Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by Pahn:
3.98/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: 2 inch fizzy white head, dissipated quickly and settled into about a millimeter of foam that lasted throughout. Minimal lacing. Pours a translucent but murky pale orange-ish yellow.
Smell: Weak smell requiring pretty aggressive inhalation. Smells like wheat beer and apple.
Taste: Delivers way beyond what's promised by the smell. Strong notes of apple and cantaloupe, with a myriad of berry/melon/fruit juice tastes popping up with each sip. The finish is tangy and sour, almost soapy. Near the end of the bottle, a decently strong banana flavor shines through. The fruit notes are alternately bright and musty, weirdly enough. The tartness gets less aggressive and more balanced as well.
Mouthfeel: Very nice creamy start, then giant carbonation and an extremely dry finish. Not my favorite way for a beer to feel, but not a flaw either.
Drinkability: The alcohol is barely masked, and the carbonation and dryness border on unpleasant. It stays dry (can feel it especially on the top of the tongue) for the duration of the bottle. I think it would be tough to drink too many of these, though I suppose you'd be drunk quickly enough, so perhaps it wouldn't be so tough.
All in all a very good beer, and a great value. Personally, I would probably opt for other weizenbocks or hefeweizens. That said, Vitus has an exceptionally big taste; the flavor goes a lot further than I was expecting. It's less refreshing than it is intriguing.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2009 02:33:31 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance is of signature wheat beer opaque gold. Cloudy and hazy. BIG head if poured too fast. This beer is gonna leave a foam mustache for sure
Smells like wheat (duh) banana bread and spices up the ying yang - excellent aromas here
Taste is big malts upfront with a refreshing taste of banana and hefe like spices. Wow- this tastes real fresh when cold. After taste is brief really inviting you to have another big sip of this stuff - now that I think of it, it's a simple brew -
Mouthfeel is easy going and crisp at first - as it warms it does lose a bit of the carbonation that was really shining thru at first. Ima finish this bottle in no time!
Overall I think I've found a beer I can go to in any situation here . It's value is unmatched at 3 bucks a bottle . It may not be fresh but this beer holds up. I'm glad this is easily found in my neck of the woods and what the heck was I waiting for to try this!!
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 02:59:09 | More by Modernrickk
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
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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