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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 592   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


yackery's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yackery (162) - California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draught. Rootbeer-float-foamy head persists for ten minutes with creamy lacing over an dark amber body. Aroma is umami, smoke, and produce. Taste is umami and bitter. Palate is light and creamy with fine and lively carbonation. Excellent rauchbier


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PattyBat (81) - - 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 (11876) - 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 (77) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1689) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a hazy dark ruby/amber with a busy light tan head. Aroma is like walking into a smokehouse, along with some dark fruit. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered toasted biscuits, spices, smoked grain, prunes, and a little hop bitterness to round it out. Very interesting, chewy, delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2009) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
Tap @ mikkeller Aarhus. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is obviously very smoked with notes of caramel malts and some grain in the background. Also some corn and a weak smoky cheesy note. The taste is sweet and smoky with notes of caramel, dark grains, corn, cheese and caramel. One of the better smoked beers I have had but this style is just not for me I guess.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2016
Draft at Fountainhead in Chicago. The aroma in Neuskies Bacon. Bitter, smoky, ashy, woody, bacony, scotchy. Smoke rides into the far finish. Fantastic flavors, but one a decade would be enough for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1081) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 8, 2016
Hazy, deep amber to brown colored with ruby hue, medium beige frothy head, nice lacing. Aroma is of some caramel, malt, moderate+ smoked ham and sausage aroma, some bread, light wood. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, smoked ham, bread with sausage, light+ bitterness, some light wood. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, oily to creamy. Excellent stuff, easy drinking and full of beautiful smoked meat flavor. (bottle, Pivoteka Zagreb)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
7stern (554) - Bromma, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Clear brown towards ruby. Low head. Smoky aroma, raisin and apple. Smoky taste, some fruit and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1653) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
500 ml bottle. hazy brownruby body with a low head. Smoked meat, caramel, wood and fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1452) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Keg at The Port Street Beer House, Manchester. A clear brown colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of smoked meat, smoked wood, some caramel, slight chocolate, a little nuts and subtle citrus in there. Taste of smoked meats, caramel, wood, some chocolate, slight nuts, a little dark fruits and subtle herbal, citrusy hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A long, dry, smoked and fruity bitterness in the finish. What a cracking smoked beer, similar to the marzen but lighter, fruitier with a subtle hop presence. Lovely.


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