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

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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

Style: German Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Schneider Aventinus Eisbock matured for 15 months in Pinot Noir Barrels. In 2010 Hans-Peter Drexler started a new project : maturing some of his finest beers in wine barrels. He enjoyed the expertise of brewmaster Jérôme de Rebetez from Brasserie des Franches Montagnes in Switzerland who grew up in a wine producing family. Thus, they created delicious new beer aromes. Mein Eisbock Barrique welcomes you with an intense raspberry, cherry and vanilla aroma. A very rich and harmonious taste of chocolate, vanilla and berries will explode in your mouth leaving a lasting and pleasant after-taste reminding you of good red wine. This beer is recommended with chocolate and red fruit dessert or a blue cheese. however, as it is so powerful that it can easily be enjoyed by its own.

2014 & 2017 vintages. Please review 2015 separately.

Added by MasterSki on 08-21-2013

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of goodbeergoodfood
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Afeo
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: clear, brown and almost flat
S: barrel, booze
T: unexpected tart, barrique notes, red wine, some malt sweetness, wineous aftertaste, complex
F: only slightly carbonated, almost oily
O: this is a special treat and very expensive. I do not agree with other reviews that this is like red wine. red wine brings more fruitiness or tannins. however it does have a red wine character but when you focus on the malt sweetness you clearly understand that this is not a red wine. anyway, complex but not a real killer and as a result too expensive.

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Photo of Sludgeman
2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The 2017 vintage.

Purchased for $24.99 at Arrow Wine. 11.2 oz bottle.

Very wine-like. A sweetish pinot. Too much wine character for me. I like me beer to taste like beer and my wine to taste like wine. Drink this beer with any food you would pair with sweet wine. 2.75

A – Pours a dark amber brown with no carbonation or lacing. Dark but clear. A huge quantity of dregs in the bottom of this one. 3.75

S – Vinous aromas, the pinot barrels are clearly evident, some slight sweetness and faint pepperiness. 3.25

T – Tastes like a wine. Too sweet. Some oxidized, old ale characteristics. 2.75

MF – Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Smooth with no carbonation. 3.0

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.26/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 11.2 oz strangely shaped bottle into Flute glass. No bottling or freshness date.

L: Murky brown. No head. No lacing.

S: Red wine.

T: Red wine.

F: Medium body, syrupy, crisp.

O: If I wanted red wine I would drink red wine.

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Photo of mush
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Albianfire
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Look - murky, dark brown like a date. No head with thin lacing aroun the edge of the glass. Few rising bubbles. I poured it wrong because I picked up the sediment resulting in floaties.

Smell - dark fruit, plum, prunes, alcohol, and a slight tequila like smell which was not unpleasant.

Taste - plums, figs, banana, alcohol is very prominent but did not burn. Tartness towards front of tongue. Again, a tequila like finish to me. Odd, but intriguing.

Mouthfeel - light carbonation with syrupy feel. Creamy when swished around. Nice.

Overall - I enjoyed this beer as something different from the typical styles I drink. I could drink only one as it is heavy and boozy. However, at $5.00 for a 12oz bottle I won't be revisiting often.

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Photo of djrn2
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sprat1960
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Brown (like gravy) with hints of red. Completely opague. No head at all. Appears flat; dead looking. Not appealing.

Smell: Sour, with aroma of tart cherries and berries. Interesting.

Taste: Smooth sour start progressing to a tart acidic feel ending with flavors of cherries, berries and pinor noir lingering in your mouth. Very interesting. Taste improved as the beer warmed up.

Feel: Thick full body; very mild carbonation, if any; almost flat. Slight pucker at the end of the sip from the sourness - which kind of saved the day in terms of the feel.

Overall: Very different beer. Kind of a beer-wine combination in terms of flavor and body. I found that I enjoyed the beer more as I slowly drank the glass. Note something that I would drink often; however I would enjoy savoring a glass on occasion. Would not complement a meal; would be better on its own or as dessert.

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Photo of Roguer
3.07/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark, murky nut brown brew with a yellowish tinge at the top edge. No head to speak of - at all.

Aroma is quite sour and vinegar-y; as it warms, more details emerge. Quite a bit of red wine - including a discernible Pinot Noir aroma - and oak barrel. Added to that, fruit - both tart and dark - and brown, thick, slightly sweet-smelling malts.

Flavor matches what you'd expect from the aroma. Quite sour, "brown," fruity, red wine, oak, a tiny bit of vanilla, slight sweetness, and a musty component that's hard to pin down.

Actually quite tasty; not quite among the best sours in the world, but not too far below, either.

Flat, dead mouthfeel; completely unsatisfying. The sour is not nearly as puckering as it's presented in the flavor. Mild warming heat from the aftertaste. Slick, medium bodied, with a long wet finish.

The lack of carbonation on this makes it a difficult beer to appreciate. At the same time, the malt component has a just slightly off-putting flavor that takes some adjustment. If you can think of this as a cask beer, or even better, a wine, at least the mouthfeel can be overcome. Even then, though, the flavor is a let-down for me.

I really enjoyed the Cuvee Barrique from Schneider & Sohn, but this one just doesn't do it for me. I applaud their creativity with this series, but I think this beer could have been done much better. I certainly wouldn't purchase it again at the high price.

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Photo of Mattias
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Hootie159
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of mirisaroberts
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Beer-Logy
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

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