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Schneider Weisse Mein Cuvée Barrique

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:31 am
by beerstodiscover
I thought this was an outstanding beer. Quite tart with lots of oak character with cherry, grape and vinous flavours.

As a barrel-aged blend of two legends (Unser Aventinus and Aventinus Eisbock) I knew it could be great. I heard it was sour but needed to taste it to believe it. It's quite remarkable how much the barrel aging has changed this beer. It's almost hard to believe they haven't added anything else to the mix, considering the base beers are so massively flavourful, yet almost undetectable to me in this version.

Re: Schneider Weisse Mein Cuvée Barrique

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:49 pm
by El Pinguino
Great to hear, going to have to try this one. The various Schneider Weisse beers rarely disappoint.

Re: Schneider Weisse Mein Cuvée Barrique

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:47 pm
by napoleon
El Pinguino wrote:Great to hear, going to have to try this one. The various Schneider Weisse beers rarely disappoint.

I just picked up a bottle. Hilarious to read that "bierig" is included as an adjective (beer-like) :)

Re: Schneider Weisse Mein Cuvée Barrique

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:19 pm
by El Pinguino
Mmmm, I do like beer-like beers!

Re: Schneider Weisse Mein Cuvée Barrique

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:35 pm
by admviolin
I absolutely loved this beer. The wine/barrel/sour reminds me of Panil Barrique but there is so much weizen awesomeness that follows the initial tartness.

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Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:15 am
by Belgian
napoleon wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:Great to hear, going to have to try this one. The various Schneider Weisse beers rarely disappoint.

I just picked up a bottle. Hilarious to read that "bierig" is included as an adjective (beer-like) :)

'Beery' me. I must grab one.

You know there's still some Hopfen Weisse around, I wonder how it's holding up?
deepeary wrote:It's almost hard to believe they haven't added anything else to the mix, considering the base beers are so massively flavourful, yet almost undetectable to me in this version.


That's the German thing, they refuse to be anywise like the Belgians so they won't add spices or anything adjunct-y... instead they tend to rely on beery alchemy, as much out of stubbornness as for the special creative potential of limiting your available tools.

Re: Schneider Weisse Mein Cuvée Barrique

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:07 pm
by beerstodiscover
With this one scheduled to return to the LCBO any day now I opened up my last bottle of the 2015 vintage.

It has held up very well and seems a bit less sour (more balanced) than I remember. Still quite tart, fruity, wine like, dry. One helluva brew.

Back in 2015 I couldn't find many details about how this beer was produced (besides that it's a barrel-aged blend of two wheat beers).

There more details now on the brewer's site:

Aventinus and Aventinus Eisbock are stored in four different barrels before they are combined to form an incomparable cuvée and refined in the unique Schneider Weisse bottle fermentation. The share from the respective barrels is our secret ...

The French oak Chardonnay cask produces dry, fruity aromas whose freshness is enhanced by fine tannins.
American oak, a long-time Pinot Noir, provides a strong aroma of dark berries with elegant roasted aromas, toffee and nutty character.
American oak barrel with Cabernet Franc, balanced with strong red wine aromas, dry berry fruit and slightly smoky character.
New barrels, made from German oak, round off the profile, with strong tannins that emphasize the fresh fruit flavors and wonderful smoky aromas.