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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
500 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a large foamy white head. Aroma of bread, bananas, wheat and spices. Taste is bananas, yeast, wheat, citrus and spices. Lots going on here. A bit sweet. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vitus tiene un color amarillo muy particular es turbia cuando se destapa el olor es bastante marcado a fruta con varios aromas de flores incluyendo clavos dulces,al paladar es muy intensa pero bien agradable,para mi paladar es demasiado aromatica y, una es muy agradable,varias me cansan un poco. La recomiendo porque es bastante particular ,diferente a las otras weizenbock

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (8228) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 7/VIII/2012 - 50cl bottle @ Weihenstephan brewery (Freising) - BB: 27/IX/13 - (2012-xxx)

Ar:7, Ap: 4, T: 7, P: 3, O: 14, Total: 3.5

Cloudy pale yellow beer, aery white head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: quite some banana, spices, apothecary, bubble gum, disinfectant. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet ripe too overripe banana, sugary, some citrus, bit herbal, mainly sweet. Aftertaste: banana, bit sugary. I’m still not convinced.

30/10/2011 on tap @ Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà , Rome (2011-600)

Ar: 7, Ap: 5, T: 6, P: 4, O: 14, Total: 3.6

Cloudy pale yellow to beige beer, creamy white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: wheat, bit of smoke, citrus, some cheese. MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: citrus fruits, bit of sweet malts, dough, honey, flowers, little sweet. Aftertaste: cheesy, bitter, some citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (4027) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Nice hazy golden colour wtih a creamy white head on top. Good carbonation going on. Aroma of vanilla, banana and sugar. Flavour is full of ripe banana sweetness and feels really creamy. I could drink loads of this stuff... awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neur0 (1111) - GERMANY - OCT 28, 2011
(Flasche in Weißbierglas) Das Vitus hat ein schöne, starke Hefetrübung und eine orange-gelbe Färbung, die fast ins bräunliche geht. Abgerundet wird das Aussehen durch eine feine, weiße Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist sehr malzig und wirkt etwas schwer. Der Geschmack hingegen ist nicht so schwer, dennoch aber vollmundig-malzig, mit einem gut erkennbaren hopfigen Gaumengeschmack. Zusammenfassend ein leckerer, süffiger Weizenbock

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle. Zero idea why I haven’t rated this yet, have had it so many times. Being a fan of Weihenstephaners hefe, this is just impossible to dislike. It’s like the hefe, just more of everything. Pours a light cloudy yellow with a huge rocky head that leaves tons of lacing everywhere. Aroma is big on ripe banana, lemon, cloves, breadiness, yeast. Fairly sweet tasting at first, it follows up with a spicy and fruity midsection with a good amount of sourness and bitterness to balance it off perfectly. One of the best things about it is its velvety, full, thick, creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Simply delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5762) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
500ml bottle poured a deep golden color with a big white head with great retention leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with some malts and hops. Taste is lightly toasted malty sweetness and some fruitiness and a mild pleasant hoppy bitter finish. Medium body and nice carbonation round things out. A very nice brew which is highly recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1871) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2011 Troebel goudkleurig bier met goede witte kraag. Vergelijkbaar met een "gewoon" weizenbier maar dan met iets meer karamel. Niet onaardig, maar het voegt weinig toe en mist bij mij elke associatie met herfst en bok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tasted bottle from Whole Foods into nucleated pint glass. Pours a hazy, deep golden color (less dark than I expected,) with huge, firm, white foam. The head was so long-lasting, I had to stop and wait several times in order to pour the entire bottle. This was my first Weizenbock. I’ve been impressed with everything from Weihenstephaner, the world’s oldest brewery. Famous for their lager yeast, and their definitive German lager style beers, I just assumed this was one as well. It turns out, despite regular bocks being lagers, Weizenbock is an ale style. To me, Weihenstephaner ale yeast exhibits many of the same memorable characteristics as their lagers, just more of them: clouds of fruit, clove, pepper, even some banana. Very full-bodied malt-sweetness, balanced by noble bittering hops, virtually no aroma hops. Nice soft, round effect from the wheat. Sparkling carbonation, lasting pleasant aftertaste. Estery and delicious. High alcohol by volume percentage, but utterly undetectable. However, a few minutes after finishing it, it felt like I’d had several. Possibly a brewing masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
Hazy orange with creamy and, eh, ’flexible’ white head. Very fruity, with plums, banana, white grapes and red apple, but also quite floral and spicy hops and a bready base. Taste is quite balanced and easily drinkable. Much like a hefeweizen with some darker sweet notes. Smooth body and dimmed alcohol. It’s all a little to much hidden and delicate maybe. Body is great, though. (50cl, 2,00 EUR)

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