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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SarkyNorthener (2752) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to richthevillan. A beer that has been on my hit list since day one of ratebeer. Chestnut beer with medium head and decent head. Aroma of bacon and smoked. Taste is malts, smoked bacon and meat. Medium bodied. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (4070) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines shared with Sarkynorthener; dark copper pour with a big frothy beige head, aroma has smoked gammon, taste has frazzles, quite meaty, not a bad smoked.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
On tap at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philly. Dark ruby red color. Small beige head. Wonderful smoked malt aroma, redolent of oak and burnt caramel. Flavor is more of the same. Sweet smoky malt with dark caramel and oaky notes. Spicy hops in finish. Very earthy and flavorful. Delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at Pete’s wedding. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is smoky sausage, taste is dry, smoked, toffee, sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, smoke, smoked meat, some fruitiness, grass and hint of floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, smoked and light grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is oiiy, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmyohane (65) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
Aroma has sweet caramel malts and oak smoke. Very nice smoked meat aroma. Pours dark reddish brown with a small head that leaves beautiful lacing. Taste has light sweetness, smoked meat and ash. Very malty. Full bodied with average carbonation. Overall a very, very good smoked beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (446) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam. Leicht trüb, haselnuß with small beige head. Roasted bacon in nose and flavour, beef jerky finish. Balanced and light. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2494) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Surprised they started bottling this. Copper/brown pour with a small thick head that fades to a ring. Aroma is all smoked ham and bacon. Very cool. Tastes the same really. All smoked pork with just maybe a hint of campfire in the finish. Pretty neat beer but I think I was expecting more.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamnowek (505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Aroma is a chimney in the wintertime. Taste is an amber beer with a hint of smoked sausage.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 7, 2015
Black brown colour. Smell of a smoke, roasted malts. Taste is for me unusual, namely I need almost half a bottle to get used of it. But is still strange for me because of strong presence of smoked pork in aftertaste.


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