Friday, October 15, 2010

G. Schneider & Sohn - Aventinus

G. Schneider & Sohn - Aventinus
Serving Type: 500 mL bottle, poured into a flute glass
Aventinus is an interesting combination of styles, specifically a weizenbock; a wheat version of a doppelbock. This unique German brew is highly regarded, rightfully so.
There are huge carbonation bubbles in the contrastingly light-colored head. The rising carbonation is clearly audible. We’re talking Rice Crispies. The roasted malts give the beer a deep amber muted copper tone. The bottle conditioning lends the body a cloudy complexion, unfiltered with floating yeast. The nose is complex with notes of caramel and hints of beef jerky and brown sugar. 
The complexity of this beer carries directly into its taste. Tons of different flavors mingling with the strong and full-bodied wheat malts. Banana and dark fruits are prominent accented by clove and cinnamon. This beer is spicy and delicious! 
Despite the light and airy mouthfeel and crisp finish, Aventinus is a meal of a beer. It’s truly world-class. Seek it out.
Final Verdict: A (I’m not sure if I give A+, or else I would)

Free-Floating Yeast Sediment

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