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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - 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 (5747) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Brewvival 2011, on tap. Hazy pale golden body small white head Sweet fruit caramel tart and pale malt aroma slightly tart fruit and caramel flavor with a pale malt backing Medium light body mod carb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (1985) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 3, 2013
50cl bottle from cervezalandia. Color is gold. It has a nice white head and it’s cloudy. Carbonation is soft, body is thin. Taste is medium to high sour and medium bitter. Also some sweetness. Aroma is quite rich: smoke, bacon, citrus, brett. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5510) - GERMANY - JUN 20, 2013
On tap at CBC2012. Quite light in the glass, modest turbid. Souridh aroma that reminds me of kefir. Starts very sour with intense lemon notes. Someore fruity notes of grapefruit. Finish sour with some salty hints. I love such beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Smoky, yeasty, light citrus aroma. Lively mouthfeel, with a lot of complexity for a light bodied beer. Very interesting beer, nicely bringing together some unique flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2809) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2013
Shared with fiulijn @ El Pedal. Pale golden colur with a white head, good lasting. Aroma is slightly citrus and smoky. Flavor is slighty wheaty, strong sourish, lively, fruity with notes of apple; smoky notes. The final has a long sourness maintaining smoky notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (9580) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Decent lichtenhainer right here, smoky as all fuck but a lingering sourness and malt base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2013
from Erzbierschof - pale and cloudy yellow beer under a firm and long lasting white head; the smokyness comes first followed by fair sourish lactic notes; hints of hay; sourish and juicy palate with a solid carbonation; very dry and fruity finish where the sourness this time dominates the smoke - very interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
21st July 2012
Very hazy gold beer, short white head. Light crisp palate. A touch of sourish citrus. Mild wheat. Turns lemony. Smoke is omni present but never overwhelming. Minerally crisp finish. Sour and and smoky. Not really my thing but it’s fine.

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