Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Cask (gravity) @ Schlenkerla, 96049 Bamberg, Germany. Unclear light to medium amber brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, wood, moderate smoke. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft - flat. At last i manage to taste this beer, I was so excited. It is so nice and smooth and easy to drink. Delicious beer... the smoke is very well balanced. We was sitting in the Old Original room and did get more than 5 mugs of this fantastic beer, so nice ;o)) (200308)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2009
From tap at Ølbaren. Pours dark clear and golden amber with a huge and light tan head. Leathery smoked and roasted breadish malt aroma. Smoked bacon and salami flavoured with a subdued malty note. Dry and smoked solid base flavour with a light sweetness appearing towards the finish. Ends mild meaty and dry. Dry and bitter into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30746) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2009
Draft. A chestnut amber beer with a huge creamy tan head. The aroma is sweet and very smokey giving it notes of bacon, tar, and wood. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of smoke again giving it notes of bacon, wood, tar, but also caramel notes from the malt, leading to a dry smokey finish with a light bitterness. The flavor overpowers the aroma once you dig into the beer.Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2009
On tap. Clear, warm orangey brown with a dense and handsome off-white head leaving laces. Intense, fat and baconish smoke aroma with a whiff of butter. Full-bodied with a solid malt base with some caramel. Lightly bitter finish. 080409

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2009
Draught at Ølbaren, København. Clear orange coloured with a creamy off white head. Light smoked aroma of hay with notes of grain, hops and caramel. Light smoked flavour of caramel, hay and hops with notes of grass. Hoppy and smoked finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Draught. Deep amber colour with small slightly off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some bread and smoked wet wood. Also some mild meaty and lleathery notes. Flavour is smoked wet wood, some mild meaty and leathery notes along with some sweeter malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (21414) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2010
Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm Mahogany colour, rich firm head. Sausage-like beechwood smoke dominates the nose. Medium sweet with soft yet solid mouthfeel. The velvetty, yet powerful smoke flavour surrounds me completely, a condensed, seemless full sized flavour. Remining fabulously drinkable with a balancing late bitterness. At least as good as the keg märzen. I can only imagine what it’s like from wood at Schlenkerla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19534) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
Draft @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Pours a clear dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a smoky malty aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty carmel flavor with nice smoke hints. Has a sweetish smooth malty finish with long smoky aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012
2012-04-03, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-4-17=43
Dark mahogany color, brown, with red shades; creamy head, of which a thin layer is persistent. Pervasive aroma of smoked ham, and sweet caramel; steady, delicate and powerful at the same time. Very good body, it’s round but not thick; smooth mouthfeel; caramel flavor, some roasted malts, introducing a late dryness; very strong smoke flavor that combines well with a mild residual sweetness; just some more roasted character and roasted nuts in the final.
It seems to have lost the disturbing character of roasted malts of the past, and it gets more similar to a midpoint between Märzen and Urbock; but those still remain superior in elegance. Example of smoke power.

2010-04-12, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Brown color, with red hue, hazy; medium sized creamy head. Very nice aroma, firewood and smoke, smoked sausages, less pervasive than last time I had it. Dark caramel flavor, the body is medium structured; smooth and creamy texture; the caramel is just a bit too dark for me, and it takes some time before finding the required sweetness; but the smoke presence is lovely as usual, for Aecht Schlenkerla beers. Chocolatey and smokey.

2010-02-24, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Brown color; big creamy head. Lovely smoke aroma, with more sausages than a Hummel-Bräu tasted at the same time. Medium body strength, but the mouthfeel is quite round, it has a very good caramel flavor, moderate sweetness, an increased accent of roasted malt at the end, and a discrete smoke presence. Balanced. Not as astonishing as their Urbock, but still an excellent beer.

2009-03-17, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-8-4-16=42
Dark amber color; big creamy head. Intense smoky aroma, persistent, with impressions of sausages and fireplace in waves, even a light sourness typical of smoked sausages; creamy; wonderful. It has a medium-lean body, with good creamy caramel flavor, but less sweet than I like, and with a dark chocolate touch; of course, with a good smoke presence. The final is just a bit harsh (the roasted malt, roasted nuts), very bitter (maybe too much), and not sweet enough. Overall, an excellent beer, but I appreciate less roasted ones.

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