Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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5/5 rDev +17.4%
Thanks a lot to rtepiak for this brew!!
A: This has to be the palest weizenbock I've seen, yellow in color. Full four fingers of a pure white and quite soapy looking head. Retention and lacing are phenomenal like they were with the original.
S: This is what you'd expect from a weizenbock. The yeast and the wheat are in the front. You get a nice amount of banana bread (banana, molasses, toffee, breadiness, etc...), cloves, pepper, candied orange peel. Subtle strawberries. Complex, strong and inviting. Perfect.
T: As expected from the look of the beer, this has less molasses, brown sugar and general breadiness than most weizenbock, but they are still there. Very fruity with bananas and strawberries mostly. Light grass-like flavor and floral notes. Exceptionally balanced and tasteful.
M: Oh so light and fluffy, nothing beats the mouthfeel of weihenstephaner.
O: Although not my favorite brew I had (but damn close!!), I simply cannot see a fault with this brew. It looks amazing, smells insanely good, taste is awesome and balanced AND extremely easy to drink and the feel is super light and fluffy while not being watery AT ALL.
06-10-2011 20:53:11 | More by flipper2gv
5/5 rDev +17.4%
Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.
A -Pours a hazy golden yellow with a incredibly fluffy four-finger snow white head of both small and large bubbles. Leaves a ton of lacing.
S - Huge banana, bubblegum, and clove aroma. A little fresh baked white bread in there also. Smells heavenly.
T - Holy crap. This beer is amazing. Huge banana and clove phenol taste which literally dances around the palate. Hints of lemon as well. Backbone of extremely clean wheat compliments the fruit esters perfectly. Slightly spicy Bavarian hops carry the finish with a bit of white pepper and add a perfect amount of bitterness to keep the banana from becoming cloying. Flavors are all extremely rich and powerful. This is basically a really good Hefe turned up to 11 like Spinal Taps amps. If there was a way to give this a 6 for taste, I would do so.
M - Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation to keep drinkability high. Everything comes together to compliment the flavor profile. Again, just..."more" than a standard Hefeweizen.
O - Simply put, this is the best beer for the style I have ever had, and might just be the greatest beer I have ever had period. Just so very good. My very first "all 5's" review, as I don't see how this brew could possibly be improved. I encourge beer lovers everywhere to give this a try if haven't already.
10-02-2012 04:18:39 | More by TempeBeerMan
5/5 rDev +17.4%
Thank you Half Door for selling this outstanding brew on tap. What a treat!
A- Vitus is a cloudy, straw yellow with a big, bright white head with good retention of copious sticky, foamy lace. One's expectation of a slightly darker color is forgotten upon the first sip.
S- Wonderful, big, seductive Hefe aromas of soft banana esters, spice and clove phenolics, wheat, caramel malt and Juicy Fruit rise up from the glass upon warming. Faint notes of clover honey and vanilla are detectable.
T- The flavor of this beer, to me, is literal perfection. Caramel, spice, animal crackers, over-ripe banana, Juicy Fruit gum, rich honey-puffed wheat cereal. The finish has a pronounced chalky, powdery yeastiness.
The super-charged classic Hefe flavor is wonderfully opulent and concentrated. The lavish quality of the combined flavor, aroma, and body is simply alluring, and I was drawn in to indulge. This is my idea of beer pleasure, right here.
M,D- The mouthfeel presents a rich, palate-caressing medium body from the traditional decoction mash. The sweet, rich finish also reveals a slight, nearly imperceptible touch of volatile ethanol. Ideal CO2 level. Perfectly drinkable.
The Vitus is simply superb.
12-10-2010 14:19:05 | More by WhiteOak
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,527 ratings.