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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Historical Beer Lichtenhainer


BJCP 2015 27A Lichtenhainer example
27A - Lichtenhainer


Overall Impression

A sour, smoked, lower-gravity historical German wheat beer. Complex yet refreshing character due to high attenuation and carbonation, along with low bitterness and moderate sourness.


Served young. Smoke and sour is an unusual combination that is not for everyone.

Commercial Examples


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  • OG:  1032 - 1040
  • FG:  1004 - 1008
  • ABV: 3.5 - 4.7
  • IBU: 5 - 12
  • SRM: 3 - 6
BJCP 2015 27A - Lichtenhainer Commercial Example