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:
#1,085
Reviews:
1,245
Ratings:
3,600
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
260
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672
Trade:
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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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4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Heftklammer
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of lastmango
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy yellow - orange color with a white foamy two-finger head. Heavy lacing. Aromas of citrus, apricots and spice. Taste of citrus, cloves, bananas. Little hop bitterness. Moderate body and effervescent. This is not even close to a bock beer. It is more like a boozy hefe. I like it!

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Photo of mfigueroa713
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdkitchi
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ckornmannn
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle. Hazy yellow, excellent head retention. Banana , herbal on the nose and taste. Medium bodied, smooth feel, just a little lemon and tartness. A bit of alcohol heat on the finish. Complex and wonderful.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,600 ratings