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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1852   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Nice, hazy, banana yellow liquid. Over two fingers of loose white foamy head. Retention is okay and the lacing is alright. The look is good, but the head kind of disappoints. Floral and yeasty notes hit first. Followed by light hints of tropical fruits. Nice scent of just ripening bananas. Cloves and corriander. Smells are rich and make me salivate. Nice. Big banana taste. Almost like a good banana puding. Then the spices come into play, along with a touch of nutty flavor. Now its like some fresh banana bread. Notes of wheat and yeastiness. Light notes of caramel/brown sugar. Very good and creamy beer, here. The carbonation is a little bit sharp, though. Nice, solid medium body. Thick enough to be enjoyable, yet not overpowering. Truly a very drinkable beer. Great flavor and easy to drink. Also, I know that its a 7.7% ABV, but I cant detect any alcohol presence, at all. Very well balanced brew, overall

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours with huge rocky white head over a hazy yellow body. Balanced clove-banana aroma and flavours including peach, background malt sweetness and alcoholic warmth coming through. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Pours much lighter than I expected...almost school bus colored. Certainly not as muddy as I wanted...more of an unfiltered haze. The head was marvelous though...Ive never seen bubbles so dense. Nose was chewed wheat, yeast, and bananas with touches of tartness, and a little clove. Flavors were primarily yeasty with waves of cream of wheat, whole grains, oatmeal, cherio made of dried bananas...sprinkles of spice round things out. Body is nicely full and round, fills the mouth nice and leaves the flavors to linger. I can say I wish it was even more chewy as I love chewiness in weizenbocks...but oh well. The alcohol is warming...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Tap at Verdugo. I was very surprised by this because it was unlike any weizenbock I have experienced. Nose smells like trappist yeast and Begian wheat! Color is a paler yellow than I expected also - nothing bocky about it. Flavor also starts out a mellow, aged yeasty Belgian ale, but finishes with that Weihenstephaner twang and a distinctly German graininess. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
The aroma is spicy, coriander, orange peel, banana, slight bubblegum. The appearance is light yellow, fluffy white head (more like a regular wheat than a weizen bock). The flavor is spicy, and sweet, coriander, pepper, banana, bubblegum. The finish is very low in hop bittering, and has an astringent burn from the spices. Medium mouthfeel, maybe a little thin. Definitely morre like a wheat than a weizen bock, which I expect to be darker, thicker and more boozy. Still, decent and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2789) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with an absolutely massive head. Lots of suds clinging to the side of the glass as it slowly, slowly recedes. An interesting mix of aromas: bubble gum and cloves, bananas, a little lemon and grass and just a little bit of a funk to it. Flavor is a little washed out, but a very nice mix of the above flavors. With just a little more umph or push, this would be awesome.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2009
Poured a hazy golden color with a big white head that left quickly. Smell and taste are huge in bubble gum with notes of wheat, banana, and lemon. Not really a huge fan of this one but it is very drinkable. Too much bubble gum flavor in my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3445) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2009
served a mug with a small to medium head and no lace. Aroma is heavy traditional Bavarian Weizen - pungent, sweet-sour, fruity, malty, und vundrerbar! Color is a hazy light to medium-light amber. Flavor is prominently a pungent malt with lemony citrus character. Hardly any hop. Finish is like regular flav. One of the richest, most full flavored weizens. Perhaps a session.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (3054) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours a hazy gold with towering white head that fades rapidly after the first sip. Nose shows lots of banana and wheaty bread, some light sweet malt and a bit of pear. More like a hefe than a weizenbock. Light cloves show later on, along with spices reminiscent of nutmeg and coriander. Flavour are again more like a hefe. Lots of banana and doughy yeast, the only difference is some soft alcohol and a hint of sweet clean malt. Medium full body, moderately high carbonation. A little to full on. I was expecting this to be darker, fruitier, maltier, etc.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (1209) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2009
Dark blond of colour, small white head (when poured out in weizenglass). Aroma is ruity, with something like peaches, sweet, but full taste, bitter of the hops. Its like me like a tripel one, fruity. hoppy dry. Alcohol is not dominating luckily.


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