Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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Reviews by olimpia84:
4.85/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured the 16.9oz bottle into my Weizen glass. Like most Weihenstephaner products, the presentation of this beer is amazing with a brown and gold label.
A: intriguing glowing opaque golden/amber color with some carbonation in its body. A beautiful foamy and spongy four finger head that was glowing white decorated the top of my Weizen glass and lasted for quite a bit. Decent ornamental lacing left throughout the glass.
S: a beautiful combination of wheat, banana, fruit salad, sweet malts greet your nose and cordially invite you to try this beer. The aforementioned aromas are very well balanced and just about right in terms of intensity.
T: this beer tastes like a Hefeweizen but with a whole lot more flavor 'packed' in. As soon as you take a sip your palate will feel and enjoy an exuberant combination of wheat (predominant taste), banana, hoppy touches, sweet malts, sweet cereals, caramels, spicy cloves and ends with a slight bitterness that is never offensive and actually adds to the experience. This is the perfect example of how a beer can pack a great number of flavors and balance them in such a way that ends up being an enjoyable experience.
M: very smooth and drinkable, medium body and medium carbonation. The alcohol level is disguised fairly well.
O: this is it ladies and gentleman... Bayerische Weihenstephan has come up with an impeccable formula on how a beer should be made. This beer excels in pretty much every category and makes for an amazing experience. Even better, this beer is fairly accessible so it must be part of your fridge at all times. The excellent combination of flavors/aromas make up for an incredible experience that it's really hard to describe unless you try this beer. Highly recommended and definitely worthy of a 'world class' nomenclature, at least in my opinion!
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 00:13:18 | More by olimpia84
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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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