Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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4.13/5 rDev -3.1%
Poured into a tulip glass
A: Hazy golden with an off-white, one finger head that slowly fades. Thick lacing.
S: Citrus abounds. Bananas, cloves, Belgian yeast.
T: Follows nose with a whoosh of golden sunshine flavor. Light, citrus-y with wheat, clove and bananas. Drinks like a saison.
M: Medium with frothy carbonation. Just a cloud of effervescense.
O: Vitus was voted Best Beer at the World Beer Awards for 2011. Now I taste why. A great session beer. Very affordable at under $4 for a 750 ml. Recommended.
10-15-2012 19:02:28 | More by brewskifan55
4.24/5 rDev -0.5%
on tap at beer study in chapel hill. tulip.
pours a hazy yellow with an inch thick head. the smell is very citrusy and malty and hoppy, very refreshing aroma. real saisony taste. lots of lemon grass and citrus. good mix of hops and malts. very nice and drinkable. refreshing summer beer for sure. ABV undectable.
overall a real enjoyable beer that drinks like a saison.
10-13-2012 22:30:17 | More by Axnjxn
4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured from 16oz bottle into glass. Pours a hazy golden with thick creamy head. Looks fantastic! Thick foamy lacing and good carbonation. Fantastic banana clove hefe aromas. Some nice wheat malt and some slight slight mild hop. Really amazing aromas. Flavor is crisp bright banana wheat with a slight chewy almost chocolatey flavor. Really great flavors. Its just an all around fantastic brew. Well worth the price and just great flavors and drinkability. For under $4 a bottle, you should all ready be drinking one!
10-11-2012 02:26:00 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.
Appearance- Hazy yellow color with two fingers worth of lingering foamy head. Large amount of lacing.
Smell- Wheat malt and banana.
Taste- Strong flavors of banana and clove with notes of wheat. Some spice notes at the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an above average amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.
Overall- Delicious. Very drinkable. I really want this one again.
10-07-2012 22:43:42 | More by scratch69
4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
A - Pours a hazy sunset orange with a white head that creates thin lacing and descent retention.
S - Peppery banana, clove, stone fruit, dense wheat malt, acidic fruit.
T - Hints of apple cider, cinnamon, banana, clove, bubblegum, stone fruit, very clean wheat malts, light pepper, with a kiss of citrus. The pepper comes out more on the finish.
M - Medium body, fluffy feel.
Super tasty German beer. A poetic marriage of flavors with a peppery hint on the finish. Awesome!...This is what I expect out of this brewery every time.
10-06-2012 00:47:43 | More by StaveHooks
4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
A: Hazy light golden color. Sort of corn colored. Nice cloud white head comprised of small bubbles.
S: Lots of wheat. Some more earthy notes like... hmmmm thyme. A little yeasty.
T: Dangeriously light given the high (well sort of) abv. Some wheat notes, almost some belgian notes with a little mustyness which compliments the other flavors. A kiss of alcohol and the end helps provide a little sweetness that fades to a wheaty finish. Flavor is actually a little light I think.
M: Sits with a light/medium body. Bubbles are decently smooth but give way to a little sting. Not bad.
Overall, a great showing from weihenstephaner but not mind blowing. They certainly make the best wheat beers but I actually think their regular wheat beer or the dunkle are comparable to this one. The flavors are a little light for the higher abv but its still worth checking out.
10-05-2012 21:40:28 | More by Jamesthebrit
4.6/5 rDev +8%
A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a couple fingers worth of fast-fading head and quickly rising carbonation bubbles throughout
S: A bunch of wheat malts and Belgian yeast, which brings forward the usual banana and clove suspects along with other light fruits
T: Follows the nose, with the flavors jumping out more than the nose would have suggested. Very banana, clove, and wheat forward with the alcohol nearly unnoticeable. (at least until it warms up a little). There is NOTHING that could make a strong wheat beer any better. PERFECT
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not nearly as soda-like as the appearance would suggest with the amount of bubbles rising
O: The true alcohol strength of this beer is so amazingly hidden, I would have guessed that it was no more than 5% and it's nearly 8%! Drinks extremely easily and more like a regular hefe than a bock. Absolutely worth trying, especially at the price
10-03-2012 02:54:28 | More by BEERMILER12
4.4/5 rDev +3.3%
battle weizen-bock, ayinger vs. weishenstephaner vitus, phase 2 :Weis weis baby
classic weihen regal looking label, goddamn, I hate beers that friggin explode when you pop them, this has been sedentary in my cellar for 2 months, much like ayinger this has a sizzle head, that fizzles within seconds, more golden straw and much hazier than ayinger but the carbonation action is very similar, although the weihen is a little less gurgly. I like the hazy look of this.
well, being that this exploded all over my desk... it has that weihen musty-wheat tone mixed with the heavy banana tone, there is a slight seltzer odor here as well, it is pretty good.
the carbonation is sparkling, fantastic, absolutely like a soft drink but subdued, amazing mouth feel, this drinks like some sort of complex sprite, there is the wheat tone, the banana tone, the lemon twang, but has a subtle sweet finish totally balanced with the sour notes. delicious! the mouth feel borders on chewy but attains lightness, color me stupid and smack me on the ass how they accomplish this here... wow.
solid, great, awesome. Just a fantastic brew, what the hell took me so long to try this? Complex, easy drinking, has some punch... this girl blows you on the first date.
battle weizenbock this evening goes to Weihenstaphener! Ayinger is really really good but Weihen knocks it out of most parks, including yosemite...
10-02-2012 05:19:12 | More by Ego
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
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,544 ratings.