Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 540   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
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
On tap at Novare Res, Portland ME in April 2010. Took a long time to pour - the bar tender was struggling with the head / carbonation level. Dark brown. Fluffy beige head. Seemed a little less bacon character in the aroma than the normal Schlenkerla although it may been muted by being served rather cold. Still plenty of smoke on the palate. Very drinkable and surprisingly refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Smells and tastes like bacon, which is impressive, but not enjoyable for me. It’s really smoke all over, too much for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Location/Date:Draft at Smoke & Barrel on August 14th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark cloudy brown.
Aroma: Aroma is of smoke and bacon.
Taste: Nice amount of medium bitterness, smoke, faint bacon.
Palate:Medium body, quick finish.

Summary: I know this was the highest active smoke beer on Ratebeer, but I never imagined I’d like this so much. I don’t even like real smoke, yet this was really really tasty. Would love to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2012
On tap at Milltown a while back. Nice job getting this gem in, Ethan! Terrific velvety dark copper beer, with a massive silky head. Nose is straight bacon, son! Taste is, while still powerfully rauchy, even more complex, with modest notes of fruit, yeast, and caramel giving shape to the smoke and in turn being held together by that common, intense ingredient. A real treat, loved it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
canuck44 (1) - - JUL 2, 2012 does not count
The worst beer ever! If i live woodfire-taste in your mouth, the u like It.... I try a bottle but I dont reached the bottle bottom :-(

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
On draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia. A: Cloudy, reddish orange hues. Small to medium head with little lacing. S: This is where all Aecht Schlenkerla beers excel. This beer smells like a beautiful late summer campfire. Charred meat, heavy smoke, summer sausage, and burnt malt. T: The taste falls directly in line with the aroma. This isn’t necessarily a complex brew, but it has amazing, unique flavors that make this beer a must try. It has similarities to a fine Islay scotch, like Lagavulin. It’s like drinking in a campfire. Really tasty, and pairs very well with strong cheeses and meat. M: Thin feel, moderately low carbonation. D: It’s really easy to drink this beer. However, one is plenty for me, as the smokiness, while done expertly, and mouthfeel lower the rate of consumption.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hawky82 (1) - - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
Ein Biergenuss der seines gleichen sucht. Beliebt wegen seines rauch Schinkengeschmacks

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2012
On tap at zly Casy in Prague. A reddish shade of brown with a lasting off-white head; aroma with a good whiff of peaty smoke and burnt grass; curious hazelnut liqueur sweetness with a firm but light texture, the smoke quality is mild but intriguing. No surprises that it’s a delicious schlenkerla

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
omikr0n (822) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2012
On tap at Zly casy. Dark unclear brown color. Aroma is smoked meat and taste is even more smoked meat. :) I’ve had quite a few smoked beers recently, but nothing comes even close to Schlenkerla Fastenbier. This is the prototype of smoked beer for me.

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