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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fugitive (1550) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle 650ml. Color hazy gold with huge white head. Aroma malt, sour, salt, cheese. Taste sweet, lemon, smoke, sour, cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12057) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Henrik, 30/12/12. Hazed pale golden/yellow with a thin white head. Nose carries sour/tarte fruit notes, wheat, touch of smoke. Taste comprises sour and tarte berry fruits, grapes, wheat, sugars. Light medium in body with spritzy carbonation lending towards a sour/smokey finish. Decent enough fayre!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (4945) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. pale cloudy yellow nice white head. Bamberg rauchbeer smoke aroma. Grapefruit tanginess a little puckering and the rauch smokiness comes through in the finish. Very unusual but it seems to work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14821) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. Cloudy pale gold lasting white head. Some smoke some verliner weisse. its good. dirty smokoness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Hazy very pale yellow beer with almost no head. Smoked rubber aroma, bready, glue, sourish, vinous, grapefruit, peppery, candy notes, tart, leather notes, floral, raisins, fizzy, citrus, some woody notes. Sourish flavor, grapefruit, citrus, smoked, sweetish, tart, peppery, tart, fizzy, sweetish notes. Far from your average beer, but a real thrill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2820) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is hazy and yellow with a small white head. The aroma is quite smoky. Sour malt and some tart citrus blend well with a prominent campfire smoke character. Lingering tartness in the finish with smoke notes. I think of this as equal parts rauchbier and Berlinerweiss. Interesting and well done. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-30-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esox (1171) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottled. Hazy yellow to orange beer with a huge but diminishing head. Aroma is heavy on bacon-like smoke, lactic acid and peppery yeast. It has some wine gum notes, otherwise fruitiness is minimal. Finishes with awsome walnut falvor, delicate smokiness and peppery yeast. Very dry, clean wheaty taste with tart lactic acid and peppery yeast notes. Light, balanced and very refreshing palate. I love it! This beer has a huge potential in food pairings, for example with smoked fish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Karstenborg (458) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to Plovmand for sharing. Golden with medium white head. Strong smoked bacon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Hazy amber with little visible head, aroma is pungent smoke with a light sour fruitiness lingering. Sour cherries and hay present too. Taste is like a three course meal in reverse - sweet and sour strawberry sherbet and wild kick to begin, before the smoke mellows it out into savory liquorice malt before finishing with a smoked cheese finish that keeps on going. Very generous in duration and sheer quantity of flavour delivered, though clearly not for everyone. It remains an expertly crafted and imaginative beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
22 oz bottle from the good man nearbeer, who I met up with on a family trip to Knoxville. 22 oz bottle poured into a Green Flash tulip. Cloudy brass yellow with effervescent white head. Head disappears to nothing, but quickly comes back with a bit of swirling. Nose is tart mid citrus sweetness. Lots of flavors moving around on this one. Bit of tart, saltiness, vinegar bite, smoke. My wife says "Tastes like meat!" Thanks for a great bottle to bring back from an adventure.

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