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Beer – #176 – Schneider – Aventinus

Schneider Aventinus – Tap 6 – Brewed by Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn in the style of a  Weizen Bock in Kelheim, Germany.

bit like me then —– Schneider - AventinusDeep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire.

Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese.

Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Since 1907.  500ml bottle of an 8.2% ABV beer – making it 3.2 standard drinks – and I don’t have a roast meal either. I have rice crackers, this may end badly 🙂

I get the same slightly sour aroma on opening, it’s a very dark pour, I got a smidgin of a head, and it settled to a lovely fruit aroma. Rich like raisins.

The think I noted on the mouthfeel was the alcohol astringent. It kind of looms over the taste a bit. Perhaps I have it too cold, there are fruit notes in there but aren’t being forthcoming.

And for that though the pdubyah-o-meter thinks this is a bit of a fail, and comes up an arbitrary 6 on the scale of arbitrary- making it at the low end and just above average.  I might be having an off day, I didn’t get any of the notes that I was expecting to get – the plums, the liquorice,  and it’s not full bodied by my understanding.

I’d be reluctant to have another.

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5 comments on “Beer – #176 – Schneider – Aventinus

  1. Nico Guba
    June 12, 2014

    If you didn’t get a head then the beer was either too old or too cold, or *gulp*, dare I say… both? Wheat beers fade quickly. Often the batches sold abroad are way too old. I’d give it another go because it’s a lovely brew 😉

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    • Philip Walter
      June 12, 2014

      I need to take my reading eyes with me so I can check the labels without just a reach and hope on the beer shelf 🙂

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    • Philip Walter
      June 12, 2014

      I’ll buy one if I see one on the weekend, stand by for a new review…… I’m already thinking I need a thermometer in some way to get my drinking at the approved level, I have no idea how that’s going to work out for me,

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      • Nico Guba
        June 12, 2014

        Well, maybe you don’t like the low hopped wheat beers from Bavaria… But they definitively go very lively when poured, almost too lively. That you got no head sounded odd to me. People often have trouble pouring wheat beers because they are so lively…

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