BEER MONDAY REVIEW: Schneider Weisse – Tap 6 Aventinus

IMG_1091Tap 6 is Schneider Weisse’s version of a weizenbock. Described on the bottle as Wheat Dopplebock, this dark, strong wheat beer is something to experience.

From Schneider Weisse’s website:

“Deep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire.

Darkruby 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. Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria.

Food recommendation: hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity Chocolate desserts as well as blue mold cheese.

Mathilde Schneider, widowed wife of Georg III, created the first wheat doppelbock of Bavaria in 1907. The recipe for TAP6 Unser Aventinus is so unique that is has remained unchanged until today.”

And what did I think?

Appearance

Muddy looking, not pretty at all. Thin off white head.

Aroma

Sweet malt with molasses and dark fruit. Slight note of alcohol, banana, and liquorice.

Taste

Impression of sweet caramel, but not actually sweet. Very drinkable. Dry finish. Malt, chocolate, and caramel with dark fruit with hints of liquorice, tobacco, and leather. Slight tartness, but no apparent hops of alcohol.

Mouthfeel

Medium to full body, but with a good amount of carbonation to keep it light.

Overall

Very good. Quite drinkable. Rich and full-flavoured, but keeps dry enough to make it an enjoyable drinking beer. The 8+% alcohol is well hidden and you could easily have several in a sitting.

85/100

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