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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).


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very hazy yellow with highlights that lean toward grey-green in this lighting, crowned by a soft pillowy white head. Aroma is light smoke, light lemon, lightly sour, wheat. The palate delivers the same flavours, very nicely balanced, tart and refreshing. The smoke is very rustic, reminding me of some of the house hefes we had in Bamburg. This beer earns extra points from me for generating warm feelings of nostalgia.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Appearance: Hazy golden/amber with lacy white head
Aroma: Yeast, bit of funk, smoke
Taste: Lemony tartness, sour
Palate: Light body, lively carbonation, palate cleansing, with a smoke flavor that lingers nicely through the finish.
Overall: The light lemony/citrusy body is nicely complemented by the tart sourness and smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Sourfest.Clear straw pour with a fluffy white head. Salty, lactic and sour aroma. A bit sweeter in flavor with lactic acid, salt, grain and sourness. Pretty nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psytron (1152) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Smell of smoke and wheat, some sour cidery smell also. Muddy amber/brown colour, cream-coloured head. Sour, sweet, somewhat salty. Aroma of yeast, cider, wheat, sugar. Nice mix of flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
it’s like a super-charged berliner weisse. the smoked flavor is enough to add character and a curious counterpoint to the assertive (but not aggressive) sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2013
Draft. An unclear amber beer with à lazing white head. The aroma has notes of salt,malt, and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of salt, malt, alcohol, And caramel, leading to à dry salty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Tap at Rueben’s. Pours a hazy yellow with white head, decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is smoky, bacon, and beechwood. Flavor is mildly smoky up front, fading quickly into sweet wheat, banana, with a smoky finish and aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium body, and very smooth texture. The aroma and flavor are enticing, but the mouthfeel really makes this beer. A very interesting beer, well balanced, smoky, sweet and mildly fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Aromas of banana waft from my Teku glass as I steadily pour this beer; this produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pale amber / gold color that shows a touch of haze and a bright gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of banana, light smoke (which becomes more dominant the more you dig into the aroma), bright dried hay, touches of pale wheat crackers, and perhaps a touch of tart apple. The nose is fairly light overall, but it has quite a bit going on.

This has a nice tartness to it up front that accentuates notes of green apple, but then the smokiness sets into the palate and a phenolic, smoked oak character lingers on the tongue well after the beer has left. Hints of straw and pale wheat notes are found up front and in the middle, and the banana from the aroma comes back to play a prominent role towards the finish. The smoke and lactic tartness combine in the finish to provide a bite that replaces the usual hop bitterness. The body here is quite light, this is definitely a beer meant to be consumed in quantity; it definitely drinks like a beer of less strength. As the beer warms up the lactic tartness gets rounder, and more of a general fruit character becomes noticeable.

Quite an experience, I am curious to try the regular strength version of this beer; it is definitely an interesting mix of HefeWeizen notes, lactic acidity, and smokiness. It is sort of like a mash up of a HefeWeizen, a Berliner Weiss, and a Rauchbier; for those that want to drink multiple styles at once; having said that, it doesn’t come off as being a gimmick in that way.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at Sybarite Pig. Tulip. Very hazy dark yellow pour with thick white head. Aroma is bread, smoke and grains. Taste was rather flat with a weak wheat beer taste and smoke finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemikalGab (41) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - JUN 7, 2013
33cl botle @ Bere Buona Birra, Milan. Pours a deep golden/orageish liquid, with a clean white head. Quite sweet on the nose, smokey notes, milk (!), very clean! And very surprising in the mouth: moderate lemony sourness backed by a mild smokiness, and some funkiness as well with a little sweetness underlying which contributes to flavour cleanliness. Medium body and gentle carbonation, along with the sourness, contribute to a great drinkability. This is certainly something that you will remember, it’s love it or hate it!


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