Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Cuvée Barrique - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.4/5 rDev +10.3%
750mL bottle poured into a snifter.
(A)- Pours a cloudy mahogany brown color. Minimal white froth.
(S)- Clear notes of dry oak barrel with a wheated graininess to it. Fairly wine-like in a dark jammy fruit sense. Small bits of raisin in the background.
(T)- Very red wine-like with dry oak meeting a wheated spiced body. Almost like a subtle flanders meets a bock without any extreme acidity to it.
(M)- A good carbonation level meets a really nice red wine barrel characteristic. A nice take on a combo of a weizenbock and an eisbock. Not sour or acidic, but just with those great dark fruit notes from the red wine barrel.
(O)- A very nice array of flavors and blending involved to make this beer. Subtle wine notes really make this shine.
01-19-2014 21:08:16 | More by sweemzander
4.03/5 rDev +1%
Pours into my Schneider &Brooklyner Hopfen Weisse glass a deep somewhat murky chesnut brown with deep reddish hue,a billowing light tan colored head atop that leaves no laceing as it settles slowly.Wow the Pinot Noir barrel really stands out but doesn't overwhelm the nose,musty phenols and a hint of sherry vinegar rounds the aroma profile out.Very low carbonation with a fuller feel,very mellow.Pinot noir grapes are really big on the palate along with oak,the weizenbock flavors come into form the more I drink,some spiced phenols and faint chocolate come alive as it warms.Very interesting and as others have said it's good to see an old school traditional German brewer try things like this.It's a sipper but it's complex and different.
11-27-2013 22:51:23 | More by oberon
4.75/5 rDev +19%
Had this outdoors, split the bottle three ways.
A dark ruby. The sun really made an awesome color through the chimay glass. A beasutiful, thin yet persistent blanket. Really perfection as far as lace goes.
Aroma was lightly phenolic, with a light vinous touch in the background, and a rich malty presence upfront.
Flavor: Incredible. A raisiny, spicy, fruity brew, all understated. Like a well balanced spice bread. An incredible pleasant oak sweetness and body tie together the rather light carbonation.
Mouthfeel: Balanced superbly, oak silk, low carb, solid body. Just can't really gush enough.
I loved this one, even at $20 for the 750ml.
11-07-2013 18:33:52 | More by Ysgard
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
Bottle shared by Chris (spycow). A barrel-aged German offering eh? Served in a Russian River tulip.
A - Off-white foam settles to a collar, leaving behind a few wisps on top but minimal lacing. Dark cherrywood brown body with a hint of transparency to it when looked at from the right angle.
S - Taste is very estery in the expected weizenbock manner - a mix of cocoa, dark bread, and bananas, but with light oak and hints of Pinot Noir. There's a light touch at work here, and the fruity vinous flavors play well with the dark fruits in the base beer. Still, it's a bit understated.
T - The taste is stronger, with more of the Pinot Noir influence presence. The base beer imparts yeast notes of banana and clove, and the wheat base also makes itself known. Nice mix of fruity wine, fruity esters, and yeast spice. Not much alcohol presence here.
M - Medium bodied, with pleasant carbonation. Dry in texture with a crisp finish. Again, not much alcohol presence considering the listed 9.5%.
D - I'm excited to see German breweries stepping outside their comfort zone a little. This wasn't mind-blowing, but it demonstrated solid craftsmanship and the willingness to experiment. I wish it smelled a bit more like it tasted, as the aroma was a bit too conservative to justify the marked price increase.
10-29-2012 13:28:17 | More by MasterSki
3.6/5 rDev -9.8%
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a one finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lace left behind.
Vinous dark fruit aroma with a strong barrel presence over roasted dark malts. Earthy oak and vanilla notes along with a prominent red wine character. Lots of grape, tart cherry and other dark berries followed by chocolate malt, caramel and coffee bean. Faint acetic presence but it doesn't interfere with the other characteristics and is not solvent like. Smells like a red wine barrel filled with chocolate covered cherries.
Medium bodied with tart sourness and a very strong vinous barrel character that dominates the flavor profile, lingering over the malt backbone into a dry acetic finish. Almost all barrel until the finish with toasted oak, vanilla and dominant vinous red wine flavor with dark grape, tart cherry, currant and other dark berries. Underneath, there is some faint roasted malt but it's overpowered by the barrel and acetic acid. As it warms the acetic character stands out a but more with strong vinegar in the finish. Still, it's not solvent like and it blends well with the tartness and vinous barrel notes. Flavorful but kind of one dimensional with all elements of the base beer completely obliterated. I wish that there was a touch of weizenbock flavor but any can't pick up anything that resembles the style.
10-14-2012 07:07:46 | More by corby112
2.93/5 rDev -26.6%
Pours murky reddish brown with a small white head fading nearly immediately. Little lacing.
Aroma takes on more of the base beer. Typical wheaty notes with banana and clove with some chocolate. Some cherries and dark fruit do come through.
Again base beer is the dominant flavor. Some black pepper notes and cherry comes through from the barrel. Not remotely sour. Barrel has little influence.
Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Alcohol is hidden well.
This beer was putried cold, but got better as it warmed. It still didn't really do it for me. I would've preferred some more barrel character and a bit of sourness to make all the flavors shine. To me it was just sort of a weizenbock with some extra flavors thrown in that didn't really mesh.
10-09-2012 13:32:50 | More by jmarsh123
Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Cuvée Barrique from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.