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


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RATINGS: 1852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden with a huge persistent white head. Aroma and flavor are banana and bubble gum, some graininess, a fair bit of yeast. To be honest, I dont see or taste a lot of differences between this and the Weihenstephaner hefeweiss. Maybe this one is spicier, but I dont get much more malt. The color is not darker. Maybe a bit sweeter, but not really fruitier. I was expecting more bock elements. Lots of carbonation, but not prickly on the tongue. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle, right now. Medium hazy, high head the fineness of marshmallow, streaming carbonation like an aspirins been chucked in it. Bright, heady aroma awash with banana candy, green cardamom, lemon curd tart and botanical, Belgian-like suggestions. Thick, peppery, banana and reindeer beater-dominated flavour wafting with ground coriander and cardamom-like exoticism despite the reinheitsgewhatsit. A refresher, a summerbier, a beer you could sink by the mass on a balmy Bavarian evening. Or just an evening. Cooled the heat of my midnight turkey Madras just perfectly, so much so Ive just realised German weizen bocks are the most consistently brilliant and astonishing beers in der Welt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle 50 cl, Alko, Tampere. Pours hazy straw coloured with a great fluffy shortlived head. Aroma is very typical weizen, clove, bananas, lightly citric. Excellent flavor, citric, lots of bananas, sweet, yeast and some smoke. Finishes so fine, well balanced sweet bitter and yeasty. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lanchester (192) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
0.5 L Bottle purchased from Bier-Spezialitten-Laden in Berlin. Pours a cloudy straw hue with a very thick and lasting white head. Loads of bubbles streaming upwards to the surface. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and some dry spice notes, in the vein of some Belgian wits Ive had before. Interesting clove-like spice up front in the flavor gives way to a muted banana and wheaty/grainy profile. Extremely effervescent, yet the carbonation is not prickly and really smooths out on the palate. Finishes a little dry but is quite refreshing. Alcohol is well-masked. This brewery was among one of my favorites upon visiting Berlin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2011
Again I wonder what it is about the German weizenbeers. Do they perhaps have just one huge brewery and all the other small places we think they also use to make beer, are just label factories? Im still desperately waiting for a German weissbier that can really make a difference. This one: again plain and simple, nothing bad, nothing good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Pours a nice hazy yellow color with a foamy white head. Pretty fruity (some apples and grapes) and spicy (peppery?) aroma. Nice smooth taste with some zip at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle. Pilsner gold pour with frothy white head and tons of retention. Nose is malt, yeast, sweet fruit, and something that smells a lot like bubble gum. Banana perhaps? Taste follows the nose and was much sweeter than I expected. Great mouthfeel with a lot of carbo. I didnt expect much but for the style I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Pours an unclear and yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, fruit, wheat and yeast. The flavor follows the nose with additional sweetness and banana. The palate is sweetness. Overall a boring and very sweet beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2011
An easy-drinking sweet hefe. Orange colored with big white head, aroma of yeasts and dogs breath. Flavor is less yeasty and more grainy, standard flavors present. Different from Aventinus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (5821) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
This beer didnt do it for me. To me it just tasted a bit marginal.. Normal. Not very unique in its style.

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