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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
65 cl bottle (4,2%) @ vPBF, bottled 13.02.2012
Aroma is stale and somewhat tart with apples, metal and some smoke. Very foamy palate. Flavour is really tart, sour and dry with some apples and hints of metal. The smoke occurs in the aftertaste once all the sourness is gone. Quite unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
650 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour with loads of bubbles. Aroma of tart citrus, herbs and some wheaty notes. Quite strong flavour of wheat, strong sour citrus, some smoked wood and orange. Medium bodied and a mouth-drying finish with good citric tartness. Pretty close to a Berliner Weisse. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Hazy mediumsized white head, which settles quite quickly. Aroma is citrus, leather, yeast and some mild smoked notes. Flavour is sour wood, citrus, leathery and smoked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6690) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
65 cl bottle @ vPBF. Bottled 02/2012.
Pours hazy yellow color with a large, rapidly dissipating head. Aroma of smoke, hay, yeast notes, wheat and mild fruits. Flavor of goose berries, wheat, mild hay, yeast and some smoke on the finish. Sour and very dry palate. A bit weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13121) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled 500ml (vPBF, alc. 4.2 %, bottled 02/2012)
Hazy yellow color, quickly collapsing white head.Very grainy, smokey aroma. Light bodied. Crisp, citrusy, tart flavor, Berliner Weisse -like. When citrus flavors vanish, then smoke comes in. Interesting, although not something to drink in regular basis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4079) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
660ml bottle @ vPBF

Pours light yellow with some murky notes. Earthy aroma with hints of malts and meady notes. Taste is sour and fruity with hints of spices. Finish is dry and sweetish with some sourness and fruity notes. Okay, quite untypical.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Slightly hazy yellow with a small, white dissipating head. A tart lemony aroma with a distinct note of smoke. Light body, dry, lemony, salty and tart with notes of smoke and baking yeast. A bit of a mess to be honest. 280712

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
CBC. Tap, 110512. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with some smoke and a tangy tone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10769) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
Keg at The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London. Clouded yellow gold with white head. Very strange concoction this, it does have the pear drop, fruity note but this is alongside a smoky flavour, sour apple then sugar. Weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Keg at CBC, London. Pours cloud yellow with a faint foamy head. It’s a smokey berliner weisse. There’s definite smoke throughout the aroma and flavor, along with mild tang and moderate sweetness. A interesting marriage (smoke+tangy berliner weisse) and it works very well. (3.8)

Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Henrik! Pours cloudy, pale yellow with a fine white foam. Interesting nose, white bread and dough and hints of smoke. Very tangy flavor with definite smoke, some corn. It’s a really odd combination but it does work. Tangy lemon to finish with lingering smokey malts. Fresh and good. (3.9)

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