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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2048) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
Ungespundet at Akkurat, Stokholm. Big brown and lasting head. The typical red-brown color as their Märzen. The aroma is a bit more intense than their normal Märzen that has almost a smoked sausage aroma. Strong warming alcohole and nice smoke taste. Fuller body and more a sipping beer than the Märzen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2393) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Dark brown with small beige head. Tons of smoke, malt, and wood. The quintessential beer for the style. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (8991) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Has somehow popped up twice in Reno on tap in the last month. Won’t miss it this time. Beautiful mahogany red pour, firm head. Aroma of restrained smoke and sweet Brady malts with just a hint of hops. Misty wood and malt. Same in the flavor. Waaaay to easy to drink, smoke isn’t over powering but obvious. Plays nice with the malty backbone with no trace of alcohol. Smooth with a thin finish. Definitely worth a shot. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4322) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Deep plum color with a fairly white head. Aroma of awesome white oak smoke. Smooth palate almost creamy but not because there’s enough carbonation to avoid that abomination. Only during whatever.. I’m drinking this in June.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (8746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2014
Keg at Marciero. Never thought I would get to drink my #1 wanted beer in Osaka! Deep dark brown with reddish orange tints, low fine head quickly gets lacy. Great nose: smoke, bacon, caramel, some chocolate, orange. Amazingly drinkable beer, rather sweet but no where near cloying, medium smoke (less than their Marzen), caramel, chocolate, light hops with orange and grass. Prefect body, light but full and smooth and low carbonation. Wonderful beer, the best I have had from them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2014
Draught sample at Fermentoren in Copenhagen. Pours brown with a huge head, aroma is smoked with wood, vanilla , cheese and floral tones, flavor of smoked cheese, smoked fish, vanilla, cheese, sweet and pleasant, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
On tap at Fermentoren. Clear brown with beige head. Aroma is smokey, pork, nuts and earth with a balanced smokiness. Taste is similar; smoke, caramel, earth and nicely balanced smoke notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2423) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Dark clear brown with milky off white head. Aroma and taste of toast, smoke, caramel, and wheat. Light-medium body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (649) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy long lasting off-white head. Campfire aroma. Overpowering smoke flavor with notes of bacon and a hint of caramel. Has a sweet malty finish with long lasting smoke aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - MAY 3, 2014
Draft. Cola colored with ruby tints and a big tan head. Aroma is bacon, campfire and a hint of dark fruit. Taste adds some banana/bubblegum and char. Light sticky mouthfeel. Great.

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