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Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
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370 Ratings
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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:
#1,049
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
370
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
23
Trade:
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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
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | 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 blisscent
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cunning_stunt
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mizx
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Found this at a random gas station after work.

Pours a nice garnet which is penetrable by light. Head is stacked, and retains throughout the drink.

Super Smokey with that expected bacon essence, though there is just a touch of adjunct and malt aside the point.

I remember about five years ago I had the märzen. It was much more bacon forward than this. The bacon is clearly a key player but there is more to offer which makes you scream lager. Still tasty and I cannot fight it.

Feel is full and thick with a nice creamy factor that would gladly sit until the big rip.

Overall, I expected this beer to turn out this way and it did. Not quite as good as the märzen but still a great brew that I could drink over and over and over and over. I should disclaim that I understand some of the low ranking. If you don't like your meat smoked ( flavor wise, not what your wife does to me ) then you will not like this. If you like smoked meat or even any meat cooked beyond medium, give it a shot. If you can find it.

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Photo of beaulabauve
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 370 ratings
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