Schneider Aventinus 8.2% ABV
The winter of 2011 introduced me to a style of beer that changed my perspective on dark beers forever. Wandering around a local homebrew shop looking for some kits to brew at home I came across Doppelbock, billed as a dark lager. Never having a proper dark lager and being out of Belgian kits, I decided to give it a shot. Little did I know the amount of work ahead of me when brewing my first lager but all that tedious work paid off when I took my first sip of the beer and fell in like with Doppelbocks. That first sip made me realize that yes dark beers can be refreshing and tasty and most importantly, can be consumed during the summer heat. Sadly during the 2012 New York Giants beatdown of the New England Patriots, all two cases of my beer were devoured, leaving me empty and alone. sad face.
Fast forward to April and I’m beginning to turn away from the thick rich coffee stouts of winter and look for something that’s more refreshing and less filling. So I set out to the beer mart with Doppelbock in mind and I came away with two gems of beer, Schneider Tap 6 Unser Aventinus and Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock. Having higher ratings on both major beer review sites, I decided to open Aventinus first. The following video is a result of my foray into this beer and man I’m in love. Enjoy the video and don’t forget to leave comments and feedback below.
Oh please pardon my butchering of the name Aventinus, after shooting all videos I realized I was mispronouncing it the whole time and felt like the biggest jack wagon.