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Weihenstephaner Vitus | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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

Poured into 1/2 liter Hofbrau mug

L: Beautiful 3 finger head, hazy golden straw color
S: Clove, bananas
T: More of the same, wheat
F: Great - hardly a hint of the higher ABV
O: A classic at a great price point - always nice to revisit

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

Type: 500ml bottle
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $3.49
Misc.: Part of the bottle reads “Brewed under the purity law, of 1516.”

Poured a golden yellow color with three fingers of rocky white head. Below average lacing with average retention.

Smelled cloves, banana, lemon, honey, grass, sour fruit and some sweet floral notes. Nice on the nose.

Tasted pretty close to the smell, albeit with a healthy dose of alcohol and some skunky malts. Tasted cloves, banana, yeast, lemon grass, honey, corn and light skunky malts. Big alcohol finish. Sweet or tart as well.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Astringent finish.

Not a surprise, but once again another good Weihenstephaner beer. Just a good weizenbock.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a champagne flute. Thick head that settles to a half-finger head well supported by streams of bubbles. Beer is a straw colored cloudy appearance.

Good yeasty aroma with bananas and hints of some spice, maybe clove? S
Spice becomes more dominant as it warms.

Taste is well-balanced and smooth. The bananas show up in the finish, with a citrusy space in the lead.

Carbonation just right for the beer, which gives it a refreshing mouth feel.

Overall a really great beer I bought a couple of on recommendation of the salesman at the local shop. Really sits well on a slightly warmer winter night where I wasn't in the mood for a stout or porter.

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Pours a cloudy light amber yellow with substantial head. Aroma is similiar to the hefeweizen but more so. Delicious brew with orange citrus and pear, banana fruitiness. Lighter than the other weizenbocks I have had but still top notch. I consider Vitus the "light version" of the German weizenbocks. I find it particularly good after an aerobic workout. While the draft version is exceptional, in the bottle is also excellent and readily available in the northeast.

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,517 ratings
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