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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonvivant (168) - 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!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours brown with a creamy oof-white head. Marvelous smoky aroma. Very nice. Med body or so. Flavor is smoky, reveals a little malt, moves back to smoky. Definitely not a "bacon" smoke. Exquisite, finishing not quite dry and a little bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7323) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a smoky aroma. There is a smoky dark malt flavor with a moderately bitter finish. Strangely enough, this beer is actually pretty well-balanced, with the smoke being jusy another element.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4562) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of Yngwie, thanks so much my man! :-) Pours a beautiful deep coppery amber body with a large creamy off-white head. Nose is smoke, cured meat, grains, caramel, bready malts and hints of leather and faint licorice. Taste is mellow smoky tones, caramel, cured meat, salty minerals, bread crust, grains, straw and hints of licorice, peat and faint bitter herbs in the back. Medium crisp body, medium to high carbonation. Lovely smooth smoked lager from Schlenkerla once again, what a treat. The amount of flavor packed into this 5,5 % ABV beer is amazing, and the balance is superb. I could drink this all day!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2608) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Bottled:
Deep copper brown with a large head.
Aroma is smoked ham, bacon and char coal.
Taste is campfire smoke, char coal and smoked ham.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (146) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Dark brown with one finger tan head. Aroma is smoked meats, smoke, caramel maltiness and a light citrusy note. Taste is mostly roasted and smoked malts and black bread but also offers a light sweetness as well as a surprisingly fresh character once again with some light citrus in it. A bit like lemon squeezed over grilled beef. The mouthfeel is medium yet surprisingly light and the carbonation is medium.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1324) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun lätt disig öl med ett kraftfullt beige skum. Rökigheten i doften är, som hos de andra ölen från bryggeriet, åt charkuterihållet. Rökigheten blir något kraftigare i smaken, men är fortfarande balanserad. Tillsammans med trä och tobak ger det en torrare känsla än bryggeriet standardöl.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1611) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2015
pint 9 bottle poured a medium brown but still semi transparent with a nice egg shell colored head and lasting. the aroma is smoke and what I thought would be candied bacon and pork. mild to medium malt base. the flavor is one of the best smoked beers I have ever tasted. almost sweet smoked flavor with bacon, nice malt backbone. wow this is awesome...evenly balanced all the way through. but still has a light enough body not to scare you.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2421) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2015
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun färg, aningens disig med högt tjock ljusbeige skum. En mjuk rökdoft utan tillstymmelse av brända toner, lite trä oh lättrökt chark. Fyllig men ändå lätt kropp, de rökiga smakerna dominerar men är inte påträngande utan mjuka, lätt efterbeska där rökigheten hänger kvar länge. Lite karamelliserat socker, trä, tobak och chark. Relativt lättdrucken och väldigt välavvägd. Riktigt gott.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle from SB. Dark reddish brown with a thick tan head. Smokey and malty tones. Smoke, malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with a smokey, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2036) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, karamell, torkad frukt, charkuterier, tjära, läder, aska, rök, bränt trä. Lagom sötma, fina smaker och rökighet, fruktig med lagom beska. Gott under förutsättning att du gillar rököl!


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