Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 18/20
20107589 (619) - randers, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
appear red brown with a small frothy white head. Really smoky aroma, with hints of hay, and nuts. Taste light bitter, light sweet. medium bodied, with average carbonation. well balanced between smoke, sweetness, and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoNm (2115) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy amber color, topped with a fairly big white head, very creamy. Aroma of some wood and quite some bacon. Taste is sweet with some spicy feel, some woodiness. Bittery herbal feel. Not the best one I had, still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (1025) - SWITZERLAND - APR 3, 2016
Nut brown color with little foam. Smoked nose like smoked bacon. Delightful mild taste with a smokey bacon side. Malty smokey finish. This beer is less intense than the märzen, but much more balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (1025) - Viby J, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Draught at Mikkellerbar, Aarhus. Amber clear body and a small diminishing rocky head. Heavy aroma of smoke, some vanilla and caramel. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Long smoke finish, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roger60 (164) - - APR 2, 2016
SB beställning, flaska. vilken fantastiskt rökt skinka arom. No 1. Skum att sitta på. Har allt. Arom smak body fyllighet. Ett mästerverk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ozzatoadisback (29) - ITALY - APR 2, 2016
Not so easy to rate by appearance as it was served from tap in a ceramic mug. Head is slightly off-white, frothy and dense, persistent enough. When i get to see some liquid it looks dark red/light brown. In the aroma, a mild sweet dark fruity base (kinda bock-like) is overcome by notes of wood and ashes. In the taste, bread crust and caramel foundation, slight hint of dark fruits, again wood and ashes, the slightest hint of bitterness in the dry finish. While smoked notes prevailed in the aroma, the taste is perfectly balanced. Slight hint of what could be described as smoky fruitiness in the afterstaste. Light to medium body and carbonation, super smooth. It’s very rich and complex and yet it goes down so easily. It doesn’t get much better than this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (977) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Aroma - beechwood smoke and sweet malt. Appearance - the body is a dark clean auburn, with good nucleation. The head is beige and well over 2+", the head is frothy and the retention is unparalleled. Taste - rich dark beechwood smoke and some additional sweet malt. The taste can be described in some ways as a jerky meat like taste of the finest order. Palate - body is between medium and full, texture is thick, average carbonation, slight astringency from the salted smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso (200) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle at café brecht. Aroma of smoke, bacon, wood and roasted malt. Yeasty notes too. The flavour is medium bitter with a long bitter finish. The body is medium and the texture is oily. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (687) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Clear light Brown with a small white head. Aroma is smoke, bacon and malt. Taste is smoke, rubber and citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7457) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Brecht. It’s a hazy amber beer with a dense off white head. The aroma offers smoked sausage and caramel malts. Spiced smoked malty character with notes of smoked bacon and some fruity notes. Some wet firewood notes. Great.

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