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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 (1301) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2716) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2016
Pours copper with a large head. Nose shows bacon and cheese flavouring as well as sweet bready malt. Flavour include more meaty smoke, bready notes and caramel. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artyom (949) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 16, 2016
0.5l bottle. Copper color with lasting tanned head. Wonderful smoked aroma. Taste is smoked, like smoked bacon with some bitterness.Medium body and average carbonation. Overall it’s great smoked beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1406) - CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
Appearance: hazy medium amber with one finger of creamy ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: hardwood smoke, caramel malt, savoury meat. (8/10) Taste: moderate smoke, moderate sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry smoky finish. (4/5) Mmm... Bacon-y! A very pleasant, easy-drinking Rauchbier, with strong but not overwhelming smokiness. I’m really starting to appreciate Rauchbiers in general and the Aecht Schlenkerla lineup more specifically, and this is quite a nice example. The smokiness in particular is very well implemented, and comes across more as bacon curing (i.e. hardwood) than campfire (i.e. softwood). In fact, this might be an excellent place for neophytes to begin exploring Rauchbiers, given the overall quite mellow character. (16/20)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JamesFrancis96 (6) - Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
This is a wonderful beer. Nice sized head with a strong aroma. The smoked taste really lasts in your mouth and pressures you to have another sip. This beer may not be for everyone but if you love different types of beers then I think you should try it. It pairs well in my opinion with Dorito’s Bold BBQ nacho chips or Ruffles Bacon & Sour Cream potato chips.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trolleo (1240) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 2, 2016
Cloudy brown color with minimal sized tan head. Aroma of bacon and some iron. Caramel taste, with not too smoked background, extremely well balanced and very drinkable. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very good. //bottle from Pivoteka

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FireGlider (417) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 2, 2016
Bottled. Dark amber color with medium sized white/light brownish head. Quite malty with strong sweet barbecue ham smoke finish. Malty sweetness is dominant. Although it has nice aroma, I expected more flavors. So yea quite medium flavored smoked beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2126) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy brwon with a white head. Aroma of deep smoke, malty, light sausage, campfire, quite malty. Taste is smokey, malty, campfire, light bitter. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3269) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a large head. Aroma is woody with smoked cheese. Taste has faint ham and cola to start. Woody, smoked ham finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2859) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
Possibly the last of the wobbly men I will get to try unless I pick my arse up and get back to the bräu Heller-trum anytime soon. Alongside the rest this just is an absolute stand-alone pleasure to drink. It looks good, feels good, yields a heady waft and drinks like an elixir. Settles a ruby chestnut, misted by proteins in suspension. A lofty, off-white head gets comfortable atop and laces a feverish film of foam in its wake. Aroma? Absolutely amazing. Perfektionieren is the robust nose offering hints of Cheetoh’s™ and Burger Rings™ crisps, smoked bacon and peat-charred beef, bonfire smoke, spiced Biltong and a strange inkling of fresh made, salty tapenade. A little tart berries on the palate deepen the complexity yet simplicity of this beer. It is light and racy across the tongue. The aroma is just a plug for all that grips the olfactories on and in the swallow. Smoked meat, charcuterie, peat, ash and a good whack of green peppercorns (?) give it spice and substance to draw at the saliva glands and refresh the palate. Overall it is dry but drinks like a liquor the body simply needs. I loved this little gem. Another wobbly man to savour here on our shores in Oz. Lovely!!! (50cL, BBE 01/17, the Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Hazy, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.


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