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

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvée BarriqueSchneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvée Barrique

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2010 Brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler started a new project: maturing some of his finest beers in wine barrels. He consulted a close friend, brewmaster Jérôme de Rebetez from Brasserie des Franches Montagnes in Switzerland, who grew up in a wine producing family. Together they created a truly unique doppelbock. In Aventinus Cuvée Barrique, fresh Aventinus and Aventinus Eisbock are aged in separate wine barrels for up to 8 months, and then expertly blended into a tannin-rich cuvée.

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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 153
Reviews by Chessmaster:
Photo of Chessmaster
1.9/5  rDev -52.1%
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.

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Photo of Roguer
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
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 FFreak
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the Bevie for ~$19 for 2014-dated 750 ml capped bottle. Not a great looking beer - murky, semi-translucent, dark muddy brown with floaties and a huge frothy head. Smell is more intriguing with graham crackers, ginger snaps, toffee, caramel, and wine vinegar. Taste is very interesting with complex oaky chardonnay notes mixed into a lightly soured mild Flanders red. Mouth is just right. Overall, this was an expensive bottle but justifiably so - a unique and delicious German beer.

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Photo of DIM
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
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 oberon
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2014 bottle.Pours into my Aventinus glass a russet brown color with a thinner very quick to fade head,nice color but no head really to speak of..Some sour cherry and brown sugar notes in the nose wich is a pretty nice contrast,Iam a bit surprised at the sourness really.Not a fan of the flat mouthfeel it really takes away from the flavors of the beer.Somewhat tart and sherry like on the palate with some nuttiness and brown sugar notes as well.I really thought this was gonna be alot better,somewhat disappointed with this one.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
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 drmeto
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-pours a murky brown with a small,creamy,quickly dissipating,beige head
-low-medium carbonation visible
-oak,vanilla,grapes,overripe banana,caramel,toffee,balsamic vinegar
-finishes dry
-medium carbonation,medium-full body (Feels lighter than expected)
-alcohol very well hidden
Almost unrecognizable from it's base Beers (Tap6 & Aventinus Eisbock).
Reminded me a lot of a Flanders Red a la Rodenbach.
Very good though.

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Photo of thebeers
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2014 edition. Bottle opens with a strong pop. Pours an orange brown color with only a half finger of off-white head, small, but lasting. Strong, sour aroma with berry-fruit, a touch of old chewing gum and plenty of oak behind, much more reminiscent of a Flanders than Aventinus or Eisbock. Medium bodied and fairly smooth mouthfeel, with some slight chewiness to it. Tastes tart and sour up front, with red wine character in the middle, and just a hint of gum behind the oak in the aftertaste. This is a very nice beer, but nothing like what I was expecting based on the beers that it's based upon. Definitely something I'd be happy to visit every year.

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Photo of Budinetz
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
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 kuishinbo_tantei
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerIsland
4.05/5  rDev +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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Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev +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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Photo of olradetbalder
3.21/5  rDev -19.1%
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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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was expecting a weizenbock similar to Tap 6, but this beer is more like a Flanders oud bruin, with a funky aroma like a farmhouse or lambic beer, and quite sour. A very pleasant surprise.

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Photo of innominat
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BranfordBound
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ63
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sourness is intense. Not super drinkable, but worth trying.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with a bit of brown head that goes away completely. Aroma is vinous, tart, fruity with some burnt sugar and alcohol. Taste starts tart, fruity with balsamic vinegar and burnt sugar. Body is lighter than I expected with medium carbonation. Quite balanced and easy to drink overall. Fruity and sweet but also vinous and tart.

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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