Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 349   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

jjuf1853's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjuf1853 (1251) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (8950) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Vielen Dank an Erzengel für dieses Bier! Klare orangebraune Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr rauchig, holzig, Schinken. Geschmack röstmalzig, süß rauchig, Schinken, etwas Holz, Karamell, sehr köstlich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14629) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. An almost clear one, brown in color, with a dense, light beige head on top. The aroma is pleasantly smoked, ham-like, with dark caramel, some dried fruits and with a fruity touch. Piney hints in the far back. It’s very soft on the palate, full-bodied and semi-dry. Ham, smoke, caramel and dried fruits in the flavor, with a faint touch of bitterness. Not unbalanced or sweetish in any way. Lasting finish with the bitterness more evident. Sure a nice one, easy drinkable, tasteful and very soft on the palate. Went very well with the lunch we had. Would sure like more of this. 150228

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1880) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Many thanks to Gabriel and John!!! Pours a clear dark cola cool with a rich, light tan head. The smell is heavy bacon, smoked and roasted malt, some malt sweetness. The taste is caramel, roast, smoke ending dry with some fruit. The body is light with fine beautiful carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Idiosynkrasie (4372) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
500ml bottle [avowedly two, therefrom the first for "l’art pour l’art", flippant, pure enjoyment]. Clear, deep copper colour with late awakening, average, thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, superbly lacing, off-white to beige head. Well-known, world-famous, Schlenkerla smoke aroma, this time without sweet-ish touch, smoked trout, lentil soup/stew (Linseneintopf), ham (Schwarzwälder Schinken), campfire, beechwood ashes, etc. pp. Taste is dry, smoked malty, herbal, somehow the Linseneintopf (selbstverständlich mit Speck- und Wursteinlage)-association accumulates to a fixed idea (without claiming Linseneintopf to be a typical Bavarian "Brotzeit", but it is definitely included, accepted); add any of your personal, IDIOSYNCRATIC associations concerning smoke, all of them will prove to be true. Soft, minimally sticky palate, excellent carbonation. All the stops pulled out, perfect harmonious interaction. Terrific!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4923) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
Na, dass ich vonnem Rauchbier nicht angeekelt bin, das ist schon mal ein großes Plus. Gut, das Raucharoma ist ekelhaft und dominierend, aber der Geschmack entpuppt sich bisweilen als süffig, mild, leicht im Hopfen und einer milden, sehr süffigen Form mit ausbalancierter Perlung. Recht "lecker", könnte man sagen, wenn nicht der Lachs in der Nase wäre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4923) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a light clear dark brown-ruby colour with a low head and medium body. Aroma of smoked bread and malt. Taste of roasted sweet malt, roasted ham, smoked bread and mild fruits. Smokey-sweet finish with hints of smoked cheese.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (4502) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
500ml bottle. Nice slightly smokey nose. The beer starts smooth malty with a nice and not too intense layer of smoke. Nice smooth malty body. Moderate bitter, subtle sweetness, highly drinkable. In the aftertaste the nice bitterness gets a bit more intense, round and smooth, the smoke fits in great and is not dominating the picture too much. The aftertaste is long, nice dry malty-bitter with a great layer of smoke around. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (1414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
Ungespundet at Akkurat, Stokholm. Big brown and lasting head. The typical red-brown color as their Märzen. The aroma is a bit more intense than their normal Märzen that has almost a smoked sausage aroma. Strong warming alcohole and nice smoke taste. Fuller body and more a sipping beer than the Märzen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Dark brown with small beige head. Tons of smoke, malt, and wood. The quintessential beer for the style. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Has somehow popped up twice in Reno on tap in the last month. Won’t miss it this time. Beautiful mahogany red pour, firm head. Aroma of restrained smoke and sweet Brady malts with just a hint of hops. Misty wood and malt. Same in the flavor. Waaaay to easy to drink, smoke isn’t over powering but obvious. Plays nice with the malty backbone with no trace of alcohol. Smooth with a thin finish. Definitely worth a shot. "

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