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Schneider Aventinus (Tap 6) (78 of 1001)

Rating: 4.3

Now for a truly world class beer now, if you believe the reviews online anyway; Schneider Aventinus. Brewed in German since 1907 after being introduced by Mathilde Schneider, this one is a weizenbock, basically a wheat doppelbock which is a style I’m not too familiar with but it is a style that I have enjoyed on the few occasions I have tried it. It was a nice surprise when I found this one in Peckhams in Glasgow the other month and I had been saving it to try over the festive season, this was another rare occasion of late when a beer was actually worth the wait.

Appearance (5/5): A light murky brown colour with a large, three -finger sized head that is a brownish white in appearance, foamy in texture and has very good retention.
Aroma (9/10): This one is much like a traditional hefeweizen in smell to begin with, there is a lot of clove and banana along with some nice spice and a hint of bubblegum. In addition to this there is also a light caramel aroma that compliments the rest of the nose well.
Taste (8/10): Banana and some nice clove flavours kick this one off along with a touch of bubblegum. There is a bit of grain and alcohol in the taste too as a result of the 8.2% abv. but this doesn’t negatively affect the beer too much. There is a hint of caramel in the taste towards the end and the finish as a nice, mild bitter one.
Palate (4/5): Not much can be said for the palate other than it was smooth and well carbonated with a creamy, sweet feel to the drink and that it went down rather well.

Overall (16/20): An excellent beer and one that I will be looking out for in the future, I felt this one was a much better offering that the previous Schneider beer (their Tap 7 hefeweizen) that I reviewed here. This one had a good wheat taste with the caramel complimenting the banana, clove and bubblegum flavours very well in both taste and smell. It was a great beer and the huge 8.2% abv. was very well hidden for the most part with the drink being very easy to consume. This is one I hope to try again very soon indeed.

Brewed In: Kelheim, Germany
Brewery: Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn
First Brewed: 1907
Also Known As: Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
Type: Weizenbock
Abv: 8.2%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Peckhams
Price: £2.97

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  1. arn
    January 6, 2012 at 22:01

    just so good, in fact all their beers i’ve had are great

  1. August 23, 2012 at 19:51
  2. January 15, 2013 at 20:14

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