Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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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   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1137) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
Bottle at home, 26th April 15, bought in Berlin, at Hopfen and Malz, described by Ludgar as the precious liquid. Germany’s number one, smoked beer, pours dark clear brown, aroma is meaty smoked bacon, ash, bonfire. Taste is smokey smooth, burnt, bacon. Really pleasant and very drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (687) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Bottle @Fermenteam tasting! Thanks to Lukasmh! Aroma has lots of smooth smoke, sweet fruit notes like ripe plums and banana. Slight hops. Taste is very dry with some meaty smoke, slight leather. Very smooth. Slight bitterness. Medium carbonation and soft body! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Nose is lovely. Smoked cheese, bacon, wood fire, sweet bacon. Taste is sweet smoke, bacon, cold meats, cheese, dried fruits, lots of the wood and bacon. Savoury beers are such a treat. Mouthfeel is

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle - Wonderful sweet smoke and some bacon notes. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Light oak, smoke and creamy caramel with a rich texture. Finish has some fruity sweet notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
villevav (300) - FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
[2015-03-22] Väriltään tummanruskea, lähes musta. Tiheä vaahto. Tuoksussa savua ja joulukinkkua. Maussa joulukinkkua, savua ja salmiakkia. Sopivasti humalaa, joka tukee keskitäyteläistä runkoa. Hiilihappja melko paljon; hyvä suutuntuma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3496) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle 0.5l from Alko, Vantaa. BBE 11/2015. Colour is brown with small foamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, some caramel, hints of tar, some sweetness and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (575) - GREECE - APR 19, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Dark copper brown color with nice light beige head. Aroma is smoked, bacon, caramel malty, wood. Taste is light sweet and bitter, smoked bacon, wood notes and caramel again. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2267) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A dark amber/brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Smokey, malty aroma. Tastes smokey, malty, caramel, meaty, slight bitterness. Decent smoked beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
13th April 2015
King’s Head. Keg. Clear amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is airy with good fine carbonation. Smoked kipper nose transfers to the flavour. Light malts. trace of caramel sweetness. Strong carbonated nip in the finish. Fresh and nicely smoked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4774) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. Red brown pour, with a caramel colored head. Smoke, caramel, smoked bacon, grassy, and some dried fruit. Quite good, I could drink more of this.

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