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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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2,697 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,697
Reviews: 1,018
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 173
Gots: 212 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007)
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Photo of Traquairlover
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pint, 0.9 oz botle poured into a Weizen glass. This beer was really different than I was expecting, much lighter colored and much closer to a hefeweizen in most respects with less of a sweet doppelbock syrup mixed in. Still a very good treat.

A = Hazy golden liquid with fine lines of sediment swirling throughout after a vigorous pour, foamy pale off-white head is large with decent retention but settles a little quicker than in its little brother the Weihenstephaner hefe.

S = Nutmeg spiced grilled banana with honey, strong wheat smells, very assertive and lively. My mouth is really anticipating this one after the smell.

T = The taste is where this beer start to differentiate itself, but it is still very much like the hefe. It has thick sweet flavors with less tartness than I expected from the smell, fewer of the lemon and orange tastes than expected but quickly gives over to a sweet mixture of mandarin orange and warmed banana with a honey glaze. Finishes long and sweet but with a fair amount of nutmeg spiciness.

M = Medium-heavy bodied, nice level of carbonation with a mixture of foaming, good mouthcoating.

D = A very good beer but honestly not what I was expecting. It is not completely dissimilar from other weizenbocks, but it is a different take on the style with much more or the normal hefeweizen traits being preserved. Quite easy to drink though.

Traquairlover, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of bobsy
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm working my way through the Weihenstephaner range, and this bottle (picked up in Buffalo) is my 5th different one.

For all the world this looks like a hefeweizen, as a cloudy pastel yellow liquid fills a good portion of the glass, and a fluffy white head takes care of the remainder. Lacing is fantastic as the head slowly dies down to a heavy film which lasts the duration. The aroma is sweet, intense banana, mixing in with ripe tree fruit and spice.

Likewise the flavour has the intensity of a souped-up hefeweizen. Ripe bananas mix with brown sugar to produce a fragrant and sweet sensation on the palate. Cutting this somewhat is a tangy wheat backbone, which transitions into a graint, lightly alcohol inclined finish. Spice lingers on long after the last sip. All of this is nicely compliment by a full and soft mouthfeel with a vigorous carbonation.

As you would expect weihenstephaner do not dissapoint. Vius is a classic weizenbock, and stacks up well with the greats in the style.

bobsy, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of Celt44
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - a cloudy golden glow - like a sunrise over a misty Bavarian vale.

Aroma - Citusy lemons, spices - clove, nutmeg. Hints of plum.

Taste - Lite lemons, banana clove, hints of ginger spice. A touch tart. One of the best I've every tasted in the style..

Moutfeel - full and creamy. Beautiful.

Overall the best beer I've had in quite some time. I'm regretting I only purchased one bottle....back to Wegmans!

Celt44, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of cokes
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Milky, foggy, golden-orange-tan, with a tall stack of everlasting, whipped egg, lacy, white mousse.
It noses of nutty banana bread, drizzled with caramel and vanilla sauces, and sprinkled with cloves and allspice.
A wet blanket of lightly sweet, doughy wheatiness is laid across the mouth. Touches of wheat graininess pop up intermittently throughout the remainder of the sip. The focus shifts towards fruit, and denying the omnipotent banana bread flavors for a sec, muskmelon and golden raisins peek out. Ok, now it time to discuss the banana bread. And its a fucking monolith. Gigantic, spot-on, exact. It is what it is. And it is banana bread. Its a pretty general description of a wheat beer, but here it is in true liquid form. Through the wall of banana bread, some fragments of cashews appears, along with more definite colorings of vanilla, allspice, and clove. These three things gather gumptions as it warms, and help close it with a warm, spicy, sweetened sense of dessert. A tiny grassy hop note completes it, with a dash of cinnamon in the afterglow.
Full bodied with enough CO2 to nearly pass it off as a quaffer given its familar hefeweizen cues. It's not so much a hefe on steroids as one that's simply bred bigger and better.

cokes, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of nickfl
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - An inverted pour produces four fingers of mousse-like white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden-brown body. The crackling head settles slowly and leaves rings of lace on the glass.

S - A classic aroma of bubble-gum, banana, and cloves, well blended with an emphasis on the clove. A strong, perfume-like note of spicy wheat is backed by toffee and and a hint of noble hops.

