwse (2290) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
FunkyF (217) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska från SB. Grumligt gulaktig med lite vitt skum. Lite kemisk doft med inslag av veteöl och rök. Liknande smak men med stor syrlighet.
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
chinchill (2469) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A seemingly odd combination of rauchbier and Berliner Weisse, but it works fairly well. Tart and smokey elements mix together well thanks to a restrained use of smoked grains. Time for other brewers to revive this old style brew.
Alengrin (2742) - 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 (2375) - 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.