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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1610) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
D’une belle couleur abricot et voilée, ayant une mousse typique qui se résorbe en disparaissant pratiquement au complet. En secouant le tout, ça reprend forme. Des arômes acidulés, citronnés, fumés et de pierres mouillées en émanent. Un mélange de levures sauvages et de paraffine forment un tout olfactif, où l’on perçoit parfois les unes, parfois l’autre. Des saveurs minérales et acides frappent fort et s’évanouissent aussitôt. En second violon, les levures sauvages semblent plastifiées. Elle doit être sûrement plus intéressante fraîchement brassée. Elle réussi à surprendre. (Emb. fév.’12 MA fév.’13 et bue en nov. ’13) (883-071113)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3222) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
330ml bottle, cloudy blonde hue, with a frothy white head, with a yeasty, doughy, milk sourness, lemon juice, light wheat, pale, smoked malt, ash nose, with some yogurt acidic, wheat sour mash, banana purée notes, with a hint of spiciness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, doughy, faint lactic milkyish, light lemon juice acidic, wheat, pale, toasted, smoked malt character with some bread dough sourness, ripe apple, banana fruity flavours, leading towards a yeasty, cheesy, lactic malkiness, wheat, smoked malt, lemon acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Fascinating beer, really a strange beast. Moderate smokiness, comparable to some lighter rauchbiers, but with the lemonade light tartness of a berliner weisse. Hard to drink a lot of, but really quite a cool beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6399) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold, light smoke. Interesting blend - smoke and sourness. Tart, the smoke makes this a more complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours gold into a weizen. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sour smoke aromas. Smoke upfront turning to a dry sour dusty grape front to back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1177) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Orange cider pour no head. Aroma of smoked pears leather. Tastes like tart apples strong smoke woody faint malty wheat background. Acidic dry vinous palate. Really nice to have a lighter sour type beer with strong smoke flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (743) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
This was a peated version. cloudy golden orange. Smells of wet dough. Great that flavor that turns to band aids. Nice sour after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1251) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 14, 2013
From 10/13 notes. 500ml bottle pours red brown into tulip with almost no head. Nose is apple, pear. Mouthfeel is sharp tartness on the front of the palette, very low carbonation. Taste is tart musty apple, smokey malt. Finish is smokey, tart, pear. Lack of carbonation took away some enjoyability. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The aroma is softly smoky and a little bit of light sourness and a bit of soft fruitiness. There’s a bit of salty character and a bit of lingering oak smoke character. A touch of wheatiness. Really interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours from the bottle cloudy grainy hazy golden with a one finger white head. Aroma is weird! Smokey wheat and spice, yeast funk. Flavor is fruited smoked bacon, apple, hint of yeast and spice. A smoked brew for sure. Light medium body with plenty of carbonation. Lingering smoke. This is weird. Not bad, but a strange combo of light weisse and dark smoke.

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