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Day #193 – Weihenstephaner Vitus

July 13, 2011

Got a good one planned for the blog today. The glass looks awesome too!

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Weihenstephaner is reportedly said to be the World’s Oldest Brewery, although I’m not too sure about it. Let’s look at some research…hmmm. According to wikipedia the Abbey can trace the roots of the brewery back to the year 768, as a document from that year refers to a hop garden the Abbey maintained. Very interesting indeed; I suppose we should add the distinction of the World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Brewery. That sounds a little better. The Vitus is the beer I shall be enjoying today. It is a Weizen Bock, enjoyed on draught with an ABV of 7.7%.

This beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a fizzy white head. It really does look rather nice in my brand new weizen glass. The swirls in the glass look cool.

Aroma is slightly soured grain with lemon citrus fruit and light clove spice. As it warms it is starting to develop a more pleasant flavor and aroma which is pushing off the grain nose.

The flavor is soured grain, some sweet fruit, and banana. Clove spice on the finish. Sweet bubble gummy finish. All in all this is a nice refreshing beer to enjoy on a particularly hot Texas day.

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Cheers!

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