Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

3,458 Ratings
Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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.

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4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big fluffy snow-white head, thick and hazy golden body. Solid head retention. Active and lively. Color is a little sickly pale yellow around the edges.

Huge banana nose, sweet, yeast and wheat. Classic weizen aroma, and very clean and pure.

Flavor follows the nose in all respects. Extremely clean and smooth flavor, with big banana notes. Not a whole lot else: a mouth full of wheat and yeast.

Fairly thick (medium-ish) body, lively, with noticeable sting. Very drinkable.

This is an outstanding Weizenbock, and for a Weizen, it's a big, big bier, clocking in at 7.7%. It drinks perfectly clean and tasty. Definitely one of the best German wheat beers I've ever had. Consider it a must-try if you're a fan of the style.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Vitus is good...but its not in my favorite lane....there is much clove in the scent and in the taste. The beer poured a slightly hazy golden with big head that is leaving a spotty lace. The mouthfeel is medium in body with big carbonation. Overall its a good beer and I am glad I have tried it....but I would go for the other Weihenstephen offerings before going to this one.

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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazed golden color with a tight foamy head that takes it's time to settle down. Nice lacing as you drink it down.
S: Bready, tart apricot, ripe banana, wheat and toasted malt add layers of aromas down. Some meaty aroma come up from the depths and then the yeast takes over with it's robust character and classic doughy, estery profile.
T: Bread dough, fresh toasted grains, husky almost meaty wheat flavors are prevalent. Then the yeast chimes in with some banana and apricot esters and the hops give a nice floral and spicy balance. Alcohol is hidden well and all flavors keep in good clean balance.
M: Medium body with light, crisp carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is where it should be, mellow.
O: Awesome example of the style with such a smooth balance but noticeable strength. You get transported to old world Germany with this beer. Must try this beer if you like a flavorful wheat beer!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a couple fingers of nice dense white head. Not much lacing, but an otherwise attractive and true to style appearance.

Smells sweet, musty and yeasty, with banana and grass.

Tastes clean and bright, with smooth banana, lemon, lime, green apple and peppery spice. Well tempered sweetness comes in the form of light toffee and vanilla. I'm not usually a fan of traditional weizens because I don't like banana. But with this beer there are so many other intriguing elements that I can't help but enjoy.

Soft, smooth, creamy, sort of slick mouthfeel. Long, semi-dry finish. Really nice and full, but goes down easy. Too easy.

Overall, just an extremely well executed beer from top to bottom. Not really a hint of the big ABV, except for slight slickness on the palate, but I actually enjoy that element of the mouthfeel.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,458 ratings.
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