Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock

Brewery: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Location: Kelheim, Germany
Style: Doppelbock
Brewery Website
Rating: B

Today we are reviewing the Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock from Germany's Schneider brewery. The Aventinus pours up a hazy walnut brown with lots of bubbles rising in the glass. The head is a clumpy, light tan foam. The nose finds lots of yeasty ester notes with banana and green apple being predominant. There ate also aromas of malt syrup as well as some vinous notes.

The palate leads off with some dark rye bread notes. There is a dry champagne flavor as well. Plenty of yeasty notes are here, but the fruitiness is a bit more subdued on the palate than on the nose. There is a fleeting juicy wine note. Sweetness is pretty low by doppelbock standards. The Aventinus is medium-bodied and feels a bit light for a doppelbock. The finish sees the malt flavors ring out with supporting notes of yeast.

The Aventinus is a decent doppelbock but to my palate I don't see anything that stands out to any great extent. The yeast notes are nice, but I would definitely like to see some richer maltiness here.

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