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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Germany
schneider-weisse.de

Style: 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
14.43%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
15
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 15
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4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Albianfire
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
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 -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sprat1960
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
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 -20.9%
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 -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of mirisaroberts
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Beer-Logy
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of st9647v3
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a beautiful rich and extremely cloudy brown with reddish tones when held to the light. IT is so cloudy as to be impenetrable to most light. The head is tinged off white, shallow and tiny bubbles that leaves almost no lacing down the glass.

The nose is spectacular with a very fruity dominance that has strong notes of bananas, alcohol, malt, vanilla and apples.

The taste is smooth and clean with a very sweet malty flavor that is not as fruity as the nose but definitely has some nice complex flavors that are suppressed by the higher alcohol content. Among the classic bread notes and sweet malt there is some subtle apple and banana with a nice yeasty flavor that is super rich.

The mouthfeel is nice and rich and covers the palate so that the full experience of the beer is there to be enjoyed.

Overall this is another phenomenal offering from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn. Everything they do is exceptional and this is no exception. A perfect example of a an eisbock. I highly recommend trying this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of themind
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What an interesting beer! A very woody beer that shines with french oak notes. This is bottle 124 of 688 made. The abv is there but smooth, it's very strange. If you can find this brew...grab it as it is very rare. The beer has flavors going on that I can't put my finger on, just a complex, smooth Eisbock.

Bottom Line: rare interesting beer.

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Eisbock Barrique from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
3.88 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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