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Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvée Barrique - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvée Barrique
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BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4
pDev: 22.25%


Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-24-2013)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Chessmaster:
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Chessmaster

Maryland

1.88/5  rDev -53%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Hazy, sickly looking purple-ish color. Minimal head which quickly dissipated to nothing

S - Vinegary, with strong wood-resin undertones. Like smelling sawdust in a workshop

T - Extremely tart, with off-putting wood resin notes. Extremely vinous, even vinegary.

M - Average

O - One of the worst tasting beers I've ever encountered. Perhaps it is just not my style, but I would never drink this foul tasting beverage ever again.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 20:02:13 | More by Chessmaster
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4.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2013 edition. Poured hazy copper-brown, quite a "muddy" colour to it. Just a little bit of sticky lacing.
Huge smell of musty red grapes/red wine, with sour cherries, vanilla, apple cider and a light caramel.
Sourness balanced with red wine tannins. Lots of berries, sour cherries, red/white grapes, red apple, lemon zest and raisin. Faint banana. Huge tartness, a balsamic vinegar that doesn't feel bad in the slightest, and supports the fruitiness really nice. Malts are light. Big barrel notes, lots of oak chips, somewhat smoked, the main star of the beer, really complex and rich. Spices are typical, with nice vanilla and pretty faint clove. Hoppy bitterness is low in the finish, leaving place for a nice dry fruity finish, like in a good red wine.
Not heavy on the yeasts (a bit noticeable at the last pour), this is a great showcasing for barrique barrel aged beers, nothing else takes center stage. It even cancels the expected chunkiness and heavy wheat of the weizen. A bit watery really.
A beer that shows complexity in barrel aging that you can rarely find. People might say that it lacks character, relying on the fact that it's a tart bomb, but the pairing(s) of TAP 6 & Eisbock and the barriques seems perfectly crafted. Top grades.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 11:25:37 | More by dcmchew
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Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. No specific date on the bottle, but 2013 vintage. Label lists this at 9.5% ABV.

A: Very murky, apple cider-brown that I liken to instant iced tea with too much powder. 1/2 finger off-white head with ok retention. Persistent coating. Minimal lacing.

S: Delightful lactic/citric acid sourness with minimal acetic acid notes. Lemon, sour cherry. Mild oaky notes with a earthy quality. Light funk.

T: Appealing and pronounced sour, very well integrated with the more aged, oaky notes. A mild bitterness in the aftertaste, but otherwise very light on the hops. Alcohol is very well hidden. Semi-dry finish with a round element of wood. Tart fruit predominates, but there is a trace of clove, banana, wheat-type flavors.

M: Moderate to light carbonation with moderate to full body. Really fits the sour well.

O: As one who thoroughly enjoys a sour brew, this was exactly what I was hoping for. Reminiscent of Boulevards Love Child #3 with a more European vibe. Granted, I didn't get a whole lot of the base beers in this, but I'd have to say the end product is pretty damn delicious. Recommended if you dig on sours.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 04:52:21 | More by fourstringer
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corby112

Pennsylvania

1.71/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a very cloudy and very dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a three finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks and spots if soapy lace left behind.

Earthy, slightly acetic aroma with a strong barrel character that somewhat overpowers the characteristics of the base beers. Prominent charred oak and very vinous with strong dark fruit sweetness followed by some bready yeast, peppery spice and chocolate malt. The red wine barrels really stand out with hints of damp oak, grape, currant, sour cherry, plum and other dark berries. The blend also gives off a slightly distracting and unpleasant acetone/chemical scent, hiding what is most pleasant about Aventinus. Underneath, there is some sweeter dark malt notes along with sourdough bread, banana and zesty clove but I wish that these elements were stronger in the nose.

Whoa, this beer is a huge acetone bomb! So much so that it almost completely overwhelms all of the other flavors. Harsh, solvent like and very tough to drink with lots of chemical flavor and vinegar. There's some decent barrel flavor, mostly dry oak and sweet vinous fruit but the acetic acid is so overpowering, it kills off most of the pleasant flavors. Nothing about the base beers stand out except for some boozy sweetness and alcohol burn. I like that they are experimenting but this beer is pretty much an undrinkable mess.

Serving type: bottle

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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had much higher hopes for this as I love its 2 component beers. Upon opening at a good temperature with a nice "pop", there was an appealing aroma of caramel, vanilla, and balsamic vinegar. Poured with a small, thick, creamy, tan head that soon vanished and no lace. Color is a very hazy brown. Sticking my schnoz in the glass yielded besides the above, leather, fruit, and spice. Flavor's similar to nose with tart up front, then bittersweet. Body is good, but carbonation is low. Finish is like flavor, average length, has alcohol warmth. I like the base beers much better.

Serving type: bottle

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvée Barrique from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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