Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Weihenstephaner VitusWeihenstephaner Vitus
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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.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-02-2007

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Ratings: 3,477 |  Reviews: 1,205
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very cloudy light orangish yellow. Big frothy head that remains.
Smell: Banana bread.
Taste: Fruit, spice, and bread.

Excellent. The look is almost murky. On top of the ultra-cloudy hay colored brew is a huge frothy head that stayed the course. The smell is overwhelmingly banana, and seems just like warm banana bread. The taste is more complex, but harder to put my finger on it. I picked up fruit and bread wrapped in a spiciness. The total package is great. I will get this again.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a moderately hazy golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of doughy wheat, banana and yeast, classic Weihenstephaner; these wheat beers small really good. Flavor of semisweet wheat, clove, apple and pear juice, turns drier with a slight tartness and grassy hops before finishing with light wheat and estery fruit juice. Medium bodied with peppery active carbonation. One of the last of the wheat beers from this brewery I've had the pleasure to drink and certainly one of the best ones. Interesting flavor progression with a pleasant play of lightly sweet versus dry elements. The flavors are well balanced and spicing is deftly done. One of the world's great beers. Sometimes I wish there wouldn't be so many interesting beers to sample so I could drink Weihenstephaner wheat beers all the time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: translucent but hazy amber/orange, yellow in the light; fluffy off-white head
S: lemon-citrus, faint clove, yeast
T: bready, orange, a little clove
M: medium-bodied, dry, tang of carbonation
O: Well-rounded, with just a hint of alcohol peeking through, which is fairly impressive given the almost 8% abv. It's a beer you'll be tempted drink like a sessionable, but it'll catch up quickly.

500mL / Weizen Glass

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright yellow/straw color with a voluminous, white, frothy head; ample retention and generous wet lacing. The aroma is of clove, straw, wheat, lemon zest, and hints of citric and lactic acid. Some orange rind and hay as well. The flavor is similar with a predominant clove and wheat bastion reinforced by lemon and orange citruses. Some straw, hay, and other light earthen notes comprise the middle. More banana on the finish. The mouthfeel is velvety yet lively with a wet but refreshing finish. A touch of clove and citrus linger. Overall, this is a wonderful beer and a personal favorite. The clove predominance combined with a bit of a “beefier” mouthfeel compared to the hefeweisse makes it a wonderful variation of another excellent Weihenstephaner offering. Well balanced, rich in complexity, and a superb example of the style.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 3,477 ratings
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