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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A long-lost style originally from Eastern Europe. The combination of wheat, pilsner, and cherrywood smoked malts with a lactic and a traditional fermentation creates a strange but captivating brew.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1328) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
@Brewers Ball 2014. a nice smoky aroma with a slightly tangy aftertaste. very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kempshark (6) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
Just enough smoke and the right amount of sour to off-set it. I don’t normally like smoked beers, but I love sours. This one was a good combination of the two.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a larger sized head. Carbonated & fizzy body with a dry finish. I was getting band-aids and could not get past that. Smoked meats, tart, and fruity ... but oh no, no band-aids please.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at home... Light hazy amber... Thin white head... Tart zezty lime... Light smoke nose... Tart fruit... Zezty lime... Sift smoke roast... Odd but i like it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Sampled draught as part of a flight at the brewpub on January 19, 2014.
Listed as 5.8% ABV.
Cloudy golden color, no head. Salty, acidic, wood taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, very very low bitterness. Acidic, wood scent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Apples and wooden smoke move into lemons for a thought-provoking Lichtenhainer.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the cloudy blond.
-The fruitiness is also reminiscent of green pears.
-There is an unfortunate rubbery note in the nose.
-Tartness appears bolder in this one than their Berliner Weisse’s.
-Carbonation is rather soft and drinkability quite high.
-Kudos to them for trying this obscure style out! Adventurous breweries like Rapp are those who will make the style live on, even if their rendition is not entirely perfect.

On tap at the brewery taproom.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2013
650mL bottle supplied by hopscotch—many thanks! To long-stemmed tulip, it pours a citrine earth yellow with which a foamy white head three fingers in length stood. Gradually decreased to 1 finger; obtained just under five minutes of warming. Aromas of straw, bamboo, lemon zest, toffee, spelt, tobacco, and pinenuts. Tastes of farmhouse yeast, bong water, stale ginger beer, lactic acid, and dank hops, with the tiniest hints of peat moss, cucumber, and chamomile by swallow. Medium bodied. My brother, whom I shared the bottle with, unpretentiously enjoyed Rapp’s Lichtenheiner but declared it was perhaps too sour. I could definitely see what he meant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours a hazy orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is smoke - bacon, wood and earth; and light fruit in the back. Mouthfeel is light with nice flavors coming through - the balance between earthy, woody smoke and tart cherry fruits is perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7118) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Growler thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours orange yellow with white head. Nose and taste of smoke, sour wheat, lemon, smoked cherry wood, lactose and smoked orange peel. Lighter medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pale yellow pour with a white head. Smoked gose is the best way to describe it. That and delicious. Salty, tart, wheat, smoke. Hell yes.


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