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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked - Rauchbier
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 872   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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3.9
Dazka (440) - Milan, ITALY - MAY 26, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2020 Ar: smoky, banana, malt Ap: dark brown, creamy head T: smoky, med bitterness

4.5
surething_ii (3489) - Šenkvice, SLOVAKIA - MAY 24, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2020 Bottle from Yeme. Very decent Rauchbier. Sweetish, hoppy, gentle bacon. Yummy this is delicious snack.

3.6
olo81 (179) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 22, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2020 Po zapachu mocna wędzonka ogniskowa, lekko oscypek, bardzo fajny słodowy zapach. Z wyglądu rubinowo brązowe, opalizujące, piana obfitą beżowa ale brzydka. Trochę wyłazi piana po otwarciu, lekki gaszing. W smaku ciężkawo, spora słodowość, spora cierpka goryczka, mocno wędzone. Jest ok, nie zachwyca ale to solidne piwo. Typowy niemiecki gatunek który nie koniecznie w Polsce się sprawdzi. Tak czy inaczej warto.

4.1
Mad Dog Martin (1223) - - MAY 10, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2020 Lockdown bottle from Honest Brew. I normally give German beer a swerve, but I’m a sucker for anything smoky. Pours ruby brown and clear with a gargantuan beige head. An impressive, smoky Bavarian sausage of a beer!

3.6
hrabren (3992) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 7, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2020 2017. Dark amber, medium creamy off-white head. Moderately smoky, wood, ash, good balance, light malts, low hops, slightly metallic. Slightly salty, dry, smoky flavour, light sweetness underneath, pleasant.

3.8
Alengrin (8395) - BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2020 The 'lent beer' in Heller's legendary Aecht Schlenkerla series of smoked beers, originally only available from kegs but now bottled as well, and intended for the lent period, because of its 'nourishing yeast' (a story that runs parallel with e.g. some Belgian trappist ales). Initially thick and foamy, cobweb-lacing, pale greyish white, audibly crackling head, dissolving gradually and ending as a waferthin ring around the glass; chestnut brown robe with deep copper red glow, clear at first with lively visible sparkling but hazy with sediment. Aroma of smoked herring and even extinguished bonfire, peanuts, dried figs, dry cigarette tobacco, bacon sizzling in a hot pan, hard caramel, nutmeg, brown soap, dry tea, dried tree leaves, green garden weeds hint. Clean onset, fizzy carbonation, very light touch of apricot peel but no esters, malty profile with peanutty and somewhat caramelly sweetishness though restrainedly so and tempered by a slight toasty-bitter accent, quickly shifting to the expected smoked bacon- and even vaguely bonfire-like Rauchmalz effect, adding a spicy umami factor as in all of Aecht Schlenkerla's classic smoked beers; this smokiness goes hand in hand with a long hop bitter finish, herbal, leafy and even a bit quinine-like in the end. Clean but full-fledged Bamberg smoke beer, offering exactly what one expects from this old brand, with a well-developed hop bitterness to it, more so than I am used to from traditional German lagers. Great example of the old Bamberg Rauchbier style.

3.7
panda_brewmaster (801) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2020 Dominant mallty taste with subtle bacon, decent bitterness, medium body and lively carbonation.

3.7
Lore (4080) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 24, 2020
UPDATED: APR 24, 2020 hazy dark amber to mahogany colour, medium sized creamy beige-ish head; aroma of smokey, some rye bread, slight burnt plum jam and roasted nuts notes; taste of smoked, toasted rye bread, some dried fruity notes like prune, roasted nuts and hoppy bitterness;great one, though I do not see the advantage (or even the difference) compared to the 'simple' (and much-much cheaper version) of Fasten
Earlier Rating: 3/16/2018 Total Score: 4.3
hazy dark amber to mahogany colour, medium sized creamy beige-ish head; aroma of smoked ham and cheese, some rye bread, slight burnt plum jam and roasted nuts; taste of smoked ham, toasted rye bread, some dried fruity notes like prune, slight malty sweetness and roasted nuts, as well as definite hoppy bitterness; excellent beer

3.9
one51 (753) - - APR 22, 2020
UPDATED: APR 22, 2020 Bottle from Jonas, thanks! Crystal clear brown with a decent head, caramel nut grain nose. Not much smoke but I did drink it with home smoked pork ribs so it could have been disguised. Great complex dark caramel flavor! Hints of roasted nuts and so on. Excellent Fastenbier!

3.8
italianjohn (4208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2020
UPDATED: APR 16, 2020 Clear deep amber pour with a thin off white head ..... aroma of their typical classic smoke, roasted malts and caramel malts ..... taste is of smoke, peated malts, smoked meat, sweet caramel malts and roasted malts .... bitter on the back end and into the finish which is pretty clean and abrupt just a hint of smoked malts and caramel malt lingers ..... always a good brew from theee guys


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