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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,649 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,649
Reviews: 1,011
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 167
Gots: 192 | 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 sevopie
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden/yellow in color with a mountainous fine white head.

A lot of fruit notes in the tongue, with banana, pears, apples, and clove as well. A hint of spices as well.

Oh man I dig this beer. A lot of the flavors from the nose carry over - especially banana, but there's a candy sweetness to accent it ever so slightly.

Creamy with a light to medium carbonation.

Just like their hefe, this one begs you to drink more with every sip. The only big drawback is that the carbonation is deceptive in that it fills you up without being heavy on the tongue. Another winner from Weihenstephan.

sevopie, May 18, 2009
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml single from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins. This beer has received a lot of attention from the Front Range, lets see how it is.

A: Much lighter in color than other weizenbocks that I've had. Dark straw color with a white head, tons of carbonation, loud beer, you can actually hear the bubbles. Lots of carbonation.

S: Banana, cloves, slightly mineral like in flavor, big time wheat presence, smells like a really really strong hefeweizen.

T: Taste follows the nose quite nicely, big time wheat flavors, sweet, huge banana flavor in there, huge on the banana, a pretty strong clove flavor as well, not as huge as the banana though. Slight citrus/lemon flavor from the wheat malt, and a hint of booze too. Really flavorful. I'm impressed so far.

M: Very bubbly in the mouth, medium thickness, for such a high abv beer it is pretty refreshing, slight alcohol heat as well. Foamy really. Goes down easily though.

D: Very easy drinking beer. Considering the alcohol content and the overall hugeness of this beer, it goes down very easily. A little lighter in color than I had expected, but still a nice beer. Very interesting!

pokesbeerdude, May 18, 2009
Photo of tai4ji2x
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle. batch number 5168. poured into weizen glass. tasted in late march/early april 2009.

very bright and vibrant golden straw color. cloudy with yeast. puffy meringue head slowly recedes to wispy thin layer. an initial ring of lace up top, but then just sparse splotchy lacing afterward. would've been a lower score, but the brightness of the color is really just too appealing!

aroma: fresh banana, clove, hint of citrusy fruit in the back. plus... cherries?! balanced by gentle noble hopping. yeasty bread notes. whiff of phenols.

taste: robust weizen flavors, this is basically a sweeter and more intense version of the original. (a good thing!) maybe a touch more bitterness to balance the stronger flavors.

light to medium body, smooth upfront with some astringency in back. fizzy but not overdone carbonation, which can be quite refreshing and helps give flavor lift.

hmm, i'm torn about whether this is better than the regular weihenstephaner weissbier. i suppose the intensity of the flavors and higher ABV cut down drinkability? bah, what am i saying? i could still drink this all day!

tai4ji2x, May 14, 2009
Photo of Schmittymack
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thank you "Reverend ColoradoBobs" for prasing this brew; I FINALLY tried it. Poured into a Pils glass; head was quite nice and stayed even after sitting awhile. Picked up a very nice citrusy smell and after two sips, was able to pick up banana and clove. The alcohol is quite disguised; I could get into MAJOR trouble with this one as you don't realize it's as potent as it is. If not for the alcohol content, I'd call this a sessionable brew. I could still find myself quaffing two or three in a sitting at home, though!! GREAT brew!

Schmittymack, May 14, 2009
Photo of DiabolikDUB
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into Pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden color with a slight orange glow. It poured with a huge frothy white head. It has strong aroma of banana and cloves which I expected along with some yeast. It has a spicy flavor which I very much enjoy. Some flavors I picked up on were banana, a slight mango, clove and I think I'm getting some ginger in there as well. Its a light bodied effervescent beer. Overall its extremely approachable for its higher alcohol.

DiabolikDUB, May 13, 2009
Photo of rajendra82
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Prototypical Weizen appearance, the pale body, the large head, and cloudy consistency were unmistakable. The aroma was also classic banana and clove, and was pretty inviting. The taste was a lot spicier than the Hefeweizen this looked like. The clove notes were much more pronounced and there was also some sourness apparent. Very light in the mouth, which is quite typical of wheat based beers, but it was quite a bit lighter than anticipated considering this is a Weizenbock. Probably the easiest to drink near 8% beer I've sampled. Way different than Aventinus or any other examples of this style.

rajendra82, May 11, 2009
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4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into my Duvel tulip because I don't have a proper weizen glass.

