Most of my friends know me as the beer guy. If they have a question about beer, they ask me. Being crazy about beer, I’m always willing to answer and provide more information than anyone would have cared to know. Thanks to this blog I’ve also received questions from other places around the country. One of these questions came from Omaha, Nebraska.
I had recommended a beer store (Beertopia) to a friend as a place to find some quality brews. After shopping the shelves of this establishment, he came away with, among other things, a bottle of Aventinus By Schneider. A few months back I got into a bottle of Schneider Weisse Original and had my eye on Aventinus, but never got around to actually picking up a bottle. RateBeer lists this as a 4+ beer, which says a lot. Out of fear of falling behind the curve, I headed to the store and grabbed a bottle of Aventinus with no delay.
Aventinus is a Weizenbock, a very strong, and rich wheat beer. Most bocks don’t do it for me, being overly sweet with little hop character. Aventinus is different. Still very sweet, with a subtle spicy hop finish, it maintains the characteristics of a bock without ignoring the hops. For such a strong dark beer, this one drinks very easily, which could be a bad thing if you’re not looking to get drunk.
Word from Nebraska was that this beer was enjoyed. So the
Not a fan of dopplebock this one was different. Chocolatey sweet but actually had some hop finish. Well balanced without losing the style. Very good.
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