Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1691) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
500 mL bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh. Muddy brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of campfire, smoked meats, and roasted malt. Taste is very smoke forward but subtle ripe banana and bubblegum flavors manage to find their place. Finishes with some sweetness but the smoke lingers on the palate. Pairs perfectly with strong cheeses and charcuterie. It took me some time to warm up to the Heller brewed rauchbiers but I am hooked. This is another stunning selection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1006) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
A deep dark brown orange color with a light tan colored rim. An oily topping in the end. Big smoke aroma very meaty with a fresh clean nose. Big smokey flavor with a dry back feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (137) - - OCT 28, 2015
Average, creamy, pink, mostly diminishing head, good lacing. Normal, medium brown body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of roasted, molasses, caramel and milk chocolate. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of resin and lemon. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of earth and meat. Notes of smoke, tar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Moderate sweet, light bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, moderate bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium body. Watery texture. Soft carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1735) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Aaaah this is smoky thick and sticky as a smoked should be. Great beer full of taste and by far best of these aecht schlenkerlas. Although has their trademark grilled sausage side flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tightslice (596) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Location: Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Deep Brown-Red
Aroma: Smoked meats, beef jerky, campfire malts, La Brea Tar Pits
Taste: Smoked sweet meats, some burned dark fruits
Overall: Not as ashy as the Marzen / Urbock and not as sweet/meaty as the Doppelbock...a new dimension of beefy dark fruitiness buried deep within.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nudiebear (289) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Shared by Meilby, thanks! Poured a clear light brown with no head. Aromatics are smoke, paprika and maple syrup. Spicy palate, smoky in the nose. Lightly sweet. Good beer and the first Smoked style I really liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle:   Deeper amber, frothy off-white head, somewhat nice lacing.   Big smoked malt aroma, a little meaty.   Similar on the tongue.   Smooth, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Smoke, charred wood, and campfire last from start to finish.   Finishes with a bit of a smoked meat, as most of Aecht Schlenkerla beers.   Nothing out of the ordinary, but solid like most of them are.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (8858) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle shared by John, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bacony smoke with a bit of sweet grains and bread supporting. Flavor has a great bacony smoke with some sweet grains and a bit of an earthy note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
FBoekman (123) - SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2015
Luktar tjära. Smakar tjära. Ok om man gillar askfat. Fast det blev lite bättre med tiden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tnkw01 (1532) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with amber highlights when held upto the light. Large tan head and nice lace. Aroma is very smoky, almost a smoked maple ham smell. Taste is sweet smoke up front, slightly bitter in the middle with notes of hoppyness and a slightly sweet finish.

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