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Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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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
Ranking:
#608
Reviews:
1,216
Ratings:
3,505
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a weizen glass

Vitus pours a hazy straw yellow. Tons of carbonation. Creamy white head with great retention. Some sticky lacing. Having never had a weizenbock before, I was expecting a darker color. Regardless, this looks very inviting

Fantastic aromas of banana and cloves, bubblegum, crisp wheat, lemon zest, spicy coriander, and honey. All shine through wonderfully. Hefeweizens and witbiers aren't always my cup of tea but this is the standard of aroma they should be held up to

Taste follows the nose to a tee. Big yeasty esters of banana, clove, lemon peel, orange zest. Bubblegum sweetness and honey. The coriander, cloves, twangy wheat, and subtle alcohol presence add a much needed spicy kick that balances this nicely. Finish is of sweet honey that lingers for a moment

Drinks smooth and light but the sweetness is thick if that makes any sense. Very carbonated. Crisp. Somewhat off dry. Very low in bitterness and acidity

Overall superb. Again, being my first weizenbock I'm not sure what the standard is but I greatly enjoyed this. Sweet but not cloying. The ABV makes itself known but is far from overpowering. If anything it makes you take your time and enjoy. This is no doubt too sweet for some but if you like witbiers or hefe/dunkelweizens you will love this

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Pours a hazy, straw hue body with a think, white head that withers away to a pencil-thick crown. Light carbonation is visible only if hunting for it.

Aroma:
Of decidingly Belgian quality. A beautiful foray of earthy spices and banana are prominant. Wheat, clove, and yeasty notes are also evident. Simply fantastic!

Taste:
Sweet and spicy. Bubblegum, banana, and a bit of honey and molasses make up the sweetness while clove and corriander spice up the party. Bitterness is uneventful.

Mouthfeel:
Way more carbonation than visually led to believe. Medium body. Lip-smacking dry finish. Alcohol is noticable, but not nearly enough to fault the experience.

Overall:
This is an incredible beer I couldn't get enough of it! I wanted more, more, more! A slow sipper as it might be a bit sweet for some, but otherwise beautifully balanced and full of character. Do yourself a favor... Get one. Or ten.

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

A - fully hazy straw golden, tower of white head retained outstandingly
S - sour citrus and funky yeasty esters, light buttery grains, all pleasing aromas
T - strong yeasty esters with banana and sour citrus, solid clove spice note, and grainy malt background
M - light body with plenty of creamy carbonation, a light yet full feel going down
O - just an outstanding brew from top to bottom, and a perfect way to kick off a day of Oktoberfest celebrating

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,505 ratings
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