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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (652) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours a copper colored liquid with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, dark fruits and herbs with a sweet caramel backbone.Texture is smooth with smooth carbonation and medium body. Flavors of smoke, caramel, licorice root, leather, grass. Lingering smoke adn some red fruits. Balancing bitterness. My favorite Schlenkerla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is smoke with caramel and grassy notes. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness finishing with the smoke. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, this is a good smoked brew that is worth checking out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (194) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Keg BD Camden. Pours deep auburn, thin lacy head. Sweet barbecue nose. The smoke on the taste is obvious but not overwhelming. Some caramel and sweetness in the back. Like this a lot. Gives you nice smoky burps!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
500ml brown bottle. Pours out clear and orange colour. Holds a fat column of tan head with very sticky edges, thick bands of lacing. Nose has delicious smoked meat/bacon. Taste has some malt sweetness with wood, smoke, meat. Late bitterness and grassy hop notes. Light bodied. Another great Schlenkerla brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9729) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2016
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear orange gold with large creamy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong smoke and ash. Thin mouth, smoke, ash, fruity malt, wood, smoke overpowering, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (3036) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours red brown. Very drinkable with a taste of leather, peat and some prune.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1791) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours out super-carbonated. After it settles down a bit it looks pretty decent. A dark chestnut brown color with a inch thick light tan head. Aroma is fantastic. Super smoky! Texture is a bit fizzy, but flavor is deep and roasty with dry smoky notes throughout. Earthy-spice hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PattyBat (82) - - APR 27, 2016
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 16.9 oz. bottle poured into glass. Pours a murkyish brown, almost a cola color, with a thick khaki head. One of the fuller bodied heads that lingers for a tad too long. Smells of burnt chicory, smoked meat, and a fire pit, all with some sweet malt hiding in the back. Tastes of sweet caramel on the tongue, nice and malty. Then WHAM!! Holy shit it tastes like kielbasa. Meaty, fatty, smoke, garlic, pepper, finished with a maltiness left on the tongue. Very unique...odd but I oddly dig it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12271) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Dark Amber color. Malt and smoked ham in the aroma. Malty sweetish flavor. Full bodied. Smoked ham and beechwood in the flavor. Very well balanced. Great beer.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ritzn (375) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 12, 2016
Ok this style is nothing for my taste. Aroma is smoked ham and nothing really else. Taste is more or less bitter and I think I am tasting salt. As a vegetarian for years I can’t get around the ham aroma somehow. Very sad, that I don’t like, what seems to be one of the best of its style.


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