Lichtenhainer | Rapp Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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52 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rapp Brewing Company
Florida, United States
rappbrewing.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Shaw on 03-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,519
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
52
pDev:
18.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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4
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Reviews by GameFreac:
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4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Went to Rapp instead of Dundein brewery because I heard their Gose is awesome. It was, but this was the stand out beer of the day. It's a smoked sour. Yeah...

Appearance: Pours a typical berliner looking color. Got it in a flight so no real head.

Smell: Smells really smoky and sour. You get the typical sour lactose tartness aromas but it's also smoky. Super interesting.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. Interesting and unlike anything I've ever had.

Mouthfeel: Typical sour mouthfeel.

Overall: Probably my favorite beer on tap the whole Florida trip. I hope they bottle this again when I'm down in December. If not, I'm getting a growler next time.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a taster.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow. Small fleeting head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Grain is most prominent. Slightly acidic. Faint and well incorporated smokiness.

Taste - A little fruity. Touch of apple. Tart. Grainy. Less smoke. Subtle smokiness.

Mouthfeel - Light and grainy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Interesting sour. I don't get a ton of smoke, but it's a neat touch.

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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was described to us as hot dog water...and that's usually the point where most people will ask what else is on tap.

Lichtenhainer pours a cloudy maize with no head--in other words, we start off solidly living up to that sterling pitch we were given by the owner's daughter.

And yep, there it is, upon first sniff. It actually does give off the aromas of how it was described pretty spot on, but only at first. It does get more complex if you don't turn your nose up to it completely.

It's more like a smoked brat, with sauerkraut on top. This is a sour beer, after all. The malts were smoked, then the beer was soured. It a combination that not a lot of breweries have been brave enough to try so I'll give them that.

On top of the smoky, umami elements was some tang. Not just in the sauerkraut realm, but actually closer to lemonade.

So basically what this beer is conveying is you're on a picnic in Cleveland and stuffing your face with everything at the table.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Lichtenhainer from Rapp Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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