Schneider Weisse Aventinus Wheat-Doppelbock

Another fancy-looking beer with a slightly hard to pronounce name. It's not as bad as some, but it takes a bit of effort like Leinenkugel. I inherently distrust beers that try to make themselves look to fancy with their label and they probably don't spend enough time on their beer. Let's all hope this isn't the case with this one.

The beer is a overripe plum color with a white head made up of tiny little bubbles. The aroma is dark fruits. Maybe the plum color is influencing my opinion a little bit, but I smell plum, raisins, dates, and all kinds of other heavy fruits.

First sip is echoing the aroma. In fact, just like an echo, the flavors are coming back in waves, and they seem exaggerated as a result. There is a sour taste to it that I understand is the new favorite of the hipsters, but this doesn't hit me as a hipster beer. Instead, this is an old-world sour that coincidentally is what the young-uns like. Still, it's not the kind of thing that I really enjoy.

Tip-in is sourness and those dark fruits all through. The middle gets more bready, but the fruits are still pushing the flavor forward. Still, the sour dies away for the middle, so the experience is a slice of wheat bread and an overripe plum - the is very reminiscent of the other Schneider Weisse beer I had,. The finish is a renewing of the sour and the meat of firmer fruit compliments it. The sourness trails off to finish things out.

Bottom Line: It's a healthy beer with a lot of things going for it, but it's just too sour for my taste.



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