“For golden moments by the fireplace: “Mein Aventinus” – the wholehearted, dark ruby coloured wheat beer, intensive and fiery, warming, well-balanced and tender. Bavaria’s oldest wheat “Doppelbock” – brewed since 1907! Its sturdy body in combination with its sweet malty aroma is an invitation to profound indulgence – an ingenious blend with a strong body. Perfectly matches rustic dishes, dark roasts and sweet desserts – Schneider Weisse.”
Glassware: 500ml Stein.
Appearance: Deep amber with a faint strawberry red tint. It produces a big three finger head which takes an age to reduce. Healthy lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: Super sweet but balanced by the spicy yeast, wheat grains and doughy malts. Oodles of sugary fruits like raisin, dates and mixed dried fruits. We’re getting banana bread, cola syrup/sarsaparilla, brown sugar, caramels, chocolate bullets and blood plum as well. Almost smells like a Trappist Belgian Quad. Magnificent!
Flavour: A mirror image of the nose – sweet with raisin, dates/prunes, caramels, brown sugar and banana bread yet lightly toasted and flush with yeast esters and apple/pear. Syrupy and cola-like midway then on to a classic German finish of banana runts, clove, sweet malts and dark fruits. Excellent duration.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, gelatinous texture. Medium-full body. Co2 is kinda tight and unassertive. 8.2% ABV is incredibly well concealed.
Overall: For us these guys are up there with the likes of Weihenstephaner and Erdinger..if not better. Especially when it comes to the dark lagers. Brilliant Doppelbock. Can’t fault it.