Weihenstephaner Vitus

After I bought a 500 ml  bottle of Weihenstephaner Vitus, a Weizenbock, I looked at the back of the bottle and saw it was 7.7%. “Someone’s about to enjoy a big beer buzz,” I said. Weizenbock’s are basically stronger versions of Hefeweizens. A good site for explanations of German beer styles can be found here.

Vitus pours much like your traditional wheat or white ale with an opaque light yellow body. However, the head is much thicker. In fact, the foam started to slowly rise after I opened the bottle and it was slow, not like the effect you get with fobbing. After the pour, the beer will take awhile to settle. The aroma, not surprisingly, if you’ve ever had something like Hoegaarden, is very citrusy with hints of banana. The flavour starts with sweet malts and hints of caramel and moves to mild hoppiness, but with the banana and fruit flavour.   The finish is mild spice flavour. The strong alcohol content does not show itself in this beer and this is a great wheat ale.

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