A: Much lighter in color than the Aventinus wheat dopplebock if memory serves me correct. This weizenbock pours a rich, hazy, amber body with lighter, golden edges; two-finger thick, creamy white head that is probably intensified by the shape of the tulip and sticks around for quite a while. Beer looks like a classic Weihenstephaner.

S: Prominent notes are ripe bananas, cloves, and a grainy, musty wheat bread aroma. Overall profile very reminiscent of banana bread - fairly sweet but balanced by the malt backbone.

T: Much like the nose - very prominent, sweet, ripe banana flavors dominate the start, followed by a twang of spiciness from the cloves. There are also faint fruit hints of rind-like citrus and apple. Mid sip, the malts come into play, with a lot of doughy, yeasty bready goodness balancing out the fruity introduction. Finish is crisp and savory, with a grainy malt note lingering on the palate while a slightly peppery flavor peaks overtop of any residual banana sweetness to round out the swallow.

M: Medium bodied with very good carbonation that is crisp on the tongue and leaves a slightly powdery sensation on the palate after swallowing.

D: 7.7% ABV means this beer packs a punch, but it is seemingly tamed at the first sip. However, a hint of peppery alcohol peaks in the finish as the glass warms; by the last few sips of the glass, the alcohol has really made its presence known.

Weihenstephaner does it again with their Weizenbock. I've been impressed with every Weihenstephaner beer I've had the pleasure of trying (Hefe, Dunkel, Korbinian and now the Vitus) and I'm beginning to think that this brewery cannot put a foot wrong. Superb flavor, and quite drinkable, I would definitely recommend you get your hands on a bottle of Vitus.

Buschyfor3, May 10, 2009
Photo of Parrotshake
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours lighter than I expected. I realise it's a weizenbock, but with visions of Aventinus dancing in my head, I was struck by how pale this is. Golden, properly wheat-esque; I shouldn't be surprised at all.

Your regular wheat beer banana and clove smells, with a pleasant yoghurt note and apricots, maybe even peaches with the skin still on. Very sweet.

More banana in the taste - liquid banana bread. Cloves, underlying rummy alchohol thing which complements everything really well - slight boozy burn which you can occasionally feel in your sinuses, even though it's not quite 8%. Peppery spice and noticeable but not overt hop bitterness in the finish. Probably not quite enough to cut through the sweetness, but whatever. Real tasty.

Realatively creamy mouthfeel, some champagne characteristics from a combination of the carbonation and the vague dry white wine notes in the finish.

Too sweet to drink too much of, and too heavy to drink after mowing the lawn (or is it..?) - this beer, I think, is a fine example of just plain great craftsmanship, and what you choose to or choose not to match it with is up to you. I still have half a bottle, and I'm definitely going to enjoy it, as is.

Parrotshake, May 05, 2009
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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy golden yellowish orange with a 1 finger head that fades rather quickly

smells very doughy bananna and spicey - i can pick up this is a higher abv beer

taste is rich and smooth with a bananna esters and some spice that is used in lots of xmas deserts i just can not think of it right now but i love it

mouthfeel is towards the heavier side but nice and creamy and plenty of carbonation that tickles your mouth

drinkability is a little lower then your avg hefe due to the heavy body

overall this one tasty beverage and another solid brew by weihenstephaner

jsh420, May 03, 2009
Photo of Patrick999
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a weizen glass very slowly, as this head was billowing with some serious quickness. Not dark at all, it looks like a standard hefeweizen. I was expecting some more color with a weizenbock. Still a great looking beer, though - carbonation is rising with ferocity here. Yeast addition clouds things up nicely.

S - Big rush of banana candy as I popped the cap. Sticking my nose in the glass, it smells like banana bread, with more banana than bread, actually. Clove is there but takes a back seat to the banana. Smells almost sweet, though I know the beer won't be overly sweet.

T - Bananas soaked in light rum, like a summery rum cake. Alcohol carries some bite - an amped-up hefe.

F - I like the softer feel, the bubbles aren't so coarse.

D - No surprise to me that Weihenstephaner makes a very good, drinkable weizenbock. Good when you want something like a hefe, but a little stronger. Falls somewhere between hefeweizen and wheatwine.

