Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our light-coloured, spicy single-bock, “Vitus” is saturated with fine yeast and a creamy foam. It is a specialty with a round character based on the extra long storage time. The fruity smell of dried apricots joins aromas of citrus, cloves and hints of banana. Full-bodied and sparkling with an effervescent mouthfeel. Thus, the Vitus does not taste like a typical Bock beer but more like a noble, fruity wheat beer. Perfect with red meat, strong cheese and also able to guide desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,105
Reviews:
1,248
Ratings:
3,607
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
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Photo of AllOfTheCats
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mishi_d
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange color, white head, fruity aroma with notes of banana, apricot and cloves, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, full body, average carbonation.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of eafowler7
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I was very surprised to find this beer in a liquor store in Ankara, Turkey. As despite 3 years previously living in Berlin Germany, and travels through Bavaria this one had never previously crossed my radar.
This beer is honestly 'Epic!'; one of most delicious and enthralling beers I have EVER had. Weihenstephaner was already long a favourite brewer of mine, a treat now and again, but this Vitus takes it to a different galaxy. Certainly one of the Top-5 beers I have ever had. If you ever see Vitus for sale, yes, buy some!

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Photo of VoodooBear
3.57/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 330mL brown bottle with no freshness dates, served in a weizen glass.

Appearance: Thick, three finger head that stays around for a while but doesn't' leave much lacing. Crisp, hazy yellow color.

Smell: The aroma is sweet with a strong, ripe banana scent, cloves, green raisins, and dried fruit.

Taste: Sweet citrus and spicy cloves up front with alcohol and banana at the end. A well balanced flavor profile; fruity yet spicy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Goes down smooth.

Overall: A bit too much alcohol keeps this from being a perfect example of the style. Which is not surprising considering who makes it.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice! Pours hazy and golden with a substantial fluffy white head. Nice aroma of banana and orange, spice and peach. Flavor is well rounded, as is the feel, with fruity, wheat, and spice notes all rolled together in a satisfying bow. Floats over the tongue and into the gullet.

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Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timon
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The prettiest beer I've ever seen in a glass. The only one that even comes close, imho, is their Kristal beer at 7.5%. Looks like 22-24k gold with the occasional bubble coming up and a bit of head for a while. Smell is of blackened banana walnut bread. Taste follows closely but is a bit warmer due to the alcohol. Very, very nice. Another winner from the kings of German beer.

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Photo of Magnapinna
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZAP
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma brings notes of overripe or borderline spoiled banana...flavor has a bit of lemon...mild cloves..ripe banana..a bit tart on the finish...

Ample carbonation.....a bit spritzy....a brighter take on a weizenbock lacking the darker color and bready, dark fruit notes of most in this style.

Still enjoyable but I prefer a bit more breadiness and dark fruitness in this style.

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Photo of Wilderness805
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbiello
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy appearance as a good weizenbock should be. Banana and clove on the nose, as is appropriate. Banana definitely overpowering the clove on both the nose and taste.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ratthakhet
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csrusher
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of robotic_being
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.54/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice creamy head, light copper color with cloves and spice forward in the taste. Wheat keeps this bock light and lively. Not an overly malty bock, very refreshing.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Amendm
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yellowish hazy translucent straw colour with a 1 finger creamy white head that thins and lasts.
The bready banana smell from the yeast is similar to their Hefenweizen and Dunkelweizen.
I think the malt bill on this one is different, wheatier, semi-sweet and more forward to the taste.
Fruit flavors are present and the alcohol is noticable as a mild astringency. Spice replaces hops at the finish.
Medium rich somewhat oily mouthfeel, light to medium CO2 livens up as it dries and warms from the alcohol.
Warms well and smooth to drink. The spice and booze are balanced between the malt and bready yeast.
Thats 3 big hits in a row, I must try more.

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Photo of Viaduck
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy amber body with a very generous, thick, creamy head. Very pleasant aroma: banana & ripe fruit & clove. Taste is the perfect amount of sweet balanced out with slightly salty & an even slighter amount amount of bitter. Flavorwise, it couldn’t be much better: banana, apricot, clove, citrus & spice & wheat. Luxurious mouthfeel, perfect amount of carbonation & alcohol to entertain the tongue & gums. Doesn’t taste or look like a porter but definitely one of my favorites.

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Photo of JustCamIt
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,607 ratings