Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass. This is a nice smoky beer that pours a muddy brown color with a medium sized off-white head The flavor is really enjoyable with a fruity / smoke flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (173) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
Rödbrun och klar. Rök och chark i doft. Fyllig rökt smak, rökt korv och malt. Trevlig, borde druckits men typ grillat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Brown color, beige head. Smoked nose, cured meat, caramel. Malty taste, smoked, caramel, nuts, light sweetness. Medium to light body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JK (5329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2015
This is beer rating 5,000. I had the opportunity to go to Schlenkerla in April of 2013 and poured this beer into the glass I purchased from the brewery. I had been looking for this beer for several years prior to that holiday, and finally found it locally this spring. The appearance of this beer is excellent. It is an opaque brown color, with a lacing, off-white head. When held up to the light, it is a red color. Also of note is the lack of filtration, and the sediment and yeast can be seen in the beer. I like the aroma, lots of smoke, and while I usually do not jump to a description of roasted meat or bacon in rauchbier, I do pick up some of those aromas here. The taste can’t be separated from the aroma. There is a lot of smoke of course; a light mineral character; dry malt and grain, and wood at the end. Aftertaste is lasting smoke and more dry malt. Full flavor and full palate, which no doubt benefits from the lack of filtration. I do not throw perfect scores out, but this beer was everything I hoped for, therefore it is called for here. Rauchbier has come to be one of my favorite styles, and it is going to be a challenge to find one better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle at home courtesy of my Euro trade partner, cheers!
pale chestnut, frothy beige head. Bacon and smoke on nose. Light body, moderate carbonation, fruity malt balancing beechsmoke. Easy drinking, clean lagerlike fermentation, red apples and bonfires. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2015
Aroma: Smoky, sausage, roasted malt, rye bread note. Palate: Medium bodied. Flavor: Roasted sausage, smoky bread and yeast; Long smoky and slightly bitter grain finish. Comment: Distinctly smoky without being overdone; the degree of smokiness is just right for a well-balanced flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1815) - 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 (3244) - 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 (4382) - 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 (10219) - 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.

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