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.

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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of RochefortChris
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rudzud
2.86/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked up at Julio's I could have sworn I bought this back in 2012. Bottle # 089/688

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark ruddy garnet hue practically still.

S - Aromas of dirty red wine vinegar. Candy sweet malts and oxidation. Wet cardboard too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more of those dirty wine vinegar. Ashes, pencil shavings. I mean, this is just terrible.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, and by lightly I mean almost still. And sticky.

O - Overall this was a really terrible beer. Not sure how you can turn base Aventinus to this but just horrible. Such a shame.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
2.86/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to rudzud
Slight bubbly carbonation head more like soap bubbles, long legs, very dark brown color

Nose is weird, super sweet candy syrup malt, some malt and red wine vinegar notes, mild caramel biscuity notes, earthy dirt soil, wet cardboard oxidation and pencil shavings, can't do any more

Taste is pure disappointment, earthy dirt soil with wet cardboard and pencil shavings again, more malt vinegar and wine vinegar, sour like notes, ashy cigarettes tobacco, mild toasted malt but barely, dry slight bitter finish

Mouth is med bod but syrupy almost no carbonation, a little alcohol

Overall just sad, really poor beer

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Photo of janubio
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Copper colour, medium head with shor retention, No lace. Aroma of wood, wine (Chardonnay?), chocolate, cherries, prunes, dates, caramel, banana, vanilla. Medium to full body,oily and thick palate, no carbonation. Taste of grapes, wood, chocolate, wine, cherries, dried fruits, caramel, vanilla, wine. Acid finish. Great and complex beer.

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Photo of goodbeergoodfood
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Afeo
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -22.7%
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 -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.26/5  rDev -41%
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 +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Albianfire
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
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 -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sprat1960
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
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 -19.8%
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 -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Hootie159
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mirisaroberts
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%

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