This beer is one of the first German beers I ever tried, and that was at least 20 years ago. It was pretty mind blowing at the time, and it still holds up in today’s busy beer market. That’s the thing about the classic beers from heritage breweries – they are the original and the best.
Schneider Weisse was founded in 1872, so they are old but nowhere near the oldest brewery still operating. It is based in the village of Kelheim in Bavaria, on the banks of the Danube River where they exclusively brew their range of weissebier (wheat beer).
The Aventinus is the oldest wheat doppelbock in the world, first produced back in 1907. And it is still rated at one of the best in the world.
The beer is a malt bomb that pours a lovely dark ruby colour. The aroma is sweet dark and dried fruits, banana, brown sugar, caramel, bread and some woodiness.
In the taste there is a beautiful sweet fruit and malt that greets the tastebuds. The flavour is full but gentle, smooth but bold. Lots of those dried dark stone fruits from the aroma, caramel mat, brown sugar, and just enough bitterness and carbonation so that it isn’t too sweet. The beer is quite heavy on the tongue and leave this lovely coating behind that is enjoyed with the long, rich aftertaste. This beer truly is a classic!