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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like Freigeist Abraxas, it’s also inspired by the style Lichtenhainer, but this version is stronger (6% alc.) and contains more lactic sourness. Brewed until 2012 at Braustelle (375 ml bottle), from 2013 at Göller in Zeil (330 ml bottle).

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3.4
thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pour is a cloudy amber with a huge white head. Aroma is a small smoke, grilled meat with some lactic sourness. Flavor is tart and a bit sour with a nice chewy wheat malt. Some of the smoked malt comes out in the backround but it mostly appears after the swallow. Flavors are kinda mellow. The sour and smoke are there but not over the top. I’ve never had a lichtenhainer beer before so I have nothing to compare it to but I guess its a cross between a gose and rauchbier. Although it’s neither overly sour or smoky.

3.6
fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016
2016-07-06, bottle at Matt’s, 8-4-7-3-15=37
Cloudy golden color with compact head. Very nice aroma, smoke, but also apples, probably because, I think, this is old. Smooth mouthfeel, some smoke, salt, mild acidity. A bit weak in the final.
Good.

2014-01-23, draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 7-3-7-3-16=36
Cloudy deep blond color with almost no head. Mild aroma of sour malt, delicate fruity touch. Smooth mouthfeel; the combination of lactic sourness and smoked malt is delicate and very nice; the bitterness is quite low; ends with mild lemony acidity.
Very good.

3.8
slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Nice display of sour apple tartness & more traditional hefe like qualities. The fruity, sweet and sour aroma is brought together by a subtle but ever present smokiness, that comes through a little in the flavor as well. If the beer has a fault, it may be a little too yeasty and full for the style, but damn it’s complex and tastes great."

5
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
I love this style, so complex. Barnwood and slight mold and awesome lactic sourness. Each flavor popped up all over. Fantastic version. A++++

3.5
pras (602) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
This beer was straight up blue cheese, both in the nose and taste. Slightly sweet, but cheese overwhelmed it. I love blue cheese and I love beer, but not united like votron.

3.6
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar. Looks nice with a deep cloudy almost glowing orange body. It also has a small white top that’s leaving nice small blondes down the sides of the glass. It has a nice not to overpowering smoky beefy nose this. I even get traces of licorice and some grains. Lots of flavor! It’s a bit sharp and sour at first perhaps, I get hay, pickeled salty lemons and some really nice brett fruity thin in the back. In the mouth it feels light oily and it has a relatively high carbonation level. Not too much though. The smoke is not disturbing at all and honestly I don’t even notice it until the aftertaste. However it’s quite present in the aftertaste, but I kinda like it. Good stuff! 12.01.2014

3.7
Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Half liter into Les Rouges - nose is campfire. Sip adds sour citric nonsense that just blends with the smoke. Smoke really makes me appreciate the sourness of the beer south better. The tartness also helps. I get latent and obvious wheat. And odd beer I normally wouldn’t drink but the smoke allowed me to approach it.

2.6
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a very hazy gold with some thin, white head. Nose has loads of smoke, grass, wheat chaff. Flavor follows along, some tartness finally, yogurt, vitamin C, plenty of smoke here too though. Medium bodied finish.

3.3
Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
The stronger version of their Abraxas and only the second of three or four Lichtenhainers, resurrections of an extinct German beer style (since Wöllnitz restarted production in 1997), that I’ve had so far. Fairly big-bubbled, snowy white head, colour a cloudy peach blonde. Nose gets clear lactic acid (sour cream, unsweetened yoghurt), wheat, lemon zest, dry white wine, green apple; taste begins citrussy sourish with a hint of orange, emphatically wheaty, slight smokiness (more subtle than in the Abraxas?), finishes long and dry due to the lactic acidity, hops only present for structure, as in most wheat beers.

3
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Didn’t really know how to rate this one because I’ve never had anything like it but it was good. Cloudy, gold color with a nice head. Aroma was a sour, smokey smell. Taste was Like a smokey white wine.


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