T - Lots of bubble-gum and banana up front with sweet malt and slightly tart wheat. Cloves begin to make themselves known in the middle, balanced by malty toffee. Cloves and banana continue to coat the palate in the finish with toasty malt and surprising alcoholic warmth.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - This is quite an interesting beer and it lends perspective to the American wheat wines that have begun to appear in the last few years. There is a lot of intensity to the yeast flavors here that seems to be a byproduct of the relatively high gravity. The intensity of the bubble-gum and clove character isn't over the top, but if it were much stronger it would hurt the beer. There is a lot of malt backing the yeast, and that helps keep it drinkable. The aroma is excellent, but the flavor of intense, almost harsh, yeast is just not as well balanced as I would like it to be. This was a nice beer and I am glad I had the opportunity to try it, but I still prefer the lower gravity German wheats.

nickfl, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of drtth
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dating 5109 which translates to a date of the 5th in the 10th week in the 9th year or 5 Mar., 09. Chilled and poured into a 0.5L Weizen glass. A glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer pours out a hazy yellow gold color with a fluffy 1" thick head that begins to recede slowly. The color surprises as it seems like an ordinary hefeweizen and has little or no "dunkel" appearance. Filled with small streams of bubbles the beer maintains about ½" of the head even when sipping. The sheets of foam leave a ring and some leggy lacing. Eventually the head recedes to a thin layer of foam that leaves sheets of foam and lacing for most of the beer.

Smell: The aroma contains banana, clove, honey and wheat all "interwingled" into a fruity whole along with something that reminds me of tart green apple.

Taste: The rich complex flavor is much as predicted from the nose and has some sweet banana, some clove and some bubble gum along with traces of malt and some lightly tart green apple. The flavor is very complex as none of the flavors dominate and the all are taking their turns at showing off.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and silky smooth with loads of fine carbonation that coats the tongue. The finish is reasonably long and begins simultaneously sweet and tart, but then eventually fades into a lightly tart ending.

Drinkability: My first reaction on the pour was one of surprise at the lightness of the color and I wondered if I'd grabbed the wrong bottle. This is very drinkable hefeweizen/weizenbock and even before the beer was half gone I was wishing that I had another one to open this evening. I'll definitely be looking for more of this one.

drtth, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of ritzkiss
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml split courtesy of Bobsy, many thanks!

Pours a hazy straw, touch lighter perhaps than your average weizenbock, leaves some light lacing down the glass.

Nose is pear, apples, banana, light coriander and anise.

This drinks lighter and smoother than your average weizen, perhaps more of a hefe-weizen hybrid? Not holding that against it, drinks quite well. Fruity - banana, pear, apples. Spicy - anise, coriander, perhaps a hint of cinnamon. Prickly carbonation and a dry finish.

Quite easy to drink. Heavier on the spice than some but a nice fruitiness to balance it out, a sweet streak through the middle. Nice beer!

ritzkiss, Oct 17, 2009
Photo of weazal
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

S: Thick, bready spices. Feels like you could cut the aroma with a knife, wow. A lot of clove and banana with crisp apple/pear notes supported by some effervescent citrus.

T: Thick, flavorful, rounded experience. Everything in balance and hitting the right notes. The same aroma notes comes in full on at the beginning until the thick, soft body churns it into a lightly sour sweetness. Meanwhile the carbonation is almost providing a spicy experience with how prickles your mouth.

The flavor's are kicked up and pronounced! Maybe not the most intricate, but it's a delight to drink.

weazal, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of BeelzeBrew
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A :The unfiltered wheat are obvious in the appearance, looks the way it should, like a Hefeweizen or Witbier. Cloudy light orange with a quickly dissipating head which leaves very slight lacing that merely manages to cling to the glass.

S: The smell doesn't reveal a whole lot, but it's got lots and lots of zest, along with some very prominent banana and other sweet fruits and malts.

T: Fantastic wheat taste, very full bodied and sweet. The dominant flavor is banana and zestiness along with other sweet fruits and possibly some coriander in the mix, not big on hops at all. Beautiful balance.

M: The mouthfeel is heavy, almost syruppy. Very full bodied...like a banana milkshake, but of course, this is a beer.

