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100% Brett Barrel Fermented Lichtenhainer Weisse - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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100% Brett Barrel Fermented Lichtenhainer Weisse100% Brett Barrel Fermented Lichtenhainer Weisse

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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jsanford on 11-26-2012)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to NoSignsOfPain for sharing this one during the Churchill's weekend festivities.

Bottled 9/19/12.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, grain, smoke, and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a sour smoke flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is interesting and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 02:43:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Served in my new Westbrook glassware. Thank you Brad!

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L – Pale gold color with a 2-finger fizzy, white head that dissipates in seconds. No lacing. At first, the beer was slightly hazy and had tons of bubbles. Then, I got some yeast into the glass making the beer very cloudy.

S – Lots of aromas going on here with definite sour acidity, faint grapes and raspberries, smoky and almost meaty malt, and a nice, subtle amount of musty Brett.

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100% Brett Barrel Fermented Lichtenhainer Weisse from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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