I’m surprised I am even able to type at all after drinking a bottle of the Tap 6 “Unser Aventinus” by Bavarian brauhaus Schneider-Weisse. It’s a whopping 8.2% “doppelbock” brew which is a really enticing ruby-black, cloudy colour, like a dark evening storm in a slick bottle.
As people who read my post on the Best Beer in Berlin will know, I’m a big fan of German beer. The heart of German brewing is in Bavaria, the locals will have you believe, and this is where Schneider-Weisse has been crafting Unser Aventinus since 1907.
The nose is amazing. It’s a fruity liquorice aroma, almost like bananas drenched in Pernod. There’s a hint of chocolate in there too, but the taste is so incredibly rich and treacly that quaff follows quaff, so if it wasn’t for the giggles you could almost forget it was such a strong beer. There’s a late port wine kick, too.
It’s instantly my favourite German beer. It makes me want to get on a plane to Munich right now!
Look: Dark ruby, cloudy
Smell: Bananas and liquorice
Taste: Full-bodied, chocolate malts, treacle, port wine.
Our verdict: Great work, Schneider-Weisse! I love a beer with full character of look, nose and flavour and this ticks all those boxes.Tweet