Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 539   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2277) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2013
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Nice clear copper to brown color. Off white, quite dense head. Aroma’s: some (smoked cheese or fish), biscuity malt, caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, smokey. Body is quite full for this strength. Finishes dry and medium bitter. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Originally rated on 20100212.
Pours murky brown color with a medium sized head. Aroma of smoke, burnt malts, caramel and yeast. Flavor of caramel, dark roasted malts, smoky ham, some toffee and yeast. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Had on draught at the Schlenkerla brewpub. The pour is hazy deep brown with a reddish tint and a big tan head. The nost is strong bacon, smoked meats with some nice caramel and grassy notes. The taste is amazingly well balanced sweet and bitter. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth, heavy body and a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
draft at Schlenkerla, dark ruby pour, smoking, smoked meats, bacon, ham. full mouthfeel. pretty complex. paired well with the Bamberg onion

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2013
Draught @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 12.04.2010
Aroma is smoky with tar notes, some grainy malt and woody notes. Flavour is rather smoky with tar, some licorice, hints of salt and distant woody notes. Also some grainy malt occurs at the end of the glass. Good, something between Märzen and Urbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (604) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
On tap. Brown amber color with a nice off white head. Aroma is smokey, bacon, ham,fire. Smells really good! Taste follows aroma. Smokey, campfire and bacon. Also get som nice caramel maltiness in there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RexTalionis (3306) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Draught (from earlier notes of february 2010). Dark amber in color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma has some smoke, ham or bacon and some wood is also present. Nice aroma. Taste is quite smoky and hints of some wood and bacon. Smooth overall with some chocolate in aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2012
On tap at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. Served in a pint glass. Cloudy dark brown body with a wonderful rocky head and excellent head retention. Aroma has tons of smoke, bacon, along with some dark fruit. Smells a lot like a campfire. Lots of smoke on the taste with cooked meat. There is also a pleasant fruityness reminiscent of figs and raisins. Definitely some bacon. There is a little tartness but it is not over the top. Mouthfeel is full with a slightly sticky finish. Probably the best rauchbier I have every had. The smoke is extremely intense and over the top but yet there are numerous other subtle flavors that manage to come through. I’m extremely fortunate to have tasted this beer and I really hope I find it again sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buttslamify (52) - - OCT 7, 2012
Ughhh, my god this tastes terrible, but I guess I have to give it an honest review for the style. Aroma: Smoked meat, Appearance: normal appearance, dark with a strong head. Taste: absolutely awful, like I’m drinking smoked meats with dirty cigarettes stuffed in. Palate: Don’t care. Overall it’s an impressive smoked, but frankly smoked usually sucks, so take it as you will.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2012
Sörmanufaktúra, Budapest. Nagyon picit zavaros, világosabb árnyalatú vörösesbarna színe van, habja közepes méretű, igencsak kitartó, krémes állagú és bézs színű, szép. Illata finoman füstös, malátás és fás is egyben, emellett füstölt húsos és nagyon finoman gyümölcsös és karamellás, ami kicsit mássá teszi a főzde többi sörétől. Rendkívül kiegyensúlyozott ízéről hasonló jókat lehet elmondani,a komló kellemes keserűt is ad neki, szinte tökéletes. Finoman száraz és meglepően frissítő, ami a könnyedebb testnek is köszönhető. Remek darab, remélem a legközelebbi szezonban is lesz pár hordó!

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