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Freigeist Abraxxxas - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
86
very good

187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 04-08-2010)
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a dim, hazy orange. Even an aggressive, downward pour brings forth only a light, white head that has almost no core, only a crown of outer bubbles.

S-I may have served this initially too cold. Aroma is muted. I do get smoke. Not tart, smells like a smoky Hefe. Belgian spice.

T-The flavor is also tame in tartness but it's there. The smokiness really complicates the flavor. It works during some sips but falls apart during others. Like a smoky, tart apple juice with spices. Finishes with a dried wheat flavor.

M-Bigger and fuller than most Berliners. Finishes surprisingly clean. Carbonation is pretty mellow.

O/D-Interesting. Never had a "Smoked Lichtenhainer Weisse". I dare say, I would take another stab at this interesting brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 02:16:20 | More by VelvetExtract
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Eighty

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-05-2013 18:22:03 | More by Eighty
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-28-2013 14:18:47 | More by Dactrius
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy golden yellow with somewhat good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Smokey, ham, wheat, and a little funkiness.

Taste: Smokey wheat, tart, ham, salty, a little sour, and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel: Tart, Puckett, acidic, chewy, light bodied, and light to medium carbonation.

Overall: A style I am a little familiar with and this beer is like a rauchbier and Berliner Weiss mixed in him. Delicious and interesting. Might not be for some people, but I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 09:04:27 | More by Flounder57
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-28-2013 03:40:47 | More by trevorpost
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mantissa

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-24-2013 07:12:27 | More by mantissa
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MostlyNorwegian

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

11-16-2013 20:34:57 | More by MostlyNorwegian
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-09-2013 18:45:09 | More by Thehuntmaster
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erha2

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-04-2013 22:04:33 | More by erha2
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a murky dark orange with a spongy white head.

S: Smells of mild smoked meat, some lightly acidic citrus notes, sweet wheat.

T: Taste brings subtle lactic acidity (more of the feel of tartness on the tongue rather than a flavor), pleasant mild smoked malt, light grainy sweetness.

M: Light-bodied with very fine carbonation giving the beer a silky feel.

O: The smoked malt is nice but they need to let the lacto do its work here...not nearly acidic enough.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 02:28:00 | More by Etan
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.19/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Small head, but it leaves a lot of lumpy lace. Hazy with a dark straw/light gold color.

Earthy and sour smell. There's a bit of soup/stew aroma as well. Not a fan of this.

Quite sour flavor. Little wheat taste. The body is a bit watery, in both body and carbonation. The aftertaste reminds me of cranberry juice. Overall, I can't advise to try this. I even find the smoky flavor to be distracting.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 01:53:13 | More by smcolw
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-16-2013 02:47:22 | More by bobv
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-15-2013 18:12:50 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

10-13-2013 02:21:50 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a thin white head that dssipates to patchy foam and a ring around the glass. Mild aroma of lemon, white grapes and slight biscuit malt, faint smoke. Flavor is tart lemon, apple and grape juice up front, very tart at first, but soon ameliorated by smoky dry light fruit. Light bodied. An interesting take on the Berliner style. The flavor was almost to tart at first, but does mellow in the finish, althoug it leaves a lingering lactic tart and smoke aftertaste. Flavors are tart, but not intense. Although tart beers are not my style, I enjoyed this. I would have liked a bit more smoke presence, although the smoke does make this beer stand out. Interesting and different.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 03:27:31 | More by LiquidAmber
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-04-2013 23:48:38 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-02-2013 20:33:04 | More by goldenM13
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a very thin cap within a few minutes

S: A bit of a mash-up. Some fruity yeast, smoked malts, and a bit of tart acidity jump out and are the dominant aromas. Not too much else

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a bit of fruity yeast mixed with the tart acidity and sour notes. Smoke starts out lightly but makes more of a presence once the fruity and tart notes die down. Smoke lingers well into the finish

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly chalky and acidic

O: I've never had a beer be both sour and smokey, so this was a nice first experience to the lichtenhainer weisse sub-style. I'm generally a fan of both sours and smoked beers, and this delivered on both ends. Worth a stab if you're into either individual styles

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 03:11:47 | More by BEERMILER12
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-12-2013 22:10:55 | More by Herky21
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

08-23-2013 19:47:58 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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adamdarcy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-21-2013 19:28:14 | More by adamdarcy
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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-19-2013 00:25:44 | More by SupremePie
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-08-2013 21:56:44 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-08-2013 21:26:23 | More by Goldfishman
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-08-2013 01:37:56 | More by icehawk
Freigeist Abraxxxas from Braustelle
86 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.