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:
#652
Reviews:
1,235
Ratings:
3,573
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.08
 
 
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258
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into tulip.

A: a slightly hazed body. way more blond than I thought this style was supposed to be, but I could be mistaken. head is bright white and BIG. retention is great and spotted plumes of lacing left behind.

S: aroma is similar to a hefeweizen. a lot of coriander, lemon, and yeasty esters. a little bit of grain behind all this fruity smell.

T: starts with some serious sweetness. plenty of spice as well, coriander and mild pepper. some clove flavor in there. body remains mostly sweet and finish remains that way.

M: plenty of bubbly carb. medium body.

D: a good beer, but I really am not sure of the difference between this and a hefe...slightly bigger body, but I am not getting the bock presence I expected to get. regardless, still a good beer, just misleading.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Standard wheat beer appearance, though a little less hazy that most. Big fluffy white head.

Lots of spice, lots of clove on the nose. Perhaps a touch of acidity.
Vitus is crisp and refreshing, and unexpectedly dry for such a strong weissbier. The slight acidity comes through here too, and makes it even more refreshing.
Doesn't have the flavor profile of a 'big beer,' but is absolutely wonderful in it's dryness and crispness. The spice, the acidity, and the lack of residual sugar are a great combination. Dangerously drinkable at 7.7% abv.
A pale weizenbock that I find myself comparing to Gutmann Weizenbock, but Gutmann's version is far sweeter and heavier, which puts it one step below Vitus.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

A: Golden straw opaque with a thick 3-4 finger head that is frothy and bubbly.

S: wheat, peppery, and a nice bubble gum backbone.

T: Definite bock flavours present with maltyness present. Bubble gum of the German wheat beer comes through and compliments well. There is a slight pepper flavour also.

M: Well carbonated, creamy on the palate.

O: This is a great weizenbock. By far one of the best I've had.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,573 ratings