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Weihenstephaner Vitus

Brewery: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Country: Germany
ABV: 7.7%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 17 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) 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.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 3rd March 2020. Poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger fluffy white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Clove, banana, wheat with hints of ripe pear.
Taste: Clove, banana, wheat, honey, pear, moderately sweet and lightly spicy.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice drinking Weizenbock with good aroma and flavours.

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Carbon Brews Weird Flex Hopfenweisse

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 7.7%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 36 IBUs. Malt – Pilsner and Wheat. Hops – Wakatu, Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Hellaertaur Mittelfruh and Hellaertaur Traditional. Yeast – German Weizen w-68

Brewer Description: (from can) Experience: banana, clove, bubblegum, peach.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.76
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 31st August 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A cloudy darkish orange colour with two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Bubblegum, banana, clove, citrusy mandarin creamsicle, lemon peel and grass.
Taste: Light sour and tart, grapefruit, sweetish floral, clove, banana, with hints of peach and lemon peel. Light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy to drink, but the floral and citrus flavours almost overpower the clove and banana that I so enjoy in my Weizenbocks.

Schneider Weisse Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous

Brewery: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Country: Germany
ABV: 10%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 2016 Limited Edition

Brewer Description: (from tag on bottle) Passion of love. “Marie’s Rendezvous” – a tempting golden honey enjoyment of wheat beer with exceptional intensity and opulence. Tap X Marie’s Rendezvous is dedicated to our ancestor Anna-Marie Schneider, whose encounter and her deep love to George I. was the start of our six generations of wheat beer passion. Full-bodied, with soft sweetness, complex fruitiness, fine peppery flavour and courageous strength. A true feast for the senses with a refreshing dry finish! Simply fantastic liaison with a festive roast, light mousse with fresh fruits or aromatic apple fritters with vanilla ice cream. Be careful – it could be LOVE!

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 15th January 2018. Poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: A clear copper amber colour with a one finger light beige head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Freshly crushed apple juice, red grapes, plum and brown sugar with light caramel in the background.
Taste: Sweet fruitiness, plum, prune, raisin, grape and apple. Honey and caramel sweetness and a touch of peppery spice come through on the finish along with a hint of boozy alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: I’m a big fan of Schneider, but this one just didn’t work out for me. Too much sweetness, the spice and the booziness just clashed and made it hard for me to finish.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Mein Aventinus

Brewery: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Country: Germany
ABV: 8.2%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 16 IBUs. Hops – Hallertauer Tradition and Magnum. Malt – 50% wheat malt and 50% barley malt from the region of Kelheim

Brewer Description: (from website) For great moments by the open fire: “Mein Aventinus” – full-bodied, dark ruby coloured, intense and full of fire, warming, balanced and smooth. Bavaria’s oldest wheat doppelbock – since 1907! Its powerful body in combination with its malt-aromatic sweetness provides genuine pleasure – an ingenious combination, perfectly drinkable. Cheers – to this day! It goes well with hearty fare, roasts and sweet desserts.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 19th May 2017 and poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: It poured a slightly cloudy dark amber brown colour with a big four finger white head that dissipated slowly to a nice thin creamy cap and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Biscuit malt, wheat, banana and clove.
Taste: Banana bread, brown sugar, clove with a touch of plum, caramel and apple skin.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and easy to drink which is great since I can now (finally) get this regularly.

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfenweisse

Brewery: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Country: Germany
ABV: 8.2%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Hops – Hallertauer Tradition and Saphir. Malt – 50% wheat malt and 50% barley malt from the region of Kelheim

Brewer Description: (from website) Go on a discovery: “Meine Hopfenweisse” – an incomparable taste experience that exceeds all expectations…. Flowery hoppy, full-bodied with malty aromes – this is how far wheat beer can go. A special Schneider treat! It is the ideal companion to spicy dishes and refined chocolate. Fireworks for your senses. Shiny golden wheat doppelbock.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 1st February 2017 and poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: It poured a rather dull and cloudy orange copper colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a thin creamy layer and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong floral and herbal notes with orange pith and orange peel with a touch of bready malts.
Taste: Quite similar to the aroma, there is strong orange pith and orange juice flavours followed by grapefruit, floral, herbal and grass with a hint of spice, mango and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I can see why others might enjoy Tap 5, but for me, I’m on the fence with this one; maybe even leaning slightly towards buying it again as it is very easy to drink and does not feel anywhere near the 8.2% abv. My main conflict was the strong floral aromas and flavours which were not my favourite.

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