Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

3,466 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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4.37/5  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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Weihenstephaner Vitus


Poured into hefe glass

A: Golden straw color. Cloudy and hazy

S: Cloves, bananas, pepper and other spices

T: Hmm . . . Good, but more weizen than bock . . .

M: Decent for the style but could be more thick I believe

O: Top of the line Weizenbock. The wheat dominates but the bock end doesn't come through as much I had hoped.

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4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle, no date...

A - Bright as the sun yellow golden color, frothy white 3 finger head with nice lace retention, exceptional looker

S - Bananas and spice are the dominator throughout

T - More bananas, yeast, spice and some cloves

M - Light body, light feel, medium carbonation, smooth finish

O - Extremely worthy of its ratings and high praise. The ABV flys under the radar and has enough complexity to keep it interesting. Excellent beer!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the middle of the glass. Looks awesome.

Smell: Banana, clove, bready wheat, spicy, and yeastiness.

Taste: Same as above with a little booze and bitterness in the taste too. Balance to the banana, clove, and spices with the bready malts, sweetness, and yeast notes. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, some booze, medium carbonation, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: I haven't had this in a while and I forgot how good it was. Did I mention that all this goodness is only $3.50 or less at most places too. More please.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,466 ratings.
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