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

Poured into a tulip glass, produced a large soft dense creamy white head over a pale yellow gold beer that is very cloudy. Retention is great and lacing is very solid. 4

S – a very full aroma of fruity yeasty notes, bright stonefruit, lime, lots of full creaminess from the wheat. Mild spices, a slight bit of earthy mustiness on the yeast, allspice, mixed with cooked apples, but also fresh florals. 4.25

T – big flavour on this! creamy soft fruits, big banana and some cherry, bubblegum, some restrained grainy sweetness and nice florals, bright yeast character, a mild bitter spiciness and bit of earthy cumin and citrus florals, a pleasant fruitiness on the finish. Finishes full and then a tingling dryness. The complexity and balance is pretty amazing. 4.5

M – moderate creamy body, lovely soft feeling, light-moderate carbonation. Lots of creamy fullness, no alcohol presence. Balance is wonderful, just enough bitterness and slickness on the finish, delicate. 4.5

This has so many elements to it and theyre all woven together really nicely, complex spiciness with an earthy element, bold but balanced and tons of intricacies make this a real pleasure. One of the best Ive had in awhile. Enough tartness to counter the creaminess and still has a lot of liveliness to it, and it leaves you wanting more. 4.5

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

This pour is ridiculous it looks like a hazy apricot colored hefe with this billowing head that won't give up, looks great and the label announces that it has been dubbed the WBA 12 World's Best Wheat Beer STRONG. A golden orange glow weizenbock, eh? I'm in the aromatics, hints of sliced fresh apple, baked bread, hints of clove and fruit esters this beer hides the alcohol quite well. Flavor coats the sides of the palate with ample sweetness, sturdy alcohol in the backend, hints of green apple, ripened banana, and spicy clove accents. This beer has some girth to it, definitely a strong alcohol presence the more it warms but it's well woven into a comfortable wheat beer setting. It reminds me a lot of the Glissade Bock Sierra Nevada used to make except this is a stronger wheat version of that style. Mouthfeel is a bit cloying mid way through each sip, even keeled carbonation enough to carry the beer along medium to full but yet comes of drinkable with a slight alcohol burn. Overall, a perfectly good strong wheat beer from Germany, got it in a gift pack for 15.99 with 5 beers and a glass that's value.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased from the LCBO for $3.25 CDN. Poured into pint glass.

Appearance - Nice Hazy, light golden color, but less hazy than the hefeweizen variety. 2.5 fingers of creamy white head slowly recede leaving soft pillows of cream on top of the beer. The wispy soap head will remain for the entire glass.

Smell - Strong clove, banana, spiciness. Some orange and faint bubblegum is present. Smells quits similar to the hefeweizen, just with a stronger clove scent and jacked up spicy notes. Some mild malts also detectable.

Taste - Similar to the smell, but with an added sweetness this is very surprising and seems to come from left field. Full of flavor in an amalgamation of clove, bananas, some coriander and maybe a touch of orange peel.

Mouthfeel - While I believe this beer is stellar across the board, I think the mouthfeel on this is the true star. Incredibly creamy rich and smooth, yet extraordinarily light. Akin to an exquisitely refined pastry that is decadent beyond all belief yet is so light that you barely notice it. Slightly dry finish caps this delight off. Booze is imperceptible.

Overall - Probably my second favorite weizenbock, but if you're looking for a nightcap that is very refined and light, look no further than Vitus, made by German brewing royalty.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 3,479 ratings
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