Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1766) - Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Draft. Deep auburn brown. Creamy off white head. Light body. Aftertaste doesn’t outlast welcome. Cleans palate. Smoke and campfire is wonderful. Nose is the smooth campfire. Sweetness balances. Clean crackery biscuity maltiness back things up. Just really nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. I don’t like smoked beers very much but was told to try this "because it’s not like other smoked beers". Pours a gorgeous red/brown with tan head. Aroma of smoke, some caramel and dried fruits. Taste is similar, smoke up front but perhaps not as smokey as other smoked beers, caramel and dried fruit. Still a smoked beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2015
500 ml. Mostly clear, copper-brown with a lasting thin film of cream on top. Big nose of bacon with a touch of treacle. Flavors of smoked brisket, blackstrap molasses, prickly green herb and just a touch of caramel. Medium body has tingly, medium-high carbonation and a nice balance. My only complaint against this one is the occasional fizzy flare-ups on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (9991) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to Erzengel. Pours a dark amber, small creamy beige head. Nose is fruity hints with malts and ssmoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (257) - - JUL 25, 2015
Very enjoyable, nice beechwood smokiness to it.........................................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Last bottle at Birmingham Hop City. Pours a nice hazy brown with a foamy white head that lasts with a touch of lacing. Aroma is classic barbecue with a hint of sweetness. Smoke taste is not overpowering but it lingers. You still get a touch of sweet malt and light bitterness. Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4449) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is smokey and mildly hopped with yeastiness. The flavour is well smoked with good bitterness, mild roastedness, and a gentle malty note. Overall a nice drinkable smoked beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This powerfully smoky Rauchbier remains very drinkable through lean cereal sugars, peppery hop suggestions and salty connotations.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam lingers atop the misty amber.
-This may not be very complex but it is wonderfully unique. No other brewery in Franconia has smoked beers of this ilk.
-Mouthfeel is soft and feels natural (nothing feels forced).
-This is another excellent Schlenkerla brew; no surprise, here, but tons of pleasure!


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1282) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Dark amber body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Smoke, brisket, biscuit, grass, and toffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, mild sweetness, lingering smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1766) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2015
Thank you Meilby for the bottle - Amber with a white head - Nice smoked malt aroma - Good malt body with a good smoked flavour - The smoked flavour goes inot a long finish - This was nice

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