Lichtenhainer | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our interpretation of the traditional German Lichtenhainer Weisse style – a pale, sour, and smokey wheat ale. Beechwood smoked malt contributes a subtle bacon/ham aroma, followed by substantial lactic tartness backed up by doughy, grainy wheat. Prost!

4 IBU

Added by thagr81us on 02-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Photo of HeartofMiami
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass, bottled 1/15/15

A- pours a clear bright golden color with a small fizzy white head that disappears to leave nothing behind

S- aroma is an intriguing mix of smoked wood, giving notes of pork, along with lacto tartness that brings some lemony aromas. Finishes with some floral notes

T- smoke and sour are a perfect combination; light woody and smoky notes up front give faint flavors of smoked pork and peat moss, Mid-palate gives lemon lacto tartness that sends a light pucker to the mouth, the finish tastes of doughy bread, toasted wheat, with a linger of more smoke

M- light body with moderate spritzy carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a bone dry tart, puckering finish

O- this was delicious, the mix of smoke and sour keep me wanting more after every sip, please can this!!!!

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Photo of RyeSoSerious
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Bomber poured into a matching Westbrook snifter. The brew appears a clear golden color with a large white cap more than 2 fingers tall that fades holding with a coating supported by constantly streaming carbonation.

The aroma is smoked but just enough to let you know its there. Lemony lacto sits tight underneath bringing out a mild fruity aspect.

The taste is tart and lemony with a greek yogurt feel and then a slight smokiness. Slight fruity notes before a dry grain character.

This is light in body with ample lively carbonation. Crisp and super enjoyable. What a fucking beer, well done Westbrook.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macrosmatic
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to dogdoc for sending this one! Reviewed from long-standing notes. Poured from 650 mL bottle into a Russian River tulip.

A: Hazy dark yellow with lots of visible carbonation and a big, two-finger white head that fades fairly quickly.

S: Lactic tartness, wheat grist, mild barbecue briquette smoke and a touch citric acid.

T: Follows the nose. Lactic acid, lemony tart, and ashy smoke (smoke isn't overwhelming but it does have a mild band-aid quality), then light cracker malt and wheat husk. It finishes with more smoke and citric tartness. Quite dry at the end.

M: Light body, minimal alcohol presence, and good carbonation sensation.

O: I'm not a big fan of this one, but I think it's a pretty good example of style. I'd estimate a score of 3.40 to my personal preference. Scores entered are mine as rated to style.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Clear golden with a small white head Smells meaty and acidic. Smells more savory than smokey. Lemon tartness and then it gets meaty. Almost salty and hammy. Grainy throughout and pretty sour. Light body with high carbonation. Fascinating flavor that I didn't think I would like. Nice surprise.

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Photo of Magery
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ghirsh
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgilks
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No date under where it says "Bottled On."

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Simultaneous waft of cherrywood smoke and moderate tart aroma.

T- Taste folows closely to the aroma with a semi-tart onset that abruptly turns to a firm smokiness. The smoke lingers in the aftertaste and is sweeter than the smoke I'm used to being in rauchbiers. Definitely tastes like bacon and cured ham...and hot dogs! That's really the main taste you get from this, especially after multiple sips.

M- Dry with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Took me a while to pinpoint it, but this beer definitely tastes the most like hot dogs than any other I've had. It's pretty much the main component while the tartness provides some complexity to keep it from being too one-sided. I'm not usually a fan of smoked beers but this one isn't too smoky and the smoke that is there has a different characteristic than the usual "campfire" variety.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just an okay beer, in my opinion.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chillin
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kristougher
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lichtenhainer from Westbrook Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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