Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Thanks to The_ Beer_ God for the invite to the party to enjoy this beauty. You gotta love smoked beers to enjoy this. Beautiful copper color with just the right amount of smokiness-present and tasty but not as overpowering as the marzen or urbock. Full and rich with subtle hints of hops on the finish. It was worth the trouble to obtain!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ascelja (953) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Chestnut brown body, small off-white head. Aroma of smoke, sausages, bark, malts. Taste is neutral, slightly sweet and bitter. Delicious smokiness, sausages, malts. Medium body and carbonation.
Noble smoke lager, great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (953) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle 0.5l. Lightly cloudy, deep amber to copper colored. AROMA- smoke, good sausage, touch of caramel and red berries. FLAVOR- neutral, pleasantly smoky bitter, complex flavor of smoke, honey, dark caramel and red berries. Medium to fuller bodied.
Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5221) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel 191016. Smooth and smokey just the way I like my Rauchbiers. While it might look a bit thin bodied in the glass it is not. Plenty of smoke in both the aroma and the flavour, almost smoked ham like. This is another in the fine line of Aecht Schlenkerla beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2520) - JAPAN - OCT 15, 2016
Tap. Very pleasant Scherlenkerla, but I prefer the Marzen and the Weizen.. This is a little more straight forward and not quite so rewarding.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (3800) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2016
Aroma; smoked malts, leather, tar, leaves n old grass. Look; beige big head, brown body. Taste; roasted malts, smoked malts, peat, grassy hops, soft caramels - smoked stuff fading away and leading to a malty finish. Feel; alright. Overall; tasty brew, and the smoke isn’t that strong in taste as in aroma. [50cl.btl 5.5% BB.10.2016]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutz (919) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2016
Halve literfles gekocht in Berlijn. Bruinrood/ koper kleurig, kraag verdwijnt snel. Spek,rook en moutig van geur. Smaak is ook spekkig, rokerig, bitterzoet. Wat dunne afdronk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4329) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle in Germany. Aroma of smoked malts, eel, bacon, sugars and fruits. Flavor is quite sweet, thick bodied and smooth. Very well balanced rauchbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4028) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Opened today when Wiesn (Oktoberfest) Started. Coz za zapach, wedzonego i spalonego drewna, sliwka wegierka, gruszka wedzona, jablko z ogniska. Kolor metny brazowo czerwony, fantastyczna metnosc i ta bezowa spora piana, ktora stoji niewzruszona caly czas. Smak poteznie wedzony, lekko slodowy, wedzony ser, szynka serrano lub inna regionalna, a do tego goryczka w gardle zalepiajaca i zalegajaca bardzo dlugo. Kunszt i klasa Rauchbier, nie dziwi tak wysoka ocena. Lovely Smoked Beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drbalci (2) - - SEP 13, 2016 does not count
fastenbier very tasty, smokey, but also silky.you can find it only strict period.it belong to the spring

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexmate (74) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Appearance: dark Guinness-style colour with a big dirty white head. Nose: caramel, smoky bacon, roasted malt, wood chips and some sort of metallic smell. Taste: Smoky bacon at the start, some red fruits similar to a red wine, brown sugar, charcoal and roasted malts. Finishes slightly sweet with light bitterness. An interesting and complex beer. Price Paid: £2.10.

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