Weihenstephaner Vitus Weizenbock (Friesing, Germany)

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  • My Rating: B+

Weihenstephaner Vitus Weizenbock – Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, 7.7% ABV –500ml., (Friesing, Germany)

from the ratebeer.com:

“A light-coloured, spicy single-bock wheat beer, for both beer lovers and the beer connoisseur. Extra long and cold storage in our monastery cellars makes this single-bock a really special beer with full body and a distinctively great mouthfeel. Prost!”

  • Style: Weizenbock
  • Taste: crisp fizzy -> wheat/barley/apple/banana -> off-dry/wheat/very light hopped finish.
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $18/3pack + Glass (after 10% off) – 3x500ml., July 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: The last of a 3pack gift box. Pours cloudy pale marmalade orange with  a decent-sized dissipating foamy head, not much lacing, lots of fast activity.

Nose: banana-apricot-peachy with a bit of citrus tang, very appetizing. (7)-aromatic strength.

Attack: crisp fizziness, apple-fruity sweetness

Mid-palate: (6)-sweetness, (MAIN) wheat malt, light barley malt, apple juice, (HINT) banana

Finish: off-dry transition, light wheat-malt very light hopped bitter finish.

Summary: An excellently balanced brew; the high ABV is well managed with a full body and sweet backbone. Very crisp drinkable texture. (Note: numbers above are on a 10-point weak-strong scale)