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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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - 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 (1750) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Light amber-ish, hazy pour. Minimal carbonation. Subtle hints of ash, tart apple and sour wheat layers, with a mild yeast quality. Hints of sweet wheat, banana/fruit and more ash as the beer warms, though seems to finish dry. Best chilled, not cold. Delicate, simple and refreshing overall. Some age in bottle might increase and benefit a desired sourness. Nice. Enjoyable. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1431) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at Armsby Abbey. Unique smoky aroma and flavors with a distinct sourness. Light amber with minimal head. Served in a tulip. Very nice find!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2758) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 16.06.2013, tap @ Alewife Queens:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, smoked light malts, caramel, grass, toffee, almonds. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, smoked light malts, grass, caramel, chalk, hay, toffee, nuts. Medium bitterness. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3051) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Le breuvage parfait pour ’’détenter’’ après deux nuits de camping en plein déluge glaciale. Corps filiforme, notes de fûmées soudées au lactobacilus, finale insistante, buvabilité fluctuante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Murky, opaque orange and gold with a head that settles to a thin, white collar quickly. Aroma is sour wheat, some tart lemon, a mild funk and a good touch of sweet, liquid smoke malt. Tart, sweet, subtly smokey. Taste is a bit of sharp, lightly acidic lemon notes, sour lacto with a touch of wheat. Powerful smoked malt; lightly sweet, like liquid smoke with a mild char note. Finish is smoked woody and dying, wheaty tartness. Strange, different, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Cloudy orange-amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is tart with a hint of ash, bread, spice. Flavor is upfront ashy smoke, a bit tart, a bit sweet, and maybe even boozy. Smoke really dominates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
Clear golden colour, white head. Smoky aroma, light lactic acid, ash and malts. Sour flavour, yoghurt, lactic acid, light ash. Warm finish, chery, malts, only a hint of sour. Nice to see Freigeist trying to recreate old styles, with very tasteful results.
(From 330mL bottle @ Gents Bier Festival 2013. As Freigeist AbraxXxas Berliner Weisse mit Rauchmalz.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
Small offwhite head. Hazy deep yellow body. Smoky sugary mealy aroma. Dry-acidic mealy smoky wheaty taste with fruity lemony notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry smoky mealy aftertaste with fruity notes. Nice, drinkable, unusual. (0.33l bottle shared by Ole_R.)

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