Patrick999, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of biegaman
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smoggy lemon peel yellow with a dizzying flurry of acrobatic bubbles. Vitus' head looked so enduring that its quick departure has left me pondering the disappearance. Even with the filmy haze smeared over its complexion the beer remains clear. Most Weizenbocks are quite dark but not this example; it is glamorously resplendent (especially against the light).

The aroma lets on that this is more than your average weisse beer - and bock for that matter. The phenols are intensely strong, disclosing a hint of clove but mostly just an array of intensely potent alcohol-based aromatics. The base scent is very bready with a heaping spread of banana puree. It's sort of like booze-soaked banana bread... only far more appealing than that sounds.

As far as flavour, the Vitus isn't too overwhelming. It sure is pleasant though. Once again, this trio of banana-like esters, heating phenols and fresh-baked bread disperse unto the palate. Other fruits, pear and apple, start to show. The generous inclusion of wheat keeps it medium bodied and as result, the drink is curiously refreshing for a beer of its strength.

There's a surprising amount of sweetness that survives the onslaught of grainy wheat, fruity esters and alcoholic phenols. The beer certainly rounds the bases in regards to mouthfeel, any given sip generates some combination of the above tastes and textures. Surprisingly, at no point does the alcohol ever become scathing or even distracting.

There's a saying around the parts where this beer is brewed: "perfect, sound, sweet - pure barley and wheat". If that isn't a dead-ringer for the Weihenstephaner Vitus I don't know what is. I've loved every one of this brewery's beers - even trying them all on this side of the pond. If Weihenstephaner is really the world's oldest brewery, then we've kept the right one around!

biegaman, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of Bcaulin
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a a wheaty yellow in color. Nice inch of white head -- dense foam. Not getting a lot of lacing, but the head retains for a pretty good amount of time.

Some banana and clove in those nose, but its not completely dominating. There are some subtleties here and its not a very strong smell.

Taste is just excellent. Very refreshing. No shortage of yeasty banana and clove. Definitely get some refreshing lemon and hops in there though. I'm not of huge fan of big banana flavors, and this one is still excellent.

Drinkability is really quite impressive for the style. At 7.7, you won't want to slam them down too fast, but it wouldn't be too hard. I hear people talking about this one all the time, and now it all makes sense.

Bcaulin, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice golden color, becomes an almost electric-yellow when light passes through it. Lots of white head that laces very well.

S- Not extremely strong, but cloves, banana, some spices from the yeast.

T- Follows the nose well. Bananas, cloves, yeasty spiciness. Very good.

M- Light bodied, smooth, clean finish.

D- Very drinkable, almost sessionable if it weren't for the 7.7%.

All in all very good and enjoyable. Worth seeking out.

LordAdmNelson, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of joepais
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this strange cult following assembled in from of the local beer store waiting for this mysterious brew to appear so I had to try it.

Bottle poured into the proper Weihenstephaner glass produced a finger worth of white head that seems to last. The body of the brew was a hazy straw color yellow.

Aromas of the typical German Weizen yeast are going threw my head Bananas, bubble gum and clove. The flavors are the same but with a touch of pepper in there as well as a slight hop bitter. There is a medium to full feel in my mouth with this brew with ample carbonation.

A great Weizenbock another brew I am sure I will be seeing again this summer. Extremely easy to drink and the almost 8% alcohol is nowhere to be found.

joepais, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of pinotboy007
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks like raw, yellow honey with a bright white cap that descends slowly leaving no lace. Obvious carbonation.

S - Raw banana, clove, yeast, & white pepper. Yum.

T/M - Delcious Weizen! Tastes like its aroma but there's an underlying complexity here that makes this brew a classic. The mouthfeel is dense yet refreshing with the carbonation adding to the enjoyment on this superb spring day in the DC area.

D - The 7.7% ABV pushes it but I'm there - this should be a staple beer in the fridge year 'round. Bravo!

pinotboy007, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of wagenvolks
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a Lowenbrau mug. First had & reviewed Vitus a few months ago after the incessant posting of the one and only ColoradoBobs, but unfortunately I lost the review before it posted. So...here goes again!

Classic weizenbock appearance with a hazed, golden straw body capped by a well-retained centimeter of spittle-colored head. Torrents of carbonation dispersed throughout. Lemon peel, banana nut bread, clove, wheat, and floral hops all balance superbly with one another in the aroma.

