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Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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4.28/5
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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:
#608
Reviews:
1,219
Ratings:
3,518
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
634
Trade:
5
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Photo of SFNC
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes, smells and looks like a buff Heifewiezen. Cloudy gold with a minimal and quickly disappearing head. The smell is banana, clove lemon and bubblegum, but tempered by a stron malt backbone. This one is pretty smooth for the ABV. Quite a tasty treat.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Half litre bottle poured into an oversized Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A: Colour was orangy golden, hazy. I expected a huge head to form, bit that wasn’t the case,
there was only a moderate amount of foam on top, not much lacing clung to the glass.

S: Yeast, clove, banana and esters.

T: Mainly followed the nose, but also added some orange and milky notes. The really impressive aspect was how well the booze was concealed.

M: Minimal carbonation, slightly thick texture, smooth.

O: Understated but classy, not much more to add.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Strong enough to have alcohol as a flavor, nice medium body and baking spices, clean finish, and then a bell ringer heat from the 7.7%

I place it in October on the beer calender, the wheat is a reminder of summer, the spices
and strenght just right for autumn.

Only the cloying bit of sweetness takes away from this beer for me, a very dry version would
be a masterpiece.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.15/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16.9 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice malt and maybe caramel aroma with some spice tossed in.
Appearance- This is a murky gold colored beer with a large white head.
Taste- A well balanced flavor that shows wheat and a great malt flavor. Very good
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation and a crisp finish.
Overall- An outstanding beer! I could drink this all the time.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,518 ratings
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