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Westbrook Lichtenhainer Weisse



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A rarely seen German beer style, Lichtenhainer is a sour wheat beer brewed with 40% beechwood smoked malt. Tart and refreshing with an intriguing bacon/ham aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Draft. Small white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, salt, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some lemonade, salt, tart. Light body, light acidity, nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (210) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2015
Bottled on: FEB 13, 2012. De color anaranjado con una buena capa de espuma blanca de fina burbuja y retención media. En nariz limón y cilantro, muy refrescante. Ligera de cuerpo y bastante gas. En boca entra chispeante, ácida y alimonada, poco a poco aparece el ahumado, que destaca al final. Sutil y equilibrada. Cervezón.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle @ home, picked up for $8 at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with an off white tan head. Some burnt wood in the nose along with light meat, lemon, and some twang. Moderately sour. Light body. Low sweetness and bitterness. The flavor is sour lemon, baked ham, earth, and vanilla. Kind of interesting, but I don’t think I could drink a whole bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2883) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bomber bottled on January 15, 2015, purchased from Mile High. This beer is a light golden color with a significant haze to it. A small white head forms and quickly fades away. The aroma is fantastic. It’s mildly smoky with a solid bacon character in the background. Sour notes are up front reminiscent of vinaigrette and muscadines. No hop presence to speak of. I take a few sips and realize this is pretty sour. Not brutal, but definitely sour. Noticeable acidity lingers on my lips after each sip. The flavor has an almost fruity character to it with a complex backdrop of subtle, but really tasty smoked malt. This is much more sour than it is smoky, but it is tasty in the same general way that barbecue is so damn delicious. Smoky umami flavors are accented by tartness. I preferred this more direct take on the style than their Brett Lichtenhainer. This is a little less busy but pleasantly complex, well balanced and unique. I love this stuff. I’m gonna go buy some more bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4oz pour at the brewery pours a hazy gold with creamy white head. Nose has grass, vitamin C, mild smoke, wheat chaff, some lemon. Flavor follows, a bit smokier, heavy lemon, wheaty, lactic, Vitamin C. Tart finish. A bit peppery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (776) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: slight white head, oklacing, straw, cloudy. Aroma: smokey pine, citrus, light funky yeast, fruity banana. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, dry finish, oily texture. Taste: smoked sweentness into funky sour sweet fruit, with smoke permeating through, ends with a smokey fruit. Overall, Very unique... but I can not say much more positive about it. Too smokey, smoke and sour do not mix. Maybe fits the style, but does not make it good still in my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle at Pedale, Madrid, bottled feb132012, opened May 2013
Cloudy blond color with large head. Wonderful aroma, delicate and complex, smoked roasted ham, wheat, lactic, bread, light lemon.
Light body; light breadish flavor, delicate smoke, lactic acid, with a bit of astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1444) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
650ml bottle. Gusher needing a quick pour! Hazy yellow colour, very fizzy white foam head that quickly disappears and aroma of smoke, meaty, wheat, sour, brett notes. Taste is smokey, bacon, light malt, wheat, sweet & sour, lemon, citrus rind. Fizzy & slightly slick mouthfeel, light bodied with high carbonation, dry tart finish. Refreshing, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2881) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 Bottle: thanks, Mike! Dark golden body, so close to 100% opacity, white foamy collar around the edges. Aroma is like half Berliner, half smoked beer. Sweet, peaty smoke and some sour grainy lemon and wheat notes. Meaty smoke grows with time... Kind of sweet. Taste is heavy smoke; peat, meat, and almost a bacon-like character with some campfire char to it. Undertones of tart lemon, lacto tartness that hits the back end of the tongue, and mild grain. Weird lemon and smoke mix, but I kind of dig it. Lightly sweet and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Courtesy of mrebeks

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy smoke, bacon, and a hint of plastic. It pours a mostly transparent yellow with just a touch of haze. It has a large white head with decent retention before fading to a thin film. The flavor starts with light-moderate smoke, bacon, and a touch of plastic. The finish has moderate sour lemon. It’s light bodied with lively carbonation that can be a tad prickly at times.

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