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

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RATINGS: 1814   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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3.7
ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 Aroma of apple cider, clove, banana and bubblegum. Appearance is translucent gold with white head. Flavor of cider and banana up front with a spiced clove finish. Palate is very bubbly. Nice.

4.4
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Really good spice flavor with a smooth finish, crisp refreshing and different, my favorite of the style.

3.9
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2011
A cloudy dark yellow color with a medium head. The aroma is classic wheat, lots of yeast and citrus with a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is wheat, clove, and yeast with a nice dose of citrus, a very refreshing taste. Medium bodied and one of the best, cleanest tasting wheat beers I’ve had, just all around good flavor.

2.8
Rune (13006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2011
500ml gushing bottle shared with Stefan and Elisabeth. Decent white head, pale golden body. Aroma of wheat, fruits, and lighter traces of spices. Clove, dusty hops, ripe banana, and yeasty fruitiness in the taste character. Sweet and tart endnotes. Medium bodied. OK drinking (Tromsø, 22.08.2011).

4.4
IrishBoy (4212) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
500 ml bottle from BevMo online (Pleasanton). Nose is big ripe bananas, yeast, and wheaty bread, with hints of cloves.Hazy yellow with a big pale yellow, lightly lacing head. Flavor is very bready wheat, bananas, white pepperiness, and very light bitterness. Excellent! Wish I had a case!

4
KyotoLefty (10376) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. Probably getting near the drink by, though I couldn’t find it. Very cloudy medium gold with a fine, low head. Pretty. Aroma dominated by lemon and sweet orange, wheat comes through well. Sweet, spicy, rich wheat flavor, orange, clove, banana, almost tropical fruit: a bit of pineapple. Somewhat bitter fiish. Big, smooth, rounded palate. Low carbonation. Delicious.

4.4
poisoneddwarf (2572) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2011
16.9 oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a nice pillowy off-white head. Aroma consists of clove and SweeTarts first and foremost with some banana lurking in the background. Taste is sweet and spicy. Flavor is much more banana-pronounced. Also very bubblegummy. Mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy and the carbonation is high. Yummy..

4.2
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Aroma is cloves and lemon peel. Orange spice. Halfway between a weizenbock and a hefe. Excellent for style. Appearance is hazy bright yellow. Tall foamy head. Big carbonation. Sunny. The flavor is strong bubblegum and flowers. Touch of citrus and alcohol. Spicy clove. A sugary (but not too sweet) malt base grounds it -- a real backbone. The astringent alcohol (it IS 7.7%, after all), is the last flavor. The palate is creamy, chewy, with a solvent-like finish. You can drink this chilled or warm. It’s a well-grounded, not too sweet, not too banana-y, dark-flavored hef. You could call it Hef-Wei between.

3.7
DiarmaidBHK (5113) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pours from bottle as though a brown ale were simultaneously poured into a pilsner. Nice yeast notes on the nose. Nice clove balanced by some malt on the tongue. Finish tends to hang around a bit. Nice!

3.7
Mortlach (2354) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 16, 2011
16/08/2011 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Color miele, torbida, bel cappello di schiuma bianca, morbida e abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentori di lievito, frumento, frutta (banana), leggero agrumato e spezie. In bocca morbidissima, incredibilmente ben bilanciata, dolciastra, con note di frumento, frutta, lieviti. Buon corpo, cremosa al palato, carbonazione soft. Magnifica.


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