Since my last post, I’ve been able to sample several other beers from Georg Schneider’s brewery. Here are my thoughts on each of them:
The Aventinus Eisbock is a dark, rich and full of flavor wheat beer. There’s a dark fruity essence to the beer that goes well with meat based meals. You’ll taste some flavors of plums, banana as well as almonds. It’s smooth, with a hint of bitterness – overall well balanced I though. I enjoyed it very much. It has an alcohol content of 12% so it may not suit the light drinkers out there.
The TAP 5, I liked the least. It had the most “wheat” flavor of all the ones I tried. It’s supposed to have a flavor of tropical fruit, but to me it lacked flavor and was very dry. I did not find it refreshing at all. It has an alcohol content of 8.2%
The TAP 7 is an amber colored wheat beer. I found it to be a very good, refreshing beer. Light and flavorful – a little bit heavier than the TAP4 but not too heavy of a beer for a summer day. Very well balanced. There’s some flavor of nuts, nutmeg and banana. It has an alcohol content of 5.4%
All in all, I was very pleased with Georg Schneider’s beers. I particularly enjoyed the TAP5 and TAP4 which I think are good summer beers. I also enjoyed the Aventinus Eisbock. Even my wife enjoyed these and she’s not a big beer drinker. We both found them to be full of flavors and well balanced. Neither of us particularly like Hopfenweisse (TAP5) because it has such a dry finish.
Have you had a Georg Schneider beer? What did you think? Which is your favorite?