Lichtenhainer | Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company

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Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by CrazyMacHarris99 on 05-24-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Cloudy pale yellow with a decent head and some lacing.

S. Very odd sour smell with some definate smoke as well.

T. Follows the nose through a sour smokey experience, a bit of funk, some wheat, not much hop profile.

M. Not bad, a bit slick but it builds.

D. Very drinkable, quite unique style. Good collab.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A few weeks back I ran into this one at Bocktown on draft when stopping in for a growler. I ended up sending one to Brooklyn and drinking my share while at Bocktown. Low abv session beer with tons of flavor, good thing I had the baby and I was driving. Normally three pints would have been a no no, but when the brew is 2.9% abv it's easier to get away with that kind of volume. Anyways I had some great conversation with a couple of the crew there at Bocktown, while throwing down a few of these beauties. Appearance wise it poured with a thin white fizzy head that dwindled rather quickly, but who really cares about head retention when the beer kicks ass. Thin streaks of lacing hazed sunshine golden body, aroma brings out smoked meats with a tart lactic note in there as well. Definitely not overdone with the smoke, I'm also getting enough citrus and sweetness not to turn me off. Flavor was bold with streaks of smoke and zesty citrus notes tart lactic mild yogurt quality gave a great zing. So interesting flavors blended really well for me, carbonation level was spritzy but didn't weight the beer down in anyway, really light and rereshing. You'll definitely need a growler or more, I only planned on a pint and ended up with 3 or 4 of 'em. Great brew shows the creative vein flowing through this region of PA, thanks Bill and Scott. I can't believe this is the first Marzoni's brew I've reviewed. Definitely one of my favorite stands at the last three brew fests I've attended.

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Photo of akorsak
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Marzoni's in Duncansville. This beer is a collaboration between Marzoni's and East End Brewing Company and is based on an obscure German style.

A: The ale is a hazy, straw yellow color. Unfiltered lemonade is an apt description. The head is not very big (less than one finger) and is quick to disappate. The haziness of the ale doesn't assist in assessing the carbonation levels.

S: The nose is a combination of two unlikely suspects, tart wheat and smoked barley. The results, a Berliner rauchbeer (if I may be so bold). The smoke is the dominant aspect but the tartness runs a close second.

T: The first flavors in the beer are the smoked aspects. The taste is smokehouse light, not as intense or meaty as in a rauchbier but big enough that long-lasting bacon tastes result. On top of the smokiness, a strong wheat body has created a tart, puckering flavor. The tartness is not Berliner Weissbier level tartness, but it is enough to make you take notice. The combination of tartness and smoke works on a level that you wouldn't expect it to.

M: These dying styles are absolute gems. With a kvass already done and a gose in the works, East End (and Marzoni's) is making great strides in protecting some of these styles.

D: 2.90%. I think I've only ever had one non-NA beer this small, and it just happened to be another Berliner weissbier. The low alcohol and intriguing taste give this one a perfect 5.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow, with a white head. In the aroma, smokey pork and a touch of citrus. In the taste, quite smokey, wheaty, and a small citrus note. Smooth, yeasty, and light bodied mouthfeel, and a semi dry and smokey aftertaste. Great for summer, good for cookouts. I am sad to see Marzoni's go.

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Photo of Deuane
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy, light yellow color. Tin white head that disappated quickly leaving little lace.

S-Whoa! This is interesting...sour wheat and smoke! A Berliner Rauchweiss! This is some crazy stuff....really unique. I enoyed sniffing this almost as much as drinking it!

T-Light smokiness upfront is then quickly overwashed by a substantial, yet subtle, sour tartness. Healthy wheat malt backbone helps support both of the flavours well. Hard to think this would work well, but it does!

M-Light bodied and almost too thin. I wouldn't mind just a tad more body to support the smoky aspect. But, at 2.9% I guess you can't expect that much body!

D-Two flavours that I love combined into some kind of Frankenstein's monster beer....crazy and it works! I was skeptical at first but had to try it considering the rareness of this brew. At 2.9% and plenty of flavour this is something I could enjoy over and over again. Good job by Scott from EEBC and the folks at Marzoni's with this one.

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Photo of CrazyMacHarris99
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from an East End Brewing Growler. This is a collaboration from Marzoni's and East End Brewing. It was brewed at Marzoni's but is on tap at East End.

Poured a lemonade yellow with a slight brown hue. There is hardly any carbonation and the little that there is is fizzy. The smell is slightly smoky malts with a straw scent that yields hints of the sourness. The taste starts with slight sourness covering a straw flavor that is light and refreshing. The smokiness takes over right away and at first it doesn't mix well. After the first few sips it starts to mellow together and the sour and smoke balance out with one another. The mouthfeel is a little thin but is great for the style. I had two glasses while mowing the grass. It is a great lawnmower beer without having to be a malt liquor or BMC style. The drinkability is amazing. I could have went through the whole growler in one sitting.

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Lichtenhainer from Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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