Braustelle – Freigeist Abraxxxas Smoked Lichtenhainer Weisse – 5 out of 7


Freigeist Abraxxxas is a lichtenhainer kind of beer, which is apparently slightly different from gratzers (both are kinds of smoked beers with high wheat content and a sour taste). Abraxxxas comes off as extremely similar, delivering the same compulsion to down about three or four of these on a hot day while doing yard work. As I poured this one into my glass I noticed the light hue and proud smoky scent. Then the taste with hints of sour confirmed how similar gratzers and lichtenhainers are. I can taste the Bamberg smoked malts. It’s a good smoked wheat beer without any silt in the bottom. I would like to drink another. Overall Happiness – 5 out of 7

Brewer Braustelle
Beer Name Freigeist Abraxxxas Smoked Lichtenhainer Weisse
Brewer’s Description Freigeist is the experimental offshoot of Cologne’s revolutionary small brewery, Braustelle. Here we strive to break the chains of industrial brewing by reviving and updating Germany’s unique, historical beer styles. Inspired by the eastern German tart wheat beer style once known as “Lichtenhainer,” Abraxxxas is sour and complex, with a balancing smoky maltiness.
Food Pairings Wiener schnitzel
Brewer Location Brewed at Göller facility Germany
Alcohol content by volume 6.0%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) around 23
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 2
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4
Sausage detection? Y or N No
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 5

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