Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9111) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
500ml bottle, many thanks to Finn. Pours a two-finger beige head slowly fading over a slightly cloudy copper coloured body with a shade of dark red. Nice lacework. Bacon up front to the nose, earth and chocolate malts behind. Well blended taste of smoked and dark malts. Salt, bitter and sweet ending. Perfect with the meat soup. Very nice (Tromsø 08.05.2015).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (841) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
Brun-orange-röd med ett ljust brun-orange skum. Doft: Rökt korv, fresh doft brinnande trä, sot, fresh höst luft. Smak: Som doft + bröd, linfrön, humle, frukt. Jäkligt gott, låt den bara inte bli för rumstempererad. Ölen intas till minne av farmor. Öppnades ungefär då hon dog, stod öppnad i sovrummet när jag meddelades av pappa. Drickes i sorg.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (590) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
500ml brown bottle with a purple cap, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is hazy brown with a large frothy tan head that reduced slowly. Aroma of roasted malts and smoked and cured charcuteries. Flavours of peat, smoked and cured charcuteries, dark bread, raisins and a hint of orange zest and caramel. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Overall a great smoked beer at a reasonable price, would have liked it even a bit more stronger and smokier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (733) - HUNGARY - MAY 13, 2015
0.5l bottle. Hazy dark amber body, off-white head. Aroma of smoked ham and bread with a minimal fruityness. Taste of smoke, toast, caramel and floral hops. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (339) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Reall good classy Schlenkerla what else. A nice addition to the bottled options. Not as BOOM smoked ham as some of the others, however the smoky malt is still the main event here as well. A nice mid level smoked beer. 2015 edition. From Hopfen and Malz in Berlin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11374) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Lt tan-amber. A-smoke-slight bacon, some med malt. T-sweet med malt-some caramel and smoke hit initially, finish is earthy hops, some yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDesmadre (2153) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle, traded with McTapps and MichaelAwesome, thanks! A very clean, meaty, smoked profile, without the caramelly notes that are found in the other Schlenkerla beers (with the exception of the weizen, of course). Also a sweet note, reminiscent of incense and smoked plums. Again, a clean flavour profile, soft mouthfeel and a formidable bitterness. Lots and lots of meaty, fatty smoke. You can feel the wood the smoke originated from at all times. A beer complete in itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Flaske 500ml fra Alko Muonio. Mahognyfarget. Veldig høyt skum som daler sakte. Nydelige kniplingsfiligranser. Utmerket baconaroma. Smaken også bacon med lite annet. Bra - men uvariert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5151) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle: Shaker: Big creamy beige head. Clear copper orange. Aroma is beautiful smokey with leather, banana, snoked/burned branches, light meat tone. Flavour is more bitter and even refreshing than smokey as I expected it to be smokey. Also more (bitter) green/herbal tones. Aftertaste is also green/herbal (bitter) with malts and bitters... Very light light smokey tint in the far back. Low carbo, light watery lighter creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. I like the other beers from this brewery better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1683) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2015
So, I guess I’m just another dude drinking a fastenbier during the Easter season. This has been one of my "bucket list" beers for quite awhile, and while I’d love to try this from gravity one day in Bamberg, this will have to do for now. Aroma: Has that peat intensive, campfire-like nose that you expect from this kind of beer. The level of smoke is comparable to the Urbock, and also has some light savory bacon notes as well. Appearance: Murky dark brown pour with a mountain of bone head that settles into a thick cap. Flavor: Smokey, peated intensity up front that gives way to spiced caramel bread, which comes off as more spicy toward the finish, which is pretty dry. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: This did not disappoint; if you are a smoked beer fan, and can get your hands on this, you’re in for a treat. Then again, if you’re a smoked beer fan, you were probably already seeking this beer anyway.

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