Weihenstephaner Vitus
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Ranked #2
Ranked #1,482
4.28 | pDev: 9.11%
Saturday at 03:12 PM
Mar 02, 2007
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.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Rated: 4.06 by joran from Kansas

Saturday at 03:12 PM
Rated: 4.15 by MuratiDiL from Turkey

Thursday at 06:37 PM
Photo of wmeckley44
Reviewed by wmeckley44 from Tennessee

4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
It's the regular hefe just with more spice, body, and flavor. There's nothing much to say other than that. It's a bigger, more tasty version of the already perfect beer you can find everywhere, with the same heavy banana-clove-spice flavor. Terrible head retention, but otherwise it's a little darker and much more hazy than a standard, plus even more carbonation. I could drink it like water, and it's 7.7%. Lives up to the hype.
Nov 30, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 4 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 4.74 by sewerchewer from New York

Nov 26, 2023
Photo of Hephaistos
Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle, 7,7% abv. opens smokey, signs of yeasting on the bottle.
Poured in a proper Weihenstephaner glass. Hazey yellow colour, a bit more white than golden. Highly carbonated, small bulbs. Very vivid beer. But only a two finger white head of dense cream.
No signs of yeast.
Smells like a freshly baked butter cake.
Butter, cream, hints of vanilla.
Mouthfeel, maybe a lesser point of this beer, But at the end it is about taste.
A cross over in between a Weissen and a strong pale ale. Very enjoyable bocked weissen. Moderately biscuity, fruity an dyeasty. Balanced taste with only little bready aftertaste,
No infusions, just top quality ingredients and patience.
Really well done. I would have liked a bit mor punch to be honest. But no serious complaints.
Selling this in 500ml bottles is a bit dangerous though.
Nov 17, 2023
Photo of greenjeff4141
Reviewed by greenjeff4141 from Florida

4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bought in a bottled six pack at ABC in Central Florida.

Pours a hazy golden color with very little head which dissipated very quickly. No lacing. If you didn't know it was a beer, you might mistake it for juice or Tang by just looking at it. Smells yeasty and citrusy. There's also bananas and a bit of clove. Hints of candied ginger or something similar. Some spice, but not sure what. Reminds me of a witbier in look and smell. Mildly bitter and tastes very much like it smells. Pretty effervescent. Alcohol is almost non existent in taste, but high in amount. At 7.7% it lures you in waiting to mug you when you least suspect it.

This is the 3rd beer from Weihenstephan I've had in about as many days. This brewery knows damn well how to make a good beer. It's not flashy and you'd walk right by it on the shelf if you didn't know any better. It's another fantastic beer from a fantastic brewery.
Nov 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by Jcreason569 from Washington

Nov 11, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Nov 11, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Nov 09, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by JoshuaPerraton from Ireland

Oct 17, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by dd53grif from Michigan

Oct 03, 2023
Photo of mvanaskie13
Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a wide mouth grip shaped goblet: color is straw gold, slightly hazy, head is off white and presents 1 finger thick, head dissipates to thing ring on glass sides, limited lacing on the glass.

Smell is clove, banana, esters, stone fruit, weizen qualities enhanced.

Taste is more banana, clove, light esters, stone fruit - apricot is detectable, some light citric qualities, sweeter malt and bread, light toast, earthy and lightly spiced hops, hint of booziness.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, moderate spice/bitterness, lingering bite on the tongue.

Overall an excellent weizenbock - a double hefe if there was one with notable flavors and strength.
Sep 24, 2023
Photo of BillyNoonan
Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fluffy, creamy weizenbock. Pours beautifully. Fizzy,full and flavoursome. Wheat, sweet and heavy. Full of character, full bodied and delicious. Love it.
Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by Allurex from Kansas

Sep 21, 2023
Photo of NCSapiens
Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Yeast bomb with banana and clove esters, quite nice and a fantastic example of the style.
Sep 15, 2023
Photo of BillAfromSoCal
Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
White fluffy head more than 2 fingers high slowly recedes to a ring and intermittent film. Some lacing. Minor to moderate haze. Banana esters on nose and taste. Really like the heavy body with trace of prickly carbonation on mouthfeel. Really like tis a lot.
Sep 09, 2023
Photo of Mugman8
Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Beautiful looking beer on the pour....gold color, big white head and lots of fluffy lacing. Aroma is fresh bread. Taste is wonderfully bold and fruity (citrus, banana, dried fruits), but the finish is creamy smooth. Tastes more like a fruity wheat beer than a bock, but this is a World-Class brew, worthy of its reputation. Weihenstephaner is my favorite German brewer and this is the best of the best. Not too boozy, but 7.7% ABV is evident.
Aug 26, 2023
Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 3961 ratings