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:
#601
Reviews:
1,210
Ratings:
3,491
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
Wants:
251
Gots:
624
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,491 |  Reviews: 1,210
Photo of Lars3141
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nihilistic
3.1/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Samlover55
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle into Perfect Pint glass
5046 date code which i think is about a year old, have been storing since July 2016
L- pale gold, with huge fluffy white head, slowly receding into the glass
S- plenty of banana , green apple, bubble gum
T- starts off tart with green apple and pear, comtinues with bubblegum, and finishes with the banana clovi-ness similar to the Hefe
F- not as smooth as the Hefe, pretty decently carbonated, ever so slight alcohol kiss
Overall this a quite a complex brew, with layered tastes and contrasts, sweet and tart, smooth and rough, definitely happy to have drank this one

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Photo of mkh012
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally reviewing an absolute classic and a favorite of mine. Definitely overdue.

Poured aggressively into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass. A towering white head atop a cloudy yellow-orange body. Beautiful once it settles.

The nose, especially at first when the head is billowing, is absolutely magical. Banana bread, bubblegum, and grainy sweetness. A touch of grass.

The taste follows. Think Weihenstephaner Hefe on steroids. Smooth orange, lemon, biscuit, and lightly bitter clove.

Mouthfeel is creamy and medium. Perfect for a wheat beer.

Overall, world-class, easily. I still prefer the Hefe by a hair.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden hue, a little darker than a hefe. Nice white head. It doesn't dissipate completely but it does settle. The aromatics proliferate in banana candy form. Like literal banana candy, not candies made from bananas. It's mostly banana and wheat. I don't get as much clove, not that I'm complaining. The banana is a little tangy. There's a little bit of bitterness on the finish to cut it, with more estery bananas. Vitus is amazing.

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Photo of trperry
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mribbens
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Satorn
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of nobledust
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattXT
3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ronniebruner
2.81/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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

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

pours out medium straw color
white foamy head
nice lacing as beer recedes
aroma's of clove, and banana and spice.
sweet malty notes
the clove for me is just right
medium mouthfeel
clean finish.

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Photo of Yogi_Sanandy
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wafers
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

12-30-16 - Pint bottle poured into my Braustuberl mug. Slightly cloudy with Straw color and super frothy white head. Refreshing aroma with refreshing mouthfeel as well. Not-quite-lemony taste. Very good one. Low on the hops.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BaileyMitch
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of opieo
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A bit sweet. A smooth hefe. Strong banana and spice but nothing stands above the others. I would drink this regularly if drinking hefes. A really good hefe.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another very good beer from Weihenstephan. Smell is mostly banana, but also malty. Taste is more spicy than their hefe weizen, with a malty component to it. Feel is very good, not over carbonated but a little sticky. Finish is smooth. Overall a very enjoyable weizenbock that I purchase from time to time.

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Photo of yaron73
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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