Vitus will not be denied! Great flavor profile, with a slick initial presence of wheat and caramel followed by zesty yeast and hops that drop notes of white pepper, clove, and boozy bubblegum. Finishes with a smooth, yet well-carbonated burst of alcohol and fruity yeastiness; body on the thicker side of medium. I suppose its not surprising how much I enjoyed Vitus; after all, it is a classic.

wagenvolks, Apr 15, 2009
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4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one in a bottle from the Charleston Beer Exchange

A: Poured a nice bright golden yellow color with a big white head.

B: Smelled fantastic with Many a fruity ester, slight alcohol and some spice notes.

T: Overwhelming spiceyness dominates. Alcohol is apparent as it should be for the style. Would like to see more balance in regards to the spiceyness vs fruitness but it wasnt bad at all.

M: fantastic mouthfeel just enough to give a good body without being too heavy. Almost perfect.

d: The spiceyness and alcohol make this the only one id want to drink in a setting. Not saying I wouldnt drink it again ever just not twice in a night.

ChemistBrewer, Apr 14, 2009
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 fl oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. Bottling code of 0408 on back. Comes in at 7.7%.

A-When poured, it looks like cloudy pineapple juice. Has a one finger head that dissolves into a smaller foamy layer that stays the entire time.

S-Spice, particularly clove, is the dominant smell. Also getting strong hints of citrus, banana, and green apples.

T-Lots of clove hit upfront followed a really nice citrus blast in the back. Banana notes make themselves known. There is a really nice bready yeast taste along with wheat. Also am detecting white grapes and green apple. There is a nice tingling on the back of my mouth from the hops.

M-Medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Getting some of the head on every sip results in a nice creaminess.

D-The 7.7% is extremely well hidden. A great beer that can be consumed year round.

Read about this one in the latest BA Magazine and I came away impressed. It is a great beer at a great price point ($2.99).

mjl21, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of Foxtrot
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour yields a very nice pale lemon yellow with a big two finger head. Head retention was decent with minimal lacing.

Aromas are reminiscent of its Hefeweizen counterpart. Lots of yeast, spices and wheat in the nose with a nice banana punch.

Without a doubt, this is a big beer. Abundance of bubblegum, and banana are present with spices and clove at the onset with a nice semi-tart finish. For a big beer such as this, it hides its alcohol really well. Almost too well.

Mouthfeel was full with ample carbonation to top it all off.

I gotta say that this was a spectacular beer, and went down really well for having a 7.70 abv. and has high drinkability potential.

Foxtrot, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of atpben
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured it into my duvel glass. Hazy orange color with about one inch thick head. Got lots of clove and some banana in the aroma. Again more cloves in the taste, banana, and some pineapple. Extremely smooth to drink with the right amount of maltiness. I love this beer. Highly Recommended

atpben, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of puboflyons
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 1 pt. 0.9 fl oz. bottle no. 5198. Sampled on April 8, 2009.

When the Monks first began brewing this the German Kingdom was just emerging, Benedict IX was the Pope, Byzantine rule was being overthrown in Serbia, and we weren't far off the Medieval Age. This is the kind of beer that the legendary King Arthur himself might have drank as he was saving England.

A - After I let it sit for a bit I served myself at or about the recommended 50 degree Farenheit. The pour was a cloudy pale yellow with a significant amount of foamy white head.

S - The aroma was of strong yeast, wheat, and spices with a mouthfeel that was sort of chewy.

T - The flavor is of hops, wheat, and yeast...very typical of a good bock beer. It was fabulous for its style.

puboflyons, Apr 09, 2009
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$3.29 for a 16.9 oz bottle. A "weizenbock". 7.7% ABV. Pours out to a cloudy straw golden, forming a decent but quick thinning white head with sparse lacing. Carbonation is moderately strong. The aroma is not far removed from unibroue...a potent mixture of apple and pineapple juice with hints of spicy phenol. Mouthfeel is brisk, tart, acidic, and medium bodied with a champagne like spritzyness. Opens with apple juice, followed by hints of pineapple and perhaps mango, then cloves, a slight burnt rubber tang, some bready (but not gluey) yeast, and finishes with some crackery goodness. Not ruddy.

