Schneider Weisse TapX Cuvee Barrique 2016 – one and only barrel-aged Sour wheat ale from Germany



In 2010 Brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler started a new project: maturing some of his finest beers in wine barrels. He consulted a close friend, brewmaster Jérôme de Rebetez from Brasserie des Franches Montagnes in Switzerland, who grew up in a wine producing family. Together they created a truly unique doppelbock. In Aventinus Cuvée Barrique, fresh Aventinus and Aventinus Eisbock are aged in separate wine barrels for up to 8 months, and then expertly blended into a tannin-rich cuvée.

In 2016 he opted for different path, a pleasantly sour combination of barrel aged strong beers. Expect the unexpected? – TapX Cuvee Barrique – the incomparable pleasantly sour wheat beer specialty, ideal with version dishes or as a digestif.

Matured for several months in oak barrels, this cuvee of Tap6 Aventinus and Aventinus Eisbock offers new dimensions for  pioneers of enjoyment: dry, with a nutty smoky character, on your palate a wonderful balance of elegantly toasting flavour combined with toffee and paired with tart berry-like sour notes.

As the oak flavours vary every year, each vintage is different and unique. We recommend pairing this TapX Cuvee Barrique with venison dishes or as a digestif with a delicious chocolate truffle.

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