Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 & Tap 7.
In the early 90's I started drinking my favourite of them all, Schneider Weisse Original (Tap 7) from Carringtons in Didsbury. Oh dear, that means I've been drinking it for 20 years.
A few years ago, Schneider Weisse re-branded what was then simply called Aventinus (in an attractive purple bottle) is now called Schneider Aventinus Tap 6. Not sure why they did this, but anyway I also had a bottle of this for old times sake. It's a classic strong Weizenbock. It's dark brown, fruity and malty, still with some elements of that typical banana-ish flavour. It's a classic. For some reason though, it wasn't quite doing it for me any more. I think I've been so used to really strong dark Belgian beers that my palette has changed. Still a great beer though.
Tap 7: 9/10
Tap 6: 7/10
Bought from Carringtons.
Tap 7 The original is often available on draught from The Port Street Beer House & The Beagle.