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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Tap at Cask Republic. Straight outta Bamberg, crazy motha ... Anyway, this kicks ass. Smells like smoked bacon. Huge. Murky deep amber pour. White soapy head. Easy drinking. Brilliant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3462) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle, 9C at first which was far too cold but I didn’t mind sniffing and sipping for a while as it opened up. Deep cloudy red with a large off white head that fades but laces well. Rich smoke and sticky bread crusts. Slight cheese as well as glazed ham Doesn’t smell as sweet as the Marzen. Light bodied but with firm bready malt that comes though despite the big smoke. Likewise, peppery bitterness at the end shines though nicely. Quality.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (824) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle. Lightly smoked aroma with some floral hints as well. Dark brown appearance with a frothy off-white head and good amount of carbonation. Lightly smoked flavour along with dark fruits and some citrus hoppy bitterness. Full bodied with a moderate bitter finish. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (745) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours is clear amber, brownish with thick stable tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, smoked cheese, notes of dried fruits, plums, Taste has malty character with slightly smoky notes, light bitter with fruity aftertaste. Medium body, slick texture, light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (523) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2016
Tra l'ambrato carico ed il marrone, limpida con riflessi dorati, schiuma beige chiara di buona persistenza. Aroma prevalente di legno affumicato con note erbacee e lievissime note maltate. Al palato sempre affumicato, malto d'orzo ed erbaceo, finale affumicato ed erbaceo, note legnose. Corpo poco più che leggero, ben carbonata.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (441) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market. Pours a copper-brown with a big light beige foamy head that lasts. Massive smoked ham and bacon nose, much like the Cratz beer snacks they sell here. The taste reveals more caramel malt hinted at in the aroma, plenty of smoked meats. It’s moderately fizzy, quite bitter up front, medium-bodied, a little chewy, lingering flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
batupata (26) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2016
A deep amber coloured beer with a thick head that stays quite a while. The aroma consists of fresh smoke with some sweetness in it. Tastewise the beer is almost perfect. Smoke, malts and some brown sugar. Finish is bitter, leaves a smoky taste in the mouth that lasts pretty long time. Maybe a little too much carbonation in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6974) - Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle at Craft Wine n Beer in Reno
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Mild smokey and caramel. Taste is smokey and ham
Nice, not overly smokey

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2016 Bottle. Large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, smokiness and some bacon. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel, some smokiness and bacon, light metal. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel, some smokiness and bacon, light metal. Nice smoky one from Bamberg – notes of sharp metal in the finish, bit too much caramel. Nice head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle provided by Dedollewaitor, thanks buddy. Hazy light brown body with a medium offwhite head. Smoke, bonfire, caramel, ashy notes, malt, light hoppy. Lovely.


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