I've been a beer lover for as long as I can remember. I have little formal training (I have taken a beer appreciation course), and I do not possess a "sophisticated palate". I simply know what I like and why. My tastes range from lagers to porters and everything in between. This blog is a collection of reviews, as well as a platform for my thoughts on all things beer. Cheers!
Monday, 18 June 2012
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.