Additional notes 02/02/23 (pictured)
Still an amazingly drinkable beer with rich, deep flavors that coupled with the alcohol offer once of those deeply satisfying experiences. Vitus has been a favorite now for the best part of 20 years for me, and I never tire of it.
Original notes 11/21/08
Thanks go out to stopbarking for the chance to crack this one. 500 mL bottle.
Surprised at the pour into the Tucher Weizen glass reveals such a light colored beer. A real butterscotch colored affair with a cloudiness and head that reminds me of a Hefe. A lot lighter than I was expecting despite the Weizenbock moniker.
After the relative initial shock of the pour, things get right into style quickly, and with some presence. Everything is there for the style with mild bananas and the really strong ester/alcohol notes present in the nose and the tastes.
Very pronounced edge to the brew with some lovely alcohol laden pineapple, pear and spongy character. Alcohol warms but is beautifully in check and balanced.
Delicious and very drinkable but I bet this could kick your ass! Respect all ’round.