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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (368) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Strong clove and slight banana aroma. Very fruity. Hazy dark yellow with very large white head that lingers. Flavor is strong and similar to scent. Spicy clove, and banana, maybe some apricot. Finishes off with a slight flavor of darkness/roastyness. Slight hotness present. Spicy hops is mildly present and goes well with clove. Predominantly sweet/malty. Palate is medium full. Overall this is a very good beer, easily the best I have had of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Sample from bottle at Glunz Beer Expo, April ’10. Yes, still a dozen more rating notes from 4 months ago. Lighter weizen, still very cloudy. Looks like a slightly darker witbier. Almost murky yellowish brown, a thing layer of "German" foam at the top. Smell has the yeasty burst of a good German weizen. Taste is pretty good and strong. Maltier than the usual hefeweizen, but I still get the expected wheat and yeast impressions. Some coriander type spice, slight banana, but no other esters. Just a nice malty backing. Neutral German hop bitterness. Stays with me after I finish even this little sample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (8023) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle from Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Pours pale yellow with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is typical for a hefeweizen, cloves and banana. Taste is on the sweet side, with some fruity notes. Weak hops and moderate cloves. Easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1189) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours a cloudy golden color. Highly carbonated on the palate. Spicy aroma; cloves & banana. Slightly peppery flavor followed immediately by some more spice; cinnamon and clove. Overall, its a nice beer for the autumn. I look forward to drinking more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Very hazy and yellow - thick head. Aroma reminds me of a wheat beer with hints of banana. Taste has dark spices to it and is very nice (and now that I look up, I see it’s a wheat beer). When I have a malt liquor to tick it off the list, I’ll be upset with RateBeer. When I have a beer like this, which I otherwise would probably never try, I appreciate my ticking addiction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle: Light Golden Pour with a moderate white head. Great aroma and lacing here, like their hefeweizen. Smells of fruit, yeast. Tastes of spice, yeast. wheat, and mild sweetness. I enjoyed the brew to be sure, but expected something more out of it in comparison to the hefeweizen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
Bouteille de 500 ml dégustée chez Das Bierhaus (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréales et de bananes avec une pointe de clou de Girofles. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de banane avec une pointe de clou de Girofles et de poivres. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de banane en arrière goût. (Rating #3145)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Just a perfect brew, served in proper glass ware on tap in all its glory. I can’t think of anything I’d add or change about this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 Big offwhite head. Hazy paleish yellow body. Strong spicy banana aroma with cloves and mealy wehat notes. Sweet sugary banana and earth taste with mealy candy notes. Fullish body. Mealy fizzy mouthfeel. Dry milky yoghurty mealy aftertaste with floral wheaty notes. Nice, but not great. Like a scaled-up version of the normal weizen without the refreshing aspects. (0.5l bottle, Olympen, Oslo. Rated twice; second score off by 0.1.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppedriver (5) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
Draft. Hazy dark gold with a nice head and great lacing. Aroma is clove, banana, clove, spice, and bread. Nice full texture but still very drinkable.

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