Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by AlexanderSelby:
3.93/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was one of those beers I happen to pick up (in this case because I am trying to expand my German Beer cred) and get all excited about, and rush to the computer to see if I'm the only one. Clearly not!
This has an out-of-this world head. In any other beer may be off-putting and confusing, but in this beer, the straw yellow contrasted to the creamy white works. I am not getting that big ripe banana aroma that I would have hoped for, in fact, I get a touch of skunkiness and booze. The beer tastes big, but balanced. Huge banana flavor and a unique spiciness, almost hot, but not quite.
Having finished this beer while writing this review, I am excitingly buzzed. I feel like my body reacts to the alcohol in every beer differently, and this one brings me up. Perhaps it is the exaggerated fruitiness that tricks my metabolism into thinking I am eating a banana, but either way, it is great. But beyond that, speak strictly about the brew itself, I love the way I am simultaneously blown-away by the big flavors and comfortably enticed by it's balance.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2012 02:20:10 | More by AlexanderSelby
More User Reviews:
4.26/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap @ Library Alehouse.
A: Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a half-inch thick white head which fades slowly to a thin cap and leaves spots of lace.
N: Estery, cloves, bananas, wheaty, faint bacon.
T: Sweetish malts balanced well with estery fruits, bananas, cloves, with a mild ABV heat and a nice woodyness.
M: Medium body and semi-medium carbonation. Fruity, estery and wheaty finish.
O: Hard to describe how intricate this beer is. Almost a cognac-like thing happening which is probably from a magical combination of the wheat and malts. An interesting "big" weizen. Again, why have I not tried this before. Really liked. Give it a try.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 02:01:52 | More by wethorseblanket
3.89/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. I had purchased this one evening at Hunger 'n' Thirst when Mughugger was working in the bottle shop. I am listening to Black Sabbath as the accompanying soundtrack for this one.
From the bottle: "WBA 12 [-] World Beer Awards [-] World's Best Wheat Beer Strong"; "The world's oldest brewery [-] Since 1040".
I began the pour, only to be be surprised by its light color. I do not know why I was thinking that it would be dark in color, but I was startled all the same. I got a dense finger of bone-white head with good retention as a result. Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a Hefeweizen, especially in terms of the banana esters, although I got some clove, but accompanied by a bit of heat. I was ready to sneeze. Mouthfeel was medium. I initially thought to myself "Hefeweizen! Burned again!" since I am not a big fan of the style, but then the heat kicked in and I realized why this was a Winter beer. Bananas + heat = Bananas Foster! Man, I really dug it in Advanced Foods in HomeEc when we did flambe desserts. Hit the lights, get some fire going and serve. In this case, I was getting ready to hit the deck! It was like a rabbit punch. I did not see this coming, despite the label. Finish was dry, mainly thanks to its inherent heat. Phew! Sabbath plays on while I may be played out.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:22:52 | More by woodychandler
4.14/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.
Look: Hazy, cloudy rusted wheat yellow body. Rocky white head that pretty much doesn't recede. Lacing is minimal.
Aroma: Boozy right away, then bready, yeasty, and fruity with mostly banana.
Taste: Much like the aroma. The alcohol really comes out early before becoming very grainy with loads of bready notes. Banana throughout.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.
Overall: Excellent taste and aroma, very boozy though.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 20:57:53 | More by JuicesFlowing
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,481 ratings.