Brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Style: Weizen Bock
Freising, Germany


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RATINGS: 1795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Our light-coloured, spicy single-bock, “Vitus” is saturated with fine yeast and a creamy foam. It is a specialty with a round character based on the extra long storage time. The fruity smell of dried apricots joins aromas of citrus, cloves and hints of banana. Full-bodied and sparkling with an effervescent mouthfeel. Thus, the Vitus does not taste like a typical Bock beer but more like a noble, fruity wheat beer. Perfect with red meat, strong cheese and also able to guide desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 16.9 fl oz bottle, $4 from BellaVino. Half-hazy faded yellow color. A very nice one-finger amount of persisting foamy white head. Really big body, pronounced, but smooth and fine carbonation. Spicy clove taste on a malty wheat base. Citrus peel. Kind of sour and acidity. After sampling a few weizenbocks from lesser-known breweries and really enjoying them, I’m disappointed by this offering from Weihenstephaner. Decent, but not nearly as drinkable or tasty as others I’ve tried. 6/5/5/3/12

Re-rate, 7/26/15: 11.2oz bottle from Dutch’s. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. No lace sticks. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp moderate carbonation. Sort of an abrupt texture. Mild dry finish. Nice big banana, mild spice, some nutty character. Moderate-plus sweet taste, lighter to moderate bitter. Unique, interesting weizenbock. Pretty solid and tasty. Not the benchmark for the style that I see the Hefe Weiss as being, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Re-rate: Sunny color, slightly hazy, with massive foamy white head. Heady Banana cream pie on the first whiff, followed by dried wheat. Flavours are very nice dried wheat, and banana, with a hint of bubble gum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Yellow/orange colour. Lively bready aroma, very nice. Bready malty wheat taste. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
Cloudy, straw coloured with a thick, creamy white lid. Bags of citrus fruit, berries, banana and tiger balm interestingly. Hugely aromatic. Wow all come through on the palate, particularly and a hint of the tiger balm. Medium low carbonation and full bodied. Vibrant full or aroma and flavour. Love it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (2069) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle- Pours a hazy golden color with a billowy head that slowly fades to nice lacing. Aroma of fruit, primarily banana, with spice some fresh grain and bit of citrus. Taste of banana, mild fruit, some sweetness and a nice subtle bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and creamy. very nice balance, not being overly sweet. Easy drinker, good example of the style. Well worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2878) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Cloudy gold pour with a white head. Tangerine and sweet spice aroma. Banana, pear and tangerine flavour. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy, light orange with a large, off-white head. Sweet aroma with banana and wheat notes. Flavor is sweet with wheat, banana and clove notes. Strange mouthfeel and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
One of the best examples of this style. Pours a hazy golden color with a prominent white foam head that retreats to the edges over time. Aromas are heavy banana, clove. More prominent than in a typical hef. Flavor again delivers with the banana and cloves but there is also a pleasant minerality working behind the scenes. Full on the palate with a nice creamy texture as it warms. Just an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
very flora, tropical fruits, banana esters, pous golden hue,hazy, strong white head, stays around, really getting banana at first followed by tropical fruits, not heavy, very light crisp Citruis esence,overall, A good solid weizenbock

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
serve (36) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2012
Heerlijk bier. Iets zoetig maar toch sprankelend fris. Jammer dat het aroma vooral zurig en gistachtig is. In de nasmaak blijft vooral het zuurtje over.

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