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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light-coloured, spicy single-bock wheat beer, for both beer lovers and the beer connoisseur. Extra long and cold storage in our monastery cellars makes this single-bock a really special beer with full body and a distinctively great mouthfeel. Prost!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2546) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Light colored, frothy. Musty, clove, yeasty, slight alcohol on the nose. Quite fruity, almost a bit sour, slight spices and banana, although fruit is more dominant. This ones on the lighter, crisper, fruitier side of the weizenbocks i’ve had. Only detracters is their is a bit of a bland-salty aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2010
0.5L bottle@ Øl og Mat fest 2010, Oslo. A yellow-blond cream head upon a shiny, dark yellow gold body. Soft wheaty, gently sweet toffee-ish malt aroma with lots of fruity esters. Taste is very sweet malty, smooth and wheaty, with banana and toffee flavors. Alcohol well hidden. Near full body. Appears as a sweet and powered up Hefeweizen.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 At Glunz’ Restaurant on Lincoln in Chicago. A Helles Weizen Bock. Way way too drinkable for the strength. Yummy. Serving: tap

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle. A - Slightly hazy golden color with a large, thick, creamy, soapy, sticky, white head. Pretty good retention with a sticky thin layer of lace. Extremely light color for the style. S - A lot of wheat aroma with banana, clove, and some bubblegum. Touches of vanilla and pepper and some alcohol. T - A lot of wheat flavor with some pale malt. A good amount of banana flavor along with plenty of clove and pepper. Some bubblegum and yeasty flavors as well. Some spicy hops later on as well. Some alcohol heat also comes out. Some tangy/tart wheat flavor also comes out a bit. M - Medium body with plenty of carbonation. A bit of a smooth feel with just a touch of drying finish. D - Easy to drink with a nice amount of flavor and a good body, but a little spicy and a bit too much alcohol heat to really be all that drinkable. Notes: Definitely not like other weizenbocks that I have had, seems more like a bigger hefeweizen. Overall not a bad beer, but it wasn’t entirely balanced and not what I was expecting. Not a bad beer, but I was expecting a bit better given the track record of this brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
In bottle; aroma quite lemony. Taste of spciy notes which a lemony, citrusy finish. Overall a good beer but I think I enjoy the Ayinger weizen-bock better

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Hazy orange in colour. Classic clove with a hint of spirituous brandy on the nose. Rich and strong in the mouth with classic fruity and sulphurous weiss characteristics.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1663) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Excellent. Vitus is a thick hazy light to medium golden liquid with a silky head of tiny bubbles. The nose is sweet with the spiced wheat banana flavor of good German wheat beer. The flavor is all wonderful wheat. There are notes of banana, clove, bubblegum and some other hard to place fruits and spices. It’s quite sweet. The relatively high abv is well-hidden from both tongue and nose. The mouthfeel is luxuriously velvety. The finish is a bit tart and sweet, like a candied lemon rind. Vitus goes down exceptionally smoothly, particularly for the strength. I’m going through this half liter much too quickly. Vitus is a rich, luxurious and complex Doppelbock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rye726 (21) - Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Pours a golden straw with a nice white head. Nose has tropical fruits and wheat. Taste also has some nice crisp, colorful fruits along with cloves, citrus and bready malts. Clean, refreshing body. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChickenArise (8) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2010 does not count
Great beer at any price. I can’t believe that it was so cheap. The taste reminds me of a nice golden Helles, but it finishes clean and coherent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4005) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2010
@ the Dixie, pours a peach like color with a small head, aroma of banana, apples with notes of malt, flavor of apple, banana, lemon, bubblegum and cinnamon, sweetener like sweetness and moderate bitterness towards the end, medium body.


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