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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1852   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - FEB 22, 2012
Drinking this beer. in a glass. light gold haze. small white cap. smells of bananas. Also some cloves. Citrus is here. Other things too. I find yeast. Darker than most. Smells pretty good. Said above before. Better than feet. Praise the lord. Taste is solid. Nice and soft. Obvious alcohol sucks. Bananas are toasty. Wheat is darker. Cloves weak enough. Coriander works well. Light citrus intrigues. Smooth in yap. Goes back well. Pretty much forgettable. Old Spidermans on. Such riveting action. Love fight music. Is Spidey Ok? Parafinos Wax Museum. Another timeless classic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
amber color with slight haze, aroma is sweet banana, citrus, coriander, flavor is banana, orange coriander, and some malty sweetness, very clean and crisp

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3483) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Golden hazy pour. White head which flares up impressivley upon first pour, but settles to a thin creamy ring and leaves little to no lace in the glass. Nose has lots of yeast - cloves and bananas esters. Taste has some soft lemon and clove spice upfront with some sweetness, big wheaty middle. Finish has a hint of hopping, light spiciness and ends fairly dry. There is a slight perception of alcohol, but pretty laid back for 7.7% abv. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Overall this was an enjoyable brew with all the usual weizenbock characteristics present. Its certainly not as complex or "big" as others Ive had in this style, but I think this is a beer I might pick up from time to time. A good value at under 5 bucks a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (3698) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2012
50cl bottle. Murky golden colour with a large, frothy, creamy white head. Aroma is moderate banana, sweet, and moderate malty. Flavour is fruity, slightly citrus with a final moderate bittery with an average duration. Dense on palate. Carbonation is low to medium. Texture is oily. Body is medium to high.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (5006) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Cloudy yellow coloured with a sweet banana and vanilla flavour, warming alcohol followed by a sweet, fruity and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
TJay7481 (80) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours golden yellow with a nice half inch head. Aromas of banana and wheat. Nice sweet taste of banana and wheat with a nice tart finish. High carbonation and very refreshing and drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rcasta (855) - EL SALVADOR - FEB 1, 2012
que buena birria; una de las mejores de trigo que he probado. esta cervecera no falla

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 16.9 fl oz bottle, $4 from BellaVino. Half-hazy faded yellow color. A very nice one-finger amount of persisting foamy white head. Really big body, pronounced, but smooth and fine carbonation. Spicy clove taste on a malty wheat base. Citrus peel. Kind of sour and acidity. After sampling a few weizenbocks from lesser-known breweries and really enjoying them, Im disappointed by this offering from Weihenstephaner. Decent, but not nearly as drinkable or tasty as others Ive tried. 6/5/5/3/12

Re-rate, 7/26/15: 11.2oz bottle from Dutchs. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. No lace sticks. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp moderate carbonation. Sort of an abrupt texture. Mild dry finish. Nice big banana, mild spice, some nutty character. Moderate-plus sweet taste, lighter to moderate bitter. Unique, interesting weizenbock. Pretty solid and tasty. Not the benchmark for the style that I see the Hefe Weiss as being, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Re-rate: Sunny color, slightly hazy, with massive foamy white head. Heady Banana cream pie on the first whiff, followed by dried wheat. Flavours are very nice dried wheat, and banana, with a hint of bubble gum.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Yellow/orange colour. Lively bready aroma, very nice. Bready malty wheat taste. Excellent beer.


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