Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

3,465 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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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: golden straw color. Very foggy with a big white bubbly head.

S: bananas, cloves, hay, and lemon.

T: this is a very impressive beer. Banana, cloves, lemon, wet hay, orange peel, butter, fruit bread, raisins, and some sweets. So good.

M: perfectly medium and buttery. It's got a residue-y feel or a straw-y feel to it. It's awesome.

O: this is damn near perfect for a dopplebock. Taste is amazing.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful, cloudy yellow color with quickly disappearing white head.
S: Yum! Wheat, banana bread, honeydew melon giving it a distinct sweet smell.
T: Yum! Creamy, sweetness, with hints of banana, melon and wheat.
M: 7.7% but you would never know it. Not a hint of alcohol, and that is a compliment.
O: This is a very good wheat beer, one of my favorite wheat beers of all time!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Gator Bev in Gainesvile. Pours hazy yellow with a massive 3 inch fluffy white head on top. Nice sweet wheat malt aroma with banana esters, spicy yeast, some buttery honey. Just right. Light to medium bodied with lots of bubbly carbonation and a clean crisp finish. Flavor is sweet wheat, funky banana spice and yeast, hay. Very crisp with lingering hay and banana on the palate. I have really started to appreciate these nice and easy drinking classic German brews that Weihenstephaner makes. Cheap, too! Good stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seeing this beer first hand in the glass made me feel a bit uncomfortable because the color caught me off guard. It seemed to have a orange tint to it. Other than that it proved to be an above average brew worth the effort in enjoying. I intended to drink this in a rush but the flavor is asking me to perhaps slow down a bit. Thus the alcohol content is easily felt on the first sip.7.7% as the bottle read.

I recommend this beer because of its different nature. it doesn't posses a heavy body which means you can drink this all night long without getting full.

Get it!

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ONUMello
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Hazy orangeish yellow color with a one-finger head
S: Bold with wheat, banana bread, clove, yeast... so complex and inviting, I could smell this forever
T: Banana bread, a bit sweet, soft wheat, coriander
M: Light-bodied, light carbonation but fits the style perfectly
O: This is a wonderful beer. For my palate, if the taste were just a bit less sweet (or possibly a touch more bitter to balance the sweetness) it would be almost all 5's. Either way, this bottle cost only $3 and for the price I would challenge anyone to do better

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted 1 January 2014. First beer of the new year.

Pours a cloudy pale yellow, a lovely color, bright and inviting, and reminiscent of tall grasses in mid-summer.

Smell is an eruption of yeast and wheat. It's like an over-the-top, high-ABV hefeweizen, which is as I think it should be. Big alcohol-soaked banana bread, with a decent dose of delicate spice. This is the epitome of what a yeasty wheat beer should smell like. Wow.

Taste is excellent, but a bit boozier than I'd like it to be. Starts out sweet and fruity, full of banana esters, becomes bready, then drifts to boozy. Dries out nicely, like corn husks.

Feel is top-notch as well. Medium-heavy body, but buoyant and expansive. Carbonation is near-perfect, fuzzy and lasting. Wow again.

This is one of the best beers I've ever had. It's a touch boozy, but that's understandable. The balance of smells and flavors, the feel, the whole package. Unlike most beers, as I mentally dissect it, I'm even more impressed by it. Weihenstephaner is, in my opinion, the king of wheat beers, and this is a perfect example of why.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
4.26 out of 5 based on 3,465 ratings.
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