Brewed exclusively for Lent, 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.
This full bodied, highly drinkable lentbeer has a strong malty flavour, smoky taste and a light bitterness. Due to the nourishing yeast, the Original Schlenkerla Lentbeer has the "Brotzeit already included" (German word for afternoon snack).
The Schlenkerla Lentbeer is made from a mixture of light (i.e.. non smoked) malt and Schlenkerla Smoked Malt. It is brewed in classic copper kettles in a two-decoction mash with hops from Spalt (near Nuremberg) and Hallertau.
One week of primary fermentation is followed by a two month period of lagering in the ancient cellars underneath Bamberg. The lentbeer is served unfiltered with fine bottom fermenting yeast from the keg thus preserving its full body and aroma.