Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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95
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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
Ratings:
3,466
Reviews:
1,198
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
250
Gots:
612
For Trade:
5
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the 16.9 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Is a hazy golden yellow. Like dark straw with tick white head that dissipates leaving a lace that slides down the glass.

S: Gives off a very apparent aroma of banana bread that must come from the yeast. Absolutely one of the most inviting beers I have ever smelled.

T: Again the banana bread is up front with a bit of a spice on the way down. Very drinkable at 7.7%, I'm having no trouble downing the bottle.

M: Spicy from the carbonation on the tip, but ends up quite velvety and smooth as it finishes. I hate to beat a dead horse here, but so much like drinking fresh banana bread!

O: Just a wonderful weizenbock. The banana esters and velvety mouthfeel make what should be a boozy brew very drinkable. 10/10 will drink again.

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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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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Similar to the weissbier surprisingly a little more yellow. Nice and hazy, golden, but still translucent.

S- Again, similar to the weissbier, but a more "earthy" smell to be honest.

T- Refreshing, again earthy, very wheaty but lacking the banana notes of its Weihenstephaner relatives.

M- Crisp, clean mouthfeel that doesn't linger around and ruin the exceptional taste at the end.

O- Tasty beer, my first time trying it and I was impressed to say the least.

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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

Poured from the bottle with an indechipherable date code of "5484". Pour is pure hefeweizen with solid, creamy head and thick lacing. The busy yeast produces great aroma with a bit of fruit. The taste is a more robust hefe, if that means anything. Incredibly complex layers of fruit, and spices. The Weizenbock actually edges out their regular hefe by a nose, in our opinion. How the Germans can do this with such wonderful consistency is a tribute to their mastery of the art.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just chillin hard after going a lil too deep on New Years Eve and this Vitus is treating Raul quite nice. Glowing a gorgeous yellowish orange like the Newport Coast when Raul paddles out at 6 AM, this thang is alive. Taste is a bit funky and tart like when my baby mama gives me some after brushing with Colgate.

Yeah, like Raul's dentist recommends, Raul wouldn't mind having a Vitus two times a day.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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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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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clean, light straw golden, with a massive head of white carbonation. Lace is minimal, oddly. Maybe it was my glassware.

Aroma is bubblegum, clove, spices and malt grains. Absolutely perfect -- aromatic and appealing.

Taste is sweet up front, with a definite spicy character. I get honey, wheat, clove, and bubblegum. Complex, flavorful, and very refreshingly session-worthy, despite the relatively high 7.7% ABV!

A delicious brew, and highest marks.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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