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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (773) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a dark rich brown color - bottle #415/688. This bottle has no carbonation at all - completely flat and obviously no head. Aroma - almost porter like, but raisins, cherry, chocolate and maybe a hint of balsamic. Taste - tartness, chocolate, red fruit. Mildly creamy mouthfeel with an interesting soft finish and a slow finishing mild alcohol hotness. I want to like this, but wish there were some carbonation. Based on other reviews I would say this bottle wasn’t very well sealed. Taste profile seems similar so I don’t think there was spoilage.

fajry (2046) - 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.

SanfordBrewer (1574) - 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.

heman (960) - 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.

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.

cmacklin (1129) - 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.

reebtogi (6246) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
750ml capped bottle pours amber in colour with 2 fingers of fizzy white head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing behind. Aroma is red wine and fruits with some hints of chocolate. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a bit of chocolate and a spicy hop bitterness and dry red wine finish. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a very nice brew that is much more complex than I can describe here. Highly recommended.

ArtificialCyst (1177) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Aroma: Sour, wine, lots of fruit, malts. Appearance: Dark ruby body, low head. Taste: Sour, wine, barrels, vanilla, light alcohol on the finish, lots of fruit. Palate: Medium-low body, low carbonation, lightly astringent finish.

GoufCustom (1980) - HONG KONG - APR 27, 2017

750ml bottle with mini-card, bottle no. 0564 with expiry date 01.03.2014 (cellared for at least several years) via trade with Koelschtrinker. Thank you!

Looks: Clear Burgundy colour with a ring of stubborn dirt-like yeast sediments; Less than one-quarter finger head with soapy off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragment malt, with strong red wine, Port wine, strong red grape skins, grape juice, strong cherries, alcohol, pears, wood barrel, sugar, light lemon and light grass. Lovely!

Taste: Mid to light sweet fair malt, with light pineapples, strong red wine, strong cherries, sour grapes, strong alcohol, strong liquorices, vanilla, wood barrel, molasses, light biscuits, yeast, lemon and medium bitter grassy hops. Red wine delight!

Body: Medium body. Very slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Fair maltyness in a solid and quite thick background. Any wheat and barley there were totally submerged into strong wine barrel, with loads of cherries, raw grapes and even some pineapple esters. Fine smooth red wine flows though with strong oak undertone. Fair sweetness, a bit dryish with sharp lemon to round. Excellent!

Booziness: with cellar aging, the 9.5% + abv is straight-up red winey and liquorish, which gets stronger with further sips but very comfy and not outlandish. Very good!

Hoppiness: Light lemon and light grass in nose, same in taste but stronger; Bitterness - mostly liquorices - fairly strong for a lasting, medium astringent cherry light malt finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Very winey and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: I suspect when this came out fresh a few years ago it may still be strong with the wheaty Bock elements. Thanks to aging, this is a fine amalgamation of wheat bock and wine barrels, totally integrated as a fine wine with nice fruityness and I keep asking for more. Perfect!

Zarrach76 (261) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 27, 2017
Breuvage très intéressant que cette Weizen Bock élevée en fût ! Connaissant parfaitement l’Aventinus classique, j’ai bien hâte découvrir ce produit. Versée brune transparente avec de beaux reflets de topaze sombre et mousse microscopique. Le nez est clairement celui d’une bière élevée en fût avec cette note acétique caractéristique qu’on retrouve sur une Sour Beer ou un Lambic. On perçoit aussi des notes de raisin très persistantes, de cerise griotte, de fraise, de groseille, de cassis... La bouche est une violente décharge électrique : je n’ai jamais bu une bière aussi acide. La texture est plutôt ronde, rien à redire, l’alcool totalement indécelable malgré un honorable 9.5%, la carbonatation est correcte, mais que dire de cette aigreur ? On retrouve le raisin, le côté pomme verte propre au cidre, la cerise griotte amer, mais l’arrière bouche est métallique et le côté boisé trop intense. Je suis navré de le dire, et visiblement cette bière a des fans, mais j’ai l’impression de boire un mauvais vin pétillant coupé au vinaigre. J’aime beaucoup les bières dans le genre (Rodenbach Grand Cru, Queue de Charrue vieille Brune, Bourgogne des Flandes etc.) mais là, je le dis haut et fort : c’est clairement dégueulasse. Alors soit ma bouteille a un sérieux problème (date limite fixée à Mai 2019, il y a de la marge !), avec pourtant un beau dégazage à l’ouverture, soit c’est juste pas bon à la base. J’ai du mal à comprendre l’enthousiasme que peut déclencher un tel breuvage. Navré pour la vénérable brasserie Schneider, mais je resterais poli en disant que je n’aime pas du tout. Les 50cl qui me restent peuvent servir pour une sauce salade... Bouteille 75cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

rami_pl (3313) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 26, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Aventinus Cuvée Barrique (TAPX) by Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn at Powiśle Flandersowe na maxa, owocowe, i kwasne i slodkie, klasa :)

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