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

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RATINGS: 1865   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Hazy yellow/orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of bubble gum, banana/clove and fruity wheat. Flavor is sweet wheat malt, lightly tart yeast and a faint hop bitterness. Medium body with active carbonation and a smooth, frothy mouth feel. Not one of my favorite styles but this is good and drinkable.

4.4
BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
One of the worlds great beers and I meet up for the first time, we have somehow missed each other over the years. We come together in Cork, Ireland of all places during Nov 2010: I saw and bought this bottle in ’The Abbot’s Ale House’, and reviewed it in my hotel lounge. Sadly the glass used was a half-pint tumbler, I would have loved the correct glass. The beer poured a lovely lemony yellow, slightly cloudy, almost murky. A pure white head sat on top for both pours, the beer a darker lemon colour on the second pour. The smells were a fantastic mix, yeast, vanilla, sweet banana and semi-sour cooking apples all rolled into one. The taste held all the aroma ingrediants along with some grapefruit citrus hints added. Unusually for this style, a maltiness could also be found in the wonderful amalgamation of flavours. I was at one with the world while drinking this beauty. The 7.7%ABV just sits within the flavours without being noticed, a truely amazing and one-off beer (as ColoradoBobs has been telling me for years).

3.7
tfredvik (1939) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 15, 2012
Yellow, quite cloudy body with an orange tint, supporting a large, creamy, white head that reduces to a fully lasting .5 cm layer rather quickly. Fair lacing. Did I mention that this was a gusher? Very strong sweet fruity and yeasty aroma with firm malty and hoppy notes. The banana is overwhelming, also spices, soap, perfume and hints of vanilla. The taste is initially very sweet indeed, followed by a light acidity and bitterness. Strong sweet flavours of sugary banana, citrus, spices, soap, perfume, also sweet honey and alcohol in the back. The body is surprisingly full (this is my first wizen bock, I was prepared for the usual light hefeweizen body), a smooth and syrupy texture with a very faint dryness in the aftertaste. An intense and highly enjoyable beer, barely on the right side of "not too sweet".
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

3.7
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2012
Great starting aroma of spice, citrus and a hint of banana. Hazy yellow and very effervescent . Looks more like a traditional hefe. Sweet, spicy, tart flavor, even some salt. Stands out as an easy drinker amongst a group of beers that start easy and end hard. The weizenbock is one of my favorite styles - a real ’champagne of beer’ - but it throw the digestive pH off enough to relegate these beers to occasional treats. This one’s somewhat more accessible than Ayinger’s example, though I felt it wasn’t quite as good.

3.6
frybeer (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
Nice colour with a medium head. Lots of banana and spice aroma. Plenty of banana and spice flavour with a nice hint of bitterness. Very enjoyable.

3.6
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange colour with a tall frothy white head. Aroma is very wheaty with some yeast, banana and spices. Taste is also very wheaty with some yeast and banana leading to a slightly sour wheaty finish with some noticeable alcohol. Lovely soft mouthfeel. Top class beer although I was hoping for something darker being a weizen bock. Not sure it deserves the recently bestowed "Best Beer in the World" title either, but what do I know.

3.8
worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Smells of wheat, bread, corn, herbal, banana, citrus and fruitiness. Medium gold with a thick frothy creamy head. Smooth rich thin oily body. Taste of banana, corn, bread, hops andand a sweet fruitiness like peach. Nice to drink cold on a hot day. Sweet with low bitterness.

3.7
molly75 (301) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - APR 7, 2012
[ASPETTO] color oro chiaro, leggermente aranciato, opaca [SCHIUMA] bianca, media presenza, piuttosto compatta, media persistenza [OLFATTO] profumata con note di cereali, crosta di pane, miele, a cui si aggiungono lieviti e sensazioni floreali. C’e posto anche per quanche sentore alcolico. [GUSTO] saporita, con un inizio maltoso e dolce. Una base di lieviti e fumento accompaganno unendosi a sentori fruttati per un finale speziato e leggermente alcolico. [TEXTURE] corpo medio, ben carbonata rimanendo comunque soave in bocca; alcohol percettibile soprattutto nel finale. [COMMENTO FINALE] buona weizen bock, equilibrata, morbida in bocca ; la maggior sensazione maltata e l’alcolicità la rendono più consistente e complessa sia al naso che in bocca; finale dinamico , speziato e duraturo.

3.7
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours an almost clear golden yellow/orange with a monster fluffy white head. Smell is some light fruity esters, light spice and dough. Taste is grain, clove and spice, some banana. Very light and refreshing for almost 8%. Finely crafted brew.

3.7
robinvboyer (4582) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Hazy golden pour, huge white head. Loads of banana, and yeast. Honestly i’m having a hard time fiding the difference between this and their regular hefe. I guess its a shade darker.....maybe. The cloves might be a little more pronounced, and its a touch maltier. When i had it on tap i actually thought i had been served the hefe by accident.


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