Barrel Aged Lichtenheiner | Freetail Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company
Texas, United States
freetailbrewing.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jamescain on 05-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
5
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
5.94%
 
 
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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer. This beer was originally Schopp's Lichtenheiner that Mark Schopp brewed in conjuncture with Freetail for winning funkiest of show at a competition. A lichtenheiner is an extinct German style that is slightly sour and smoky. This beer was then aged in wine barrels for a couple of months.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thin white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the side of the glass. The nose is slightly smokey with a lactic sourness. I'm surprised that the smoke held on this long. The first sip is pretty sour with some smokiness still peaking through but not enough to clash. Lemon and citrus are the predominate flavors with some graininess as well. The body is light with medium high carbonation and a dry lingering tart sour finish. Overall I really liked this beer. I think the smokey aroma and flavor kept it interesting without being too smokey and off putting.

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Barrel Aged Lichtenheiner from Freetail Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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