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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, - MAR 29, 2012
Sörmanufaktúra, Budapest, csapolva. Világosabb, vörösesbarna színe van, belül enyhén opálos. Habja közepes méretű, krémes és jól tartja magát. Illata malátás, bükkfa füstös, karamellás és kissé édeskés. Határozottan érezni az ízében is a karamellát, aminek az édessége szinte tökéletes egyensúlyt teremt a füstölt maláta és a komló kesernyéssége között, amihez jön egy kis diós, fás, aroma is. Könnyű de nem vizes teste van és mérsékelten pezsgő. Utóíze kellemesen füstös, kissé húsos és enyhén száraz. Veszélyesen könnyen csúszik és igen kiegyensúlyozott sör, nagyon finom.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolf_Gang (11) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
The first taste is bitterer than the Märzen of the same brewery, it is also dryer and a bit lighter. The smoke isn’t as fat and overwhelming as that beer. This makes the Fastenbier more drinkable and refreshing. It is, of course, mostly about the well-integrated smoked malt but also about the floral-grassy hops. Some brown bread and rye crispbread. Medium to light body. The aftertaste got semi-sweet notes of brown sugar and molasses, smoked salami (with a pitch of salt) and sticky golden syrup sweetness. The surprisingly smooth finish is caramel-sweet and a bit smoked.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
batupata (13) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2016
A deep amber coloured beer with a thick head that stays quite a while. The aroma consists of fresh smoke with some sweetness in it. Tastewise the beer is almost perfect. Smoke, malts and some brown sugar. Finish is bitter, leaves a smoky taste in the mouth that lasts pretty long time. Maybe a little too much carbonation in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6757) - Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle at Craft Wine n Beer in Reno
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Mild smokey and caramel. Taste is smokey and ham
Nice, not overly smokey

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel, smokiness and some bacon. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel, some smokiness and bacon, light metal. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel, some smokiness and bacon, light metal. Nice smoky one from Bamberg – notes of sharp metal in the finish, bit too much caramel. Nice head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2650) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle provided by Dedollewaitor, thanks buddy. Hazy light brown body with a medium offwhite head. Smoke, bonfire, caramel, ashy notes, malt, light hoppy. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (593) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours a copper colored liquid with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, dark fruits and herbs with a sweet caramel backbone.Texture is smooth with smooth carbonation and medium body. Flavors of smoke, caramel, licorice root, leather, grass. Lingering smoke adn some red fruits. Balancing bitterness. My favorite Schlenkerla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is smoke with caramel and grassy notes. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness finishing with the smoke. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, this is a good smoked brew that is worth checking out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (129) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Keg BD Camden. Pours deep auburn, thin lacy head. Sweet barbecue nose. The smoke on the taste is obvious but not overwhelming. Some caramel and sweetness in the back. Like this a lot. Gives you nice smoky burps!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
500ml brown bottle. Pours out clear and orange colour. Holds a fat column of tan head with very sticky edges, thick bands of lacing. Nose has delicious smoked meat/bacon. Taste has some malt sweetness with wood, smoke, meat. Late bitterness and grassy hop notes. Light bodied. Another great Schlenkerla brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (8305) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2016
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a clear orange gold with large creamy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong smoke and ash. Thin mouth, smoke, ash, fruity malt, wood, smoke overpowering, very good.


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