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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
FDBK 2010 The head is good, body, red-brown. It smells aromatic, smoky intensive. The taste is very aromatic, malty, smoky, les hoppy. Delicious. 4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (754) - - DEC 2, 2013
Il prodotto più riuscito della linea Schenkerla, infatti è anche la meno reperibile. L’ho trovata una sola volta alla spina e mi davvero stupito. Elegante, equilibrata, affumicata e ben maltata, con una puntina di amarognolo anche se smorzato dalla forza dell’affumicatura. Se la trovate, prendetela assolutamente!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quack-Duck (7794) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
draught at Zly Casy, Prague. Amber-copper colour, creamy beige head. Lovely intensive smoke aroma. Medium-bodied, intensive malty base with a good amount of smoke, pleasantly hoppy which ads a spicy touch. Delicious stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
On tap at Yards’ smoke beer event. Aroma was slight meat and caramel. Pours bronze with a nice lager head. Taste is sweet with caramel, biscuit, smoked meat, root beer and leather. All in all, a very easy rauchbier to quaff down.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2143) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
It’s like drinking a sigar. Beer is slightly bitter with some yeasty sweetness. But the dominant taste is of course the intense, face-filling explosion of smoke. Sehr gut!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Draft at Redlight. Deep ruby pour with a bubbly white head. Big hickory smoke aroma, ash, wood with a nutty and toffee malt backing. Flavor is very balanced with barbeque sauce, hickory wood, sweet malty backing. Smooth drinking palate with moderate carbonation. I love this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Keg at British Craft Beer Challenge. These Schlenkerla’s are all quite samey (not necessarily a bad thing), deep brown colour, smokey nose, clean malt background, notes of bacon and maple syrup, well balanced bitterness to finish. This is perhaps less aggressively smoked than others, more drinkable. Very pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Draught at Breukelen Bier Merchants NYC. Pours brown clear some lace after a dissipating head. Aroma is delicious smoke, bbq spice, light red fruit. Flavor is a perfect balance of those over moderate sweetness and bitterness. The finish is woody and smoky. The feel is lively, dense full and heavy. Super awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1693) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
On tap at Churchkey. Poured crimson red with small beige head which dissapates quickly. Aroma is nice smoke, little lacing, light body, and low carbonation. Taste is nice smoke and some meat. Not a lot a flavor, but quality and enjoyable. I remember liking Aecht Weizen better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Keg at Euston Tap. Easy drinkable beer despite the smokeyness and the dark brown color. Body is thin and mauthfeel is dry. Lightly hoppy and smoky nose. Palate is pleasant with a strong smoked finish. A bit weak and disappointing given the high rating.


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