No Filter: Schlenkerla helles Lagerbier vs unfiltered helles Lagerbier

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. They do brew a few non-smoke beers and this comparison is of their helles Lagerbier and the special edition unfiltered version of it.

Schlenkerla (Heller) unfiltered helles Lagerbier

Schlenkerla's unfiltered helles Lagerbier is a surprisingly light smokey offering with a crisp hoppy palate and dry bitter finish.

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Schlenkerla Erle (Schwarzbier) on tap

Schlenkerla's Erle is the renowned smoke beer brewery's stellar take on a Schwarzbier with a rich roasty palate featuring a light complex smoke imparted by smoking the malt over alder wood. Sessionable at 4.2%, it's a another winner from Bamberg's best brewery.

Schlenkerla Erle (Schwarzbier) bottle

Schlenkerla's Erle is the renowned smoke beer brewery's stellar take on a Schwarzbier with a rich roasty palate featuring a light complex smoke imparted by smoking the malt over alder wood. Sessionable at 4.2%, it's a another winner from Bamberg's best brewery.

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A Rotbier by any other name wouldn’t taste like Schlenkerla

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. Not only do the brew the world's most renowned Rauchbier/smoke beer, they have a great line-up of seasonal beers. They continue to push the brewing envelope and this new smoky Rotbier is yet another big winner. Schlenkerla Weichsel is the brewery's newest beer and is must have by any lover of beer.

Schlenkerla Weichsel (Rotbier) from gravity dispense barrel

Schlenkerla's Weichsel is the renowned smoke beer brewery's stellar take on a Rotbier with a rich fruity palate featuring light but firm smoke and a drier finish than the competition.

Schlenkerla Weichsel (Rotbier) bottle

Schlenkerla's Weichsel is the renowned smoke beer brewery's stellar take on a Rotbier with a rich fruity palate featuring light but firm smoke and a drier finish than the competition.

Schlenkerla Weichsel (Rotbier) on tap

Schlenkerla's Weichsel is the renowned smoke beer brewery's stellar take on a Rotbier with a rich fruity palate featuring light but firm smoke and a drier finish than the competition.

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The Schlenkerla vs Spezial Face-off: OT Period Schlenkerla Märzen vs Spezial Lager

Schlenkerla is the most renowned of Rauchbier/Smoke beer breweries. Town rival Spezial is the 2nd most famous but many feel it's better. This is a comparison of their flagships: Schlenkerla Märzen and Spezial Lager.