Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6105) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a savory smoked character, some fruitiness, more meaty, some campfire, earthy at the back. This has so much flavor and a lower abv. A nice Lenten treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2014
Poured a reddish amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweetly rauched and lightly sweet. Medium body, flavour is much as the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5996) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; a transparent amberish copper with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; smoked ham. Tastes like it smells with a touch of sweetness from the malt. A bit of leather too. Average on the palate. Good, but I couldn’t drink much of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s. Holy crap, this stuff is hearty! Very big, heavy body for a 5.5% beer, "snack already included" indeed! Medium to bigger body overall, with a big, rich smokey flavor to it. Smooth, kind of creamy, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Pours a half hazy very dark red color, with a thin off-white head. Leaves splotches and some dots of lace. Savory taste, moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter. Very good, intense stuff! Unique.. Quite different from the other Aecht beers I’ve tried, but excellent in that Schlenkerla way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moravius (647) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Vom Faß im Schlenkerla, Bamberg. - Schwarzbraun mit rotgoldenem Schimmer, reichlich sahniger beigefarbener Schaum. - Wie beim Schlenkerla Märzen dominieren tiefe, schwere Aromen von Karamel, Blockmalz, Schwarzwälder Schinken, Rauch und erdigem Hopfen, aber beim Fastenbier ist alles eine Stufe milder, reicher und fülliger. Die Rauchnoten sind in weiche Süße eingebettet. Sahniges Mundgefühl. Mild rezent. Im Nachtrunk leicht herber Hopfen mit Noten von Zitrone und Pfeffer. - Ein Bier wie flüssige Bayrisch Creme; unglaublich reich und komplex und dabei doch süffig. Ein Grund, jedes Jahr in der Fastenzeit nach Bamberg zu fahren.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (1037) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 16, 2014
16/03/2014 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Bevuta al FrankenFest. Ambrata viva con riflessi vermigli, bellissimo cappello di schiuma bianca morbida, molto persistente. Al naso le note affumicate si fondono magnificamente con quelle di caramello, senza che nessuna delle due componenti predomini sull’altra. In bocca è ugualmente equilibrata, molto elegante, la base di malto è leggera, l’affumicatura gentile e non eccessiva, note minerali, grande beva. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Altro capolavoro di questo fantastico birrificio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rauchbierlover (617) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
Dark amber/brownish body, small offwhite head. Aroma is smokey and caramel. Taste is sweet, mild smokey, caramel. Long smokey finish. Medium body, soft carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1199) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 7, 2014
Pours in dark amber body with low head. Aroma has smokey notes, light bacon, caramel. Taste has bacon sweetness as well, low earthy bitterness. Body is full, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hirigalzkar (2378) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Gravity cask @ Akkurat. Pours a beautiful red-brown color with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by smoke, also notes of wood. Taste is smokey, but not as smoked as the aroma nor other offerings from this brewer. It’s also sweet with notes of chocolate, apricots and reisin. Mouthfeel is just incredible with its lightness and crazy smoothness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mad_Ferret (684) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Cask (gravity) @ Akkurat.
App: Dark amber/redish brown with a slight mist and a porous beige/yellowed head.
Aroma: Malty with caramel, bread, bacon/tar smoke, spicy wooden notes, some dried fruit.
Taste: Sweet and rich flavour with caramel, sweet dark bread, raisins and oranges and a nice smoky spicy bitter finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, soft low carbonation, oliy soft texture.
Overall: I really love Akkurat for hooking us up with this stuff.

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