"From Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, 40 days of 'fasting' have been practiced by the Christian community since the 2nd century. According to the principle liquida non frangunt ieiunium (liquids do not break the fast), the monks in the middle-age monasteries would brew a stronger, more nutritious beer for the time of lent to stay in shape for the daily labor. 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)."