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


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RATINGS: 1841   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 26, 2013
50 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a branded weizen glass. Pours hazy golden with a large white head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of lace. On the nose there are notes of banana, pepper, spice and wheat, along with yeast and subtle hops. The flavour is moderately sweet with huge banana. There are also subtle notes of wheat, lemon, spice, and yeast. The finish is moderate in length, fruity-malty and slightly spicy. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice fruity wheat beer with huge banana notes and a creamy texture. Very nice. 2013-02-26

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (277) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Cloudy apricot gold with a rich, creamy white head. The nose is eminently balanced. Banana, clove, bubble gum deliciously spicy. Taking a sip, wow. Juicy, delicious, super drinkable. Again, I am impressed by the incredible balance. Pepper, clove, banana. Creamy, silky texture, and totally hidden alcohol. Very direct, somewhat lacking complexity but the perfect beer to drink in big gulps out of a gigantic stein.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (777) - Linkping, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle @ de klomp. Hazy golden with a large lasting white head. Fresh, Spicy Aroma with cloves, banana, ham,wheat. Taste is dry and medium sweet with clove, banana, ham, yeast. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acaro (59) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2017
Aroma: Subtle fresh citrus notes. Appearance: Wheat beer. Pale yellow color with cloudy liquid and a rocky white head. Taste: Very subtle light sweet touch with a medium bitter flavour. Palate: Medium body with thick liquid and average carbonation. Not too long bitter finish. Overall: Good strong wheat beer. Less aroma than others but as much body and good taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stupre (134) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2017
Bouteille achete chez Intercaves. Bock trs aromatique et fruite. Une belle structure en bouche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (879) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 9, 2017
(Bottled) Thick foamy white head. Looks like freshly powdered snow. Body is a cloudy golden color. Light aroma of clove. Nice flavor of fresh yeast and some noble hop character. More like a wheat beer than a bock beer, which can be quite cloying. Clean palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (887) - Kge, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle @ Wika lsmagning. Appearance: hazy yellow with good soapy white head and lacing. aroma/taste: grain, wheat, oranges, straw and banana hints. Palette: medium malty and yeasty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average to notable sweetness, somewhat balanced by a light to medium bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: pretty ok fruity weizen bock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (1280) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Poured from bottle. Aroma of lemon, fruitcake and raisin. Good lookin cloudy gold with lacing. Tasting citrus, bread, fruitcake, banana, clove, caramel, and a hint of sugar. Slightly dry but full flavored. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2971) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2017
Shared with wim at phils place. Clear blond colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Herby fruited yeasty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet fruited.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jybi (201) - FRANCE - FEB 25, 2017
Weizen Bock dun blond paille (EBC aux alentours de 15), pare dun lger voile et surmonte dune mousse blanche dun centimtre dpaisseur provenant dune multitude de fines bulles trs jolies en verre, cette Weihenstephaner Vitus se dmarque malheureusement surtout par son ct doucetre la rendant la longue curante et par son manque de complexit la rendant peu intressante. Au nez, cest le bl, la coriandre et la banane relevs dune pointe citronne qui se rvlent. Lattaque est plutt bien russie, suave, sur des armes fruits et fleuris, mais bien quilibre par une lgre prsence houblonne. Ds la deuxime bouche, sur une prsence trs sucre, les armes se font plus lourds en bouche avec, cet instant des notes de miel et dpices douces. La troisime bouche laisse quant elle sexprimer lamertume sur la retenue tout de mme avec un faible IBU de 17 et des armes de crales. Larrire bouche par chance est un peu plus frache sur des notes fleuries. Lalcool, malgr un titrage de 7,7 % Abv, ne se fait absolument pas sentir tant le niveau de sucre est lev. Ce manque de prsence de lalcool coupl une amertume peu dveloppe ne permet aucun essor des armes et mne sur un final toujours sur la douceur, un brin pic et des armes de banane. Les quelques notes acidules surprenantes, ne permettront mme pas de faire oublier la bouche pteuse en fin de dgustation. En conclusion, si vous tes amateurs de boissons trs sucres et simples, cette Weihenstephaner Vitus vous plaira trs certainement. Ceci nest pas mon cas....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (483) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Ar: Moderate banana, black pepper, and tart peach; some clean dough and deep herbal notes; the herbal quality is very slightly vegetal. Ap: Cloudy straw gold; very large white head, beautiful mousse, and great retention, leaving an airy foam with mostly super-fine bubbles. T: Full, bready burst up front, slightly sweet; lots of wheat body, yet crisp; some clean, warming alcohol; fairly pronounced banana with clove, bubblegum, and black pepper accents; medium-low bitterness, herbal in hop flavor; peach skin and lemon on the finish. P: Medium, lush wheat body; high carbonation with a medium-dry finish. O: Tasty weizenbock; on the paler side for the style; clean wheat flavor and mouthfeel, with some nice hefe yeast notes and a clean, warming alcohol.

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