Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by TheLiterati:
3.5/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I am a die-hard Aventinus devotee, and nothing - and I mean nothing - can sway me from my devotion to that beer.
As if this near fanatical devotion wasn't weird enough, I am a big ol' hophead to boot. In fact, I've publicly declared my favorite style to be American Double IPA.
Still, when my new favorite beer buyer said "If you like Aventinus, then you MUST try this Weihenstephaner Vitus," I was like, "OK. Bring it."
He brought it. And I bought it. And you know what?
I'm only mildly impressed.
First, the color, as other BAs have noted, is light like a traditional hefe. Nice cloudiness, golden in hue, if not downright strange looking in my Aventinus glass.
As for smell...there's banana, clove, maybe a hint of dates and raisins, but not enough. And - here's where my enthusiasm wanes - no cloves. Also, there's a soapiness to the aroma that reminds me of perfume. Not sure I like this very much.
The taste is good, but not as complex as I'd hoped, and more like a traditional hefe-weizen than I'd expected.
The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety - quite pleasant, actually.
All in all, drinkable and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2008 07:41:58 | More by TheLiterati
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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
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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