Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by Stunner97:
4.85/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
*was turned on this beer by my bro
Appearance- beautiful golden yellow with a thick foamy billowing head, loads of vibrant carbonation stream rapidly up the glass, you cant get a more beautiful looking beer then this
Smell- bananas, clove, malty, citrus, all kinds stuff going on
Taste- tons of wheat flavors like banana and even citrus up front with a lot of malt sweetness nicely pulled in by nice drying spice and finish, really great flavor and balance
Mouthfeel- light bodied and refreshing, just very crisp
Drinkability/ overall- this beer is so incredible when it comes to drink ability i cant tell you its through the roof, never once do i feel im drinking a 7.7 percent beer, overall this is with out a doubt the best wheat beer I have had to date it has the wheat flavors but the bigger body and dryness I look for and enjoy in a beer, this beer is the proof for the non hard core wheat fan of how delicious these beers can be, i enjoy that doesn't have a lot of caramel that some of this style have, one I could drink all night at any time of the year just great stuff cant say enough from a great brewery
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2012 00:34:10 | More by Stunner97
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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
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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