Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn Tap X Cuvée Barrique (2016) – Weizenbock at 9.5% ABV | 16 IBU

Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn Tap X Cuvée Barrique (2016) Weizenbock at 9.5% ABV | 16 IBU (C$16.99 at Oak & Vine, 750 ml, best before 20-Jan-2021, acquired 3-Jul-2017, reviewed 19-Oct-2017)

Appearance: clear deep ruby with a short, short-lived fizzy head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: complex, mild, wood, red wine grapes, dark fruit, caramel, banana, vanilla. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, moderate-low bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, tart warming finish. (4/5)

Huh. Another weird grapey hybrid thingy. A bit like an Oude Bruin or Flanders Red in some ways, but a lot more like an oaky red wine – and certainly not a whole lot like any Weizenbock I’ve ever had before. It grew on me as it progressed, but still not a complete success, as far as I’m concerned. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze

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