Monday, May 9, 2016

Weihenstephaner Vitus


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20Chad9976 (1588) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: 10C Weizenbock

AROMA: Sweet fresh banana bread and lemon fruit. Subtle clove spice. Very pungent and enticing. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Lemony yellow; cloudy but plenty of clarity. Effervescence easily visible. Large, white, fluffy foam. Excellent retention and lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Strong bready flavor; blonde and amber grains. Esters impart sweet banana and bubblegum flavors. Lemon flavor is quite prominent, too. Clove is subtle, but makes a nice garnish. Delicious. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body suggests a lighter ABV. Bubbly but smooth. Dry/clean aftertaste. Very minor alcohol presence. Refreshing. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: An amazing, near-perfect brew and a premiere example of the style. A sleeper in beer stores everywhere. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 46/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.