Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier | Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla

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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
Ratings:
363
Reviews:
152
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8%
 
 
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98
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24
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Ratings: 363 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of Hopmodium
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty amber with a finger of white head. Smoked meat (bacon slabs, ham) dominates the aroma. Thin mouthfeel, not a lot of malt, but tons of smoke. Rauchbiers are not my thing. Somehow the label sucked me in to trying it anyhow. High ratings based on comparison to the few others I've had of this style.

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Photo of Tim725
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of beeragent
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jinn
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of werehereforthebeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first rauchbier and I'm worried that I have started at the top and there is no bettering this delicious brew. Colour is a deep rusty brown with a nice head. Smell is smoke and spice. Taste is smoke and smooth sweetness. I'm in love!

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Photo of nodder
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LostHighway
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark copper color with 2 fingers of head that lasts for a long while and leaves some nice sticky lacing

S: Very smoky up front, with notes of meat, wood, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Very much like a campfire

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the smoke and brings in notes of smoked meat, wood, caramel maltiness, and a hint of earthy hops. Almost salty smokey mid-way. Finishes with more smoke and light sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: An amazing rauchbier that brings together smoke, meat, and wood (campfire!!) with just a touch of sweet maltiness and earthy hops. A must-try if you're a fan of the rauch!

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Photo of Rusty5657
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good color and smell. A little too smokey, but perfect amount of malt

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

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

Photo of BogBoyJD
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Notes of tar, burnt crust, and smoke in aroma, with nutty malt sweetness providing contrast. Reminds me of smoked salmon, due to the saline character. Notes of raisins emerge late.

Flavor reveals a lightly sweet caramel malt backbone, with a fairly dry, nutty, surprisingly bitter finish. Smoke waves throughout, combining with hops to create a sensation of char. Fairly complex, this seems to be less smoky than their other beers, from what I recall...in flavor, anyway. A little more bitter than I'd prefer. Becomes herbal as it warms.

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Photo of tikk
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good smoked beer. Poured into an Amstel pint mug. Muddy brown color with a lot of light coming through. Big, antique white head with slightly better than average retention and broken bands of lacing on the mug. Aroma is great. Smoky with some sweet malt underneath. Taste is exceptional as well. The smoke is the dominant flavor but it does not overpower the senses. Behind the smokiness is a fairly light crisp lager that is slightly sweet. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is light like a lager should be and crisp. The smokiness is not overdone, you could drink a few of these. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MA08
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DavidHume
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla
4.25 out of 5 based on 363 ratings.
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