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

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvée Barrique
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Re-released in 2014

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-24-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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Photo of Roguer
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
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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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
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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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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

Photo of olradetbalder
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
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!

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3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +19.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ysgard
4.84/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've had 4 or 5 bottles over the last year, as I occasionally happen across a shop that still has them. All but the first were sour, I'm not at all certain what the intention on this was. The first bottle may have been the one listed as Mein Cuvee Barrique that appears to have come out in 2012.

This review will be for the sour versions.

A: Murky brown, with a velvety looking head that settles to lace but never disappears. One of the things about the best old world beers that always impresses is how they seem to have the protein/starch profile just right to get the bubbles stable without turning them too sticky.

S: Wow. Definitely touches of lactic and a fainter acetic acid. Oaky vanillins, muted spice and rummy banana's foster way in the back. A touch of sweet apple, and some dark berry. A tiny touch of something sulfur, very very light, and not at all offensive.

T: Sour married to dark fruit, on an oak raft in a sea of malt. This really is lovely. Kind of bigger than a flanders red or even an oude bruin, but balanced like the best of the flanders reds, very drinkable, with no component overpowering the others. A light toffee nutty flavor also threads through, complementing the oak, and mellowing the sour.

M: Velvet, with oak sugar drying and inviting you to drink more. The body stands to the acid, and carries it home.

O: I'll continue to buy these at $20 until I can't ever find them again.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvée Barrique from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.