Sunday, February 21, 2016

Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvee Barrique

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvee Barrique.

Commercial description: “In 2010, Han-Peter Drexler started a new project maturing some of his finest beers in wine barrels. A new delicious beer was created. Aventinus aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels. The results are incredible with a fruity nose reminding of figs and dried pears. On your palate you meet cherries, balanced by a hint of vanilla and chocolate with a complex sour dimension and dry pleasantly sour and licorice finish. A warming well-balanced Cuvée with a long dry finish. Absolutely remarkable.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown with orange hues producing a large and dense tan head leaving sticky lacing.
Aroma: Sour grapes and berries, oak, must, wheat and hints of chocolate and brown sugar.
Taste: Tart and sour with dark fruit and grape flavors, oak and hints of chocolate, brown sugar and vanilla.
Overall: A very unique beer, Schneider Weisse Tap X Aventinus Cuvee Barrique is not what I expected it to be.  Smooth, creamy and sour, this 9.5% ABV offering was certainly worth a try.  I’m glad I picked this one up.


Mark Harvey

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