D: Drinkability is fantastic, there is nothing harsh or offensive about this beer whatsoever, I'm sure even a non beer drinker could drink this one. The alcohol content is well hidden for it's gravity, but certainly there. Great beer and very reccommended!

BeelzeBrew, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of joozyboozy
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

it is a foggy dull yellow with about a fingers width of head that dissapates to nothing.

the smell is light but sweet. abit of a lemon scent to it.

the taste is also sweet with a high citric acid taste and a light hoppiness.

medium body with higher than normal carbonation but not harsh.

pretty high alcohol limits this beers drinkability along with the acidity, but still a good beer

joozyboozy, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of nms1987
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale yellow. Someone else said lemon color, that is accurate. BIG. ARSE. FOAMY. HEAD.
I was at a hotel drinking this and there was only a tall water glass to pour it into.. didn't really do the head justice.
the only other weizenbock I have had before this was Victory Moonglow which was fairly dark and sediment-y, much like a Belgian dark ale. This looks more like a regular hefe, which surprised me.

Lovely fresh scent. Some of the expected banana n clove but also another nice fruity aroma going on I couldn't pin down. Great nose.

Real tasty. I'm not sure if I would say weizenbock if I tasted this blind except for maybe a hint of alcohol and sticky sweetness on the tail end of the finish. The alcohol hint amplifies the expected clove/spice flavors typical to hefes. Very fresh tasting. The body to this is wonderful. The body is medium/heavy because of the 8pct ABV but the lightness and freshness of the flavors makes it feel so much lighter.. almost sessionable : )

Nice mouthfeel, somewhere in between crisp and creamy. I keep wanting some more. EDIT-Now that I've gotten more yeast into my glass the mouthfeel is quite smooth

Very drinkable in taste, I keep wanting to take another sip. The only thing that would hold me back from that is that by the end of this pint-bottle I am feeling a little "full". But this beer feels so crisp and fresh for a bock strength beer. Great stuff

nms1987, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of darklordlager
3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The BA forum famous Weihenstephaner VITUS! Picked up last weekend at Discount Liquor on Oklahoma in Milwaukee.

"Brewed under the purity law of 1516 7.7%"

Poured into a Weizen glass. Pours a dark lemon color, with a strawberry hue. Much lighter than expected, as I was thinking something along the lines of Aventinus which is substantially darker.Beautiful slightly off white color head, fine bubbles that provide some stickage.

Smell is of bubblegum, cloves, BIG banana, not unlike a mild potpourri.

Tastes kind of like a banana smoothie! Very creamy and smoooth mouthfeel. Sweet Bananas are immediately evident followed by clove and other generic spice. Starts to open up quite a bit more as it warms.

Drinkability- Kind of heavy to have more than one of these pint bottles of, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Maybe it's because I haven't been that into wheats lately, or my expectations were put up a bit too high--didn't quite match my expectations, yet still a great brew!

darklordlager, Sep 27, 2009
Photo of corby112
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with hints of dark ripe banana and cloudy golden yellow hues when held to a light source and a 2 finger frothy white head that slowly fizzles into a thin cap.

Nice spicy clove aroma with a very prominent citrus peel presence. Hints of orange, lemon and grapefruit as well as a very nice ripe banana scent. Smells slightly tart. Awesome!

Extremely well-balance beer that's on the fuller side of medium body. A perfect amalgam of spicy clove, sweet citrus fruit, corriander and ripe banana notes. The spicy cloves are pretty prominent up front followed by a a perfect blend of lemon peel, orange peel, ripe banana and subtle hops. There is also a very nice slight tartness in the dry finish. This is a complex beer that is extremely drinkable and refreshing. Highly recommended!

corby112, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - This caught me completely off-guard. I was expecting a dark beer, as per all other weizenbocks that I have had. Pale hazy yellow color. A lot of head, no lacing.

S - Bananas and cloves - especially the cloves. Touch of lemon pith

T - Initially, there is a lemon and banana flavor. Followed shortly by the cloves. Then it becomes a very mild watery taste. The aftertaste is some bready, biscuity notes. Not really any bitterness. This is hard to top.

M - Smooth, thick, very refreshing.

