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

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Reviews: 25
Hads: 107
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 29.56%
Wants: 9
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-24-2013

Re-released in 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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Photo of Roguer
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown brew, hazy, with quite a bit of sediment and yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Topped off by a very firm beige head with excellent retention. Lacing quickly slides down in a Weizen glass.

Remarkably sour brown aroma; the French oak barrels really come through clean and sharp. Vinegar and apples, with some dark fruit. Very little of the traditional Weizenbock aroma I would expect.

Flavor is very balanced, full, and complex. Slightly sweet and thickly bready up front, with the sour component coming in mid-palate, and dominating on the back end. Still, sticky fruit bread flavors - from dark fruit (prunes and raisins) to tarter fruit (cherries and raspberries), with quite a bready malt backbone - provide a very solid base throughout.

Lots of vinegar and oak sour flavors, heavy on tannin, light on vanilla. Reminiscent of a thicker, wheatier Flanders red-brown.

Slick mouthfeel, medium length finish, medium bodied. Stuck somewhere between a sipper (as a sour) and more of a gulper (as a Weizen). A little thin up front, but some sticky puckering retention for a brief spell.

This is really a fantastic sour. I have a feeling that if Russian River put this out, its rating would skyrocket. Since it's Aventinus, it's quite an unexpected flavor profile, but damn is it good.

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Photo of DIM
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aventinus is one of my favorite beers. I was really hoping with would be Aventinus with a slight wine barrel element added. It isn't. This is a Flanders Oud Bruin; and as an Oud Bruin it is phenomenal. Still, I hope someday...

I left the sediment in the bottle, so this was a clear, reddish brown. It poured with a short lived, fizzy white head.

Flanders in the nose, a bit on the subdued side which is fine with me. Strong vinegar aromas but some vibrant berries keep things interesting. Plenty of wine and a surprisingly strong but well incorporated oakiness. No weizenbock here.

This has an approachable level of tartness/sourness, but it isn't lacking in depth in any way. The berry to vinegar ratio was close to even in the nose, but the berries are more prominent on the tongue. The wine barrel notes are not subtle at all, plenty of oak and long, vinous finish. The role of the base weizenbock has been relegated to a chewier than is typical for an Oud Bruin mouthfeel.

I loved this beer as is and if it wasn't around a dollar an ounce I would buy more. God I would love to try a raspberry or cherry infused weizenbock from these wheat wizards someday.

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Photo of Budinetz
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 edition. Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Smells of lactobacillus and sweet malts. Pours a dark, murky, olive color, with a white head that dissipates rather quickly. Minimal head retention, but the white film stays around the edges of the glass as I consume. Tastes of sweet, bready malts up front with a beautiful sour, tart finish. Tastes slick in the tongue witj a prickly tartness to follow. Not your normal weizenbock, but pretty awesome if you're into sour beers. I plan on buying more to age.


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Photo of BeerIsland
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer reminded me of the joint venture of Weihenstephan and Samuel Adams making the Infinium which was supposed to "unite a new way of thinking about the world of the American extreme". This is that kind of beer; an attempt to show other brewers that the staid Germans can knock off a geeky item or two, if they want. This is not going to be a chewy kind of beer; more sinewy and balanced. $13 is a lot to pay for about 12 oz's, though.

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Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12,5 oz bottle

Sweet n sour... a lot going on here, fruity,more then moderate sour notes, ample maple malts.

Complex and robustly flavorful.. Nice winter nightcap

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

unballanced between sweet and sour. Cannot really put my finger on it.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An absolute torrent of complexities and tastes. It would take a long time to understand this one. There's definitely a strong wine component to it, which is pretty interesting

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fourstringer
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
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.


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4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. Vintage 2014, smaller 12.5 oz bottle.

Creamy one finger head with little retention, but thick and even all around. Settles to a flat half finger top and puck, sitting on a deep opaque and mahogany brown body, quite deep colored when held to the light. Some minimal rising carbonation but otherwise a bit quiet.

Real nice aroma. Dry farmhouse moderate funk and earth notes. Lots of big notes of cherry and pepper qualities, lots of hinting woody splinter and sawdusty character too. Chewy grain sensing, quite nice and appealing.

Oh man does this palate deliver. Excellent incredible mouthfeel, the perfect amount of cream and thickness just coating everywhere, giving a hint of vanilla and sweetness. Nice mild oud bruin like funk but with a much more caramel notes and softness. Mid palate washes in a much more toned down but wonderful sour cherry note that compliments the creamy qualities nicely. Finish is rich and lush, with a big bursting red berried cherry and raspberry sweet tones that just come out like clotted cream and strawberries. Mild pepper finish as well to take with it as well.

An absolutely fantastic brew and one unique creation, these guys are doing great with these one offs takes on German styles.

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