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

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29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 118
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 27.3%
Wants: 9
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-24-2013

Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Aventinus Barrique is aged in four different oak barrels. Firstly French Oak barrels of Chardonnay to provide dry fruity and fresh aromas supported by fine tannins. Then it rests in American oak which once housed German Pinot Noir. This adds powerful aromas of dark berries, paired with elegant roasty notes, toffee and a nutty character. American oak of Cabernet Franc to provide balance of dry berries and smoky hints. Finally this beer sees German new oak giving robust tannins which bring forth fresh fruity aromes and add wonderful smoky notes.
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Reviews by soulgrowl:
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3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's Aventinus dressed up in Flemish red clothing.

Lovely tea-brown, murky but not opaque, with a loudly volatile cap of stained ivory foam. A hint of rouge shines through the beer as it pours, but can't be seen in the glass. Smells distinctly Flemish reddish, rather than Weizenbockish, with lots of leather and oak and rooibos and hints of prunes, Balsamic vinegar, and cherry shisha.

The flavor is decidedly – and disappointingly, in my opinion – skewed towards the standard profile of a Flemish red. Very tart, like cranberries and rhubarb, with a hint of Christmassy orange-cinnamon spice, and darker things lurking beneath; mostly oak, leather, red wine-ish tannins, damp leaves, and prune juice. It's nice... but it would be nicer if it actually tasted more like the Aventinus we all know and love. Imagine those sour-earthy Flemish flavors melded together with ordinary Aventinus's bouquet of rum raisins, banana bread, and clove – I can't help but feel a little let down when none of those flavors are there. It's also lacks the lush Aventinus mouthfeel. Instead of being chewy and soft, this is thin with astringent carbonation.

As a Flemish red – yeah, not bad. As a Weizenbock, particularly one as world-class as Aventinus? Disappointing. Next time, I might buy the normal Aventinus and a Duchesse de Bourgogne and mix them myself.

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Photo of Roguer
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
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%
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 DaveBar
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $7.00 mark or so for a 750ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a 1/4" high white head that is gone in a minute or two. Nice dark brown chunky texture. Lovely.

S- Sour. Super tart soury good.

T- Tart and bitter. Sour. Nice. Citrus. Abundant yeast. Just a wonderful brew

M- Creamy and tart. I like this one.

O- Very good brew. Not worth cellaring but it is a wonderful break from the usual Not quite a sour but it is good.

Food Paring

This nice brew went well with..... Roast Pork. WOW this was good. The pork was rubbed with rosemary, sage and a touch of thyme. Garlic oil rub and pop into la oven 15mins per pound to start


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Photo of Budinetz
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
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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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +4.3%
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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3.21/5  rDev -18.1%
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 +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
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 -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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