Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by FickleBeast:
3.93/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
500mL bottle poured into my Duvel Tulip.
Pours cloudy apricot in color with three fingers of foam that quickly rush to the surface and fill the glass. Takes two pours to fit the entire bottle into the glass.
The aroma is full of a banana yeastiness. Banana really dominates, and it is quite aromatic.
First sip is punctuated with a sharp yeasty bite, followed by a ton of malty body. Wheat malt really shows through.
The mouthfeel is full bodied, almost chewy. Much fuller than I expected. For that reason, it is not quite as quaffable as I'd prefer, but it does expertly hide the 7.7% ABV.
I can't say I've had too many weizenbocks before (Victory Moonglow and Weyerbacher Slam Dunkel are the only two that come to mind), but this beer really is flavorful and full of character. I'd recommend this beer to anyone who is a fan of the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2010 03:28:03 | More by FickleBeast
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4.23/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I enjoyed this brew after a little run around the neighborhood this evening, watching some fishing shows on television. Since I think that Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen is one of the greatest beers ever created, any rating of Weihenstephaner products may be skewed. But I digress. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Pours a magnificent hazy yellow color, the color of hay. Decent soapy head of one finger which sticks around for a minute, leaving some lacing on the glass. Carbonation bubbles race up from the bottom to the top throughout the brew. Packaging is classic, no need to alter. Brewed in accordance with a purity law from 500 years ago. Thats legit.
Smell - Smacks of banana, cloves, spices, bread, and yeast. A little bit of funk to it
Taste - Very rich, banana and sweet spice flavor dominates the palate in what is a magnificent tasting brew.
Mouthfeel - Unlike the beer I drank earlier, which disappointed on mouthfeel, this brew's strong point is its mouthfeel. The carbonation and effervescence are excellent. Perfectly balanced, so drinkable, almost unreal this is a 7.7 ABV beer. The finish on this brew is awesome.
Overall - Just what I expected out of this brewery and this beer: excellence all around the horn. The Germans have this brewing thing down pat, and it is difficult for anyone to compete with them, at least in my opinion. While we Americans do have the IPA market locked up, I firmly believe that if you are looking for an excellent wheat beer, look no further than a German or Belgian brewery.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 02:38:10 | More by TheCondor
4.43/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on-tap at Bier Garden Asheville. Served in a tapered glass.
A- Pours a hazy light amber color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small side patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.
S- Good whiff of banana and spice. Slightly effervescent.
T- Tons of banana, bubble gum and spice. Wheaty, yeasty, rich. Cannot believe this is 7.7% ABV. Semisweet.
M- Milky texture with a proper amount of carbonation (medium) and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- A premium example of the style at a non-premium price of $3.50. What a steal. Asheville's Bier Garden isn't the first place I suggest to have a beer when in town but they sneak in some nice specials here and there and have a very decent selection.
Serving type: on-tap
07-06-2014 17:16:32 | More by Immortale25
4.48/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with a two finger foamy pure white head with decent retention and lacing. The nose is classic Weizen with spicy wheat up front along with hints of banana, clove, lemon, caramel, yeast, and grass. The taste is bold, spicy, and extremely rich with lots of sweet caramel malt along with hints of banana bread, lemon, clove, pear, apple cider, yeast, and grass. The mouthfeel is really thick and chewy with perfect carbonation and a nice tangy finish. Overall, this is definitely the most flavorful Weizen I've ever had. Having lived in Germany for 13 years and only recently re-visiting Weizens, I'm kicking myself. I've really become a big fan of these beers and will definitely stock up on this gem!
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 16:36:26 | More by beerdrifter
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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