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Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier

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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer is an unfiltered smokebeer, brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Bottom-fermenting yeast gives the reddish brown lentbeer a natural cloudiness. Its smokey aroma is already noticeable in the smell, combined with a fine hoppy note. In the drink the fullbodied, highly drinkable lentbeer shows its strong malty flavour, rounded up with the smokey taste and a light bitterness. Due to the nourishing yeast, the Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer has the "Brotzeit already included" (German word for afternoon snack). Served / Sold: - Only during lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter - Only from the wooden keg at the Schlenkerla Data: Original Gravity: 14.5% Alcohol: 5.5% EBU: 32


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice creamy beige head. Aroma of smoked ham, bacon, peat and caramel. Flavor was rich and well balanced with smoked ham & bacon, dried fruit, oak, a hint of peat and some notes of campfire. Medium body, soft creamy texture, smoky dry finish. An excellent smoked brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smoky smell with smoked ham and a touch of fishing cabin. Similar taste, also bready malty with a light bitterness. The smoke is high and smoke lovers will love this. I

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2382) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours dark hazy brown with large tan head. Big smokey bacon aroma. Taste is prominent Bamberg smoked malts with tobacco and yet more smokey bacon with some ashy flavours. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4941) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle from web SB cons 2015-06-14 Göteborg AR: holy smoke, caramel AP: dark ruby, frothy white head F: black ham, charcole grilled spare ribs, caramel,

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2955) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2015
Made mashed potatoes and pork chops for dinner so I figured Aecht Schlenkerla’s Fastenbier made for Easter would pair well. I served it in a glass mug and it poured out a reddish brown with a thick beige head. It’s got a fantastic nose: peppery, mesquite, bready, approachable light smokiness. Medium bodied, the taste is woodsy smoked oak, soot & caramel. It tastes like a campfire BBQ in a glass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4345) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2015
500 ml Bottle credit going to Willrunforbeer, im NOT thanking you for this. Color is dirty brown, thin lasting white head. The aroma is cured meat, (like walking into a butcher shop, with meat hanging from the ceiling) also mild ash.

The base has a ashy chalky texture with Munich malt perhaps. The flavor shows the exact same profile as the aroma. Well it is what this brewery is known for I just simply haven’t acquired the taste for anything smoked, I mean nothing. So take this with a grain of salt. It is a flawless brew for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1327) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2015
500mL bottle from Julio’s. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is charred wood, heavy smoke. Flavor is caramel, fruity esters, smoked sausage, charred wood.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (707) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2015
500 ml bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into an shaker pint. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a head that lasts fairly long (just covering the top of the beer). Nose is all campfire and smoked salmon. There’s a slight touch of fruitiness that comes out as it warms up. Average carbonation with the malts taking center stage giving it a full-bodied mouthfeel. Reminds me of the body of a porter: kinda silky and smooth. Taste is smoked everything with some fruit and a nice bitterness rolls in at the last minute. Finish is smokey with a nice bitter taste that lingers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2456) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Dram Shop, Sheffield. Clear, amber colour. Thick, bubbly, lasting, glossy topped, cream coloured head. Aroma is mellow, fishy, quality tobacco, smokiness. Fruity malts. Taste is smoky sweet. Hint of bitter. Palate feels a bit thin, under all of that. Finishes short, light bitter, and light dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (823) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pours hazy red-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of smoke with a touch of butter. Body is medium and lightly oily, with a long, lightly dry finish. Flavor of biscuit malt and butter, with a touch of citrus. This gives way to the smoke in the finish.


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