D - Excellent! I could drink this all day!

mrasskicktastic, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 500ml bottle poured into my Weihenstephaner weizen glass. Vitus appears a hazed rich straw yellow color with about three fingers of cloud-like bone white foam. Aromas and flavors are made up of toasted nutty wheat, bananas, a decent amount of caramelized malts, mild milk chocolate notes, banana bread, yeasty, citrus notes. Approaching full bodied with adequate carbonation. Yet another world class offing from Weihenstephanerer.

ClockworkOrange, Sep 24, 2009
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz into oversized pint glass.

Massive, 5+F frothy white head atop of an opaque deep yellow body - like dropping a couple ounces of tea into a lemonade. Head fades to steady film, w/just a touch of lacing.

Smell is really rich - overripened bananas, clove, and a dash of pepper.

Flavor was a little lighter, but reminded me of thick, wheaty banana bread with nuts. Little bit of spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel was creamy - on par with an english stout up front, but then finishing with some of the bite a hefeweizen would bring. Nice carbonation level.

Most definitely an easy drinker at 7.7. Enjoyed it thoroughly (and too quickly!), and will be picking up more in the future.

BeerImmediately, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a weizen glass. This brew pours rather light for the style and with just a moderate haze. Not overly cloudy and somewhat golden in color. A inch of dense soapy foam sits atop, offering strong retention and lacing.

Typical Bavarian nose with banana, clove and wheat. A touch more sweetness is noted vs. a standard strength offering and cleaner notes of banana are evident in a light perfume sense. Touch of sour yeast intermingles with bready wheat notes with some agitation after the head settles. Nice.

Malt notes of the nose are evident in the flavor as well. Bready and lightly coarse with a firm spice. Clove and allspice make this a nice wintery version of a Hefeweizen. Slightly sweet yet doesn't have a viscous mouthfeel to it, allowing for a long finish of bread and spice. Sweetness is never cloying however, and does mask the ABV quite well.

Basically a supercharged Hefeweizen, vs a Dunkel such as you find with Aventinus, which offers more complexity in flavor. A different approach and rather well done. Very drinkable and quite enjoyable.

HalfFull, Sep 21, 2009
Photo of northaustin
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a scnifter. pours a thick golden yellow with two fingers of white head. some spotted lacing.

smell is a very powerful combination of wheat and fruity yeast. very pleasing.

for a beer of this abv it tastes surprisingly like most standard hefeweizens. the alchohol is masked well but it just doesnt have any unique flavor characteristics of its own. still not bad though.

mouthfeel: very light. doesnt leave anything too noticeable or overwhelming.

drinkability: very sessionable. could be drank in the sun or inside. easy to drink with a well masked high abv. and affordable. i recommend it to all

northaustin, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of r0nyn
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a 0.5 liter hefeweizen glass.

Looks just like its cousin, the Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, and that's a good thing. Golden yellow, maybe a teeny tiny bit darker than the Hefe, and very pretty to behold. Head is voluminous, receding downward into a half-inch thick cloud of white bubbles. Smell is absolutely amazing. Sweet, but not too sweet, with nuances of banana and citrus at first, then the malty goodness.

Seconds after it hit my tongue, I thought I was drinking a hefeweizen. After a few more moments though, the more assertive flavor of the weizenbock shone through. I could definitely pick out the roasted malts along with a more pronounced citrus kick. The finish isn't as bready or chewy as the Hefe, but it still goes down smooth as silk. I couldn't taste the 7.7% ABV at all, which pleased me, since I'm not such a big fan of tasting alcohol in my beers. There isn't very much carbonation at all, but it still has that big-bodied feeling.

On the whole, another excellent brew from Weihenstephaner. I could easily drink another three or four of these in one sitting, though I'm not sure that's such a good idea since it *is* stronger than the Hefe. Will probably have to do a parallel taste test in the future with the Hefe, just for comparison's sake. And with how tasty both of these beers are, I think that'll have to be pretty soon.

r0nyn, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of PerzentRizen
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! This is my new favorite german produced beer! I loved the Weihenstephaner Weissbier but this is absolutely amazing! How can they pack that much great beer into one bottle?

Poured into a brandy snifter at 42 degrees this beer is a hazy straw color with a frothy lacing top. This beer actually glows a bit in the light, beautiful! The color is a bit light for the style but gorgious nonetheless.

