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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


jjuf1853's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft from wooden cask at Lagerhaus (Palm Harbor, FL). It pours a slightly cloudy auburn color with a billowy foamed tan head. The smoked malt is immediately noticeable in the aroma, but upon first sip it completely engulfs you, in a good way. This is truly a delicious beer. Glad I was able to finally find and try this one given the extremely small window of opportunity.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4176) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2015
500 ml. Mostly clear, copper-brown with a lasting thin film of cream on top. Big nose of bacon with a touch of treacle. Flavors of smoked brisket, blackstrap molasses, prickly green herb and just a touch of caramel. Medium body has tingly, medium-high carbonation and a nice balance. My only complaint against this one is the occasional fizzy flare-ups on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (9729) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to Erzengel. Pours a dark amber, small creamy beige head. Nose is fruity hints with malts and ssmoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anfractuosity (226) - - JUL 25, 2015
Very enjoyable, nice beechwood smokiness to it.........................................

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3386) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Last bottle at Birmingham Hop City. Pours a nice hazy brown with a foamy white head that lasts with a touch of lacing. Aroma is classic barbecue with a hint of sweetness. Smoke taste is not overpowering but it lingers. You still get a touch of sweet malt and light bitterness. Classic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is smokey and mildly hopped with yeastiness. The flavour is well smoked with good bitterness, mild roastedness, and a gentle malty note. Overall a nice drinkable smoked beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This powerfully smoky Rauchbier remains very drinkable through lean cereal sugars, peppery hop suggestions and salty connotations.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam lingers atop the misty amber.
-This may not be very complex but it is wonderfully unique. No other brewery in Franconia has smoked beers of this ilk.
-Mouthfeel is soft and feels natural (nothing feels forced).
-This is another excellent Schlenkerla brew; no surprise, here, but tons of pleasure!

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1190) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Dark amber body, medium to thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Smoke, brisket, biscuit, grass, and toffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, mild sweetness, lingering smoky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergstaden (1682) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2015
Thank you Meilby for the bottle - Amber with a white head - Nice smoked malt aroma - Good malt body with a good smoked flavour - The smoked flavour goes inot a long finish - This was nice

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2015
being a rauchbier nut, this has been on my list for years. now i have a bottle .. dark brown, solid foam .. smokey, meat skin, and more clean smoke .. very awesome, fuckin elite smoke beer here .. . i heart rauchbier

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
SMOKEY!! Clear dark amber pour. Bready and balanced smoke. Just so well balanced, that it asks for more!


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