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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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In 2010 Hans-Peter Drexler started a new project: maturing some of his finest beers in wine barrels. He enjoyed the expertise of brewmaster Jérôme de Rebetez from Brasserie des Franches Montagnes in Switzerland who grew up in a wine producing family. Thus, they created delicious new beer aromes.
Mein Barrique Cuvée welcomes you with a fruity nose reminding of fighs and dried pears. On your palate you meet cherries, balanced by a hint of vanilla and chocolate and a pleasantly sour and liquorice taste. A warming well-balanced Cuvée with a long, dry finish - just like a good red wine.

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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
schoppebraeu (3) - Berlin, Berlin, - AUG 14, 2012
I smell several fruits maybe rasberry, a little banana, wood. Taste is sweet and malty but fades into some fruity sourness, which is not my personal favourite taste but interesting. Aftertaste is quite winy and alcoholic. Reminds me a little of sherry. Very interesting beer; thanks to Esther from Bierland Hamburg


4.1
superspak (5603) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2017
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/3/2015. Labeled at 8.2%. Pours lightly hay/cloudy reddish copper color with a minimal foamy off white head that reduces to a nothing pretty quickly. Slight spotty bubbles cling around the glass. Good appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart raisin, cherry, plum, prune, fig, date, apricot, pear, apple, red grape, red wine, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, banana, pepper, clove, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, wine barrel, and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart raisin, cherry, plum, prune, fig, date, apricot, pear, apple, red grape, red wine, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread; with lighter notes of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, banana, pepper, clove, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/tannic wine tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart raisin, cherry, plum, prune, fig, date, apricot, pear, apple, red grape, red wine, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light vanilla, yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, wine barrel, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering/cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from tart/tannic wine notes as well. Mild carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.2%. Overall this is an excellent wine barrel aged weizenbock. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, wine barrel, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, despite the very mild carbonation. A really interesting take on the base beer. Definitely a ton of wine barrel influence; but very complex and really well balanced all around. A very enjoyable offering.

4.2
Jashiu (1324) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Wine, oak and leather. Some tart cherries and a bit of old smoke.Not much of weiss remaining here, very vinous. Lovely thing! Great sipper. Totally flat, which in this case is not a bad thing.

3.7
koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2017
750 mL bottle as "Tap X Aventinus Cuvée Barrique". Vintage 2014. The pour is a darker golden brown color with a thick cream colored head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a thick collar. The aroma is sweet and alcoholic up front. There is a nice wine and oak that lingers and lingers. The fruitiness and a touch of sweet malt does well. The flavor is pretty good. The Chardonnay does well in helping the malts and a hint of fruitiness. The oak is light and nice. The malts balance and the finish is a little sharp. The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a nice bright carbonation and a lingeringly malty and sweet addition. The wine is pretty nice. This is decent.

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ebone1988 (1931) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle from Discount Drinks. Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus, for the J. Wakefield Haul Share. Vintage 2014. Aroma is Chardonnay, barrel, tart, light caramel, light yeast. Appearance is brownish, light tan head, hazy. Taste is Chardonnay, sweet yet tannin, slightly sour, barrel, dry, slight caramel, slight yeast, very nice. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, tart white wine and slight caramel aftertaste. Overall, this one is very nice.

3.9
wlf (591) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2017 As "Tap X Mein Aventius Barrique 2013"; opaque reddish brown with a big fast vanishing head; aroma is barrel, slightly lactic sour, dark malts, gentle fruity; taste is fruity, lactic sour, grainy dark malts, spicy phenolic but not sharp, sour and slightly bitter finish; texture is thin with medium carbonation; very good but not overwhelming

3.6
fajry (2084) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2017
Flasa z beershop.sk. Tmavo hneda az cierna farba, ziadna pena. Vona prezrete slivky, kyselkavost, vanilka. Sialene vysoka nasytenost. Chut kysla ako lambic, prezrete slivky, trpka dochut. Citit bretkami, slivky, visne, ... zaujimave, ale dost zmiesane pocity mam.

4.2
SanfordBrewer (1576) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Opaque brown with thin creamy beige head. Medium full body with moderately high carbonation

Aroma: bright bett funk, complex fruit, white wine, wood.

Taste: tart cherry, acetic and lactic acid, fig and raisins, cacao, wine/oak tannins.

2.5
heman (1006) - Tychy, POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Barwa brunatna, piana skąpa, szybko zanika. Piwo kompletnie nie przypomina bock-a, smakuje jak rasowy flanders red ale. Aromat lekko kwaśny, czerowne owoce, melasa, nuty waniliowe w tle. W smaku pełne i lekko kwaśne, czerwone wino, pestki z wiśni, czerwone owoce i nuty melasy. Finisz cierpki, taninowy. Jako weizen bock oceniam nisko, jako piwo bardzo przyjemne, złożone - fajny flanders red ale.

3.9
popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 26, 2017
750ml bottle. Limited Edition 2015. The beer is a deep mahogany-ish brown. Small beige head, just some scattered bubbles after a minute or so. The aroma shows off a lot of that wine barrel. Big fruit vinous note. Moderate oak. Toasted bready malt underneath. Light banana bread with a dash of holiday spice. Some dates, prunes, raspberries, plums, apricots. The taste shows off a touch more of the base beer’s sweetness, but it’s still picking up a lot of the sweet and sour fruitiness of the barrel, particularly in the finish. Full mouthfeel, slick and smooth. Brown sugar, molasses and spice underneath. Interesting beer. Quite wine-forward to the point of drowning out more of the base beer than I’d like, but it’s still a fun, tasty beer. Just not quite what I expected.

3.9
cmacklin (1176) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2017
750ml bottle. (2016 vintage) Pours a cloudy mahogany with lots of yeast sediment floating around and a thin, short lived, fully dissipating, beige head. Sour aroma of red wine, oak, cherries, fig, balsamic vinegar and just a hint of wheat malt. Sweet flavour of red wine, oak, toffee, chocolate, figs, balsamic vinegar, tart cherries, yeast, wheat malt and vanilla with a dry, acidic finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent, lots of complexity. A world class weizen bock.


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