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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (281) - - JUL 25, 2015
Very enjoyable, nice beechwood smokiness to it.........................................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Last bottle at Birmingham Hop City. Pours a nice hazy brown with a foamy white head that lasts with a touch of lacing. Aroma is classic barbecue with a hint of sweetness. Smoke taste is not overpowering but it lingers. You still get a touch of sweet malt and light bitterness. Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4470) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is smokey and mildly hopped with yeastiness. The flavour is well smoked with good bitterness, mild roastedness, and a gentle malty note. Overall a nice drinkable smoked beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This powerfully smoky Rauchbier remains very drinkable through lean cereal sugars, peppery hop suggestions and salty connotations.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam lingers atop the misty amber.
-This may not be very complex but it is wonderfully unique. No other brewery in Franconia has smoked beers of this ilk.
-Mouthfeel is soft and feels natural (nothing feels forced).
-This is another excellent Schlenkerla brew; no surprise, here, but tons of pleasure!


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Dark amber body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Smoke, brisket, biscuit, grass, and toffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, mild sweetness, lingering smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1830) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2015
Thank you Meilby for the bottle - Amber with a white head - Nice smoked malt aroma - Good malt body with a good smoked flavour - The smoked flavour goes inot a long finish - This was nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2015
being a rauchbier nut, this has been on my list for years. now i have a bottle .. dark brown, solid foam .. smokey, meat skin, and more clean smoke .. very awesome, fuckin elite smoke beer here .. . i heart rauchbier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexanderdahl (111) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
SMOKEY!! Clear dark amber pour. Bready and balanced smoke. Just so well balanced, that it asks for more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1933) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2015
50cl bottle at home. Clear dark amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Smoked sweetness with some bitter tones. Smoked malts, caramel, oak, spices, ripe fruits and herbs. A tasty rauchbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (345) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle. Hazy brown reddish with a big beige foam leaving lots of lacings dissipating fairly quick. Aroma is smoke, charcuteries, wood, slight ash, malt and tiny floral hints deep down, lovely. Taste basically follows the nose, soft smoke, charcuteries, sweet malt, dried fruit and slight floral bitterness in the finish although no mistake the smokiness is dominating. Beautiful round tounge, velvet like, medium body, low carbo. Delicious!

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