Lighter in flavor and color than what I expected. Not dark malts here, just slightly bigger body. Kinda like if you were to upgrade from a domestic macroswill to an "ICE" beer with the letters XXX on it, this is what you would get in the world of Hefe's. I expected more dark malts and complexity, but for what it is, it's a decent hefe.

Mitchster, Apr 08, 2009
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4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a proper .5L weizen glass.

A: Very cloudy light golden and dark yellow colors with an enormous 2-3 fingers of white frothy head. Throughout the session, a small head retains just over the surface of the brew. Some smatterings of lacing on my glass.
S: Huge aromas at the pour. Cloves and other spices, wheat, banana and other fruity esters.
T: The cloves and spices are dominant and oh so enjoyable. There are plenty of other flavors, including dark fruity/berry in moments. The sip ends in some citrus and bitters. Metallic notes are barely present, but the balance of this big brew leaves them in the dust.
M and D: Medium-bodied and incredibly slick. A good dose of carbonation brings out the bold spices. This is an easy beer to drink, and the alcohol hides so well that I got a nice warming sensation afterwards that hit me right after the last sip. I've already recommended this to folks in town. I look forward to enjoying this beer again very soon.

washburnkid, Apr 08, 2009
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4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my .5L Erdinger Weizen glass. It pours a cloudy straw yellow with a large three finger, fluffy white head that dissipates after a few minutes to a thinner version of itself. When held up to the light there is a vortex of yeast swirling towards the bottom. This actually looks really cool. Smell is strong wheat with a kick of clove spice and a hint of hops. There is banana, white grape and green apple also present. The taste is a little tart with a kick of clove. All the fruits are present in the taste as well. Everything blends together nicely and all the flavors help show off the others. The mouthfeel is velvety and smooth. This feels great on the tongue and all the way down my throat. The carbonation is lively enough that it feels alive while I drink it. The Weizenbock and Hefeweizen are becoming some of my favorite styles and this one seems to be at the top of the list for this category. I could drink this all night and then have some more the next morning. Mmmm...Vitus for breakfast!!!

Big thanks to ColoradoBobs for hyping this every night on LNBA and to Vintage Estate for carrying it. I will definitely be picking up more of this the next time I am out there.

CrazyMacHarris99, Apr 07, 2009
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alright ColoradoBob, your shameless plugs for the beer finally prompted me seeking out, buying, drinking this beer.... and fearing for my safety if I don't give it high marks.

The beer pours with a much lighter-than-expected strong straw hue and ample carbonation that pushes a quarter-inch head that endures the session. Not as much haze as expected from a wheat beer either, in fact the beer is brilliantly clear with the first pour from the bottle.

Strong malt aromas of Pilsner varieties are accompanied by a rich, yet restrained, plethera of fruits and other yeasty character. The wheat is apparent but with in a back-seat sense to the malts. Hints of spicy phenols (clove) and estery (papayas, mangos, apples, and most of all pears) begin to set the tone as the beer warms. Unusual, yet nice to experience a Weizenbock that's taking on Maibock malt sensibilities.

Again, strong pilsner malts take the forefront with a clean bready, malty-sweet pillow. The wheat adds a delicate and varying sweet-bread taste (shortcake) while the yeast play a big part. Yeasty esters of papaya (not quite bananna), pinapple, fuggi apples, pears, peaches and other fruits that can be found in Juicy Fruit bubble guy come into play in a characterful and complex role (second pour now).

Very clean, crisp, and refreshing in the body-- definately makes for a substantial summer beer. Moderately full and expandful to the mouth; like Duvel, the beer seemingly evaporates in the mouth with a cotton-candy whimsy. Powerful malts veer away from cloying and oily, but toward bold creaminess and roundness. Without compromising drinkability, the beer fades nicely into a medium sweet-bready memory and a light spicy, hop-earthy linger on the tongue.

The beer had a definitive resemblence to Maibocks in the malt profile, but with the beautiful balance and complexity of traditional wheat beers. Is this a marriage made in a brewery (you thought I was going to say heaven didn't you?) Why aren't more breweries doing this? Note: the beer darkens as the subsequent pours are taken from the bottle, but the beer never takes on hazy proportions; maybe Kristalweizen-like (filtered).

BEERchitect, Apr 07, 2009
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,649 ratings.