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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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


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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pours unclear dark caramel amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is so smooth, bringing some barbecue, tobacco and sebago docksider, and pig. The flavor brings some smoky barbecue, not burnt or roasted at all, with some woody campfire notes and a smooth body that allows it to be so easy on the palate to drink. You can tell how pure it is in the creamy body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (87) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2015
Got the Chimay glass out today, so why not? This beer is as close as a vegetarian like myself gets to eating a bratwurst... very meaty aroma and taste indeed. Not my favorite style at all, but I would bet that this is the ultimate example.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1216) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at Our Black Heart, Camden. Mid- to dark brown, translucent. Caramel and oak smoke dominate the light aroma. Taste is sweet and fruity, with almost a Christmas cake note. Finishes more bitter with a smoky aftertaste. Extremely good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3473) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
16.9 oz bottle. Clear brown with a spongy beige head. Nose is smoked sausage, light malt and wood. Creamy medium body with a lingering buzz; kind of refreshing. Taste is plum, cola, faint wood and hints of smoke. Highly drinkable with perfect smokiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours slightly hazy brown. Aroma is meaty, mostly smoked ham and salami. Taste is smoky, less meaty than nose but still smoked ham. Bready malts and hops as well and good balance, however, I still cannot get much more than smoke related notes in these smoked beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (618) - FINLAND - APR 4, 2015
Dark brown beer with a huge beige foam. Very strong smoky aroma. A bit watery body. Nice balanced bitterness and sweetness. Quite strong hops for this kind of a beer. A really good one. Easy to drink yet very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rowlymo (3) - - APR 4, 2015 does not count
Lovely unexpected treat on draft in Brewdog Liverpool , rounded flavours not overpowered by the smokiness. Can’t wait for our summer trip to Bamberg

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7277) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
Delicate smoked aroma, plus salami. Flavor starts sweet, more smoke, moderate bitter finish.


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