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Identity Crisis

February 23, 2012
Schneider Aventinus Doppelbock Wheat
Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn-Kelheim, Germany
Weizen Bock
8.2% ABV

Now that you’ve gotten through and survived – komplette & überlebt – the German portion of this post…

This beer has a very dark copper hue, with amber tinges when held to the light, with a light creamy head that dissipates (again, a higher alcohol content than many beers.) A raisiny aroma hits you immediately, with hints of dusty smokiness, and a pale leathery quality…masculine.

Identity crisis?

The first sip yields a slightly yeasty flavor, rich in banana notes. The unique notes of a hefeweissen shine through in light whispers of bubblegum.

It is a delicious beer, yet difficult to understand, and not what you expected but exactly what you wanted. (Just like the perfect woman.)

Prost! Auf Wiedersehen!