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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4439) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
The stronger version of their Abraxas and only the second of three or four Lichtenhainers, resurrections of an extinct German beer style (since Wöllnitz restarted production in 1997), that I’ve had so far. Fairly big-bubbled, snowy white head, colour a cloudy peach blonde. Nose gets clear lactic acid (sour cream, unsweetened yoghurt), wheat, lemon zest, dry white wine, green apple; taste begins citrussy sourish with a hint of orange, emphatically wheaty, slight smokiness (more subtle than in the Abraxas?), finishes long and dry due to the lactic acidity, hops only present for structure, as in most wheat beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1709) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Didn’t really know how to rate this one because I’ve never had anything like it but it was good. Cloudy, gold color with a nice head. Aroma was a sour, smokey smell. Taste was Like a smokey white wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Draft. Hazy golden pour with tan head. Light tart fruit, hints of smoke and roasted malt aromas. Flavors follow, smoke is more influential on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2014
20140627 tap at OLAR. Who the heck are Freitgeist and why are their beers so delicious? So...another smoky, tart, wheaty, refreshing alternative to lemonade and sprite. Why not!? Smoke is perfect. I drank it with cilantro and chiles and it matched fantastically.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft at Local 44 in Philly. Hazy orange-brown, creamy tan head, nice lacing. Smoky tart aroma with light lactic, soapy notes. Flavor is bacon, smoke, tart green apple. Quite dry and refreshing, if weird!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle pours pale gold with white head. Smoke, lemon, earth, light citrus. Moderately tart. Lightly sweet and bitter. Light crisp body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
White head with trailing lace-milky gold. A-sour apple, malty. T-sour/tart fruit-apple, spice, slight smoke. Crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Had at a share; pours a slightly hazy golden color with fizzy head. Smoke, citrus, and tartness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Normally, I’m not a fan of smoked beer, but this is pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 22, 2014
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons, served in a goblet glass. Sunrise orange, pretty hazy, with a small and creamy white head. Fruity aroma upfront (different kinds of red and black berries), then some leather and wood notes, and lastly just a hint of ash and campfire smoke. Sharp and lemony acidic edge in the mouth, nice level of sourness without being too much, quite sweet but very refreshing and easy too drink. Fruity, moderately bitter and slightly yeasty aftertaste. Average to lively carbonation, light to medium body, creamy texture. Having zero experience with these types of beer, I’m pleasently surprised. Very enjoyable.

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