Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
BA SCORE
94.6%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 3,481 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:
#602
Reviews:
1,205
Ratings:
3,481
Liked:
3,293
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
8.88%
Alströms:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
252
Gots:
619
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,481 |  Reviews: 1,205
Photo of sneaks2210
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy sunset orange with a white head that creates thin lacing and descent retention.

S - Peppery banana, clove, stone fruit, dense wheat malt, acidic fruit.

T - Hints of apple cider, cinnamon, banana, clove, bubblegum, stone fruit, very clean wheat malts, light pepper, with a kiss of citrus. The pepper comes out more on the finish.

M - Medium body, fluffy feel.

Super tasty German beer. A poetic marriage of flavors with a peppery hint on the finish. Awesome!...This is what I expect out of this brewery every time.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of ms11781
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a massive white head of foam rising to the top of the glass. The head dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a nice cap that stick around for the duration.

Big banana and spice aromas dominate the nose. There is a touch of wheat and some yeasty notes as well. It's pretty simple and straightforward yet done exceptionally well.

The taste follows along with the nose. Banana, clove and some other spice are up front and the dominant flavors and are back nicely by some yeast and more wheat notes.

Light body with soft carbonation. Crisp, yet smooth at the same time. The mouthfeel embodies the word creamy. Really exceptional.

This beer is truly outstanding. It is clean and simple and leaves no room for error. The fact that it's perfect is what makes it so exceptional.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Brabander
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer from my buddy Apophis666. Thanks Sietse! We have some good weather in Holland so this beer was exact what i needed to cool down a bit.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks very nice. Cloudy yellow fluid with a big head. Some carbonation in the glass.

Smell is soft and inviting. Taste is good, bread, citrus, creamy.

A good weizenbock which can be drunk best when the temperature is higher.

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Photo of bonkers
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a weizen glass, hazy yellow,/gold with very big head, no lacing. Lots of banana, clove on the nose. Lots of very ripe banana with enough clove for moderation. It has a sweet, lingering finish. This is an easy drinker, a damn fine beer, my new go to wheat beer.

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Photo of millelacsmark
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of scotorum
3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Label code is 002853 and that makes no sense according to BeerList's explanation, unless it's May 28th 2013. But the middle two numbers are supposed to be the number of weeks since the beginning of the year, so 85 does not work.

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Duvel pint tulip.

a: Translucent gold, tall inch plus high white head receded to heavy surface foam and lacing.

s:Mild citrus followed by a penetrating sharp yeast(?) aroma rather like photographic developing fluid.

t: Mild banana with quite a bit of bitterness to it. Very different, more like a Belgian than German style.

m; Lots of body,

o: Haven't had much experience with Weizenbocks, but this was a lot like a Belgian Farmhouse/Saison. The persistently powerful chemical-like odor while drinking detracted from the experience, although near the end it disappeared.

Disappointing, since this is rated so highly. Perhaps I got a bad bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of amalburg
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harsley
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

A-a cloudy orange with about an inch of white foamy head

S-smells of sweet banana, yeast, malts, citrus fruit

T-tastes of a yeasty sweet wheat maltiness with citrus spice, a little bitter hops balances it out

M-good carbonation, very smooth, full body with a sweet syrupy aftertaste

D-very refreshing after a hot day, even with a higher ABV this is a very drinkable beer and one I would gladly drink again

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Pours a hazy pale gold color with a white head. Wheat, lemon, yeast, banana and mild tart aroma. Wheat, lemon, banana, clove, yeast, biscuit and mild tart flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Yeast, lemon and banana finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Warren2621
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Modernrickk
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is of signature wheat beer opaque gold. Cloudy and hazy. BIG head if poured too fast. This beer is gonna leave a foam mustache for sure

Smells like wheat (duh) banana bread and spices up the ying yang - excellent aromas here

Taste is big malts upfront with a refreshing taste of banana and hefe like spices. Wow- this tastes real fresh when cold. After taste is brief really inviting you to have another big sip of this stuff - now that I think of it, it's a simple brew -

Mouthfeel is easy going and crisp at first - as it warms it does lose a bit of the carbonation that was really shining thru at first. Ima finish this bottle in no time!

Overall I think I've found a beer I can go to in any situation here . It's value is unmatched at 3 bucks a bottle . It may not be fresh but this beer holds up. I'm glad this is easily found in my neck of the woods and what the heck was I waiting for to try this!!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 3,481 ratings
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