Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
BA SCORE
4.28/5
3,491 Ratings
Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: 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:
#604
Reviews:
1,210
Ratings:
3,491
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
251
Gots:
624
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,491 |  Reviews: 1,210
Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ABabbidge
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Straw color with a slowly dissipating fluffy white head.

S: Citrus and clove. Some bready malt.

T: Citrus immediately stands out. An almost lemon-like sourness to it. Of course banana and clove are in there as well. Some light malt presence. A lot going on.

F: Smooth with a moderate body and carbonation. Fruity and refreshing.

O: I have had plenty of wheat beers before, but never one quite like this. I was very surprised at how fruity it is. So many flavors jumped out at me, but they worked together well. Fantastic beer.

 538 characters

Photo of boogerisu
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

**
05/25/2017

Bottle to tulip glass.

LOOK: bright gold color, opaque (50%), healthy white head that lasts.

AROMA: wheat, orange, lemon, touch of paste.

TASTE: grains, wheat, vegetable, pretty tasty but a slight funkiness in the finish.

FEEL: light, but sturdy beer. Excellent carbonation. A touch sticky at the end.


**

 334 characters

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

Photo of andrewh995
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an incredibly hazy yellow color with a white head. Smells of pronounced banana, clove, and spice. Taste follow the nose exactly with some citrus. Medium body with medium carbonation. This is probably the best Weihenstephaner beer I've had yet.

 249 characters

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy yellow with thick foam and mild lacing. Smells of banana, citrus, and floral notes. Taste is exceptional, full on banana, clove, zing of citrus, wheat notes. This is an great beer, tons of distinctive flavors and a great summer beer. Big fan of this one, tons of flavors and complex tastes. Medium feel.

 316 characters

Photo of drone
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lr300
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Slim_720
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjdc
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshJ
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaltofOH
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle coded 9516. Hefeweizen glass.

A: pours a turbid orange gold with swirls of sediment haze. Too thick to see any carbonation. Three fingers of pillowy white head. This is lighter in color than other examples of the style I've had. Head retention was fair, lacing so-so.

S: clove, citrus, ripe plantains, grain. Smells like a perfect hefeweizen. My only comparisons here are Aventinus and Moonglow, and although it has been a while, both of those seemed more complex on the nose.

T: thick, wheaty, sweet, orangey arrival. Tastes like what I imagine corn flakes would taste like with orange juice poured on them. I don't think I would like that, but I love this. Go figure. Bready and slightly phenolic. Zero hints of alcohol whatsoever.

M: thick, with probably high carbonation, but the thick body makes it seem very low.

O: As compared to Aventinus, that is a "truer" weizenbock; this is more of a bock strength hefeweizen. That said, there is nothing wrong with that! In fact, there is a lot to like about it! Fruity, mouth-filling, and strong. It is a bit simple, but is really a simple pleasure. This is creeping into favorite beer territory.

 1,155 characters

Photo of caburdette51
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vdub191
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-s
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ummswimmin
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,491 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.