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

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RATINGS: 1858   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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3.5
patricks110 (2794) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
A bit underwhelming and disappointing. Pour is a beautiful hazy yellow with nice bubbly carbonation and a thick, dense head. Beautiful yellowish head with some light lacing. The nose is sweet and wheaty with a few notes of bubblegum, clove, lemon rind and a bit of banana. The middle has sweet malty notes, but not much else at all. A nice wheat, yeasty and lemony finish. A few bubblegum and clove spice notes, but not much else. Overall, not a fantastic brew, but pretty tasty.

3.7
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
500. Pours a hazy bright gold with a towering dense and creamy white head. Smoky bacon tang on top of a bit of wheat sour. Creamy light body with lively carb. Banana, wheat, and bacon mid palate with a bacony finish. Good beer.

4
Arve_Christian (5225) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2012
On bottle Light hazy golden Intense palate of banana Medium body and complexity Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
pootzboy (1824) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle: 1 month from racking. Poured a murky honey-gold in the glass, massive white cap and lively natural effervescence. Aromas of clove, apricot, bubble gum. Nice wash of biscuit malts in front, well balanced with fruity tones, some spice, hop presence gives sufficient bittering to create some pleasant layering. Finishes rather dry with some nice noble herbal bitterness. Warming, satisfying. Flavor and character are that of a great double wheat beer or imperial wheat rather than a heller bock. Very drinkable.

3.9
ccex (1391) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
500ml bottle pours a cloudy golden color with a big fluffy white head but not much lacing. Smells mostly of bananas, but the complex arome has lots of bread, malts and some other fruits. Taste is on the bitter side, with some pepper. Medium to full body. Perfect carbonation and a satisfying finish with alcohol that creeps up on you.

3.8
Yodrei (4) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2012 does not count
Pours a cloudy yellow with a fluffy head. The overpowering banana aroma had me scared. This is subdued in the flavor however, which is dominated by wheat malt, stone fruit, and a peppery finish. The mouthfeel is excellent, with a chewy body balanced by a bright clean finish. Just the right amount of bitterness, and no hop aroma. Some alcohol is definitely evident. Very enjoyable and versatile overall.

4.1
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 14, 2012
Chalice from bottle. A: pretty strong nose, lots of fruit, mandarin orange, wheat, hint of lime, some red fruit - maybe dragon fruit, not sure. App: very hazy, medium darkened golden color, frothy khaki head. T: very pungent, goes from sweet in the front to bitter in the back, lots of fruit with a tad bit of malt, alcohol goodness. P: bubbly on the tongue smooth down the throat.

4.2
hawanna (3389) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2012
alcohol, banana, toast, cloudy, sparkling, white foam, cloudy, amber, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, slick feel, lively,

3.4
Beerhammaren (1836) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Nice amber colour with medium head. Aroma is fruits, yeast and bread. Aroma is sweet. Some caramel, banana, yeast and some bitterness. Decent.

3.8
dmschefke (583) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Very enjoyable brew. Combines two of my favorite styles into an extremely solid product. Pours a light brown with light tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma obvious of wheat, toasted caramel malt, yeast, and spices. Flavor matches well and goes down all too easy.


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