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

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RATINGS: 1837   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
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
New to the style, I wasn’t sure what to expect here. Aromas were plentiful of clove, bananas, basil and light lemon zest. The taste was fairly fruity too, but quickly fading into a lemongrass twang with a mellow finish of yeast.

3.5
OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Another bottle share with Chipalsa. Thanks!! Nose is sweet and yeasty with some winter spices and bubble gum-like aromas. Rather interesting. This one had a golden hue to it in the glass. The taste, for me, was all over the place and interesting. I got notes of ripe tomatoes, spices, yeast, aspartame, lemon/citrus, and wheat. A good brew but strange to me...

4.7
COMRADEJOSH (320) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Great tasting strong wheat beer with sweet fruity taste. Also a taste of vanilla and spices. Good for a thirst quencher or session drinking.

4.3
Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Hazy, opaque gold with a thin white head. Banana/ester nose. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Pure flavors of banana and pear. Long, layered finish.

3.4
rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours a clear pale golden with a large pillowy white head. Aroma of esters, phenolics, and light wheat graininess. Flavor sweet banana and cloves with some wheat grain. Finishes slightly sweet. Very nice rounded out body while still being a good refresher.

4.1
mtlasley (142) - Anna, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Appearance: Vitus pours a hazy, golden, light amber. Held to the light, oranges and yellow burst from the haze and almost make it glow. Superior. The head here is a finger and a half high mass of stark white, tiny bubbled foam. The thickness takes it’s time dissipating. It makes for an attractive and "classic" beer look. What should I expect from the oldest brewery in the world though? Smell: Cloves and bananas are the first things I detect. They dominate at first but there’s a sweetness here followed by a wheat tang. It’s neat, you can actually smell each layer come apart. Underneath everything is a peppery-ness to it all. There’s also a faint peach or apricot aroma...quite intoxicating. Mouthfeel: Very light. Vitus goes down incredibly smooth. There’s a weight here though, almost like a "cereal" texture inside it all. Taste: The first taste that hits has a creamy banana taste and quality. It’s light but it lays on the tongue with confidence. As the creaminess fades and the beer moves to the middle of the tongue, there’s a peppery-ness and the strong flavor of cloves. Each layer here is very simple and distinct. It’s really something of beauty. As the beer finishes, everything smooths out and goes down as if it had never happened. Too drinkable. Overall: A reasonably price beer that looks, smells, feels and tastes amazing from the oldest brewery in the world. Could a beer lover ask for more? I’d say no. Vitus is an all time favorite and a real showstopper for me. Pick this beer up. You will not be dissappointed.

3.7
Hogfather (69) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from Beerart, Thessaloniki: Hazy golden colour with big white head. Aroma of banana, orange, licorice, yeast, wheat. Sweet taste, with banana, clove, lemon, yeast and wheat. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Overall, a very very very good beer, although it does not completely fit my taste.

3.9
Borup (15373) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at DØE. Hazy orange colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, fruit, spice and wheat.

4.4
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
500 ml bottle into signature weizen glass, bottle code of 1291(mid 2011 bottling). This took a while to fully pour haha. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 3 finger dense white head with incredible retention that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some spotty lacing on the glass with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big banana, clove, pepper, biscuit, orange, wheat, bubblegum, earth, and yeast spices. Very nice aroms with good complexity and balance. Taste of big banana, bubblegum, lemon, clove, pepper, orange zest, bread, wheat, earth, and yeast spices. Fairly spicy finish; with lingering notes of banana, citrus, pepper, clove, bread, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Incredible flavor balance of maltiness and yeast spiciness; with great complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with fairly slick and creamy mouthfeel that is extremely smooth. Alcohol is extremely well hidden for 7.7%, with pretty much no warming after the finish present. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic weizenbock style. Insane flavor balance and complexity, and extremely smooth to drink for the level of alcohol. This one is definitely better when it is fresher (previous review was with an ’09 bottle).

3.8
IlBevitorediLA (460) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2012
Buona. Aroma di pera, banana mediamente speziato. Al palato troppo carbonata (mio parere), gusto dolce bananoso, alcoholico e cerealoso. Buona ma lontana dalle eccellenze tipo l’Aventinus o la Meinel Weizenbock.


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