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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1842   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
Hazy straw-gold with a thick head. Alcoholic aroma has lots of esters, yeast, apples and pears. Sweet, slightly candyish with banana, light spice, hints of alcohol. Finish shows a little bit of softness. Nice balance, despite a somewhat rough aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - MAR 20, 2011
on tap. ottimi profumi fruttati di banana,con note di croste di pane.il tutto si ritrova al gusto,con una buona persistenza e corpo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from Wegmans. It pours a hazy, lighter gold color with a pillowy, white head. Good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is a mix of light wheat notes, some banana, yeast, and clove. The flavor mirrors the nose with a bit of alcohol present and a richer body and mouthfeel than its weaker cousins. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation leading to a short to medium, crisp finish. Very nice indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmad (72) - - MAR 19, 2011
I poured some of my 16.9 oz bottle into a tall pub glass... The beer was a lemonade yellow color with a huge 4 inch head that was white and foamy. It smells strongly of lemon, banana, clove and wheat. Very pleasant. The taste is strong on clove and spice along with banana, lemon and wheat. There is a bit of yeast in the aftertaste. The beer is light with a ton of soft, bubbly carbonation, it is just a tad warming but I would have never guessed it to be 7.7%. No flaws in this one, it will go well with my german sausage links I just grilled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9844) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 50cl bottle shared with friends. Decent white head. Cloudy white beer. Quite decent.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steinar (54) - rvk, ICELAND - MAR 11, 2011
Pours cloudy yellow with a large slowly dissipating head. Aroma is sweet, wheat and of bananas. Flavor is bananas, malt sweetness. Litlte hop bitterness. Banana flavored finish. Palate is light-medium bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Overall a really enjoyable wheat beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (971) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Light banana aroma with minerals and cereal grains. Big fluffy white head that settles down as it warms up to a fine lace on the slight murky pale yellow body. Definitely get the banana flavor but its not overwhelming like some Weiss beers. Nice light corn-like sweetness balanced by a good dose of Nobel hop bitterness and a good alcohol kick and warmth. This is followed by a light lemony sourness and creamy mouthfeel with a lingering wheat taste. This is very refreshing and easy to drink which could make it dangerous at 7.7% as the alcohol is well integrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle @ Abbots in Cork. Golden yellow and bright, served in its own goblet, which makes it look gorgeous! Looks Belgian. Bright yeasty aroma is fruity with melon, banana, peaches. Palate is slightly tacky. Feels high gravity. Sweet, fruity entry with white plums and fleshy nectarine. Finishes flat/dull, needs hops. A few more floral notes would brighten it up but even so its dangerously drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6192) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Strong yeast and general weizen character to it. A very good weizenbock overall.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (882) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Hazy golden color with a creamy white head. Spicy yeasty aroma with a hint of citrus. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Fine carbonation. Nice hoppiness to the brew, it is present but does not overpower. Great beer, possibly my favorite from Weihenstephaner.


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