Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.85/5 rDev +13.8%
This is without a doubt the greatest bargain in the beer world.An absolutely stunningly looking beer and everything else about this beer is perfect.In the summer after a hot day
there is nothing more refreshing on this great Earth of ours that is better to drink than
Vitus.Just fantastic stuff but be careful this beer is much to easy to drink with a high ABV-7.7%.I like this better than Aventinus but obviously you can't go wrong with either one.
07-31-2013 16:01:50 | More by edwado
4/5 rDev -6.1%
A: Straw yellow with a huge white head.
S: Coriander, clove and banana hit the nostrils all at once. Very spicy. Wheat begins to creep in with slight bread, lemon and citrus. Very spicy.
T: An overdose of banana immediately comes through along with wheat. tart citrus in the middle and finish with spice and clove and cinnamon interplaying with all these flavors.
M: Crisp and clean with a quick finish. Perfectly carbonated.
O: Relaxing. Very refreshing and easy drinking with a deceptive flavors! Delicious. /90
07-31-2013 05:52:50 | More by schwemjw
4.06/5 rDev -4.7%
1 pt .9 fl oz Bomber poured into tulip glass.
Pours a hazy bright golden yellow, with a very thick creamy white head. Has the look of a great wheat ale. Lots of banana, coriander, and bubble gum in the nose. I'm also getting some faint clove. Very nice smelling wheat. Taste is killer, huge flavorful wheat thats just dry enough but not overly so. Clean and crisp, alcohol is a little noticeably but that entirely fine with me. This brewery has it down pat, they've had enough time and time pays off.
07-30-2013 21:59:16 | More by screamking
4.69/5 rDev +10.1%
bottle into tulip
appearance: golden pale yellow with 2 finger white head
smell: coriander, wheat, cloves, citrus, lemon, dark fruits
taste: Amazingly balanced and refreshing, getting lot's of coriander and citrus notes, tastes a lot similar to the hefeweizen, just not as much banana.
mouthfeel: highly carbonated, medium bodied
overall: Weihenstepehaner is one of the worlds gerat breweries, never had a bad beer from them. This is basically a stronger version of their Hefe , absolutely phenomenal.
07-29-2013 04:32:34 | More by Roman5150
4.19/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates.
Peach, orange, coriander, wheat, and yeast form the initial aroma. Lemon and banana become evident, along with confectioners sugar sweetness and floral notes.
Flavor reveals more of the peach character, becoming sharply lemon and orange pith. Wheat weaves throughout, but the finish is fairly bready and a touch earthy. Notes of banana and clove surface late. Lots of great esters, but the malt backbone is substantial.
Body is moderate, with high, prickly carbonation. There's slight alcohol warmth.
So much estery flavoring, but the malt backbone balances excellently. Very refreshing, and hides the high alcohol content well until the warmth settles in. Wheat beers aren't my favorite, but this is delicious.
07-28-2013 20:32:06 | More by barczar
4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.
Appearance: Hazy burnt orange with initially towering white head that mostly recedes.
Smell: Banana, clove and ripe fruit.
Taste: Semi-sweet core of ripe banana, other ripe darker fruits and wheat. The clove is noticeable on the finish, along with lingering fruit and some spiciness.
Feel: Medium to full body that is very creamy and smooth. Finish dries up slightly.
Overall: Nice balanced Weizenbock, but the ripe darker fruits contribute a slight sickly flavor that keeps this from being as first class as I expected.
07-26-2013 23:43:43 | More by bsp77
4.08/5 rDev -4.2%
Pours hazy gold with any amount of head you want. My first pour was gentle and only yielded about one finger. Next pour was stronger and was 4 fingers. The head has great staying power. The lacings were alright but not as impressive as the head and retention.
Smell is banana and clove. A hint of bubblegum.
Taste is spicy cloves banana with some bubblegum on the back edges of the tongue.
Mouthfeel is medium with enough carbonation to enhance the flavors.
Overall another winner from this remarkable brewery. Not a style I enjoy as a rule but this example won me over. The alcohol was not prominent but it had an effect for sure.
07-26-2013 08:54:31 | More by Spikester
3.81/5 rDev -10.6%
A-I guess the label made me think this was going to be a dark beer. This is a rather bright, albeit cloudy hay color. Big, bubbly and frothy head. Coats of lacing.
S-Very spicy. Intense, nearly hot, clove aroma. Intricate yeastiness. Peppery. Hints of bubblegum and banana but mostly spicy and voraciously yeasty.
T-The flavor is more amiable. Its far sweeter, too. I get some sweet banana or even tapioca pudding with some boozy heat. Cloves are dialed back a bit. A tangy wheatiness finishes every sip. Light apples and pears. Complex and as the beer warms it slowly shape shifts.
M-The booze pops up but its no surprise. Smooth bubbles. Sweet middle but it finishes rather dry.
O/D-A neat beer. I had no idea what Vitus had in store for me. I found it to be pretty unique. Like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale or even a Tripel but I find the wheat base to balance and smooth out the flavors. Well worth a try at less than $3 a bottle.
07-26-2013 02:01:59 | More by VelvetExtract
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,554 ratings.