The aromas are AMAZING! There is a lot of intense banana, citrus - lemon, orange, coriander, passion fruit, and white pepper. Each aroma fills the nose and seems to move through you - this is one of the best smelling beers I've ever had!

The taste is lightly acoholic, sweet, fruity, and there is plenty of coriander and banana on the tongue. Lots of tropic fruit esters seem to play with the senses. The yeast of this brewery is sublime - I need to buy some to do a homebrew batch of this beer.

The mouthfeel is perfect for a weizenbock. There is a viscosity that says, "hey I'm here to party," but it also says, "don't worry I'm not too thick." The alcohol keeps this beer just about the perfect consistency.

Drinkability might be hampered by the fact that you will want to smell this beer for hours but between the flavors and mouthfeel you'll have no problem making 1, 3, or even 5 of these disapear before you can say V.I.T.U.S.!!! Epic!

PerzentRizen, Sep 12, 2009
Photo of danielharper
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Yellow-orange body, very thick white foamy head. Hazy, with some effervescence. Lighter than expected.

Smell: Strong yeasty citrus up-front. Some hints of malt and grains buried beneath.

Taste: This is fascinating. At first this tastes like a standard hefe, with a citrus yeastiness and a sweet aftertaste, but very quickly the beer changes character, leaving a maltier and roastier aftertaste. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, some chewiness due to yeast, about as expected.

Drinkability: Quite enjoyable. Weihenstephaner's clearly been doing this a while...

danielharper, Sep 10, 2009
Photo of beveritt
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 500 ml brown bottle into a wiezen glass. Label is typical of Weihenstephaner, classic and simple. No freshness date, but 7327 is printed on the back label. I picked this up a few months ago in Indiana.

Appearance: Pours with a massive 6 fingers of nearly white head. This settles slowly, eventually dropping to a puffy and uneven 2 finger coating of foam. Some spotty lacing. The beer itself is a hazy, pale yellow with hints of orange. A well compacted ring of sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Wheat twang, slight sourness. Some honey notes.

Taste: Sweetness upfront, sticks around well into the sip. Mild orange Crush like flavors in the finish. Overall, slightly acidic feel.

Mouthfeel: Significant carbonation bite typical of German wheat beers. Body is good.

Drinkability: This one certainly hides the ABV well. I honestly think that if someone were to present this to me as a standard hefeweizen, I wouldn't know the difference.

beveritt, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of smcolw
3.18/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Strong four-finger head. Good, spotty lace on the glass. Very cloudy. The liquid is straw colored.

Okay, something must be wrong. I smell creamed corn. I guess there is light wheat in the background. Very unusual nose, not exactly unappealing, but not expected either.

A smooth bodied beer--heavy body and light carbonation. The flavor is different from any other beer I've ever had and I can't say that I like it. There are elements of bocks and wheat beers as to be expected. There is a soured sweetness that takes some getting used to. The creamed corn remains and detracts from the flavors. Yet, it is a complex offering. Lots of cream flavors.

I can't recommend it, but I know that it is different enough to seek out to try something very different.

smcolw, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of apbarwood
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank very similarly to their hefeweissbier. A pale golden color in the glass with a voluminous white head that evolved into a nice thin head that clung to the sides of the glass. The aroma and flavor was very similar to a tradition hefe, with perhaps a more pronounced citrus quality and a drier finish. It's full bodied yet light on the tongue due to it's high carbonation. I found it highly drinkable in spite of it's higher ABV which was really well managed.

apbarwood, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of mothman
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours 1 finger of white head. Fades down quick leaving no lace. Color is a very hazy yellow.

aroma: wow, the aroma rocks. It is like a hefe plus more. Banana, cloves, nuts, malts, caramel. Simply awesome. I want to drink this really bad.

Taste: Big malt backbone with the hefe taste up front. Again, bananas, cloves, nuts, and caramel. I am already falling in love with this beer. It is simply amazing. It is more than a hefe and I love hefes.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and creamy. A lot of carbonation for the light to medium bodied beer. Ends with a sticky hefe type aftertaste.

Overall, I was very impressed with this beer. It was a lot more complex than I thought it was going to be and was so drinkable. I want to buy more of this but it isn't available in MN. Definitely a great beer!

mothman, Aug 31, 2009
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
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