Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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4.25/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Germany
schlenkerla.de

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / 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).

Added by Bierman9 on 03-25-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,090
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
378
pDev:
8.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
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Ratings: 378 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of rypkr
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The look and smell are so finessed it's criminal. Thickest, frothiest, head I've ever viewed. The taste is slightly more bitter than marzen and the feel is substantially thinner. A top tier rauchbier that few ever will ever rival, but even after this currently #1 rated treat I still recognize the schlenkerla marzen as the quintessential smoked beer/rauchbier.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Labirratorium. 2018 edition. In Bavaria hefe glass. Playing Khimera. Soft smokyness, nothing excessive. Fails to impress me as I find it too unidimensional, with just the smoky notes in its flavor profile. Very foamy but smooth feel. Avg 3.31.

7 Apr 2018. From Labirratorium. 2015 Edition. In Bavaria glass. At lunch after futsal match, with macaronni bolognesa. Better impression than 2018 version, with a smoother body and bitterness that helps in making it feel better. Also has the soft smokyness of its 2018 counterpart. Not excessive foam

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Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a stunning clear, dark copper, with beautiful, thick foam. Gorgeus beer.

Smell is smoky with notes of ham, malt, rye bread and a hint of tar.

Taste follows the nose, if a little bit sweeter. Nicely integrated bitterness but there is a raw note in the background that puts me off a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a stunning beer to look at and very nice to drink, but something in the aftertaste makes me want to chug it rather than savor it.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a murky brown with a huge, fluffy, off-white head. Much lacing.
S- Smoked meat, like a wonderful hard salami.
T- Smoked meat up front, dissipates, and hits hard again on the way down. Like walking through a smoked meat shop.
F- The smoked malt gives off a wonderful, warming feeling. te medium mouthfeel keeps it from being overbearing.
O- About as unique a beer as you can get.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This rauschbier pours a cloudy, very dark brown color with a fairly large white foamy head. The smell is faintly smoky and very malty with dominant notes of dark bread. The flavor has a very light smokiness, rye flavor, and strong taste of dark pumpernickel bread. I was very surprised because normally this brewery has beers that are the height of smokiness and this definitely isn't. This could be disappointing if you're looking for an intense German rauschbier, but I think this is a treat in it's own right. It is definitly unique and great drinking on a spring or fall day.

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Photo of Boone757
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bravada
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MattSn
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoponit
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gianluca88
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft

A- pours a deep amber-ruby color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the glass

S- smoked malt, campfire, burnt wood, bandaid, smoked pork

T- smoked malt up front gives flavors of burnt wood, smoked tobacco, smoked pork, bandaids, finishes with a smoked peat-like flavor

M- medium body and carbonation leads to nfosmy mourhfeel and a semi-dry finish

O- the standard bearer of the style, tons of smoke, yet still drinkable

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Photo of festizio
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant ember color with a huge, fluffy big head, which wont receed at all.

Smells of rather light malts, enhancing the bright appearance of the beer, which gets enriched by prominent smoke and burned out camp fire. A hoppy undertone completes the nose by adding just a herbal note to the very inviting aromas.

Has a light, refreshing body with a lively carbonation, effectivly balancing the dominant smoke which becomes immediately apparent on the palate.

Establishes an early hazelnut earthiness with a good amount of roast, soothed by caramel and a touch of toffee. All of this gets amped up by the most prominent smokiness, which is like biting into a honeyed, grilled ham. Then the flavors take another turn, this time heading into a herbal, dry direction, together with an effervescent mineralic quality.

Awesome Rauch, intense and refreshing at the same time with a challenging flavor profile and a surprisingly dry, hop defined ending.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vinylboy20
3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 378 ratings