During a meeting of brewing artists in London, Georg VI. Schneider and his friend Alistar had the unique idea of uniting both the English porter and the Bavarian wheat beer styles... A thought turned into reality and Schneider Weisse’s newest TAP X ’Meine Porter Weisse’, was born! TAP X ’Meine Porter Weisse’ is a singularly stunning new creation which expertly showcases the depths of the range these two heavyweights of beer, when tapped into, then offer.
For the creation of the new TAPX 2014, George Schneider drew inspiration from some of his English brewing colleagues, “If you intensively busy yourself with the history of porter, closely examine its aroma profile and compare it to a classic wheat beer, you’ll soon realize that there is a basis for the development of an expressive character on this union”, says Schneider Weisse brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler, when he explains the emergence of this new TAPX. “A historically bold but in taste ultimately a very appropriate combination of two wayward beer styles,”Drexler concludes.
TAPX Meine Porter Weisse shimmers ebony-colored in your glass, crowed with a fine-pored, creamy head. Hints of chocolate and coffee come to your mind. The roasting flavors flatter your palate and award the beer with fine bitterness. A pleasantly dry mouthfeel completes this enjoyment. The complex aroma profile is the expression of a successful association of these contrasting beer styles.
Georg Schneider himself gives us some of his own suggestions for possible food pairings with the new TAP X: „Personally, I’ve been enjoying the pairing of our TAPX ’Meine Porter Weisse’ most with hefty sausages or smoked bacon...it is then, when some wonderful memories of ’evenings at the pub’ back in London, arise.”
From the English porter comes the dark brown, almost blackish color and also the mild roasting flavors, which remind me a bit of dark chocolate. Then the Bavarian Hefeweizen comes in with it’s fruity, spicy hints of raisins and nuts! A VERY SMOOTH, well-balanced beer with a VERY LIGHT, subtile aroma of hops leaves a dry- yet plesant mouthfeel. THIS BEER IS VERY DANGEROUS AS IT GOES DOWN SO, SO SMOOTH! I really couldn’t notice the alcohol (7%) until it was already too late...Oh well, the night was pretty fun- as I’m sure you could imagine!
They recommend pairing TAPX ’Meine Porter Weisse’ pairs with: hearty meats, all kinds of roasts, strong cheeses i.e. Gorgonzola, blue mold cheese, and/or desserts with hues of vanilla or nuts.
I haven’t tried any of those pairings yet but I’m definitely looking forward to it! THIS BEER IS VERY LIMITED EDITION!!! So, if you are able to find one, then lucky you!
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