Monday, 18 June 2012

Aventinus Doppelbock

This tasty and tasteful brew comes from Kelheim, Bavaria in Germany. It's brewed by Schneider & Sohn. It comes in a classy looking 500mL bottle and contains a bold 8.2% alcohol. This brew is billed as "Germany's original wheat doppelbock." It is a bottle-conditioned doppelbock that pours a very cloudy brown colour. It's somewhat swampy looking.
Aventinus has a nuanced aroma that is both yeasty and fruity--not unlike a sour banana bread. The label led me to expect a flavour that, among other things, combines banana and chocolate and that's just what I got. This powerful brew evokes fresh-baked banana bread with just a pinch of yeasty sourness in the aftertaste.

 It's a touch too sweet and too punchy to sit down to a handful, but this is a great after dinner beer. It has a compelling flavour combination.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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