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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


yackery's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yackery (155) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3560) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Deep plum color with a fairly white head. Aroma of awesome white oak smoke. Smooth palate almost creamy but not because there’s enough carbonation to avoid that abomination. Only during whatever.. I’m drinking this in June.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (6185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2014
Keg at Marciero. Never thought I would get to drink my #1 wanted beer in Osaka! Deep dark brown with reddish orange tints, low fine head quickly gets lacy. Great nose: smoke, bacon, caramel, some chocolate, orange. Amazingly drinkable beer, rather sweet but no where near cloying, medium smoke (less than their Marzen), caramel, chocolate, light hops with orange and grass. Prefect body, light but full and smooth and low carbonation. Wonderful beer, the best I have had from them.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2014
Draught sample at Fermentoren in Copenhagen. Pours brown with a huge head, aroma is smoked with wood, vanilla , cheese and floral tones, flavor of smoked cheese, smoked fish, vanilla, cheese, sweet and pleasant, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3271) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
On tap at Fermentoren. Clear brown with beige head. Aroma is smokey, pork, nuts and earth with a balanced smokiness. Taste is similar; smoke, caramel, earth and nicely balanced smoke notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1977) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Dark clear brown with milky off white head. Aroma and taste of toast, smoke, caramel, and wheat. Light-medium body and light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (229) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy long lasting off-white head. Campfire aroma. Overpowering smoke flavor with notes of bacon and a hint of caramel. Has a sweet malty finish with long lasting smoke aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1329) - - MAY 3, 2014
Draft. Cola colored with ruby tints and a big tan head. Aroma is bacon, campfire and a hint of dark fruit. Taste adds some banana/bubblegum and char. Light sticky mouthfeel. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey comes a clear, caramel brown with some cloudy, beige head. Nose is meaty, smoked pork bones, wet acorns, some roasted squash, earthy. Flavors are the same, sundried corn, acorn, Jamon Iberico, caramel, a little roasted parsnip. Mostly clean, mildly meaty finish. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1527) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
Tap: Finally able to try this one after a long time spent tracking it down. Beautiful copper-y, red-tinted body with only mild clarity; a thick, foamy, ecru cap sits softly on top, almost showing the same light red tint as the beer below it. Aroma is lovely, lovely smoke! Mild meat-y, bacon-like smoke with undertones of charred campfire wood, toasted nuts, & a hint of sweet liquid smoke. Time opens up some more modest malt notes; caramely & woodsy. Smooth, smoked sausage over a campfire on the palate, the smoke transfers excellently to the taste. Both sweet & smoked with very nice balance. Successive sips reveal more malt complexity; toasted nuts, caramel, wood chips, hickory. Notable earthy, slender hop bite on the back of each sip. A masterful smoked beer, there’s a reason these guys are "the ones who do the smoked beers". Delicious in every sense of the word.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
Tap @ The Beer Mongers for 4:20 Smoke and Dank Beer Fest... Poured deep brownish/mohagony with a thin, retaining, khaki head. Aroma of campfire smoke, and charred sugars. Nice smokiness and ashy grains with a mild mouthfeel. Charred wood and toasted sugars. Clean and smokey from start to finish. Cream of the crop when it comes to Rauchbiers.


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