Weihenstephaner Vitus, Freising (500ml)

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# BIWEIVITAD
Country: Germany
Region: Bavaria
Sub-Region: Freising
Grape Varietal: Weizenbock
Review Score: 90BA
Alcohol By Volume: 7.7%

17 bottles in stock for
in-store purchase.
$3.49
Available in-store only.

Hazed yellow straw color; a massive white head towers over the beer. It's one of those epic heads. Pleasant aroma of green plantains, ripe pears, bread crust and powdered clove. A little chewy and slick in the medium body; crispness digs in deep. Spicy from the alcohol and mild phenols, nutty and bready from the malt, fruity with banana and pear flavors ... lots of flavors thrown at the palate at once, but within the controlled chaos, everything works together. Long, lingering, drying finish of clove, biscuity malt and fading ripe fruit. A worthy beer and warranted to gain cult status. Not one flavor tries to steamroll another, which makes it dangerously drinkable. Just fine on its own, but begs to be paired with a full-on cheese fondue of Emmental and Jarlsberg, and a crusty baguette.

90 points, BeerAdvocate (Sep 2010)