Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (192) - - OCT 28, 2015
Average, creamy, pink, mostly diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, medium brown body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of roasted, molasses, caramel and milk chocolate. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of resin and lemon. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of earth and meat. Notes of smoke, tar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Moderate sweet, light bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, moderate bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium body. Watery texture. Soft carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Aaaah this is smoky thick and sticky as a smoked should be. Great beer full of taste and by far best of these aecht schlenkerlas. Although has their trademark grilled sausage side flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Location: Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Deep Brown-Red
Aroma: Smoked meats, beef jerky, campfire malts, La Brea Tar Pits
Taste: Smoked sweet meats, some burned dark fruits
Overall: Not as ashy as the Marzen / Urbock and not as sweet/meaty as the Doppelbock...a new dimension of beefy dark fruitiness buried deep within.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nudiebear (292) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Shared by Meilby, thanks! Poured a clear light brown with no head. Aromatics are smoke, paprika and maple syrup. Spicy palate, smoky in the nose. Lightly sweet. Good beer and the first Smoked style I really liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle:   Deeper amber, frothy off-white head, somewhat nice lacing.   Big smoked malt aroma, a little meaty.   Similar on the tongue.   Smooth, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Smoke, charred wood, and campfire last from start to finish.   Finishes with a bit of a smoked meat, as most of Aecht Schlenkerla beers.   Nothing out of the ordinary, but solid like most of them are.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle shared by John, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bacony smoke with a bit of sweet grains and bread supporting. Flavor has a great bacony smoke with some sweet grains and a bit of an earthy note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
FBoekman (138) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2015
Luktar tjära. Smakar tjära. Ok om man gillar askfat. Fast det blev lite bättre med tiden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tnkw01 (1611) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with amber highlights when held upto the light. Large tan head and nice lace. Aroma is very smoky, almost a smoked maple ham smell. Taste is sweet smoke up front, slightly bitter in the middle with notes of hoppyness and a slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1005) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Well it’s not lent and I did not find this in Germany, but hey, that’s fine with me! Maybe Westvleteren will take a hint... Chestnut brown with 1.5 inches of sepia head, medium coarseness, moderate-slow rate of decay. Aroma is of phenolic smoke, ash, and a backbone of caramelized sugars. Body is medium weight, syrupy-oily, moderate carbonation. Flavor is huge dry smokiness, wood, as it warms, the sweet caramel malt comes out and it becomes more balanced. Still, a bit too much smoke; I prefer the urbock I think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
13/IX/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) - BB: VIII/15 (2015-1188)

Clear dark brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very smoky, bit spicy, some banana, caramel, more spoke. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, caramel, somewhat sourish, chocolate, oh and very smoky of course. Aftertaste: very smoky, caramel, roasted, malty, cocoa powder.

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