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

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RATINGS: 1810   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kestral (506) - rnes, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle. Zero idea why I havent rated this yet, have had it so many times. Being a fan of Weihenstephaners hefe, this is just impossible to dislike. Its 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5851) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1893) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1924) - 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. Ive been impressed with everything from Weihenstephaner, the worlds 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 Id had several. Possibly a brewing masterpiece.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5532) - 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. Its all a little to much hidden and delicate maybe. Body is great, though. (50cl, 2,00 EUR)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yayita (49) - - OCT 8, 2011
I am biased, I love this beer. Poured half a 50cL bottle into a snifter. Large, lively residing white head. Bright orange color. Traditional banana aroma of a weissen, but this weizenbock has a citrus smell that together with the color fools you into an orange aroma. Light body nice mix of wheat and barley malts in the flavor. This beer is a gift...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (6030) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2011
500 ml bottle. Hazy orange body with a big, creamy off-white head. Pleasant aroma of ester, fruit and wheat. Not particular strong on aroma but distinct. Flavor is refreshing fruity, balanced sweet malt, hint of caramel and bubblegum, some alcohol as well. Fine body and long aftertaste. Tasty and nice weizen bock with high quaffable potential.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
16oz bottle from Westroads poured into a lager glass. Pours a clear gold with a LOT of thick white head. Aroma of banana, clove and wheat. Taste is lightly sweet. Taste of banana, clove and sweet fermented fruit. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. Something I would really like to drink again in the future.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pale straw color, slightly hazy, with a large white head. Aroma of brown sugar. Taste has a thin layer of sharp hops on top of a heavy dose of very sweet malts. Both the bitterness and the sweetness are intense and highly refined. However, the sweetness eventually becomes overbearing, especially in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4269) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2011
0.5l bottle. Pours a heavy clouded light orange body with a massive big and fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel-sweetish and kinda yeasty with lots and lots of wheat, some spices and its also quite malty. Average to lively carbonation, medium to full-bodied and it has a mild sticky to oily mouthfeel. Flavors are also quite wheaty, surprisingly wheaty actually. Hints of orange zest and cloves, light sweet but definitely not to sweet. Nice light warming tones in the finish and a hint of alcohol in the aftertaste. Have been waiting a long while to tasting this, and the Vitus did most certainly not disappoint me. A good weizen bock!


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