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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Like Freigeist Abraxas, it’s also inspired by the style Lichtenhainer, but this version is stronger (6% alc.) and contains more lactic sourness. Brewed until 2012 at Braustelle (375 ml bottle), from 2013 at Göller in Zeil (330 ml bottle).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4363) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Quick dissipating white head atop a clear, lively gold body. Nose is peat and a sweet white wine. Flavour is surprisingly tart, some lime, tart apple juice and lingering smoke. Interesting blend of tart and jerky.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light ambery orange with a small, white head. Aroma is light. The smoke is there, some wheat, light clove perhaps. It’s a bit hard to make out much. The taste is very light as well. There’s some sourness, some peach, light smoke perhaps, some wheat. But there’s not really much flavor though a strong mouthfeel. The sour is fairly strong in the mouth as a feeling, but not as a taste. Definitely needs to have a stronger presence in actual aroma and taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from Bierkompass, bought in 2013. Hazy dark golden with a small head. Light notes of smoke, also wood, malt and "cake batter". Not that sour. The body was fairly light. An ok one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
@Gyllenbock: en ganska liten doft. Smaken är också ganska liten men med en tydlig syrlighet. Någon rökmalt tycks jag inte känna. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daveddec (16) - - FEB 28, 2014
Pours a golden orange with some carbonation. It subtley smells of lemon peel, and the body is light. There is an underlying saltiness, and sourness. However the most prominent tastes are of wheat and tartness from lemon peel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (547) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
500 ml bottle brewed at Göller. Aroma is moderately smokey with a nice medium light wheat character and faint acidity. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a fairly large and thick, faintly off white head. Solid retention with moderately high lacing and faint legs. Flavor is moderately tart with a nice lactic acidity. Moderate smoked malt character cuts through the acidity while the acidity keeps the smoke in check. No bitterness or hop flavor. Moderate wheat character. Moderate citrus character with a light fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall this is a really enjoyable beer and the best version of this style that I have tried. This is the first version where the smoke seems well integrated with the acidity instead of two different notes acting separately.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
500 ml. Pours a turbid amber with light head. Aromas of smoke and stoned fruit. Flavors of smoke, mangos, and oranges. Smoke first, fruit later. Odd.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Very happy these were imported; it’s not every day you get to try a new style. Hazy deep gold, white head. Nose is yogurt (I’ve always wondered at that beer description and finally found one where it fits for my palate), lemon, smoke. Flavour is more yogurt, smoke but not too much. Not as good as the Geisterzug but still enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (368) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Poured from 1 pint (9 fl oz) bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow with minimal white head. Aroma has grain, mild sour apricot, and very subtle smoke. Taste of grain, sour funk, smoke, and some lemony apricot. Very lactic texture. Quite odd, I literally said "wtf?" after the first sip, didn’t like it on the second sip, but began to enjoy it around the halfway point. Definitely a once in a blue moon kind of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a slight orange tinge and a small white head. Nose brings out the smoked malt upfront, followed by some lactic sourness and salt. Flavour brings out loads of lactic tartness, followed by just enough of the smoked malt presence. Very milky mouthfeel from the lactose, which gives way to subtler tartness than would’ve otherwise been noticeable I think. This was a surprising hit for me - extremely well-designed and highly drinkable stuff. Excellent.


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